Wednesday, February 17, 2016

a quilt top {Improv Handbook Score #4}

a quilt top {Improv Handbook Score #4}

I'm all done with doodling.  Finished.

a quilt top {Improv Handbook Score #4}

a quilt top {Improv Handbook Score #4}

No more spinning my wheels.  I have time, purpose, energy.

a quilt top {Improv Handbook Score #4}

This year I pledge to cultivate rest and...

a quilt top {Improv Handbook Score #4}

to treasure whatever comes next.

28 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! May your year be as colorful and beautiful as this top!

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  2. Lovely! The solids really do work so well for this type of fabric play.

    Are those paper cranes floating in the last photo?

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    1. Yes, they are paper cranes! My dear friend made them for Eleni's room, where they never did get hung. My mom and I hung them in the living room a few weeks after she died. I love them!

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  3. I love everything you make, Rachel! What a great last photo.

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  4. Yes! (To this quilt and whatever comes next)

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  5. I bought the Improv Book inspired by what you are doing with the scores, I love your doodling interpretation, Such freedom, beauty and courage in your quilt.

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  6. This looks so complete. I never would have guessed it was improv. I am so impressed!

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  7. I don't think I would ever think to put those patterns together but I love how they come together.

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  8. The colours are just fantastic, it moves and glows. I can't wait to see it quilted I think it will give it a whole other dimension. Awesome work :)

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  9. This is gorgeous. The colors and randomness make me so happy...I hope you back it.

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  10. Sounds like a great plan! I love this top. I am enjoying watching your improv with the solids.

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  11. Improv is amazing! Your work is always so beautiful.

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  12. There’s so much going on in this quilt-top! All those colours and patterns. I find making improv quilts is not easy at all, but you nailed it!

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  13. Great color combination - I'm also looking forward to seeing it quilted! Best wishes from Paris, France

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  14. Wow! It's has such dimension! It's been fun watching it grow.

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  15. Lovely colors and so many designs ~ looking forward to seeing it quilted!

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  16. I hope I do not overstep my bounderies when saying that to me the quilttop looks torn, like I would feel if I lost one of my Babies. Anyway, I like the top, especially the colours. Best S.

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  17. Oh, I like it! It has a sense of place, or COMMUNITY. The colors are beautiful.

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  18. Good thoughts. We are with you all the way.
    This turned out lovely. Isn't it fun to hang them and let the sun shine through? It makes my heart happy. I love the colors, all of the solids, such a nice piece. Good to stare at for a few hours maybe. haha
    Happy Thursday Rachel

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  19. it's SO fun! nice work. all that doodling and meandering took you to a really nice place. =)

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  20. I love how the brown and neutrals tame the chaos of colour.

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  21. The quilt is beautiful Rachel. Beautiful, inspiring thoughts as well.

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  22. This is so very beautiful, Rachel. Actually, beautiful isn't quite enough. It lights a spark. It's interesting and inviting and warm and fun, in a grown up kind of way.
    It's been lovely catching up with you tonight! And I'm looking forward to seeing how the depth of your experiences are expressed in colour this year.
    Prayers for you and yours. xxx

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  23. I have found all of your improv work so inspiring! Another lovely top!

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  24. Your doodle is inspiring! I want to build up a better stash of solids to play around with.

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