In addition to the Journal Quilt a week, the 3 Creative Studios also has a color palette challenge. Click here to see the inspiration photo and palette. My first idea was to do random length strips to create a fractured landscape. I chose batiks with foliage and flowers.
I wished I had made the strips narrower, but it was done, so I took the left over strips and put all of the dark pieces at the bottom, again similating an abstract landscape.
Then I took the cut away strips, the ones you cut to straighten the fabric, and did crazy piecing. I ended up with 4 blocks and was able to make 3 of them fit together.
Third try is a charm! I like this one best. They are all 8.5" x 11", the Journal Quilt size so this one qualifies as my Journal Quilt of the week (and a day early of my self imposed Friday deadline). I don't know what I will do with the left over crazy pieced block. It will probably reside in the 'parts' bin.