That was until I came across the idea of improvisational piecing quilting on a blog - Handmade by Alissa. The idea essentially being to piece together fabrics in more of a haphazard way rather than measuring and cutting with precision. I like. The idea of piecing together loads of little bits of skew-whiff fabrics in this way to make up a quilt sounds like fun!
With doctor's instructions to keep off my feet as much as possible for the next few months with the confirmation of stress fractures (the MRI report came back with 'bone oedema' as a result of the fractures, I never knew until now that bones could become oedematous!), and a husband home all of last week to help care for Little Imp, I have managed to spend some quality time in the Room of Requirement (aka my craft room). Finally I have had a chance to play around with ideas and techniques, including some improvisational piecing. I am loving this 'watch-and-see-what-you-can-create' process; cutting little pieces of fabrics and adding them to each other as I go with only a sense of what I am headed for as the end product.
Here are some of my initial have-a-go skew whiff blocks using some pre-joined fabric strips (that were precision cut) I was very kindly given. They haven't turned out too skew as not every edge was cut free hand, so there is more experimenting to be done. I do like the outcome of cutting one of the 4x3 square blocks into quarters though and I've been planning to use these to make a table runner & matching mats.