Sometimes, I just make to make. I have to. I'm the type of person who always needs a project. It's a blessing and a curse. This quilt was one of those projects. No destination, no parameters, no recipient, no rules. Just something to do. And I think it's one of my best technically and aesthetically. I'm a proud peacock!
I would pick this project up from time to time between commissions and whatnot so it's been in progress for quite some time. Sometimes, I find it so helpful to snap a photo of something, walk away, study the photo, and see how I feel about my design decisions. Maybe it's just me but it's like seeing it through new eyes...through my phone. ;) Since this piece took a while, I accumulated many photos during the process.
Randomly enough, the patterned fabrics came from one booth at the Flea Market a few months back. They presented themselves to me together. I thought they complimented each other quite well. Pulled some coordinating solids and just started building. One-inch strips galore. That'll make you go a little cuckoo.