Do you ever feel chained to the computer? What you want to be doing is quite literally over there but here you are still typing away, reading, gathering ideas, whatever? I've been doing a lot of computer work lately: wrapping up my lessons for Penny Sampler class, planning the Penny Patch quilt-along, arranging for ever-present do. Good Stitches member changes, and our annual Harvest Party, Aria's 9th birthday plans... well the list goes on. Autumn is a busy time of year (as is the spring, those of you on the flip side). So much good stuff!
Well, today I set a date with myself, an improv date. I needed to step away and just. sew. something. easy. My easy are these improv blocks for the Love circle of do. Good Stitches. Jacey asked for small improv curved blocks in fall colors. These are itty! They measure 4.5" x 6.5" unfinished.
If you've taken my Curves Class, this probably looks familiar? It's like making blocks for Oodalolly or Rainbow Road, but on a smaller scale. Small scale means super scrap friendly! Oh, how I adore rifling through fabric scraps, pulling out odd bits that remind me of people and places, special projects, even things I once wore.
Then I line up the bits into pleasing arrangements of color and pattern, chop them into angles and see what happens....
It's that sense of discovery that makes improv piecing such a happy, lively place!