I fell in love with the hound in Lizzy House's "Tapestry in Green", part of her fabric line, The Lovely Hunt. The dog looks so much like a dog on a French brooch that my mother had when I was a child. And the "Tapestry in Green" really is reminiscent of a northern European tapestry.
This is based on Score #5, "rhythmic grid" in Sherri Lynn Wood's book The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters, A guide for creating, quilting and living courageously.
I really like the lighter blocks in the two lateral borders and the darker center blocks. It was mid November when I was piecing this quilt. I wanted to add an accent color to the dark blocks. Yellow was perfect. So it came in as a sunbeam filtering through the woods. It wasn't until I had all the blocks up on the design wall that I noticed that the sun blocks started low on the quilt, almost an echo of the the sun here in New England at this time of year.
The back of the quilt has a red strawberry flannel print. It's an oddly shaped quilt, but perfect for sitting on the couch watching television. It's warm, and cuddly--a great addition the collection of quilts which I rotate seasonally!
I'd really like to do the Round Robin in this book, but don't plan to make any of the other scores in this book. I'll put a gallery of all the improv quilts based on Sherri's book in my next post. It's fun to see them altogether!