I'm not usually a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of quilter. Sometimes I wish I were - sometimes I see beautiful improv quilts and wish I could throw caution to the wind and just let a quilt come together, but my type A tendencies usually make it hard for me to do that kind of thing. That's exactly why I was surprised when I out of the blue up and decided to start adding to my Drop Dead Gorgeous block to turn it into a medallion quilt. I had spent a while sketching a few weeks ago, trying to think about how I wanted to tackle it, but I hadn't come up with anything that I really loved, so it got pushed to the back burner, awaiting inspiration. But this weekend, rather than continuing to move it around my design wall, I printed some extra templates from the pattern and started playing with how I could use them to start creating the first border.
I'm really happy with how it's working out so far...though I haven't a clue where I'm going to go next with it, let alone how big I'm aiming to make it, but I'm trying to enjoy the process. I'm digging into my scraps and putting them to use for once, which is nice and refreshing - I feel like I haven't used scraps in eons! Now I'm wondering...are you a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants quilter? Or are you a thinker that's got to have it all lined up and planned to the hilt before cutting into a single piece? Inquiring minds want to know if they're alone :)
Monday, June 23, 2014