Improv No.2 complete

This Improv Quilt is a full on color riot, just as I like it. This quilt was make with Kona solids for the most part, as the rich tones are exactly what I was looking for. I threw in random prints here and there to shake it up a bit. I'm really drawn to super intense compositions, where there is little rest for the eyes. I'm sure it has something to do with emotions, the world, the chaos...

But I like it. 

A lot.

I didn't follow a particular  "score" in Sherri Lynn Wood's book, but used many scores within this one quilt in bits, following my visual cues and instincts and threw everything together sort of  haphazardly. It was on purpose I think.
I wasn't sure it would work, but I usually don't agonize over if it works or if it doesn't. It's the process that's important, and it's ALL worth it.

It worked.

In other news, I've released a beginner friendly quilt pattern called Flow.
It's made with one jelly roll + 2 yards background fabric.
It can be pieced in a single day and only requires sewing straight seams.
(Or make wonky seams- that could be super cool too!)

I'm reluctantly putting this quilt up for sale in my Etsy shop because I'm bursting at the seams with quilts, and I figure a de-stash will give me funds to -- buy more fabric! LOL

Quilting on my trusty Bernina:

My Good Karma quilt is in issue 36 of Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine this month, I feel really humbled/ blessed/ lucky/ whatever you call it to be included in this magazine. There are gorgeous projects in this issue, I mean look at the Ombre quilt on the cover! Amazing.

I pieced this quilt in a day, and let's not talk about it too much because all those flying geese slightly traumatized me. I am lucky enough to have Grandma 90 minutes away, so every now and then I beg politely ask her to babysit so I can get in some manic sewing time.  The kids love it, as Grammy lets them eat ice cream and swim all day long. I really love it because I can recharge my batteries and block the world out.

Another week is flying by, so I need to catch up on my Summer Sampler blocks.
This one is week 5:

You can still join in! The blocks are not difficult (so far!) and it's fun to connect with other Quilty people. Go on, what have you got to lose?

I can share my Emblem bag now too, yay! 
I took this to Glamp Stich A Lot with me and it was perfect. 
It's generously sized and quick to make. The fabric with retro tea thermoses is on Spoonflower and I used Essex linen as the accent.

Get your copy of the pattern here.

I have more to share, but it will have to wait. It's been a weird week, lots of drama- and I just feel "strange". Could it be the moon? Anyways, I hope you make time for yourself this week and enjoy the moments of bliss as they arrive. They are  there, you just have to notice. <3 p="">


1 comment:

  1. Your work is gorgeous, all of it, but I LOVE your improv quilt! Like you, I admire and make quilts that are busy and full of saturated color. Improv scrappy piecing is my favorite way to work--time-consuming, but so fun and always surprising!


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