That's where the idea for this quilt top came from. I had just finished several quilts in softer shades and felt like I needed a quilt that would quench my need for something completely infused with vibrant color.
I wanted complete improv. I love the look of combining several different blocks, but don't typically love sampler style quilts. I guess I look at like, if you are going to embrace variation, then let's REALLY embrace it. Meaning, no set block sizes, making whatever, as much as I want, and if I want it bigger, freedom to add sashing or a completely different block.
There is probably a design rule that says when you are going for complete wonkiness and mismatchy improvisation, you should have something that unifies your project or gives the eyes some place to rest. Trust me, I am ALL about giving your eyes a place to rest-- white space is my homeboy. But. Like I mentioned earlier, sometimes we need to break out of these little boxes we carve out for ourselves and do something completely different. In this case, it wasn't like I was really challenging myself to break outta that box-- it was more like I needed to.
I'm rambling. Anyway, I wanted this quilt to just push back against all the parameters that I typically work within. The only thing that really unifies this quilt is the color palette, and even that, I was considering throwing a wrench into this hot pink, sorta azure-sort of cerulean bright blue, with bits of sunshine yellow color palette. We'll see.
This is the probably the 17th quilt I have started making for myself. I have yet to keep a single quilt just for me. I might need to change that with this one.
And speaking of my need for color, I am really going to try to finish this quilt top today! The colors in this!!!
Give me all those rich spring and summer colors now, please!
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