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Improv Quilting

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Improv Quilting

Have you heard of improv piecing?  Basically, it is the process of sewing a quilt without a pattern, letting it grow organically as you stitch each block together.  I’ve wanted to try improv piecing for a long time.  The main thing I couldn’t wrap my brain around was how to make a flat quilt with wonky lines.  Then I found The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters.  The book breaks down several techniques for improv that help create a little structure in what could be a completely unstructured process. Next my plan was simple.  Schedule a workshop based on this book so that I would...

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Improv Quilting

improv modern quilt

Improv Quilting

Have you heard of improv piecing?  Basically, it is the process of sewing a quilt without a pattern, letting it grow organically as you stitch each block together.  I’ve wanted to try improv piecing for a long time.  The main thing I couldn’t wrap my brain around was how to make a flat quilt with wonky lines.  Then I found The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters.  The book breaks down several techniques for improv that help create a little structure in what could be a completely unstructured process. Next my plan was simple.  Schedule a workshop based on this book so that I would...

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Plant Bucket Tote

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Plant Bucket Tote

I am a huge lover of all things plants, but until recently I thought my green thumb was only functional outside.  Surely I couldn't keep houseplants alive, could I?  Last fall I couldn't stand the idea of not having something green around me, so I brought in lots of my potted plants and have gradually added to my collection every time I pass a nursery!  I've lost a few here and there, but overall I'm pretty happy with how my indoor green thumb has been developing.     I found  this beautiful snake plant for a steal, but didn't have...

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