Quilting with No Rules

The kids have gone back home to Pennsylvania, and things are getting back to normal. I’m sad to see them go, and I do miss the antics of my granddaughters and their funny sayings. One saying I learned while they were here is “You get what you get, and you don’t throw a fit.”

Which fits with the project I’m currently working on.  February’s meeting with The Arts Gals, Anita showed us techniques for working with a variety of Improv blocks using Kathryn Schmidt’s Rule Breaking Quilts.  While I wasn’t a big fan of the book, I did work through Anita’s lesson. So far, this is what I have.

Without any more of the focus fabric, I’m working with what I have. (And I’m not going to throw a fit.) 😀 We tried several methods of Improv – including 4-patch, 9-patch, quarter-circles, wedges, and basically played with fabric. This fabric is out of my comfort zone. I don’t usually work with blues or purple, but I did have a lot of turquoise. I used Moda’s Grunge fabric and a focus fabric from my stash of long ago. 

What do you think? What colors are out of your comfort zone?