I love being able to dump out some scraps and just start putting them together; and most of the time, I keep sewing until the jars are completely empty to make one gigantic quilt (like Serendipity or Shattered Rainbow). This time though, I decided to take a slightly different approach. Instead of one huge quilt, I am going to bust through all of my scraps with several smaller quilts between other projects (which I realize is probably the more "normal" way of doing things). I'm still not going to do any cutting, but it will require a tiny bit of sorting. My Vertigo quilt was the first product of this planned scrap busting, but make no mistake, there are still lots of scraps to go.
After Vertigo was finished, I decided to do some structured improv by pairing scraps with this awesome black and white sketch print, and I'm really thrilled with the way they look together. So thrilled in fact, that I've decided to add this fun quilt to my class offerings. This quilt is a great way to dip your toe into improv piecing if you're not quite comfortable with it (or a fun way to play, even if you are). By using your own treasured scraps, choosing your perfect background fabric, and even your own layout, there are so many ways to make the quilt uniquely yours. The layout options are practically endless, and I couldn't resist playing around before I sewed my own blocks together.
Teaching page for more info, or just send me an email if you'd like to learn or perfect this technique with your group!
In case you missed it, last week's party was full of amazing inspiration! Here are some of the projects that really caught my eye! This Nighttime Blossoms quilt by Barb at Mountain Quiltworks is gorgeous!
Jen's Crafts and Quilts Scrapbook shared this lovely quilt, and the photo setting is magical!
and just look at this adorable mini from Monkey Needle!
I can't wait to see what you bring to this week's party! Oh, and by the way, there's a giveaway going on right now, so after you link up, be sure to head over and enter HERE!
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