Monday, October 20, 2014

A little bit of improv

I did something today that I don't normally do when sewing. I took out some scraps and cut with reckless abandon. No rulers, just eyeballing it. I have about a million projects and bee blocks that I'm in the middle of but I just wanted to do something a little different without any worries as to how it would turn out.

I watched Malka Dubrawsky's class on Creative Live a few weeks ago, 10 Ways to Love Improvisational Quilting. It was fun to watch along while Malka and the in-studio students happily sewed along. I came away with a lot of great ideas about putting blocks together in an improvisational way. My friend Sandi wrote a great review of the class over on her blog if you'd like to read more about it.

So back to today. I cut up some black and white squares and sewed up some half square triangles. They weren't exactly the same size and they were not perfectly square. It was fine. Still worked out. A la Malka, I added in some color strips and made them all fit together. It was freeing and fun. I might just start making more of these every now and then until I have enough for a big pillow. Maybe even a quilt. We'll see how that goes.

Linking up to Scraptastic Tuesday over at She Can Quilt.



  1. Thank you for the link! I love your HST! I couldn't make mine wonky enough to add the "pops of color". :)

  2. I think this is brilliant and so does my son who is heckling me to call HST a RAT (right angled triangle) Love your RAT! I hope you make more. Thank you for linking up to Scraptastic Tuesday


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