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!