Back in January 2014 Sophie of Sophie Junction issued a Tea Towel Challenge. (as you can see in my Jan. post if you so desire). I picked a Tea Towel, decided I would make at least a lap quilt sized and went about making various items to add to the quilt. I just knew I didn't want to use the Tea Towel as the center because I don't really like Medallion type quilts.
By March 2014 I had a lot of letters and embroidery completed and there I stalled and put everything away. (You can see where I left off in my March 2014 post if you so desire. )
Now fast forward to a month or so ago when Kaja of Sew Slowly and Ann of Fret Not Yourself decided to form the Ad Hoc Improv Quilters Group (AHIQ). I don't really consider myself an improv quilter and I don't really feel the urge to label my quilting or style in any sort of way but I do like to use some feeble parts of my brain once in awhile before they atrophy so I kind of joined in with AHIQ. I can't just take fabric and play around with it. I have to have a goal in mind because I'm very goal oriented and don't feel I can waste fabric or time on something that wouldn't be useful to me or someone else. That's just not me. No, that's not me at all. I actually get my liberated feeling from taking my bra off the minute I get in the door after work. The shoes usually come off next. Ah...liberation!! Cutting into fabric for who knows what reason doesn't liberate me. In fact it stresses me. I've tried to be "fabric liberated." If I play with some fabric I have to make it into hotpads or mug rugs or place mats or something. And scraps too little to do anything with go into the garden as mulch so I don't have to throw it away. Anyway, enough about my Type A personality (I can live with it)... So, this is a UFO I consider an improv project. I dug it out of the burial mound and decided to give it life once again. Maybe a monthly linky party will give me the push I need to move along on this. Or not. We shall see. I do have a couple of other UFOs I would probably consider improv in the same burial ground where I found this one. And they are to me different types of improv. But let's start here. With this one. I'm going to try to impress myself with what I consider some improv quilting. I may end up with some improv comedy instead. Who knows.
So...what have I done since I resurrected this project?
I haven't done much. I decided I would construct this AHIQ quilt (aka Tea Towel Challenge quilt) by making panels with my bits and pieces...3 of them...and I would then join them together into one quilt. It's a start.
And why not join the fun too!