Thursday, December 1, 2011

Out of the block pile

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These cute little blocks have been done, sitting in a box since March waiting to be used.  They finally got their time at the sewing machine the other day:

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I’m not a big fan of improv piecing like the this…I like the look of it but doing it is like doing a puzzle.  I don’t like puzzles.  :)  I’m in awe of quilters who love (and are good at!) doing improv all the time.

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Luckily this one didn’t take too much figuring out to get all the blocks sewn together and spaced how I wanted them…but you can see with all those little strips here and there…it takes some planning!

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38 comments:

randi said...

it came out great! and the colors are so pretty!

i am not an improv gal either, but i do like the look. i think i would spend too much time trying to make things symmetrical and i would ruin the whole thing! :)

Debbie said...

it's looking fantastic!!

Tiara said...

Beautiful!

the girlfriend gap said...

this is so cute ! thanks for sharing .

Heleen Groot said...

It looks great! Lovely colours too. Very neatly done!

**nicke... said...

well, i love it! great job!

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

It looks super cute!!! Way to try out improv!!

toots2u said...

It turned out great! I love the quilt and the colors!!

toots2u said...

It turned out great! I love the quilt and the colors!!

Sew Festive said...

I just got that doll fabric on a whim, and had been wondering how to use it since it's waaaay outside my norm in fabric. I think yours looks great! Improv was an excellent choice to continue the whimsy :)

Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

Love it, but it must really take some time in planning.

Megan said...

Eeep, so cute! The gray fabric is perfect to showcase in the center of all those blocks. I probably work way too hard and go through way too many sheets of graph paper to get an improv look, too.

Rebecca said...

Beautiful! I love the improv. look, but I haven't mustered the courage to try it yet - maybe some day!

Jayme said...

i LOVE it!!!!! it looks awesome! if you never do improv blocking (is that right?) again, at least you can say that you did it and that it turned out AMAZING!!

Carol said...

Love it, so fresh and spring like.
Carol xx

safieh said...

First of all: cute cute cute!!! But then: I totally understand how you feel. I can't even start on a project until I know exactly where I'm heading. I don't mind changing it up midway, but I can't even cut into the fabric if I can't visualize how it will fit together! Good that you challenged yourself!

Kim Apted said...

It looks great, the effect is very sweet.

I'm a bit terrified of improv piecing myself, and I solve problems for a living!! I guess I'll just have to try my hand at it and see how it goes.

Becky said...

That is just way cute! I love the way it turned out!

Lesley said...

What a lovely fresh quilt! You're very creative...all the colors work and it makes me smile!

Kayti said...

So beautiful, Aunt ALLI. I LOVE IT!!!

Maybe that will be my next attempt at quilting!!!

love ya,
kayti

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Oh I just love it Allison! Great job!

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

It looks fantastic. I am just the opposite, the more like a puzzle it is, the more I am into it and loving it too. I get bored easy when there isn't a lot of thought into how to put it together, I guess I like the challenge.

bethanndodd said...

EEK!!! I LOVE it, seriously!!! The colors, the blocks, the layout...everything is perfect! I am piecing a back together with some improv blocks so I know what you mean. I can't believe how much time it takes to plan it out ;) Yours was totally worth it! Thanks for sharing. Smiles~Beth

miamihoney said...

Really nice. Love it..you really pulled it off.

'Manda said...

Beautiful! Everything is perfect.

Beth said...

Never thought about this but like the look

Maureen T. said...

Oh my gosh, it's perfect! You did a wonderful job!!

9patchnurse said...

I know what you mean about the improv piecing. I have done it a couple times and it takes me FOREVER, plus I don't love the zillion seams I end up with. I love your finished product, great blocks!

Beth said...

Oh, so lovely. I have a project that is waiting for me to stop "planning" and start cutting and sewing. This might be the motivation I needed! Thanks for sharing.

Dawn said...

You did a wonderful job! The colors, blocks everything is yummy.

emedoodle said...

I love it! :)

Sue said...

This is a really pretty quilt, love the modern abstract feel to it.

Mrs.Pickles said...

very pretty love the colours

Katy Cameron said...

Oh I love the look of this, glad the blocks finally got out to play :o)

Claire Jain said...

Oh, come on. That is SO cute. Definitely looking like some fun girly stuff is getting crafted in your neck of the woods. I'm buried in a queen-sized quilt of blues and whites, so this project is such a breath of fresh air. Thanks for sharing!

ancee said...

Awesome Job! You should make a pattern from this, I would absolutely buy it! You are the greatest....this says little baby girl all over it!
xo, Nancy

Clair said...

Looks great!

Elle said...

It may take some planning, but so worth it! I love this! I wish I could run home to make something like this right now, in fact! (I'm also biased, in that I absolutely love puzzles and figuring out how to put things like this together!) I think I'm going to have to put together a version with a few on-point, as well! I'd been debating a chevron quilt with my aqua and red stash, but I'm now thinking I'll have to save some for blocks! :)

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