This quilt was an early effort at a modern improv quilt. It was actually completed quite quickly, but then un-completed.
My definition of improv is a plan but not a pattern.
I had a plan of making four different blocks following a roughly square design where the interior colours flowed beyond the border.
These blocks were not at all ‘ grab some fabric, sew it on, and see how it looks’. I made careful alignment of pieces for each block.
The back is the same fabric as the front background.
I completed the top and quilted it. However, I was not happy with the background quilting around the blocks. So I unpicked the quilting and, because the fabric was distorted, I washed it! (Inconceivable!)
I thought I had totally ruined the quilt – I put it aside but I wasn’t ready to offer it as a dog blanket yet.
This week, I decided to have another go at the quilting. By using a tight (by my skills) stipple, I was able to disguise the damage to the background and more or less straighten the whole thing.
Not everything went well. My stippling went over into the binding in a couple of places. Because I re-quilted without removing the binding!
I don’t have any before pictures. That’s because this quilt is older than this blog.
I like it now. I always liked the adventurous colours and the design. Now I even quite like most of the quilting.
I’m not sure what I will do with it. It will go back into the cupboard for now.