Thursday, July 13, 2023

Improv Update

In May, I posted (blog) about my purchase of the book  Dancing With The Wall by Irene Roderick and the results of my first sew session (above photo). I cleared off my design wall and the project greeted me each time I walked into the sewing space. 

I played around a more sometime in June (above photo) and added more units to the collection, all inspired by chapters in Irene's book.

Last weekend, I want to play more with curves and created a few more units, even joining a few together. 

The final piece will likely be about 24" square. I've some more units to make and more rearranging to do. I find this slow paced approach to improv to be such a wonderful process and so freeing to just sew and see what happens! Using just two colors has been a positive experience as well.

I'm glad I am capturing the progression of the piece. Until next time....

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. I love seeing the progression of the piece. The two color palette is really striking and I look forward to seeing how it continues to evolve!

  2. Interesting Patty...........not sure how I'd be able to do that, but have so much admiration for you & look forward to seeing the final result. Must admit now, that I enjoy asymmetric, so..... maybe I could have a try. Thanks for sharing, take care & hugs from a cold down under.

  3. Thank you for posting the progress and how you added different segments. I truly like it so far.

  4. It is fun to see your project grow. Enjoy your next steps :) xo

  5. Yes, yes, yes! You've got it! It's so wonderful that you captured your progress photos because we can all see exactly how a two-color improv quilt comes together. Love those square-in-a-square-in-a-square shapes. I admire you for gleaning so much from Irene's book, and that you've been able to cut, piece, and create so beautifully. Good for you. Don't stop! :-)


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