Wednesday 31 October 2018

Log Cabin Improv

I made a log cabin table topper (or it could be a wallhanging) for this quarter's challenge.
I am left-brained in construction, so I did have to have some boundaries.
I chose the block and colors through random selection. You can read more about that on my BLOG.

This is my finished project. It measures 17.5" x 18.5". On my blog, I mentioned how this was a learning experience for me. It could have been truly MORE improv if I had made the outer border randome blue and orange, or if the log cabin strips had been placed without consideration of the rule: 2 sides dark, 2 sides light.

I will try something like this again. Perhaps I will use some other block choice from my list. 

Tuesday 16 October 2018

Improv Here I Come!

Wow, it is a tough quilting theme.
The only thing I could compare this to is the television show, "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"
I enjoyed watching it off and on during its run from 1998 to 2007.

 But, quilting?

I decided to write down on slips of paper some things to work with. I wrote 3 of my favorite blocks and 5 colors based on which drawers of scraps held the most. I selected one slip of paper from the blocks category and 2 from the colors category. I chose log cabin blocks and the colors blue and orange.
(And, yes, the oranges are bright orange but the lighting didn't help!)
I decided improv would mean I couldn't use any particular measurements (until I was ready to finish it up). I could use the rotary cutter and/or scissors. I couldn't baulk on the fabric scraps I picked or how the seams got sewn.

I am ready to add the quilting and all should be ready for the reveal on November 1!

Monday 15 October 2018

Just a Peek

This was a tough theme for me.  What is Improv in relation to quilting???

An OCD  with a left side thinking brain has a hard time even THINKING improv.  So I stitch on using these fabrics and do my thing and ...what the heck.

How bout you guys?  Do you think you nailed the theme?