I save all the smallest scraps from my quilting work. Half an inch is enough for me.
I’ve made sample textures with this starting material: column and row grids, log cabins… In my first video talk about improv I show some of them.
I recently took out this starting material. I noticed that the yellow and the purple patches had some colours in common. Good starting point to join them with a few transition lines!
It was a nice occasion to experiment with walking foot channel quilting, having needle positioned at variable distances.
When I had almost completed my work, I changed my mind: no more landscape rectangular orientation, but rather a square with a twist. It felt like adjusting the composition with a move of the photo camera… a cropping zoom. A good occasion to face fear of cutting an already made work… and to feel it can improve.
Good that mini quilts are completed in short time. I gave it the title “transition”: like the two starting blocks that blended, in a transition from purple to yellow with different piecing shape.