Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Milquetoast

Traditional name for this block is Bright Hopes. Doesn't seem to fit with these little blocks made of low volume scraps.  And compared to most of my quilts this one appears timid, meek, unassertive and rather bland - Milquetoast. 

And yet I like making these little four inch blocks as much as I like eating chocolates or bacon flavored chips.  I'm going to keep making as long as I have low volume scraps.  I make a few blocks every day and now like magic I  have over 100 blocks.  I think when all is said and done I might even love Milquetoast.  And if not...no use crying over spilt milque...I'll give it away.   

16 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I have made something like this currently but I am using it for a background for a bright splash of applique - I'm sure you will decide what is best for you for this piece

Quiltdivajulie said...

FABULOUS!!!!! I love low volume quilts like this one -- and your story is perfect!

Shasta Matova said...

I have been particularly drawn to low volume quilts and yours is wonderful. It is not timid and meek. It is a quiet, "wind beneath my wings" calming forces in a storm.

Quilter Kathy said...

LOL you are funny! It's a very interesting quilt with so much to see!

Cathy said...

Insert all the heart eyes here! And I love the name, too. 😂😍

Julierose said...

Loving all those low volume prints--as i am making my legos blocks i can see that i have almost NO low volume prints...just white on white and off white..
how did this happen??? Hugs, Julierose

Nancy Near Philadelphia said...

I love it.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Seeing your Bright Hopes blocks inspired me to make some, and I'm really enjoying them! It's definitely a different color palette than your typical one(or mine either), but sure fun to play with. I like looking at your low volume fabrics up close - you have good ones!

Pamela Arbour said...

Love it!

Julie in GA said...

I certainly wouldn't call your blocks "bland." I think they are lovely and restful.

Louise said...

Gotta have moments of calm neutrality to let the bold times shine more brightly! And a little milquetoast after the chili cookoff is a good thing :)

Ann said...

But it will look calming and cheerful on a bed. Enjoy.

Preeti said...

I like it as it is. To add some pizzaz, I would add slivers of bright colors every five or six blocks.

Gretchen Weaver said...

No matter how many times I told myself NO!, I couldn't resist. I started these blocks today. I've spent the last several hours just cutting 2" strips to length. Your quilt is going to look fantastic. What is really neat is that your quilt won't look like mine and neither of ours will look like the original. Happy Stitching!

Kathy S. said...

Fabulous block for low volume fabrics! Can't wait to see the end of this one. I'll be following along for sure.

QuiltGram said...

Thank you sooo much. I happen to have a recent leg injury and last night was one of the sleepless ones. Treating myself to a cup of tea and taking a spin around the block toying with the idea of adding a new blog to follow. Happened to land on this one and decided to go for it as I have a whole cup of tea in front of myself. Scrolled way down and ended up on July 14th (today is September 29th). This post is the first one I read. I was chuckling thru the entire post. We always taught out now grown boys...4... “everything you do either directly or indirectly impacts those around you”! This is a great example.

My normal state of mind is upbeat and rarely does things get me down. Yesterday we ventured out as a dear couple was celebrating their 50th Anniversary. Tho I was very good with my restrictions (I’m a registered nurse) as my injury is a small torn muscle in my anterior thigh muscle, I definitely stressed it yesterday. Therefore little sleep and a late start today. Not feeling my usual bright cheerful self, now after reading and chortling all the way through, I just can’t remain ‘down’. Was starting to feel sorry for myself as yesterday showed me that I won’t be up to attending the first of 10 weeks at Open Quilting at our High School. Adult Education program. OMG I just can’t thank you enough for this post. It was just what I needed to get back on track and happy quilting. Now I am looking forward to reading the rest of your posts up and including September.