Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Play Improv QAL - Week 3

I've been enjoying following along with the Play Improv QAL over at Elm Street Quilts for a few weeks now!  The mantra for this QAL is - play with color, play with shapes, and play with fabric, and that's just what I've been doing.

Week One's prompt was to make a Wonky Log Cabin Block.  Week Two was improv triangles.  And for week three, we were to cut some rectangles, stack them, cut them into various shapes, and sew them back together.

Here's how it turned out for me!  I started with 4 rectangles cut about 3.5" x 6.5"  This week I also added a new color of Kona cotton - pomegranate!  My colors felt like they wanted to play with some pink, but not too pastel, so pomegranate it is!


I made three cuts in my stack of rectangles and then randomly sewed them back together again.  After some trimming, I started to play with the next layout.


I decided last week to use my wonky log cabin as the center, and then add "borders" as we get a new prompt each week.  


I love adding bits and pieces, chopping them off, and then sewing them in a different place!


Some scrappy chunks were added to make the border on the left longer.


I even had a leftover triangle piece from week two's prompt that I could use in the corner.


So this is where my Improv quilt project stands right now - it's measuring about 16.5" x 18.5" and is bright and happy!


I'm excited to see what comes next!

For more info about the Play Improv QAL, check here.  And for scrappy inspiration of all kinds, check out the Oh Scrap! link-up today at Quilting is More Fun than Housework.






17 comments:

  1. This is wonderful! I love how you are combining each prompt into one piece! What a fun QAL and a great way to have fun and let go!

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  2. This QAL is turning into learning lessons, it seems. I wouldn't be able to do something like that. I am too much of a "fit and straight" quilt kind of girl. Still, I like what you are doing. Very nice. ;^)

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  3. Pink was a great addition. Love where this is going.

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  4. I think the only kind of improv I have done is a chevron braid one and log cabin. Outside of those I am intimadated with it! But I think you are doing great, I love watching your progress and I LOVE the colors in it.

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  5. I love the way it is growing!!!

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  6. I love how this is coming along.

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  7. The pomegranate adds a very nice pop of color. Very fun and bright. Looking forward to seeing what's added next.

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  8. This is just wonderful -- I love working intuitively and without a serious plan.

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  9. Love your colors and your joy in doing this! :)

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  10. I enjoyed reading this post! I can see you are having fun... I love your colours and look forward to seeing more!

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  11. Wonderful Diann! it is so fun watching you play on this piece. The colors are so perfect - thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  12. Now this looks like quite the adventure! I'm such a follow the pattern kind of gal, I don't know if I could do what you're doing. Fun to watch! I like your colors.

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  13. That looks like so much fun!

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  14. Oh, this is just wonderful, Diann! What a great way to play!

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  15. so liking hat you are creating here think I must check out Elm Street quilts blog

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  16. It is certainly play in a fundamental way, love the color choices. I'm also going to check it out like Margaret.

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  17. I love what I see here and Pomegranate was an inspired addition! Nice!!

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