It's all improv and improv and improv these days! But this project took me back to my scraps, somewhere I'm always glad to be driven.
This February our collaborative quilting bee, Love circle of do. Good Stitches, is making improv fans in true blues, midnight and creamy neutrals. It's not far from the Bluebird palette actually. I found plenty to work with in my blue scrap drawer. Here they are, cut in shapely 5-6" long fans.
After choosing a variety of backgrounds to experiment with different value combos, I arranged my fans and joined the scraps together in a quarter circle shape.
To piece the fan into the background I used a method that accounts for curved seam allowances. I taught this method as part of my Curves Class and demonstrate it in my Wheel Quilt pattern too. Just takes a little bit of effort to result in a nice flat block with little waste!
Three happy fan blocks for miss Ara Jane. My, isn't blue beautiful?