#100DaysofQuiltImprov Day 71 by Amy Ellis - Amyscreativeside.com

Week 11

This entire 100 days of improv, process has been really encouraging to me! It’s fun to see what new unit I come up with each day, and often a unit sparks a new idea as I’m stitching.  This week I shared a finished quilt top, that I hope to quilt in the very near future – that image is at the bottom of this post. I’d love quilting suggestions for that one. It’s very angular, and needs quilting that will unify all the elements, I’m still deciding what that will be exactly.

The bright scraps are fun to work with, but I also went back to black and white this week. It’s intriguing to see what shapes emerge from the two color strip sets that I started working with late in the week. I posted a piece of inspiration that I designed in EQ7 earlier this winter, and decided to explore it a little with my improv blocks. The mostly black and white quilt that I am envisioning is going to be striking!

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In case you are curious about getting started – just do it! Find a few scraps that you like together, and sew them up. Press and see what else might look good with it, or if you need to cut it before adding to the unit. Anything works, and there’s no right or wrong. Do maintain a 1/4″ seam allowance to ensure longevity of your quilt, otherwise just have FUN. Add more and more pieces together until you have something that feels complete, any size or shape.

Happy Quilting –

Amy