It pays to play

I have been thinking lately about ideas for unplanned designs and improv inspiration. I like to improv with a bit of a plan (more on planned/unplanned to come), but I had run out of plans.

Until yesterday morning, when I found myself with an hour to play and a pretty stack of Cirrus Solids scraps left over from the Prismatic quilt.

My progress inspired me immensely.

It started with a few improv curves. I liked how some of the skinniest pieces blended together to disappear completely.

And then I kept going. One hour turned into two, thanks to some wonderful encouragement from my Instagram friends.

And then I turned it all around and went the other way. The widest strips are about 3/4″.

I’m so happy with how it turned out that I’ve thought of hours worth of more improv-curve plans. I can play with color, with scale, with the arcs of the curves, and I can’t wait to keep going.

This is the beginning of something good.

What’s your go-to plan for fabric play?