There was no radiant orchid in my stash. A bundle purchase from Intrepid Thread fixed that.
I don't have much experience with improv piecing.
Now I have both!
The quilt is wonky... from the four sections of mushy-mixed radiant orchid and chartreuse prints, to the long grey and white strips, edged with solid chartreuse. Oh my. Random cutting without benefit of a ruler!
Though I enjoyed the process, I've concluded that it takes as long to improv piece as it does to make a traditional quilt block.
The back was fun because early-on I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Since winning a giveaway of the book Word Play, I look for opportunities to piece words. My 2014 word of the year is "perspective," so putting my word-of-the-year on the back of the color-of-the-year was almost too perfect. And then, when I realized my letters wouldn't quite fit across the 40" wide back, it made complete sense to "change the perspective," so to speak, and march the remaining letters up the side. Now aren't I clever?
Quilting is wonky and minimal.
Straight lines radiate from the nine-patch center to the outside, so they're barely visible in the mix of prints.
All the grey and white strips are quilted with random curved swags.
The single-fold binding is scrappy, just like the piecing.
Randomness and wonkiness make this 40" X 40" finished quilt about the least typical quilt I've ever made.
Yep. It was outside my comfort zone, but now I have a new perspective!
I'm linking my entry to Anne's post here where you can see all the radiant quilts being entered. Linda
*Pictures taken at Lake Sumter in The Villages, Florida.