I've already provided the specs in my previous post on this quilt, so I wanted to share a bit about my creative process on this quilt. I've decided on a term for this style of quilting: Precise Imprecision. I very meticulously paper-pieced these blocks in order for each border to line up perfectly, but I wanted the over all quilt to have a scattered, somewhat disorganized feel. Placement of each block was carefully considered in the overall design as well as the various widths of white borders. I chose and arrange block border colors based on how they would look together as well as scattering colors throughout the design. I chose to begin the spiral quilting where I did because for me that block is the focal point of the quilt.
This quilt took me a long time to finally finish up because I was never happy with the arrangement each time I pulled the blocks out. I would put them away for another month or two until I was finally able to commit to a design. I find too often I rush through a quilt design just to get it done rather than allow it to stew for a while and think on it. This is not the design I would have come up with had I sewed the blocks together immediately upon completion. I've said this before about other quilts, but I love this one because it is uniquely mine. No one else would have created the exact same quilt. This is what I love about just winging it and simply creating. This is why I love quilting. We all have the opportunity to sew random strips of fabric together and create something that no one else can.