Friday, January 16, 2009

First ever improvisational square


I decided to joined Jacquie and participate in Project Improv.  You can read about it here if you are interested, but basically, we each make a 12.5" log cabin-ish square and mail it to Jacquie.  The collected squares will be made into quilts and be donated.  There is one catch.  We can't use patterns.  Jacquie is encouraging us to get out of our comfort zone and experiment with improvisational piecing.  

If you know me personally, you know that "improvisation" is not my forte.  I am a "plan every detail" and "match the corners perfectly" kind of person.  This square took me far out of my regular style.               

15 comments:

Mommymita said...

That looks fun! improvising may be my way of quilting because you know I don't like instructions.

Great job and great fabric scraps! Do you want a bag of my scraps? They are far from neatly fold just jammed in a plastic bag but if you could use scraps - they're yours

カローラ said...

すごくかわいい!面白そうなプロジェクトだね。Denyse Schmidtのワークショップのサイトを見た後だったから、Jacquieさんのサイトを見てビックリしたよ。ワークショップには行けないけど、こんな風に参加できたら楽しいだろうね。

Janene said...

Very cool!

Anina said...

Love it!

twoplustwins said...

Marie,
very cute square. I am excited to see the rest!
~Kim

Marie' said...

Alison,
I would love your scraps!
I think this is more of your thing. I like to copy beautiful things other people come up with.

かろーらちゃん
やっぱり性格的にだめだわ。こういうのには向いてないと思う。ただDenyse Schmidtの作品は大好きだからいつかあの本に載っているようなキルト作ってみたいんだけどね。

jacquie said...

wonderful job! you have a knack for this!

Sara said...

From one planner to another....
I think you did a great job! My 1st attempt was less than fantastic (blogged here: itsjustonemore.blogspot.com)

Melissa said...

I like it. It sounds like it is for a great cause too.

Danae said...

You are brave! What a fun project.

Kimberly said...

That is a really cute idea! I love your idea for the square. I need to tell my sis in law about your blog. She loves to sew and would love to see all of your neat ideas!

Dawn said...

That square is FABULOUS! I too am a pattern, corner matching person, but love the scrappy improv look the best, I'm just a big chicken to try it. (Look, the first thought that pops into my head is "hey, maybe I need a improvising tutorial so I can follow the directions." - kinda missing the point.) I love the fabrics and colors on yours and how they play off each other. Good Job!

Sara said...

Yes, I think that I will do another improv block. Maybe do a few and make a mini-quilt or something. It is fun (yet a bit difficult, I find).

Magara said...

日本語でもコメントできるのね・・・。
知らなかった。

これなら大丈夫かな?

真理恵は天才ね。まるでお店に売っているみたい。

すごくかわいいし・・・。

センスも最高♪

Magara said...

あ、自己紹介が遅れましたが、まがらです。
初コメントしました。

英語じゃなきゃだめなんだとびびってましたが・・・。

日本語のコメントをみつけて、この参加登録方法で正しいかどうかは不明ですが、今後もブログをのぞいたらコメントさせてくださいね。

日本からお邪魔しました。