I've been making progress on my Catherine Quilt so I thought I'd share some photos today. If you remember in my last project update I was just starting to piece together random fabrics to form quilt blocks. Here's the first two that I made.
This type of quilting starts with scraps so it's a great project for those who keep all their scraps, big and small. I didn't have many scraps so I started with all new fabrics + a large bundle of linen that I purchased at a thrift shop.
One issue I had was deciding if I wanted all my blocks the same size. I initially thought about using my 12" ruler to square them all up but in the end each and every block I created was a different size, about 18" square approximately. I thought by doing this, my quilt would have a more organic look, without perfectly spaced squares. I thought it would be unique if the viewer of my quilt had to look twice to see how I pieced all the pieces together. The more I worked on piecing the blocks, the more mixy matchy they turned out. I'm very happy with the results so far.
Since I started quilting my preferred way I looked up improv quilts on Pinterest. I've added lots of quilt ideas to my Quilts board and my Catherine Quilt board. I've found that the Internet has endless inspiration for improv type quilting. If you're like me and think perhaps that the traditional type quilting blocks are a little too much for you at this time, I so hope you'll give this style a try.