I was thinking that my improv PLAY work was not as improvisational as it could be, so I searched out some references to see how the pros do it. I fount Sherri Lynn Wood's book, The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters, and found my improv way! Her book is fascinating in its open-ended approach of introducing what she calls a 'score,' from which you can then create in any direction you want. Check out her website daintytime.net.
I worked this layout for several days to make the pieces work together. All my prompts were modified while I constructed this final layout, either by cutting them down, ripping out sections or adding strips to make it fit.
I love my word for this quilt, STILL. It works as an adverb (it may be wonky, but its still a quilt), a noun (a still image that is the result of much thought, time and creativity), a verb (finishing this quilt does not still my creative thoughts), and as an adjective (my eyes move over the still fabric). I can see it all in my play time making this quilt.