Well, my goal this month was to make an improv quilt with any or all of the fabrics in this box…
…and it’s not the greatest quilt or the most exciting improv but a finish, as they say, is better than perfect!
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.
And, in the end, it turned into quite a fun little project even if my horse has ended up looking more like a donkey!
Janine @ Rainbow Hare
I’m also linking this post with TGIFF at Anja Quilts
16 thoughts on “OMG – an improv horse”
Aw, he’s a cute little guy! Perhaps he’s a mule?
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So cute! I think the scrappy border stripes really tie it all together.
Now maybe he needs some improv friends… a goat and a cow, maybe? :)
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Hubby and I both have had a bacterial sinus infection, wouldn’t think it would be catching but it’s very!
Oh how brilliant you are!! Love your little improv horse. I don’t think your little horse looks like a donkey at all. Me thinks a thoroughbred, most definitely. =)
Cute little horse-donkey-horse! The colored blanket made me think of some lovely southwestern/Mexican horse blankets I’ve seen. Memories.
soma @ whimsandfancies.com
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 :)
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! 😊
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
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.
Oh, I forgot to say I hope you feel better quickly.
So very cool! I love improv. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.
Anja @ Anja Quilts
Your improv is great. Very creative. Thanks for linking up your finish with Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday.
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I love your horse – what fun! Now I’m curious to see whether working on this is going to feed into your Endeavourers quilt!
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!)
Thankss for sharing