Thursday 1 November 2018

Improv Patchwork


 I love the look of large patchwork quilts. I find them very cozy and homey. However, this is only my second one. I made my first one a long time ago when I first stated quilting. And never tried again. Coloring outside the lines sort of speak can be challenging. When'd I had trained my brain to work with a pattern or template; conceptualizing a quilt without a pattern to start with feels a bit daunting. But this challenge was the perfect opportunity to give it another try. I had some scraps I wanted to use up and seed where it would lead me. The process was so liberating. I loved letting fabric dictate where this design was going to take me. And the best part I ended up with a large quilt perfect for this  chilly autumn weather. You can see more pics on my blog (sorry I got ahead o myself and blog about it about two weeks ago, I was too excited about my new finish).



  1. This is really cosy looking Martha and in such a lovely Autumnal palette, it just cries out to be snuggled under :)

  2. This is a lovely quilt, Martha :)

    Just as a reminder to everyone for the future, though, this really is a group for smallish art quilts.

  3. I just love, love, love this quilt. I like the big blocks. It DOES look comfy and cozy. I want very much to make a quilt with big blocks. I'm so glad to see your post here and I'll visit your blog too.
    xx, Carol

  4. It looks beautiful! And lovely and snuggly - just what you'd want as autumn draws in!

  5. I think it looks so cozy, and I visited your blog too, to find out more about it.

  6. Beautiful quilt, I love the large scale of it and would love to make something like this for my home!

  7. A gorgeous quilt Martha! I love those colours, just right for autumn!
    Barbara x