I happened upon a blog posting by Bumblebean’s Victoria Findlay Wolfe that intrigued me. So despite my vow to not start new projects before finishing off some of the myriad incomplete ones, I dove in. You see, Bumblebeans has this cool concept and side blog called 15 Minutes Play which I interpret as “Get going (at least for 15 minutes) and make a block!”… Prone to over-thinking, this is appealing as a way to stretch.
“Play” is the operative word. Bumblebeans blogged about some Matisse quilt blocks she made and suggested a quilt a long, with improvisationally pieced blocks inspired by art by Matisse, and off I went. I decided to be inspired by this image.
It’s a small piece and there’s still quilting to do, and perhaps a border, but I’m pleased so far to have created something approximating the figure in the painting entirely without a pattern or blocks or measuring.
Meanwhile, Schnap got down to business playing as I was attempting to take pictures.