The Making of an Improv Charity Quilt Block
If you were following along last week as I took over 52 Quilters social media accounts (which was a blast BTW), then you already know I'm working on a charity quilt intended for a local women's shelter. Just one of the many reasons why I love our quilting community!
After I posted a picture of the first block on Instagram, I received a comment from a fellow quilter who would love to be able to piece like that. I was completely touched to have someone compliment my work and I wanted to encourage them that they too could tackle such a project.
Since I am dealing solely with the scraps leftover from the QuiltCon Michael Miller Charity Challenge the Montreal Modern Quilt Guild tackled, I couldn't recreate the original block. So I put together my first Flipagram of another block (they will all be different) to help show how it all comes together.
This is complete improv. I din't have a plan. I didn't measure things out. I just started sewing strips together. And then decided to cut up them up into various sizes - mainly 5", 3" and 2"! There were a few solid scraps that I also cut into similar sizes.
From there I decided to randomly lay them out on my DIY design wall and thought it could be fun to piece the pieces together like a little puzzle based on where the pieces fit best.
Here's how it looks:
I hope this encourages you to think outside the box, skip using a pattern and just follow your gut. There is no right or wrong here. Just fun!
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