Since I have challenged other people to have a play, I thought I would try it too, so here's a quick gallop through what I've been up to. I wanted to stick with squares, since they've been a bit of a theme for me in the last couple of projects, but decided to go small, mostly because there were lots of little bits sitting on the table anyway. Sometimes it pays to be a messy worker!
I started off cutting some squares, about 1.5 inches in size (you can always take it as read with me that they were squarish rather than precise and that the measurement was taken retrospectively) and sewing them into strips. After a bit I got twitchy doing the same thing over and over, so the squares got a bit bigger and every so often I added a tiny insert.
After a bit I had a load of little strings, like these:
I tried out various backgrounds
but ended up stitching them together into bigger pieces
then looking at some other possibilities.
I liked the pink, but went with the grey, but rotated so that the pattern ran horizontally.
Then I just threw caution to the wind (that's the beauty of play) and did some slicing and dicing:
And now it's sitting on the grey again, which I like.
This may go no further, but it's good clean fun and keeps me off the streets.
Don't forget, this time next week is the first AHIQ linky party - you can post any thing improv; it doesn't have to be linked to the 'why don't you try this?' posts. I'm really excited to see what people have been up to.