Thursday, October 29, 2015

Improv projects and 'Liberated' block arranging, AHIQ Linkup #2

'Pacific Blues' #1 & 2 close-up, I like the colors together.

'Pacific Blues' #1 mother of pearl and 'star fish' added.
'Liberated' style blocks arranged in sampler style.

Pacific Blues #1 needed a couple of 'star fish' and some mother of pearl pieces sewed on, I decided.
I want to have 3 in this series to show the moods of the Pacific Ocean. Of course the many moods of that ocean are endless but I figure three, one for relative calm and bright, one for darker, moody and restless and three for a late summer sunset. That will keep me busy for a while.
I've taken some of the blocks I have sewn together going through Gwen Marston's book, Liberated Quiltmaking II, and laid them out on a piece of fabric I'm using as a 'design wall'. I'm going to use that fabric for sashing and flying geese borders. I wanted to get a feel for how the blocks could go together and what I might want to add to fill it out. So this is my progress on improv projects so far.
I get a lot of encouragement and inspiration from all of you other improv designers/quilters at
Ad Hoc Improv Quilters Link up #2
Long live the challenge!