Thursday, January 15, 2009

Project Improv

Just last weekend, I signed up for Project Improv on Jacquie's blog, Tallgrass Prairie Studio.

I really have to thank Jacquie, and good timing, because it was just what I needed to quiet the scattered, restless crafter in me yesterday! I needed something I could get lost in, something spontaneous, something with no rules. Improvisational quilting was exactly what I needed.

There are two parts to Project Improv...one is to provide a place of support for one another (127 quilters at this writing) to quilt improvisationally, without patterns, to explore possiblities outside of our comfort zone.

The other part is collaboration. Each quilter who joins the project commits to making one 12 1/2" improvised "log cabin-ish" block to donate to a charity quilt. There are three color schemes to choose from...red/aqua, blue/green or orange/pink. I've chosen red/aqua for my block.

The deadline for the blocks is April 1st, so I have plenty of time...isn't that what I always think? LOL! Nevertheless, yesterday and today, I played around with some batik fabric scraps from my stash and made eight different 6-inch blocks, like these...



Most of the fabric was already cut up into strips so all I had to do was sit and sew...free form...it was great!


Then I sewed the eight blocks together and I'm thinking I'll make it into a table runner or wall hanging.

Yep, this was really fun...and I think I'm hooked!

Marilyn

5 comments:

connie said...

I love those fabrics. I wish my pile of scraps looked like that. Mine is quite small since I am just starting. I joined the project improv too. Should be great fun. I am red and aqua also............ Have a good one.

3rdEyeMuse said...

what a fabulous perfect project for you! I can't wait to see what you end up submitting and how the whole thing turns out.

ps - I love, love, LOVE my Lucky Cat towel! 10,000 more thank you's!

LittlePeopleWealth said...

That looks really neat!

Latharia said...

That is too cool! I am much more of a piecer than I am a quilter ... and most of my sewing days have been in the past for a while. :D

Clevelandgirlie said...

Cutting is my LEAST favorite part of quilting. Love these colors. I'm going to bookmark your blog - so glad I found it through OWOH!