I first started by creating a crazy quilt block 20” x 20”. I used a piece of muslin as a base and randomly sewed down pieces of dark navy blues, solids, tonals, and some patterns. I had chosen a dark background, because I knew I would paint over it at some point and I still wanted it to show through a bit. Sometimes I assembled pieces together into a loose shape and then sewed the whole thing down onto my base. This made for less of a headache in trying to cover seam edges up, and helped to use up some smaller pieces. I forgot to take a picture of this, sorry!
I tried not to think too much during this part of the process. That might sound funny, but my head is my greatest enemy when doing random. I have a VERY hard time not trying to assemble a pattern in some way, even if I’m the only one that sees it. It makes me feel better when I think I have some kind of order, but it also creates a great deal of headaches, trying to make a pattern when random is the key. So I did this part of the process late at night, listening to loud music, so that my brain would be too tired and distracted to work hard at creating a pattern. It seemed to work too. I did not feel the mental fight that I usually do, and I’m pretty pleased with the results.
Then I chopped the 20” x 20” square into different sized segments, and pieced them together with a white on white patterned fabric to make the windows’ frame.