It seems everyone is doing this improvisational piecing. I decided to give it a try.
I had already chosen a color scheme - inspired by my dear friend, Celeste. She's pretty much improvising her life one day at a time - and I love that about her - so the chaos and imprecise beauty of improvised blocks seemed a perfect fit.
I also love the idea of word quilts, so this is my first stab at that as well.
It's been fun to just play with it all.
I'm still playing. There will be much more to come...
I wanted to give at least 3 handmade gifts this year. I knocked out two of those with a teacher gift - and I cheated a bit by buying a handmade mug from a local artist. Still handmade - just not by me... I think it counts.
I did make the mug rug. The teacher's favorite color is green and she's a coffee drinker, so I added a gift card to the locally owned coffee shop and roastery. How hipster is that?
My third handmade gift was to totally tear down and remake a vintage, 1970's quilt that was a wedding present for my parents.
I got to dig up some vintage linens
and used a broken-in comforter for the batting - all scored for a dollar at an estate sale - again: Hipster. Or Hippie. Or granola or thrifty or whatever... Anyway, take that! holiday consumerism... I stab at you with my puny sword of handmade coziness!