This Improv Quilt is a full on color riot, just as I like it. This quilt was make with Kona solids for the most part, as the rich tones are exactly what I was looking for. I threw in random prints here and there to shake it up a bit. I'm really drawn to super intense compositions, where there is little rest for the eyes. I'm sure it has something to do with emotions, the world, the chaos...
But I like it.
I didn't follow a "score" like in Sherri Lynn Wood's book, but rather followed my visual cues and instincts and threw everything together sort of haphazardly. It was on purpose I think.
I wasn't sure it would work, but I usually don't agonize over if it works or if it doesn't. It's the process that's important, and it's ALL worth it.
In other news, I've released a beginner friendly quilt pattern called Flow.
It's made with one jelly roll + 2 yards background fabric.
It can be pieced in a single day and only requires sewing straight seams.
(Or make wonky seams- that could be super cool too!)
I'm reluctantly putting this quilt up for sale in my Etsy shop because I'm bursting at the seams with quilts, and I figure a de-stash will give me funds to -- buy more fabric! LOL
Quilting on my trusty Bernina:
My Good Karma quilt is in issue 36 of Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine this month, I feel really humbled/ blessed/ lucky/ whatever you call it to be included in this magazine. There are gorgeous projects in this issue, I mean look at the Ombre quilt on the cover! Amazing.
I pieced this quilt in a day, and let's not talk about it too much because all those flying geese slightly traumatized me. I am lucky enough to have Grandma 90 minutes away, so every now and then I
Another week is flying by, so I need to catch up on my Summer Sampler blocks.
This one is week 5:
You can still join in! The blocks are not difficult (so far!) and it's fun to connect with other Quilty people. Go on, what have you got to lose?
I can share my Emblem bag now too, yay!
I took this to Glamp Stich A Lot with me and it was perfect.
It's generously sized and quick to make. The fabric with retro tea thermoses is on Spoonflower and I used Essex linen as the accent.
Get your copy of the pattern here.
I have more to share, but it will have to wait. It's been a weird week, lots of drama- and I just feel "strange". Could it be the moon? Anyways, I hope you make time for yourself this week and enjoy the moments of bliss as they arrive. They are there, you just have to notice. <3 p="">