I am really getting into improv quilts. I feel like I am myself when I do them, that I can be free, that I can mess up and no one will judge me. No one will notice that my work is not perfect, for the imperfections are part of the design. I also love the fact that when you do improv pieces, every single piece you create is so unique that it cannot be replicated, every piece is one of a kind. Just like me.
I have shared before how I enjoy use improv blocks for bees due to the unpredictability that comes with bee piecing, but I had to show this quilt on it\’s own because I am so in love with it.
For the Harmony. do. Good. Stitches. circle we recently completed our Minimalist Stripes Improv Quilt.This quilt was inspired by this block that I found on the Modern Quilt Guild website:
– Bright solid of your choice for the inset stripes
– Please piece the stripes horizontally or vertically, NOT diagonally
– Leave at least 1.5 inches of the white background around the edges so that the stripes appear to be floating
– Other than that, have fun, be creative, and let me know if you have any questions!
I got absolutely beautiful blocks that I put together in alternating directions to create this quilt top.
I decided to quilt it in wavy lines, a technique I had never tried before, to keep the design focus on the bursts of color and play with the wonkiness of each block.
I will definitely continue to explore improv quilting and can\’t wait to do more designs in this style. Like I said, this is me, and it is AWESOME.