Usually I don't participate in QALs because I tend to fall behind or just not get started in the first place. But I do love Audrey's style and when she offered to do a QAL I thought it a perfect opportunity to see how the inside of her head works. Her blog is Quilty Folk on my sidebar. Take a look and wander through past posts. She does have a plan but her style has a "huh, let's stick this in there for interest" look. Of course there is MUCH planning involved but I love her quirky free style.
In fact, this quilt, which so many of you commented or emailed me about, is my take on one of hers. I started with the flowers and went from there. She might not even recognize it as a take on one of hers.
So, when she decided to do what she calls Bramble Bloom QAL I said yes.
The idea was to go through the stash and pick our oldest fabrics and free form background from three fabrics and then cut some flowers. Well, I went through my stash and found a combination of both old and new. And then I found a piece of old that had some flowers that I decided to try my hand at broderie perse (did I spell that right?) And there was this perfect coordinate for the vase. I have to find the little pile of leaves I already have cut out and thought I knew where they were but obviously moved. She doesn't have a vase for hers....yet. Go check out Quilty Folk. On her sidebar is a list of people also doing this project so check out some of them, too. Everyone is different and that's what makes improvisation fun.