Create Your Own Improv Quilts

A natural follow-up to the best-selling Create Your Own Free-Form Quilts, this book applies Rayna's no rules, no mistakes, no worries style to modern quilting.

Create Your Own Improv Quilts

A natural follow-up to the best-selling Create Your Own Free-Form Quilts, this book applies Rayna's no rules, no mistakes, no worries style to modern quilting. Starting with strips and geometric shapes, you'll cut and sew without patterns, required yardage, or complicated diagrams. This freeing method lets you create modern quilts organically as you follow your instincts, ask "what if...'", and experiment with scale, color, value, and placement.

Improv Paper Piecing

This creates irresistible, modern quilts with precise--yet improvisational--flavor. Amy's patterns easily appeal to both the modern and the new traditional quilt maker alike.

Improv Paper Piecing

Paper piecing blocks means they stand alone, mixed with other stand-alone style blocks in a quilt. Rarely are paper pieced designs repeated with other blocks to create a distinctly modern, secondary pattern that appears to be unrestrained. But Amy's paper-pieced patterns and 9 quilt designs combine both the precision of paper piecing and a spontaneous appeal. Design opportunities are opened through the repetition of paper-pieced blocks. This creates irresistible, modern quilts with precise--yet improvisational--flavor. Amy's patterns easily appeal to both the modern and the new traditional quilt maker alike.

Improvising Tradition

My approach focuses on three main techniques in the toolbox of improv quilting:
sewing with strips, creating strata, ... The result is perhaps the most rewarding
part: Your improvised quilt is uniquely your own, something that is made just the ...

Improvising Tradition

Improvisational piecing methods anchored within traditional quilting designs. Improvising Tradition pairs improvisationally pieced elements with more structured, and perhaps more familiar, quilt patterns to create projects that share a fresh, clean, and modern aesthetic. Author Alexandra Ledgerwood introduces readers to three basic improv piecing techniques: strip sets, piecing improvised strata, and slice and insert, then marries them with traditional quilting designs such as log cabins, coin and bar quilts, and even Hawaiian quilts. By using improvised elements within traditional patchwork quilt designs, Alexandra merges new and old quilting styles into projects that will appeal to a wide range of quilters. Eighteen original and modern quilting projects combine the beauty and familiarity of traditional techniques with the fresh, fun spirit of improvised quilting.

Mod Scrap Adventures

This book is aimed at creative individuals who would like to try improvisational piecing but don't know where to start. I offer some insight into the facets of design that will impact upon your finished quilt project.

Mod Scrap Adventures

What is the difference between a quilt that looks like you vomited up scraps and a fabulous modern improv pieced masterpiece? This book is aimed at creative individuals who would like to try improvisational piecing but don't know where to start. I offer some insight into the facets of design that will impact upon your finished quilt project. Explore my modern quilting theories and learn step by step the process to create your own Mod Scrap improvisational pieced quilts.

The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters

A Guide to Creating, Quilting, and Living Courageously Sherri Lynn Wood. The ...
I recommend designating a special blank book to be your own improv handbook
as a companion that completes this Improv Handbook. I am not the only writer ...

The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters

Forget step-by-step instructions and copycat designs. In The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters, Sherri Lynn Wood presents a flexible approach to quilting that breaks free of old paradigms. Instead of traditional instructions, she presents 10 frameworks (or scores) that create a guiding, but not limiting, structure. To help quilters gain confidence, Wood also offers detailed lessons for stitching techniques key to improvisation, design and spontaneity exercises, and lessons on color. Every quilt made from one of Wood’s scores will have common threads, but each one will look different because it reflects the maker’s unique interpretation. Featured throughout the book are Wood’s own quilts and a gallery of contributor works chosen from among the hundreds submitted when she invited volunteers to test her scores during the making of this groundbreaking work.

Improv Patchwork

Explore new options in improvisational piecing and empower your creativity!

