Here are two more small studies that were made from leftovers.
|Gimme an A!|
'Gimme an A' was made from two hand pieced sections (above and below the orange line). When I made them I really didn't see a way to put them together effectively, so I stuck them back in the box and took them with me to the Beaver Island Quilt Retreat. While there I realized that all I needed to tie them together was to introduce some diagonal lines. Taken with the orange line those diagonals make an "A"! The A became the focus and the chopped up pieces of fabric make a background. It was one of those quilts that just happen. No pre-planning here.
This small study, also made at Beaver Island Quilt Retreat, started with a preconceived notion. Bright colors against black, hence Bright Lights. The chartreuse and green strips were the left overs I started with. I decided not to piece any new color combinations, but to use striped or patterned fabrics to achieve the appearance of pieced fabric.
I like the black and white dotted triangles. Gwen actually suggested that fabric to me. She has an eye for the unusual. I wasn't thinking Christmas, but they do look like a row of densely lit trees with a few gifts tucked beneath. Surprises!