Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Sunday, March 26, 2017

My Improv Sampler - Adding On

The last time I posted about my Improv Sampler, it looked like this -


In the last couple of weeks, I've added some wonky stars - see below -  which were probably the most challenging to improv piece!  To make this row match the top of my quilt, I also added a quarter log cabin and some chunks and strips sewn together. (That was a great way to use up the leftover bits that have been generated when I cut into the fabric for other blocks.)  It was fun trying to figure out how to make that quarter log cabin be really wonky, and I like how it turned out!


Last Monday's prompt from Patty at Elm Street Quilts (my improv guru!) was to use all the leftover bits and pieces to make crumb blocks.  Well, at that point, here is what I had to work with - 


I turned these scraps into a long, narrow crumb block.


Then I added it to the left side of my piece - 


This kind of sewing is good for my brain!  Lots of "Hmmm, how will I make this work?"  :)  

We have two more weeks of Monday prompts, and then it will be time to finish my improv sampler up.  It's very interesting NOT knowing how this will look when it's finished!

To find out more about the Play Improv QAL at Elm Street Quilts, check out this link.  See what other quilters have been trying as they learn more about improv at the Play Improv QAL link-up.

I'll also be joining Cynthia at Quilting is More Fun than Housework for the Oh Scrap! link-up.









16 comments:

Jayne said...

I love what you have done with the entire piece...especially with the 'crumbs'! Great term by the way!

Libby in TN said...

Putting your crumbs into a long strip was genius!

Patty D from NC said...

This is looking fantastic! I'm glad you are having fun putting this together. Thanks for linking up!

Scrapatches said...

I love the way this is all looking. Good idea to sew it together as you go. I have an image in my head about how I think mine might look when it is finished ... time will tell ... improv is fun ... :) Pat

gayle said...

This is just fascinating to watch, Diann! And I'll echo what Libby said - long crumb strip was genius (and ingenious)!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

You have made improv look so easy! You have done a great job keeping your piece balanced and interesting. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Linda said...

This is coming together so cute! It's amazing how well it all fits together - you are really taking to this improv thing!

Karen's Korner said...

A great way to use up all those never ending scraps.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Looking great! I like that it's all solids too.

claudia said...

I love what you are doing with that quilt1 It looks like fun!

Kate said...

It's been fun to watch this one come together. Looking forward to seeing what gets added with the next prompt.

margaret said...

loving at you have done with these scraps now downloaded the instructions and will have a go myself one day

Preeti Harris said...

Looking good. Trust me, we all are asking that question - how will this come together? Looking forward to the next step.

Danice said...

So pretty. I love your improv quilt. The fabrics, placements, and colors= all beautiful.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

It looks great and clearly you are having fun with it! Wonderful :)

Jocelyn Thurston said...

You have real spring and I am so envious. We are at the ice melt stage. What a photo of the Coopers Hawk; I'm envious of that too! Your star quilt is lovely...something about the white with colour is so striking. And your improv quilt is proving to be a work of art.