Have you been working on any improv quilting?

In 15 Minutes of Play, Victoria says these little blocks of “made” fabric are like potato chips – you can’t stop with just one.

She didn’t lie.

15 Minutes of quietūüėČ

I’ve been stressing¬†over some precise piecing projects that are full of triangles and points to protect, but these low-pressure blocks put a smile on my face this morning. I even did a little cutting from the core (no ruler) without wincing! ¬†I’m still not sure what I’ll do with them, but I’ll add them to the pile I started yesterday.

Have you been following along with Sandi at Crafty Planner¬†this month? She’s been rocking the improv world with lots of interviews and class reviews. She’s been giving away a few prizes, and it’s time for me to catch up.

Art Gallery has offered up two fat quarter bundles as rewards for exercising your improv quilting skills this month! There’s lots going on with #improvquiltingchallenge over on Instagram, but I want to share a little prize happiness here in regular old blogland.

Art Gallery Collections: Artisan by Pat Bravo and Bound by April Rhodes - both will be given away as part of the improv quilting challenge

Photo credits: Hawthorne Threads and April Rhodes

Link up any improv project that you’ve been working on this past month. Next Sunday, I’ll pick one winner and you guys will pick one winner! ¬†That’s right. I’m curious to see what kinds of improv makes you all swoon, so please come back to scroll through the gallery and click to vote on your favorites.

That’s not all. Leave a comment about your very favorite improv project from the link up gallery and¬†explain¬†why it’s your very favorite. You could win a $25 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop donated by me! Feel free to leave a comment even if you’re linked a project. You just get two chances to win something!

 Loading InLinkz ...


  1. Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl

    I can’t wait to share my favorite improv project… I’ll be able to link up and share it on Friday. It’s my favorite because it used up scraps, is beautiful, and then turned into something with much more meaning for me; and I love how it just started from the intent to play and piece beautiful fabric together.

    1. Tamara @metamarama

      Wow, Yvonne, amazing rainbow improve quilt! Love it that you used scraps and you’re right, the border is absolutely perfect.

  2. Sarah J.

    My favorite improv project was actually my first. ¬†I first tried improv piecing on the cover of a fabric book for a friends baby- it was so fun and I was so in love with the results! ¬†My husband was mystified by the process of randomly hacking wedges from fabric and then sewing them together to form a sort of rainbow sunburst. ¬†It made me realize it was possible to get the vision in my head out without 100 hours spent searching the web for a tutorial or pattern. ¬†I know this won’t always be the case and sometimes things won’t be as lovely as I hoped, but I know it’s at least possible to get a result I love! ¬†

  3. Tamie

    Improv is so hard for me. I have even attended several workshops to try and become more comfortable with the process but I don’t think it suits my personality. My friend Geri though- loves improv and has even been facilitating a sew day once a month based on Sherri Lynn Wood’s book. She is really in her element doing improv. I do find that Sherri’s scores do help by providing enough guidelines for me to push forward and give it a try.

  4. allison

    There are some really great ones linked so far! I especially like Michele’s yellow, blue, and white piece because it’s so bright and fresh. Great job Michele!

  5. Pingback: Improv Prize Winners and Another Chance to Win! - Crafty Planner

  6. Tarnia

    I also love the mid-century vibe in that quilt. I’m off on a trawl around the local second hand shops today, trying to find some more illustrated books from that era. I just found this linky party, love the quilts linked here. Lots of improv inspiration.

  7. Kat

    My favourite so far is Yvonne’s rainbow quilt. I just love those geometric blocks in the middle; all the angles and different prints of the same colour together remind me of mosaics.

Comments are closed.