This week I had a lot of fun with the improv piecing! I found myself using scrap pieces a fabric that I found in my scrap bin or on the sewing table from the previous few weeks. I’m always a little surprised by what I find in my scrap bin, I shouldn’t be, but sometimes I go through projects so quickly I forget what’s in there!
I started out the week exploring a four-patch with a few adjustments, then found myself craving more and more color, and variation of the size of my pieces.
Some of the units are more dark and moody, while others are bright and light. I decided to eliminate the white one time and black the next.
The fifth block down reminds me of a dress bodice kinda. It’s just fun to explore and have fun.
I ended the week by piecing strips, and cutting them up, first to insert white, and then to rotate and stitch together again. The small pieces are more interesting to me a lot of times. It’s a bit of a mystery how it will look until it’s all sewn together.
In each case I make decisions with each seam, what color? what angle? does it need more? is it done?
Definitely a great design exercise!
Happy Quilting –