Spontaneous Greenery

One of the defining activities in my personal quilting journey, was a fabulous week at the St Clair Institute of the Arts session, led by John Willard, another lifetime ago, in 2008.  The session was titled 'Spontaneous Geometrics' and John shared his methods.  I didn't know John prior to the session and I am so glad I was bold enough to spoil myself with a week of just quilting!  A week!  With John Willard.  

Fast forward to 2017 ... the Pantone colour of 2017 is 'Greenery'.  Bryan House Quilts and No Hats in the House Quilts are hosting a Pantone challenge.  (More info on the challenge ...) 

Here is my challenge result, entirely from my stash.  The slash insert through the boxes is my "Greenery" that comes pretty close to the pantone colour.  It's a nice throw-size, about 60" x 60".  I got a few nice photos in my back yard, although we don't have much greenery there yet!  

Introducing ... "Spontaneous Greenery" ...

The method is totally improv - piece a nice box, add more borders, some of them wonky. Slash and insert.  Add more borders, slash and insert as desired. For visual interest, float the insert across borders to make it appear woven behind some borders and in front of others.

This weekend (May 20/21) the quilt travelled with us to help open the cottage :)  
Greenery, among the greenery ...

A bit of the back ...


  1. Very nice! I love the 'slice' of Greenery and hearing about your 'create as you went' construction.

  2. Very nice - I might just start liking green after all!

    1. Thanks Tami! I've never done an all-green quilt before, but I am liking the way this one turned out.


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