In a few weeks I will be teaching a quilt workshop, the theme is to (a) use up some of that stash and (b) go wild and creative and (c) not to think too much. So I decided I'd better make another quilt to show the participants what I have in mind! The idea is the same as in the Improv quilt top I made a few years ago, a free take on the traditional log cabin pattern. The colour inspiration is my daughter's new room that goes in grey, turquoise, pink, black&white and a hint of yellow. This is where she likes to sit and read (she is 10 years old and is reading the 5th Harry Potter in English, we speak Swedish at home, that child is a genius)!The other night we watched a documentary about the composer John Cage, which inspired me to make a quilt where I pick the fabrics "by chance". What I did was to fill this bag with fabrics in the theme colours from my stash and placed it by my sewing machine.
I found 12 smaller pieces in different sizes in my scrap basket that became center pieces for the blocks and then I started sewing. I closed my eyes and randomly picked a fabric from the bag. When possible I chose the size of the strips "by accident" too. Like here on this black fabric that was already cut into, the strip naturally became 4 inch wide.
It would be great fun if you would like to join me on this! If you do, feel free to post your links here!