Improv piecing; crazy quilts; quilt as you go; all of it describes a style of quilting that I never thought I would be comfortable with. Fortunately, I have a business partner – my mom – who is always coming up with new things for me to try.
Result? A super-cute block using scraps from my stash and absolutely no measuring, whatsoever.
This technique is used a lot in of modern quilting, but you also see it in older, traditional quilts called “crazy quilts”, that often have embellishments along the seam lines.
I literally pulled some scraps out of my scrap basket, and tried to get colors that had at least a passing familiarity. They’re all kind of light, springy colors, right? Right.
I knew I wanted to keep the little girl’s face, so I started by attaching some muslin to one side.
Actually, it’s probably easiest if I just show you in pictures.
|She’s so happy! She’s from the Wonderlandia line by Katarina Roccella.|
|Our muslin is pressed to the side, and a scrap from Fig Tree & Co gets sewn across the top.|
|And now, a purple damask strip slantwise across our piece. Because we can.|
|That purple strip we just added? I think I’m going to cut part of it off and incorporate this blue scrap now.|
|We’re starting to get somewhere!|