Friday, May 17, 2013

Blogger' Quilt Festival Entry

This is the second time I have submitted an entry at the Blogger's Quilt festival over at Amy's Creative Side. If you are visiting this blog for the first time welcome. This year I am entering an improv quilt that was a recent finish. I just blogged about it in my previous post but here goes for those of you who haven't seen it.

The blocks were made as part of a workshop where we had to pick scraps from a brown bag and had to use every piece of fabric we pulled out. At the end of the exercise I was left with one big block which I cut the block into four blocks in a slightly staggered manner. The strip to the right balances out the quilt top.

The quilting is inspired by Jacquie Gering's recent quilt. I quilted it using a wavy stitch on my Bernina and a walking foot. I love the texture it produces.

A close up of the block
This also happens to be my first signed quilt. I added the lettering in the binding itself. I also used lump less binding for this quilt which gives a nice finish to the quilt. I am definitely going to use this technique again.

You can read more about this quilt here.

Improv quilt entry #40
Random fabric scraps and Kona bone
size 56" x 65"
Throw Quilt Category


  1. Nice way to use a block from a class. Improv is a good category for it. .

  2. Very pretty. I like how the blocks stand out on all the negative space.

  3. I'm loving all the negative space. very nice.

  4. I love improv pieces - great work!

  5. I love the balance of improv to the negative space. I've never heard of lump less binding , I'll have to look it up.

  6. This is beautiful! That exercise with the scraps sounds like fun.


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