I finished my Doll Quilt Swap mini this past weekend. I wanted to do something fun and whimsical and my partner liked bright and cheerful colors. I also challenged myself to not cut into any folded fabric, to work completely from my scrap bags, because probably like you, mine are always overflowing!
I started with a sketch of a rolling hill and a sun and then started pulling scraps. I sorted them light to dark and then just started sewing them all together randomly. Once I had a semi-large piece I moved onto the next color, repeated and then joined them together in order to create the basis of the landscape.
I did the same for the cloud and cut out a cloud shape from my improv patchwork piece. I added the yellow scraps as the rays of the sun and attached everything down with raw edge appliqué.I decided to quilt it predominantly with the "rays" of the sun to emphasize the brightness and to give continuity to the abstactness of the improv piecing. I did some fun swirly quilting in the cloud, sun, and rays to add some texture and bring those pieces out as well.Hopefully she likes it as much as I do. She hasn't commented on it so we will see... I should do improv piecing more often. Great use of scraps and its so liberating!!I have lots more to show, I've been busy, so stay tuned!