Wednesday, June 6, 2012

improv blocks

improv blocks

Here you can see my first attempt at improv blocks. Usually, I prefer to stick to a finished and thought out design or pattern and improvising makes me kind of nervous. This was really fun, though! The fabric pile had been in the works for some while now and includes some of my very favourite fabrics. Except for the two Habitat prints, I decided to go with prints that are pink, grey, black and white. I really like the effect so far and it is such fun sewing up new blocks!

detail 3 improv blocks

detail 2 improv blocks

detail 1 improv blocks

The plan is to make the quilt as big as the fabrics at hand allow. I'm looking forward to see where it leads me!


Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Well done! I do love that tape measure print, and the more closely packed dots are gorgeous. I'm a bit scared of improv too. I think most of it stems from not having much time to sew, so I want to be sure I'm using my time in the best possible way (she says as she surfs LOLcats and Hugh Jackman videos). So like you I go for things that I know will turn out okay for me. I'd cry if I spent days on a quilt that didn't like in the end. I'm much better at improv with cooking than quilting!
Are you keeping this one for yourself or will it be a gift?

The Muse of The Day said...

Fun, fun, fun!
Eva - this is MY kind of project. The colored polka dot fabric sings to me, then my eye goes traveling around to the different "sites", I loved landing on the the cats fabric (even though I am not really a cat person, this worked for me because the polka dots had more color. Are you going to sew it up one piece on top of the other? Or are you going to sew the piece together by making seams? I say, throw all caution to the wind and sew the pieces one on top of the other without making seams.
I really like to see work when the artist just let's go.