And I got to say, there is nothing quite as fun and freeing as just sewing without a plan. I don't do it near as often as I should, I think it is the accountant in me that makes it a bit out of my comfort zone ;) But everytime I do I have so much fun and I just love the end results ;) This is what I started with originally. Just some fun patchwork. The whites are different shades, but it is hard to tell in the picture ;)
Then I thought of this pillow I made a while back and bingo!!! I have done improv string slashing (I am totally creating a new term there :) before but never on patchwork. So I decided to see where it would go. So a simple slash.
Added a string and liked it. So I rolled with it.
And I got to his point and decided I didn't want the strings to overtake the patchwork, but my block still wasn't quite big enough. So how to fix it . . . add a border ;) I squared up my blocks.
Added a border, and then squared up my blocks again offsetting the borders. And I can't say how happy I was that the blocks weren't big enough. The borders just framed them up so nicely ;)
And that was my journey with some improv piecing this morning ;)
I think I will do it again soon ;)
So what about you??? Do you like to have a plan before you start or just start sewing and see where it goes?? Or, are you trying to embrace both??
Have a Happy Quilting Weekend!!!