improv from long ago

Thank you so much for all your kind comments on my previous quilt! It’s fun to finally have things to show here again.

Today I have another old quilt to show you — I pulled this quilt top from the depths of the closet, where it’s hung since 2012. I had even already made a backing to go with it, so I’m not sure why it took so long to actually quilt it.

I don’t even remember actually piecing these improv sections together – you can read my original post here which talks a bit about it – but I do remember not having enough of any one solid for the background, and being quite pleased with myself when I was able to come up with enough of four different colors to use one in each corner. I like the way it turned out – probably more so than if I had used one color for the whole background.

Once again I decided to quilt this one with straight lines about 1″ -ish apart. The majority of the backing is an Essex linen, and the simple straight lines keeps it nice and soft. It’s bound in a pretty pale pink stripe.

And just for a laugh –

Here’s the first time I attempted to get photos of this quilt, also in the snow, but also on perhaps the coldest, windiest day possible. Morgan’s being a good sport, but I think he was pretty happy when I called it quits!

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