Lynne took a workshop with Tina over at Little Blue Cottage to make her improv quilt called Much Ado About Nothing. It's a negative space medallion surrounded by 16 log cabin type of improv piecing blocks. Oh how I wish that I had signed up to take this workshop when our guild, South Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild asked Tina to teach it to us. Perhaps she'll do it again one day? But I was pleased to quilt up Lynne's version. She pieced it with a wonderful collection of black/white prints and a few bits of vibrant red here and there. The negative space is a wonderful light grey on grey print that gives just a hint of texture. The backing is a marvelous black/white collage of headlines and magazine articles which led to the choice of quilting. Lynne wanted something with text and I found a digital alphabet quilting panto called simply ABC. In a light grey thread it almost doesn't show up until you get it in the right lighting and then there it is.
I didn't get a good picture of the entire quilt but here's one of it when it was first put on the frame to give you an idea of the design. Do you see the center medallion of the pale grey print that's surrounded by the black/white and red log cabins? And many of those strips aren't simple strips of fabric, but pieced improv blocks and strips. Quite lovely!
Thank you for letting me quilt this up for you Lynne. Now I can't wait to try out this ABC panto again. It may be just the thing for my improv round robin quilt that I'm working on with lots of text prints.