Wednesday, November 16, 2016

improv

An alternate title to this blog post could have been 'fun with scraps'.


This is a wall hanging quilt and I just started building it up doing just a little bit everyday until I was satisfied with the result. I hoard the tiny pieces of solids because it can be useful for applique so I had much to choose from.


To quilt, I used different contrasting colors and did straight lines at various widths and various 'straightness'.


I love, love the way this turned out.

Have you made an improv quilt?

I'll be linking up with Main Crush MondaysSew Cute Tuesdays, , Freemotion by the River,   WIP Wednesday's,  Let's Bee SocialMidweek Makers.  Fabric Frenzy FridayFinish it Up Friday and Finished or Not Friday.

Have a wonderful day! Patty

17 comments:

  1. This is wonderful! I love it! My improv has been limited to pot holders. It's fun to do and one day I am going to do something bigger.

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  2. This is beautiful! The different thread colors works perfectly with the solids. I love the scrappy/improv...I just love improv! I actually just finished a mini myself.

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  3. I love the layout here. There's so much interest for the eye. Great job!

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  4. LOL at your opening line! Mainly because I struggle with naming quilts. I've done a scrap improv, with so-so success. I think my style is more organized improv!
    Thanks so much for sharing this pretty on Midweek Makers

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  5. Oh wow, this is beautiful, I haven't stepped into the world of 'improv' as yet, but this might just be the inspiration I need! Your quilting brings it to life, nice job! :)

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  6. I love organic quilts like this. I like your use of white (tan?) space. That's something I need to work on - if I tried something like this it would be a much smaller quilt because I just couldn't let that little square on the right hang out there like that. But I love that you did.

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  7. I've never done improv, but I sure could be inspired by you! Love it, Lorna!

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  8. Improv is my favorite type of quilting and I adore your quilt!

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  9. love what scraps turn into and this is no exception

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  10. Your improv looks so cool...love it!

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  11. Improv quilting is starting to call my name, so I am going to make it something new to try in 2017!

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  12. Your little quilt turned out great! I have been an improv piecer/quilter for more than 5 years using everything from cottons to denim to t-shirts to linen in my quilts. The sizes have varied from a wall hanging to a queen sized quilt.

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  13. Love it. I like how you put a splash of colour in the bottom left corner which adds balance, and I like the flashes in the binding too. I haven't done much improv, I always mean to do more then another quilt pattern shouts 'make me! me next', and the merry go round starts again.

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  14. Looks great, you've had fun! I love improv quilts, both making them and admiring them.

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  15. Very fun. I love the little block of color off in the corner.

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