For February for Mighty Lucky Quilting Club, the focus was on improv quilting and “less is more.” I hadn’t really done improv quilting before, so this was a fun exercise, although I’m not sure it’s really something I’ll spend much time doing in the future.
First, I picked out some fabrics. The green is my focus fabric and the yellow is my coordinating fabric. The whites are my background.
I picked out a number of pieces that I thought would work. And then I played around with them . . .
First try . . .
Second try . . .
Third times a charm . . .
Then I removed two pieces (as instructed). I may have cheated a little by removing two of the attached pieces, but I think the effect was the same.
And then I filled in the background. I think the little swatch of linen in there is my favorite part of the background
Stitched & trimmed . . .
Basted . . . and quilted with some simple straight line stitching so as to keep focus on the improv pieced aspect.
And done. Bound with some more of the leftover white fabric. I’m actually quite happy with how it turned out . . . although not sure what to do with it. Perhaps it will be a placemat?
It was a fast project and a good skill to practice/try, but I prefer to think and plan out my quilts. In fact, I think the planning and designing is half the fun!