Just Improv

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Today is the Endeavourers’ fourth quarterly reveal day and I’m very grateful to all my fellow members for their endless inspiration, encouragement and enthusiasm. I love the way this group prompts us to embark on new journeys with fabric that we should never otherwise have contemplated :)

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This quarter’s theme was ‘Improv’ and I resolved to make something just improv – no stories, no pictures…

 

If you are a regular follower of my blog, you may have noticed I don’t really do abstract…

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So this was certainly a very tricky theme for me and you can read more about my challenges this quarter and the process of making this quilt here.

Please visit The Endeavourers blog to see the improv quilts my fellow group members  have made. I’m sure it’s going to be a wonderful and varied collection and I can’t wait to see them all myself.

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Happy Sewing!

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

I’m linking this post with Leanne at Devoted Quilter for TGIFF and CRAZY MOM QUILTS for Finish it up Friday

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