OK, this was a tough challenge for me. My childhood isn’t a very appealing place. There was a lot of loss and bullying and, well, let’s just say that I really like being an adult instead!
I was having trouble getting inspired and even searched “kid’s art” hoping that it wouldn’t turn up anything weird! I finally found inspiration literally right down the hall at work in this piece that was hanging on a wall.
I loved the bright colors, the graphic design and knew I’d found my piece. It was a super busy week, again, and I was looking forward to my Saturday off. (This is the first full day off I was scheduled for since January 15th.) Unfortunately, a co-worker was out and I did end up working for about 5 hours. Before I got called in, I began to improvise my piece. I started with a couple 1.5 inch strips and a piece of standard letter-sized paper.
Blues seemed to be calling me so I trolled the scrap bag. I put the scrap bag on the table and Gizmo began pulling pieces out like crazy. He’s definitely a quilter’s cat and he loves a pile of scraps almost as much as I do!
Here’s the beginning of my layout. It would have been nice to grid this out for paper piecing but I’m working on my improve piecing and so I just “winged” it.
And, I have to say, I’m pretty pleased with my little quilt. It was only when I was putting the borders on that I realized the quilt looks a little like a hashtag. I’ve not gotten around to naming it. Any thoughts?
I hope you’re enjoying the Project Quilting Challenge series. I’m loving it! Be sure to hop over to Persimmon Dreams and see all the entries.