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?
Love it, if only we could play with improv. curves together 🙂
Improv is such a freeing way to play. I love how the way the lines came together inspired you and that you were able to keep exploring the possibilities!
This is fantastic. You’ve given me the inspiration I needed to start a project I’ve been putting off!
All the YES!
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