Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Improv Quilt Progress

I've been sewing up a storm over the last few days - lots of prep for AQC next week, but I've also managed to finish a quilt (more on that later this week!) and make some great progress on my improv quilt. This one is a class sample for a series of workshops I'm teaching at Frangipani Fabrics later this year. 

I've been slowly doing some strip piecing over the last week or so, to add to the blocks I shared last week. And as I was making them, I decided on a quilt-layout-plan of sorts - columns of each colour, gradually fading out as they go down the quilt. I actually think this will end up being horizontal rows of colour rather than vertical - but it was much easier to work on my design wall in this orientation.


Today I made a bunch of improv triangle blocks. My design wall doesn't have great lighting for photos - but I'm really happy with how it's looking. I'm also very thankful for a pretty big design wall - this is about 70 or 80" wide, so it's going to be a pretty big quilt.


I could happily work on this all day everyday - I get so absorbed in this project, I totally switch off from everything else and find it incredibly relaxing to work on. I'm hoping to start piecing it gradually each evening until I leave for Melbourne on Sunday - and I'm pretty sure I'll be dreaming about it when I can't work on it ;o)

xx Jess

8 comments:

Nicky said...

Looks great Jess! I'm tempted to try is myself!

Debbie said...

This looks SO fun!

Alycia said...

What a fun a colorful design wall -

Swedish Scrapper said...

Delightful!!

Swedish Scrapper said...

Delightful!!

Stacey said...

Jess - I absolutely love this. It's going to be so fantastic!! Can't wait to see where you take this.

skippie said...

Looking Great. Love it.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful! I can't wait to see it finished!