This year, I've decided to link up my "July in January" improv wall hanging that I made to match these sweet Echino-centered pillows. (Improv sunshine this year, improv chevrons one year ago!)
They gave me freedom over the quilt design, just requesting that it be improvisational in style, easily hung on a wall, and matching those pillows I had made them earlier.
When I do improv work, I tend to go at it all at once, and feel driven to piece everything together ASAP so I don't have to worry about "losing" my ideas. Maybe it's time for a design wall :)
I made this one during a cold day this winter while on break from my graduate studies. Now that my program is over, it is kind of wnderful to have this record of the sewing I was still able to do during the past year.
This quilt measures about 45x58 inches, and is bound in a scrappy mix of the fabrics used in the quilt. I quilted it in wavy, organic double lines that often cross. The result is wonky but clean, which I think fits nicely with the feel of the quilt.
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