OMG – an improv horse

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Well, my goal this month was to make an improv quilt with any or all of the fabrics in this box…

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…and it’s not the greatest quilt or the most exciting improv but a finish, as they say, is better than perfect!

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After going away for a week I caught some kind of flu-like virus and I couldn’t muster the energy or enthusiasm to sew for a further week – I’ve never had such an illness before and I hope I won’t catch it again! Luckily, I’m just left with a cough now and I’m glad I linked up with OMG or I don’t think I’d have sewn anything this month.

The main challenge I found was that my coloured scraps were 1 1/2″ squares and 2″ x 1″ strips, which didn’t give me much leeway on cutting them and I only really managed a couple of strips and a block that I didn’t like much.

Then I thought perhaps the block would make a good horse blanket and I started enjoying the process a lot more once I felt I was aiming towards something, rather than joining pieces randomly.

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And, in the end, it turned into quite a fun little project even if my horse has ended up looking more like a donkey!

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Happy Sewing!

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

I’m also linking this post with TGIFF at Anja Quilts

15 thoughts on “OMG – an improv horse

  1. Benta says:

    That’s so cute! Hope you are feeling better (I’m writing from bed feeling sorry for myself with the lurgy but at least I’m catching up on bloglovin!)

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  2. Carol DeLater says:

    Yes, I do think your horse looks like a donkey, and that he is so darned cute. At first I thought IMPROV meant just slap sew something together with no planning…but then I rethought it and you have proved my second thinking is correct. Every “doing” needs a purpose. Sometimes we just don’t realize it. Great work.
    xx, Carol

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  3. MiriamD says:

    I love it! It’s so simple and I love how you are able to give such great outlines only using the same fabric – I love the dotted colour scraps as the horse’s blanket. Really nice work – did you enjoy it at least a little? (apart from still being ill of course – speedy recovery btw, nothing worse than being all poorly). xxx

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  4. Flashinscissors says:

    Sorry to hear you’ve been ill, but well done managing to finish your quilt.
    Oh, Janine! He’s so cute! (Ooooh, I hope it’s a he, sorry if not!)
    What a great way to use those scraps, and you’ve made such a lovely improv quilt!
    Such great ideas! Looking forward to seeing the next one! 😊
    Barbara x

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  5. soma @ whimsandfancies.com says:

    I am so sorry to hear that you got sick. Sounds very much like what my husband and I caught during our Scotland visit. Wishing you a very speedy recovery so you can be back to your Makery soon. That is a brilliant improv project. I love your horse. The line about your horse looking more like a donkey made me laugh out loud :)

    -Soma

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