Sunday, January 18, 2009

Project Improv

Earlier this month, I was wandering around blogland and came across Tallgrass Prairie Studio's Project Improv. I have been looking at a bunch of different quilting blogs lately. I guess I have caught the quilting bug. I have been looking at all the different swaps people are doing. I wanted to find something to get my feet wet. Project Improv was a great fit for me. We each need to make one wonky log cabin in the color group we chose. I went for the orange/pink group because I knew I had those colors in my stash. I made my first block and it went together so quick and easy! It took me less than a half hour. Since it came out looking nice I decided to go ahead and make one for each of the other color groups. These are the three blocks that I sent. They will be added to the charity quilts that are being made in each color group.

To see what everyone else is making go on over to the Flickr group.

I did a search for log cabin blocks to see what my options were. I saw many, many , many different versions. I tried one where you keep the beginning square in a corner (green/blue). Not bad, but not quite there either.

I saw one where you go around the main square in a specific sequence. It made the red/aqua block look very squarish. I like this one alot, but it might not work for a scrappy quilt if you don't have enough pieces in specific colors.

The pink/orange one was the first one I tried. I like how you just grab pieces and sew them on. Very free.

Now, I need to figure out what I am going to do for my personal Improv Project. Whatever it turns out to be, one thing I know is that it will be scrappy. Some of the things I want to make are coasters, placemats, purses, and quilts. I would like to eventually start and finish a spiderweb quilt. I would also like to make a crumb quilt, a crazy patch style quilt, and the list goes on and on. I think I am going to become one of those quilters that make lots of tops but only finishes a few quilts :)


Dragon's Dolphin said...

You have DEFINITELY caught the quilting bug! So you get the tops done and then give it to someone else to quilt! You have some ambitious ideas, I'll be looking forward to seeing your work on them!