Block 161-164 and Block 165 or 368
These blocks came about from an excess of fabulous fabric and a desire to retest a technique.
I had read this blog a while ago on improv curved piecing. I have used the technique a tiny bit in improv drunkards path blocks. I even used it to make a wonky circles baby quilt a while back!
But I wanted to try it again in a simpler block, highlighting some gorgeous fabrics I have been given.
I selected 4 fabrics I thought would look good together (like that's hard with these batiks!) I then placed them light to dark.
For the back I used a large piece of the medium blue in the pieced bit. It gave me a chance to show off the batik print and color variation in that one fabric.
Then, cut and sew, cut and sew! I used a similar feel in the quilting. Using an aqua thread I did improved wavy lines. I let them echo, overlap, whatever I felt the space needed. In the end its an 18 inch block that is landscape looking. It reminds me heavily of looking at the peninsula across Cook Inlet in Alaska.
I found a batik brown, green and light aqua. Used the green for Quilt as you go strips, and quilted the brown and teal in another small chunk using matchstick quilting lines.