Tag Archives: improv piecing

Improv One Block Wonder

One simple Improv block- a square with a scrappy triangle.

Teal Block

All sorts of layouts

Teal Layouts

Butterflies, diamonds, lines, mountains, totally random, star of david with just one block.  Add a second triangle to another side and it gives you a whole new set of layouts!



Improv Workshop

This weekend the Capital Area Modern Quilt Guild hosted its first sew-in workshop and I had my very first chance to teach a group!  There was lots of creativity and fun.  All around a pretty good day.  You can check out everyone’s work over at the CAMQG Blog.
I wanted to be able to show the group several different types of improv blocks and passing books around  and flipping pages just seemed slow, so I decided to dig into my scrap bin a bit and make a baby sampler quilt.

This block was my personal favorite, and all the ladies agreed.

It’s was a bit smaller than I like for baby quilts, so I’ve been working up a nice improv border.  Because I just hate the idea of putting that much work into something that will be too small for them in less than a year, most of my “baby quilts” are really toddler quilts.  Anyway, I came home from the sew-in day and cleaned my sewing room.  Now I’m feeling very motivated to spend time in there, it’s so clean and organized, so I imagine I’ll get the border on very soon, hopefully later this week.
Until next time,


Improv Piecing

You can always tell I’ve been improv piecing when…

…half of the fabric I own is strewn about my sewing room!

But three new pillows are listed in the shop and more will be up shortly, so it’s worth it.

I’d love some feedback on colors.  What color combos would you want in an accent pillow for your living room or bedroom?