Tuesday, April 11, 2017

play - finish your improv quilts and the link-up

I really hope that you've enjoyed participating in this QAL as much as I've enjoyed hosting it!

If you haven't already done so, now is the time to think about how to finish your improv quilts.

There are as many different ways to put together improv blocks as there are quilters.  

Some ideas and resources -

Medallion style - wrap improv blocks around a center block  (Maker - Me)
Surround them with lots of negative space  (this became a quilt back)

Amy Ellis has embarked on a 100 day of improv journey.  Look how fun her improv blocks look in a traditional grid setting!  (photo used with permission from Amy.)  I can't wait to see what this looks like once Amy does her FMQ magic.

Quilt and photo credit - Amy Ellis (photo included with permission)
Quilt and photo credit - Amy Ellis (photo included with permission)

Want some more ideas? The Modern Quilt Guild gallery page has about 60 improv quilts with lots of different settings to inspire.

Once your project is finished, link up below from your blog or Instagram.  For this link-up, projects are considered finished where or not they are final quilts. You can link up as many as you want but only the first one will count towards the final link-up giveaway.

And if you've turned your improv piece into a bag, a bib or something else, please link up and share. That counts as a finish!

If you've got yourself a finished quilt, - quilted, bound and beautiful - please join the parade!  Learn how on this post - photos due by May 1!

I can't wait to see what you've made!

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. I am so impressed. I wish I had been able to join in. Maybe next time.

  2. I really enjoyed the link to the Modern Quilt Guild gallery! Now that I've tried improv quilting, I want to do more, and that gave me some ideas. Thanks, Patty!

  3. I love these quilts! If there is ever another QAL for improve, I am going to have to jump in!

  4. Thanks, Patty, for a great QAL! It was a creative eye-opener for me. Can't wait to get to quilting my improv and starting more!


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