#100DaysOfQuiltImprov - Amy Ellis - AmysCreativeSide.com

Personal Challenge – #100DaysOfQuiltImprov

Late last year I started to think how I could challenge myself in my creativity, and really open myself up to more creativity in the coming year. I decided to challenge myself with improv quilting. I love developing patterns and chain piecing the latest idea, but I know there’s so much more to explore in the realm of improv piecing!

Starting today I’m diving in with 100 days – I’m committed to posting on Instagram a new improv composition daily. I won’t be sewing these up on the weekend and scheduling them, I will sew each day in order post. I do plan to share a round up each week here, with the units made the week before. Look for those on Mondays for the next few months.

As I was trying to give my challenge some parameters, I thought at first I might sew to a specific size, but that felt too limiting. So, I decided to start with black and white solids and add to them from my scrap bin as I’m inspired. I’m really looking forward to exploring and seeing where this takes me!

Last year I explored acrylic paints, and have loved the alternate medium! Here’s a look at a few of my favorite paintings so far.

Abstract by Amy Ellis - AmysCreativeSide.com
Abstract by Amy Ellis - AmysCreativeSide.com
Abstract by Amy Ellis - AmysCreativeSide.com

What do you think? Want to join me? I’d love to have company on the journey! Do you have your own personal challenge? I’d love to know how you are expanding your creativity!

Happy Quilting –


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By | 2017-02-06T09:17:36+00:00 January 16th, 2017|#100DaysOfQuiltImprov|2 Comments


  1. karen January 16, 2017 at 9:43 am - Reply

    You go, girl! Looking forward to all that improv! And you’ve really got talent with all your paintings. Which comes as no surprise since an artist is an artist no matter what they do.k

  2. kristie January 18, 2017 at 6:11 am - Reply

    I think that improv is a fantastic place to work. I am not a pattern designer but I love that when I improv it is all my work and design. You never know exactly what you are going to get and I love throwing in the work of others. I have several pieces started so I don’t think I can do more…though working on some of them for 100 days would probably help. :) IF you ever want to do some sort of a round robin let me know. It would be really fun to add to the work of others and it helps break you out of that “it has to be perfect zone”. One of the last times my guild mates tried a round robin, one of the gals entered in the county fair and it took second overall. So much fun.

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