Then, I gathered up pieces from my cut up pile of fabric, paired them up and sewed them together. Once pressed, I placed them next to the main quilt piece and arranged them in a way that kept a good balance and flow of color and print, adding more cut fabric and sewing as I found sets that I liked together.
Of course, there were some visitors.
I don't mind the cats, it's the dogs walking on it that bother me. You'll notice I didn't take pictures of the dogs. I try not to encourage them.
A few larger areas shaping up:
This way of quilting takes a long time (for me!), but it's fun and satisfying. It feels more like working on a painting than a quilt,which I tend to think of as needing geometric precision. Geometrically precise I am not. I just like to play with color and texture.
Guess who else does?
They just can't resist, can they?
Aw,who am I kidding. I wouldn't want them to.