Hi friends! I am sharing about my most recent finish quilty finish, my improv quilt!
My Improv Quilt – the backstory
So, in June of 2020, I took a quilt class through my quilt guild via Zoom. I believe it was our first Zoom class. The class was called Wedge curve Improv and it was taught by Sherri Lynn Wood. It would be a stretch for me as I don’t do a lot of improv.
I decided to use fabrics that I had hand dyed with a friend a few years ago and just see what happened!
Th quilt mostly pieced and then, well, it sat. Folded up in a small basket. It was a folded mess.
It sat until a few weeks ago when I decided that I would finish the quilt and so I could put it in my guild’s quilt show in June.
I planned to quilt it myself which, if you know me, I don’t quilt many of my quilts. I quilt by checkbook so this would be interesting to see how it came out! The plan was to do a lot of straight line quilting and I wanted to quilt each section with a different color thread.
The different wedges were colored to represent different seasons- summer, fall, winter and spring.
In the spring section I quilted with a pale variegated green, summer was a bright pink and turquoise variegated, fall was orange and winter was a pale lilac.
In the background areas I quilted using a pale peach and a beige variegated.
The Improv Quilt
I LOVE how it came out.
The quilting is straight(ish) lines and not even but I like their wonkiness. Yes, there are starts and stops and missteps so this quilt would never get very far in a judged quilt show but it is my improv quilt and I am happy with it.
I called is Seasons of a Pandemic since it was started during the pandemic and I worked on it across a few seasons. The wonky quilting reflects how I feel about the last few years and all the changes we have had to go through. At the end, to me, the quilt feels bright and happy which is how I want to approach my life- happy and grateful for all I have.
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I can’t wait to see.