Ann (of Fret Not Yourself) and Kaja (of Sew Slowly) issued a challenge (or, if you prefer, invited us) to make an improv coin toss quilt. I don't have a design wall and don't really work with one or I'd never get anything done endlessly moving fabric around on a wall. So I pinned my work on Coin Toss so far up on the clothesline with the sashing fabric I'm using as the back drop in order to take a pic to show where I am so far.
When I started I knew I wanted a quilt roughly 60 x 80. I knew I wanted to use up some orphans, crumb blocks and other bits and pieces I have on hand and not specifically cut up fabric but work only from scraps. I love a rainbow after a good rain so figured on a rainbow type layout since this will be a comfort quilt I'll keep on hand to give to someone in the future who may need some rainbow cheer.
With all of those decisions out of the way I set to work and came up with three columns 20 inches wide, scrappy, and in rainbow layout (blue and indigo mixed together). Now I need to start the rainbow over again in each column in order to make them each about 80 inches long. Well, maybe not that long because I'm thinking of adding HSTs to the top and bottom as a kind of border but we shall see how that goes when the time comes.
I got bored with working on it (I'm surprised I got this far...I'm easily bored... or maybe distracted is a better word?) so put it away for another day when it calls to me. I'm never in a rush to finish a quilt. Like a good pickle sometimes fermentation is critical!
I still have lots of ready made bits and pieces in the project box but most are in cool colors so I need to work up something for the warmer colors (crumbs?) - specifically red and yellow.
Ad Hoc Improv Quilting with: