This was sort of a bridge week for my quilting. I really haven’t started on my May colors of pink and rose. However, pink and rose are in ample supply in the top I’ve just finished.
The holdover from last month is my yellow/gold Sawtooth Star block. Don’t look too closely at the piecing, please. Somehow my ruler measurements didn’t agree with what I ended up with. Guess the math just makes my head spin as usual. I always seem to waste fabric by cutting things wrong and then having no fabric left to replace it. I’m trying to fussy cut my centers, of course.
Here is the top made from a layer cake collection that has been in my stash for a long time. It was a joy to make and is already on its way to Covered In Love.
Meanwhile, for the last couple of months I’ve been really immersed in learning about minimal improv quilting. It’s where I’m finding my desire to be creative has taken me. After looking at lots of examples on Pinterest and reading a couple of books and also talking with a couple of folks in my guild, I’m taking the plunge. I’ll be taking time to study each piece during the process.
This is my first effort. I found an 8-inch improv block in my stash, part of a Rainbow Scrap Challenge set. The warm tones and the look of Africa gave me the starting point. I’m not happy with the flying geese block. It’s too dark and draws my eye away from the main block. This I is just a work in progress.
So off I go on my elephant safari into unknown territory. Wish me luck, dear friends.
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