Friday, December 14, 2012

"Chaos" is a finished

I started this quilt last year about this time. I wanted to do an improv slash and sew quilt.  Similar to my Crazy Girly quilt which was my first and only half of an improv quilt, this one really was all improv. I made a few blocks or sew some pieces. Then I'd lay them out and see what I needed to add.

Then the top was complete. I thought it not half bad.
I took a minkee blanket that I bought at JoAnns on sale and used it as the backing. No batting and just a large meander with a few flowers for the quilt motif.

I folded the minkee over the top of the quilt to create the binding and done.

Not so bad, but certainly not my favorite. I think I just am not meant to play with improv. It sets my teeth on edge not to work with order in my piecing.  I think that's why I ended up calling this one, "Chaos."

I wonder what to do with this thing!   Linking up to Richard & Tanya's Link a Finish just for fun.

Edited to add that the name seems to fit this quilt but also the state of emotions I feel now upon hearing about the shooting at the elementary school in CT.  God bless all of those affected by it. I pray for stregth and healing as I weep for the impossible despicableness of it.
God Bless,


Janine said...

I like your improv quilt. Hopefully it will grow on you:) My thoughts are with everyone connected to that school.

QuiltNut Creations said...

This is fabulous!! And I love the backing.

Kay Lynne said...

Wishing you a Happy New Year! I think your "Chaos" quilt turned out really nice. My heart is sad to.

Brookquilt said...

I got your name from Katie from the DC MQG - I'm starting one in Fredericksburg if you're interested. Find me on Flickr as Brookquilt or for more info.

Rachel said...

Hi Becky - it's me, Rachel! Can you email me and then I'll know where to send you my address?

Myra said...

This is wonderful! Love it Beck!