17 01, 2019

Getting Started in Improv Quilting…even if you don’t know where to begin

By |2019-01-17T09:31:48-06:00January 17th, 2019|#100DaysOfQuiltImprov, pattern|11 Comments

Improv quilting is a fun and often overwhelming method to piece a quilt. I spent 100 days exploring improv quilting and want to encourage you to explore too! My History Looking around at my quilts and projects I've designed and made, I tend to be a very orderly quilter. I love the sequence and symmetry [...]

26 05, 2017

#100daysofquiltimprov Finished Quilt

By |2017-05-26T11:19:10-06:00May 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 |2017-04-04T20:49:37-06:00March 27th, 2017|#100DaysOfQuiltImprov|1 Comment

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 |2017-03-20T14:21:03-06:00March 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 |2017-03-12T22:33:06-06:00March 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 |2017-03-05T20:10:01-06:00March 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 |2017-02-27T20:46:52-06:00February 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 |2017-02-20T13:37:55-06:00February 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 [...]

30 01, 2017

#100DaysofQuiltImprov (Days 8-14)

By |2017-02-06T09:17:35-06:00January 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 [...]