Improv is this quarters theme for The Endeavourers. I missed last quarter as it was the run up to the City and Guilds final show and I ran out of time although I had a lot of ideas. Talking of ideas, this is round up of a few tutorials I found on the subject of improvisational quilting or piecing – there are a variety of methods!
I love this one as it produces a circular pattern from straight lines. Improv quilt block tutorial – Mister Domestic teaches how to make a fun quilt block
This has the more usual rectangular construction but interesting ways to use the ‘blocks’ in a quilt. Improv piecing tutorial with scraps! by Kelly Young author of Stash Statement
Embrace the curve! Ditch the ruler and improv with freely cut curves. I have cut the same way but pinned the pieces. Leslie Tucker Jenison shows that it is not necessary for gentle curves. Cut, piece and sew curves without a ruler on Fresh Quilting with Leslie Tucker Jenison (212-3)
This method uses improv piecing and quilt-as-you-go! Improv log cabin by Teresa DownUnder
There is a second tutorial by Teresa Down Under to join the pieces in two different ways here
Some methods use strip scraps, others larger pieces, it all depends on the effect you wish to achieve and the end result – an art quilt or utilitarian, it’s up to you!