Nothing like a bit of retail therapy to get inspired!
I initially didn't have any plans for my 3 new fabrics- a pretty Riley Blake floral and a couple of matching geometrics. I was simply going fold them up nicely and look at them sitting all pretty on the shelf for a bit. But instead, I began to pull out some scrappy bits of fabrics from my stash, ones that blended, ones that highlighted... and suddenly, I got totally carried away trying out a bit of improv sewing!
I've had a picture of an Amy Butler quilt pinned up on my noticeboard for a little while now, colourful & energetic, made using an eclectic mix of fabrics, just the sort of quilt that I love! There were no measurements or pattern. Feeling
creative apprehensive brave, I had a little play, my quick unpick on standby! I started out small, making a little centre section, and then made bigger components as I progressed outwards.
Here's a few progress pics taken over a few days...
my favourite tool has to be my 'design floor'
... I still see a few gaps... now where did I put that initial little centre section...
A fun challenge, making up sections, and finding a way to put them together. It wasn't what you would call' free form' improv, as I did use a ruler, rotary cutter, and I measured each completed strip as I went, to make sure I was keeping within my self-made boundaries.
And of course, things certainly changed along the way, but here is what I ended up with
... h-m-m- what do I call it?
... maybe 'my moderne utility quilt'?
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and to Needle & Thread Thursday here
a bit more #46
a bit more #46