How do you design your art quilts? Do you draw or sketch first and make a pattern? Do you have a mental image that you work toward creating, but not a specific plan? Do you start with a basic idea and let it build from there? Sue says she more or less falls into the last category and calls her method improvisational design. Sometimes it involves sketching, other times just a mental vision. She will start putting pieces together, and let it evolve from there. Was there a plan for her recent "Falling Leaves" quilt? Not at all! In fact, after the background was created, she went through many options before deciding on the final arrangement. Here's a look at how it evolved.