I haven’t done much improv work in a while. It’s time to get back into it! I’m not sure why, but after grabbing a chunk of my favorite red, I spied this vintage gingham and thought they might work well together.

I cut some random skinny strips and started inserting them.

No big mystery here, just grab your rotary cutter and make a gently curving cut from bottom to top.

Sew the skinny strip (mine are less than an inch wide) to the piece on the left. Press toward the strip. Then stitch the right and left sides back together. I sew this second seam with the skinny strip on top. This time, press away from the strip. Otherwise your skinny strip can get “lost” in the valley between the background pieces.

Sometimes I add some other strips. It’s really just playing around at this point.

I just mess around until I find something I like and then work from there. Sometimes, I have to set them aside and think a while.

This bit is definitely at that stage.

Have a great day!


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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3 Responses to Improv

  1. Terry Back says:

    My favorite activity is improv piecing. Anything goes!😉

  2. Lillie says:

    They look like improv ladders!

  3. It’s so relaxing, isn’t it? Will be fun to see where this takes you!

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