In the fall of 2021, I was listening to this episode of Let’s Learn Everything and Tom Lum was talking about randomness. I thought to myself, hm, what if I added some randomness to a quilt. What might that look like? I put that idea on the backburner as I had some other things to attend to first.
Then, I got the idea to sew strips together and join them on the diagonal, with a strip on that diagonal. I sketched the idea and put it down to finish aforementioned projects. When it was time to tackle randomness, I decided to start with this idea.
I made notes about flipping a coin to determine the direction of the diagonal and a color chart corresponding to a 6 sided die.
I decided to have “black” triangles and “white” triangles, so I alternated between black or white and a colored strip. Each time a color was needed, I rolled the die. Here are the six pieces that came out of that process. I used the same colored strips for both the black and white “blocks”.
I’m calling this quilt Borders are Arbitrary. Let me know if you have any questions! I will definitely be revisiting this method in the near future.