June 24, 2012
A little improv
Quilting Modern by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen is the perfect book to get me started. I'm a huge fan of both their quilts and blogs. (I could gush for several pages here, but I'll stick to the point) I think one of the reasons I avoid improv is that the number of choices seems overwhelming. Jacquie and Katie break it down and explain how they approach a new quilt. Then they show seven different improv techniques to try. OK, I can do this! Choosing a quilt size, a technique and a few fabrics before I began cutting made approaching my task much easier.
My first blocks were way too big so I cut them down and went along adding bits around the blocks to make it all fit together. I'm pleased with the way this part of the bag turned out. Now, shall I use the same technique for the other side or try another one? I can't wait to try their ideas for triangles!
Have you tried a new technique lately?