26 05, 2017

#100daysofquiltimprov Finished Quilt

By | 2017-05-26T11:19:10+00:00 May 26th, 2017|#100DaysOfQuiltImprov, finished quilt|9 Comments

I have been quilting and sewing non stop, when I wasn't traveling this last month! I'm really excited to share this finished quilt with you. I have been missing my 100 days project, and have been thinking about incorporating the project into my days again.   Anyway, I have a finished quilt to share! I ordered [...]

27 03, 2017

#100DaysofQuiltImprov (Days 64-70)

By | 2017-04-04T20:49:37+00:00 March 27th, 2017|#100DaysOfQuiltImprov|0 Comments

Week 10 This week was just a lot of fun! After "sashing" and trimming down 20-odd blocks, I ran out the solid white I had been consistently using - no problem though, I improvised! I found a couple white fabrics that were close enough, and dove deep into my scrap bin. I love [...]

20 03, 2017

#100DaysofQuiltImprov (Days 57-63)

By | 2017-03-20T14:21:03+00:00 March 20th, 2017|#100DaysOfQuiltImprov|0 Comments

Week 9 Every week with my #100days seems to be getting better! I'm loving my daily commitment to using scraps and improvising a new unit! You will be glad to know I have sashed and trimmed 24 of the 63 blocks into 12 1/2" squares, using additional white fabric. My plan is to lay out [...]

13 03, 2017

#100DaysofQuiltImprov (Days 50-56)

By | 2017-03-12T22:33:06+00:00 March 13th, 2017|#100DaysOfQuiltImprov|0 Comments

Week 8 This week I saw the midpoint of my 100 days! I'm really enjoying the improv quilting project, and plan to work toward some quilt tops soon! I think I've been overwhelmed by the number of blocks whenever I get near them, so this week my goal is to sort blocks/units. [...]

6 03, 2017

#100DaysofQuiltImprov (Days 43-49)

By | 2017-03-05T20:10:01+00:00 March 6th, 2017|#100DaysOfQuiltImprov|1 Comment

Week 7 This week of improv quilting I was largely inspired by Quiltcon, and some of the amazing quilts that came out of the show on Instagram. I had fun playing with the log cabin type blocks, and piecing leftover bits from my cutting mat. My first log cabin, places the black strategically [...]

28 02, 2017

#100DaysofQuiltImprov (Days 36-42)

By | 2017-02-27T20:46:52+00:00 February 28th, 2017|#100DaysOfQuiltImprov|0 Comments

Week 6 About halfway through the week, I decided that trimming down my blocks to a few specific sizes would be a good thing. I need to pull out all the units, and trim to 6", 9" and 12" so that I can more readily puzzle them together, and think about sizing them [...]

20 02, 2017

#100DaysofQuiltImprov (Days 29-35)

By | 2017-02-20T13:37:55+00:00 February 20th, 2017|#100DaysOfQuiltImprov|0 Comments

Week 5 The act of sitting down and making a little everyday, has been so nice to embrace! So often I spend my days on the computer and don't get to my sewing machine, but this has forced me to make time. With that I feel more productive on a few other [...]

13 02, 2017

#100DaysofQuiltImprov (Days 22-28)

By | 2017-02-13T09:45:38+00:00 February 13th, 2017|#100DaysOfQuiltImprov|0 Comments

Week 4 This week I had a lot of fun with the improv piecing! I found myself using scrap pieces a fabric that I found in my scrap bin or on the sewing table from the previous few weeks. I'm always a little surprised by what I find in my scrap bin, I [...]

30 01, 2017

#100DaysofQuiltImprov (Days 8-14)

By | 2017-02-06T09:17:35+00:00 January 30th, 2017|#100DaysOfQuiltImprov|1 Comment

Week 2 This week of improv brought lots of different outcomes. I love the simple patchwork, log cabin type blocks, but curves have also played a big role in my making this week. Experimenting with different cuts, without rulers or templates to ensure their compatibility definitely keeps things interesting! Some days I used only [...]

25 01, 2017

Improv Quilting Books

By | 2017-02-06T09:17:36+00:00 January 25th, 2017|#100DaysOfQuiltImprov, books|4 Comments

I love collecting quilting books! These three are a current source of inspiration as I'm stitching my daily improv blocks: Quilting Modern - Has step by step information to create your own improvised quilts. Jacquie and Katie, offer specific techniques used in improvised quilts, color lessons, and are very encouraging of you [...]