Sunday, October 27, 2013

Quilting at the Improv: Update

You wanted to see the finished form of the improvisational quilt block I showed  HERE.


Instead of quilting the block with a batting,
 I backed it with an iron-on interfacing
and "quilted" it with top-stitching before piping the perimeter,
 applying a pillow back,
and filling it with a pillow form.
Think I'll try to sell it at a holiday arts/crafts show.

I couldn't go to the October improvisational piecing day because of a conflict
so I'm looking forward to the November session.
The assignment is to choose an inspirational print,
a patterned fabric showing the print's dye selections along the selvages.
The idea is to use the dye dots as a guide for selecting solid or near-solid fabrics
to create a color scheme...an easy, surefire way to a color scheme.


Here's the scheme for my next quilt block :)
We'll continue our explorations of improvisational piecing.

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16 comments:

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love this Becky. You are amazingly talented.

Dewena Callis said...

That is a classy pillow! I don't know anything about any kind of quilting but I know something pretty when I see it.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Ooooh. Yous got skilz!! Love the pillow and cannot wait to see the next piece! This is sooo perfect for you!

rosaria williams said...

I love it!

jmac said...

Love Love Loves it!!! sigh....I wish I had the patience to do handwork but alas, I DO NOT!! So I really appreciate someone who does!!

Nib's End said...

Tres chic, Becky. I am genuinely enjoying this quilting class of yours. The colors of your next project almost jump out and slap my face. I am looking forward to seeing what you will create with them.

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Becky, this looks so fun. My mom was an amazing quilter and my girls quilt, too. Somehow, it skipped me.

Fondly,
Glenda

donna baker said...

I love quilting. I have always gravitated to the old quilts, but your pillow makes me want to see contemporary quilting.

Linda@arichtapestry said...

You've created an attractive piece, Becky. I'm sure getting the pieces in place to do the sewing machine stitching was quite fiddly and you've done a good job. I hope we get to see your next creation!

Nancy said...

It's beautiful and you did a super job on the construction.....If isn't already asked for I would love to buy it from you...considering the price....I collect sheep and this would be a perfect addition....
Email me if you're interested...

The Jerdees said...

Looks like you're having fun mom.

RuneE said...

I would be right home with the moose on the pillow!

Leslie said...

I LOVE it!

S. Etole said...

Wonderful creativity. Always loved going in a fabric store.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Wooheee youve did it. Love it my friend. It turned out just as I thought it would. Love the moose and the colors.
Can't wait for you next project to be on display here.

And yea Becky I'll keep you updated with my site and fun things we're creating.
So far still in the painting and stitching mode. hihih.
Hugs for you and your hubby.

Dagmar

The Jerdees said...

So I took Landon to the Iowa Historical Museum this weekend. They had a quilt exhibit that he actually found interesting. He really liked one quilt with a star pattern and I asked if he would like Nana to make one for him. He pointed at that quilt and said "I want her to make THAT one for me."