Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Maximalist Improv

"Time to laugh and play, no rulers, no neutrals, all the colours, maximalist improv.... Just have fun and make a block or two that make you feel happy." Well it doesn't get much better than that in bee-block land, now does it? But that's exactly what Leanne/shecanquilt set forth last month for Bee Sewcial.



It's probably no surprise that I went right back to playing with improv techniques I've enjoyed these last weeks. I managed to make the bottom block without any ruler, per Leanne's request, but I got going and forgot as I was trimming the spikes in the top block. I swear, I put that ruler away as soon as I caught myself, ha! Though I was pulling from the scrap bin for the spikes, trying to use quite a few colors, I found I ended up with a loosely-defined palette that is unique but inviting. May have to explore that further one of these days...

12 comments:

  1. I do like the spikes! Remembering not to use a ruler would be hard for me, too.

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  2. This kind of sewing is my favorite! Putting together scrappy pieces at random and just stitching is so satisfying!

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  3. There are just a few places i need to have a ruler. Love your improv!

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  5. Bee Sewcial sounds like a fun challenge. And Leanne/shecanquilt has some beautiful work, knitting and quilting.
    Your blocks are a great start Debbie.

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  6. Fabulous inspiration...love the dazzling color, line and shapes!

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  7. Love the colorful spikes, they just look happy.

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  8. We've got a "Do it yourself" round robin at our guild - watching all your amazing improv pieces has me inspired to do my RR in this manner - in solids. SO out of my box, but I think it will be fun.

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  9. Well, it makes me happy just to look at those.

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  10. Very inspiring blocks Debbie ! I particularly love the blue and orange grid !

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  11. Your work always inspires me. I need to get serious about improv!

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