Improv Patchwork

Explore new options in improvisational piecing and empower your creativity! Cut and combine solid-color fabrics to create your own “prints”—stripes, polka dots, chevrons, plaids, and more. Forget the rules (and even your ruler) as you piece colorful solids into compelling quilt designs. Use color, pattern, and repetition to develop your personal design aesthetic as you stitch freely to create unique quilts that pack a punch!

East Meets West Quilts

ENGAGE IN THE JOY OF CREATION The improv quilts in this book are based on
the Hachi Quilt Manifesto (see this page) ... be surprising yourself with a new skill
set—the ability to bravely go forward and create something that is all your own.

East Meets West Quilts

Improv quilting, in which quilt designs emerge organically as fabric is cut and stitched, is simple, popular, and fun. In this book, expert quilter Patricia Belyea offers improv instruction and shares her appealing Quilt Manifesto of five simple rules. While providing quilters with a starting point, the fifth rule of the Manifesto, “Break any rule you like,â€? opens the door to creative freedom. (However, the solid instructions allow even the rule-breakers to create beautiful quilts on the first try). Fourteen projects combine authentic Japanese yukata cottons and contemporary fabrics; each is finished with bold hand-stitching. The quilt-making process is presented in detail, and each quilt shows the irresistible wabi-sabi influence of Japanese design. The sense of discovery in each project is inspiring and out of the ordinary.

Quilt Improv

Covers techniques such as square piecing, basket weave, half-square triangles, chevrons, quarter circles and portholes. Contents: How to use this book Block instructions Quilt projects Techniques

Quilt Improv

Take inspiration from simple objects to create 12 beautiful, contemporary quilt blocks. Create original quilts from each block design and adapt them to your own style. Learn how to interpret print, pattern and shapes into unique quilting ideas and experiment with a range of innovative techniques for impressive, professional results. Covers techniques such as square piecing, basket weave, half-square triangles, chevrons, quarter circles and portholes. Contents: How to use this book Block instructions Quilt projects Techniques

Inspiring Improv

Explore the freeing power of improvised piecing with Nicholas Ball in his first book, Inspiring Improv.

Inspiring Improv

No patterns here, but definitely a plan! Explore the freeing power of improvised piecing with Nicholas Ball in his first book, Inspiring Improv. Learn his step-by-step technique-based process to explore six fundamental piecing structures. Practice how to stitch fabric together in an improvisational manner to create blocks or sections before using them to sew unique quilts all your own. Improv piecing doesn't have to mean chaotic end results. Look to the eight original projects included to see how to create sophisticated quilts with structure focusing on repeating blocks or large-scale scrappy designs. Follow along as Nicholas walks you through his original inspiration and follow his plan through to finished pieces, as he discusses which combination of his core piecing methods he used, and how to achieve showstopping, exciting work. From simple strip piecing through to complex circles and rings, you will be eager to experiment with making slabs, gentle curves, insets, triangles and even 9-patch and Log Cabin stacks. In no time, you'll be using them as a stepping stone to sewing original full-sized improvisational designs.

Minnesota quilts

Space Qui lt Some patriotic quilts celebrated pride in discoveries beyond the
boundaries of our earth. Cecile Louise ... Improvement and improvisation in
quilting will continue in the twenty-first century, as more people seek to be
connected through quilts. Quilters will ... Create your own connections — make a
quilt. The many ...

Minnesota quilts

Minnesota Quilts: Creating Connections with Our Past is a unique treasury of exceptional quilts, fascinating quilters, and their stories from the Minnesota Quilt Project, whose members traveled the state for nearly twenty years, photographing and documenting quilts and interviewing quiltmakers. The result is a collection as varied and expressive as the makers themselves. From early pioneer days to the 1970s, these quilts, showcased in glorious full-color photographs, span a significant era of Minnesota and reflect our distinctive heritage. Whether you’re a quilter or someone who has a love of quilts and their history, this collection of Minnesota’s extraordinary patchworks will help you create connections with your past.