If you've been reading my blog for a while, or know me at all as a quilter, you know I love scraps. I also love improv quilting. Put them together, and I am in my favorite sewing place. This scrappy, improv strip quilt was sewn up just for fun. I had the idea to play with value and strips again, but in a different way from Partly Cloudy
. Instead of short strips used in strip sets, I sewed the strips end to end to create long, narrow columns. And instead of concentrating the darkest values in the center, I put them at the top and the bottom of the quilt. The lighter strips in the middle become the focus of the quilt. The varying lengths of the lighter strips makes the design dynamic.
I like how the quilt moves from pink to orange to yellow as well. These bright, warm colors just scream summer to me.
While I was playing with my scrappy strips, I sewed up a few improv log cabin blocks. They never get old! I used three of my favorite on the back of the quilt.
The quilt finishes at 58" x 71" and it just the right size for napping or picnicking or napping at a picnic. I think it would be sweet in a girl's room at the end of a bed too.
The quilt is listed in my etsy shop .