Patty, over at Elm Street Quilts, is hosting the Play Improv QAL, and it sounded just enough different from anything I've ever done that I knew I wanted to give it a try.
This is a QAL where the goal is to play with color, shape, and fabric, but without patterns or any other specific requirements. Patty is giving a prompt every Monday, and from there, it's up to the participants to decide where to take it.
Improv piecing is still pretty new to me, and I've been wanting to dig into it a little more, as well as play with solid colors that are a bit different from what I usually sew with. A few weeks ago, I picked up some fat quarters of Kona Pool, Ruby, Sprout, Canary, and Cream. (There's some navy in that pile, too, but it's for something else!)
The first prompt, from this past Monday, was to make a wonky log cabin block. Patty included some examples and tips for this type of sewing, and then it was up to me to see what I could do. This was fun! My first attempt at a wonky improv log cabin measures about 10 x 12 inches.
I'm looking forward to seeing what's coming up for tomorrow's prompt!
I also decided to join in with Jen and Jan's Mini Blog Hop and QAL, because I always love to make minis and this one looked like a fun one to try! This one is hosted by Jen of A Dream and a Stitch and Janice of Color, Creating, and Quilting. You can read about this QAL at either link.
Jen has created an adorable pattern called Quilter's Laundry Day for us to make, and then the plan is to share it in a Blog Hop on March 10.
This pattern looked perfect for me to pull fabrics from my scraps and stash, which is my favorite way to create, so I got started right away!
One of the first steps is to make a mini quilt that hangs on the line -
and not long after that, Section A was complete!
I'll be back with my reveal post on March 10th!
Looking for more fun sewing inspiration and ideas? Check out the link ups over at Oh Scrap! at Quilting is More Fun than Housework today!