This weekend I wanted to try to make a more improvisational quilt than I’ve been doing lately. I thought I’d try to use up a lot of the smaller pieces of fabric I had leftover from previous projects.
In particular, I wanted to use of some of the leftovers from A Walk with Sparky, shown here on my design wall.
I started cutting these up and sewing them together with some hand-dyed fabric scraps, just matching colors I liked. I started arranging them into longer strips on my design wall, but I still wasn’t sure what to do with them.
Still without a real plan, I cut some of the pieces and started sewing them into stips of similar colors, light values at one end, progressing to darker values. I was still envisioning this as a vertical arrangement.
When I finally turned the strips horizontally, I realized it looked like a sunset over the farm hills of Wisconsin. I kept the quilting very simple–just echoing some of the curves. Here’s the finished quilt.