I found a scrap of fabric that gave me the second color. It's the piece on the right with circles on it. The palette is not one I would have ever thought of using. But onward to curved seam and random scraps. This first arrangement is kind of boring. I felt it was too regular and lacked movement. I kept trying to find me in this and it just wasn't happening.
I turned it the other way, and hacked off part of the top of the whole thing and added it to the side. Better, but still more.
So I decided to add the original fabric to the bottom in a curve too.
Oops....one more change. The bottom became the top and I was happier with it. Decorative stitches, a little quilting, and it is done.
What did I learn:
While it is not a great collage, I did follow my gut instinct and managed a better result. It's different, a little odd, but oh, well, I'll show it anyway.
What it says about me....I love the high contrast in colors, the swirl pattern, and I had to throw in a couple of flowers and vines.
The curved piecing is easier than I first thought. I used 2 different types...the first was a joined seam. Two pieces of fabric over lapped to approximate desired size. Then draw/cut a gentle curve through both pieces in the over lapped area. Join the matching halves or pieces of the 2 fabrics....sew slowly and don't stretch them. Press and it looks great!
For the second one I used the extra piece from the first cirve cut. The edge was pressed under and top stitched down. I know I cheated on that part.