Quilt Improv Giveaway + Love in a Log Cabin Ornament

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Designer Lucie Summers of Summersville is author of the recent Quilt Improv: Incredible Quilts from Everyday Inspirations.

In Quilt Improv, Lucie shows how to turn every day inspiration into contemporary quilt blocks. She guides you to interpret the twelve quilt blocks in the book to make original quilts, sharing lots of design principles and important quilting techniques in the process. Lucie leads you to independence and confidence in your improvisational quilting!

Today we have an international giveaway for Quilt Improv: Incredible Quilts from Everyday Inspirations! Let us know in the comments about your experiences with improv quilting. Are you comfortable finding your own design path when you quilt? Do you stick with patterns you know and love? Are you inspired by improvisation? Your comment enters you to win a copy of the book.

In addition to a giveaway Lucie stopped by to share today’s sweet “Love in a Log Cabin” Ornament tutorial, which she designed for all of us here at Sew Mama Sew. Enjoy this super-easy project; you could make a few for Valentine’s Day gifts!

We’re the final stop in a long and fun blog tour for Quilt Improv, so check out the full list of participating sites at Stitch Craft Create for interviews, giveaways and more. You can also get a peek at the quilts in the book via this trailer:

Love in a Log Cabin Ornament by Lucie Summers

Surprise a loved one this Valentine’s Day with this cute little log cabin ornament mounted in a tiny embroidery hoop! It’s quickly and easily made in under an hour.

You will need:

  • 4” embroidery hoop
  • Scrap strips of fabric at least 1” wide, any length up to approx 7”
  • Felt tip pen
  • Small piece of felt 5” square
  • Double sided tape
  • Fabric glue
  • Pencil
  • Usual sewing kit: scissors, thread, sewing machine, iron

1. Draw around the outside of the embroidery hoop on the piece of felt with a pencil and cut out. Leave to one side until later.

2. Choose a small square of fabric for the middle of your log cabin (mine was approx 1”) and draw a small heart in the middle with the felt tip pen.

3. Cut another piece of fabric roughly the same size and stitch (using a quarter inch seam allowance) to the top of the heart fabric and press.

4. Cut a strip and stitch to the right hand side of the heart fabric.

5. Do the same to the bottom, then the left hand side, pressing after stitching with a hot iron.

6. Repeat another “round” with different fabrics, stitching in the same sequence: top, right, bottom, left. Each of my strips is roughly one inch wide, but you can do them any width you fancy, within reason!

7. Depending on the width of your strips, you are likely to need to stitch a third round. Check your progress against the size of the embroidery hoop; not much of the third round of fabrics will be seen, but they need to be thicker than previously to help tension the ornament when you mount it. My third round strips were approx 2” wide, making my log cabin around 6.5” square. Remember to press your log cabin firmly.

8. Stick thin strips of double sided tape around the outside rim of the inner hoop.

9. Peel the paper backing from the tape and place the hoop under the log cabin. Try to center the heart motif as best you can. Loosen the screw on the outer embroidery hoop and place it on top of the log cabin. Push down firmly on the hoop, ‘framing’ the log cabin. You may need to manipulate your fabric a little to straighten up seams or to pull the log cabin a bit tighter. When you are happy with how it looks, tighten up the screw.

10. Smooth the little tab of fabric that you can see underneath the screw using a small pair of scissor or similar; ensure it sticks to the tape underneath. Trim the back, trying to cut as near as possible to the wood. A small pair of sharp embroidery scissors is just right for this job!

11. Using the fabric glue, glue the felt circle to the back of the hoop. Place under a heavy book to dry, then trim any little bits of felt that are visible from the front.

12. And there you go! One super cute Valentine’s gift in no time at all!

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146 Responses to Quilt Improv Giveaway + Love in a Log Cabin Ornament

  1. Sharon S. says:

    Love it! And, yes, I’m much more comfortable with improve than following a pattern! Recently joined a QAL and having to follow a detailed patchwork pattern nearly drove me nuts! That’s when I realized just how much I enjoy improve and just the process of creating and expressing myself through my creations…..although learning patchwork is good discipline and I’m sure it will help me grow as a quilter! :)

  2. Margie says:

    Super sweet and simple. That’s my speed ;)

  3. Lyn Kaufmann says:

    I a confident beginner so have been sticking to patterns. Love quits with circles in them and really want to try one.

  4. langsamleben says:

    So far I haven’t tried any improv quilting, but I would love to get started. Maybe this book will give me the courage.

  5. Mary P says:

    I find myself quite the mix. Sometimes I love to follow patterns while other times I do improv, and other times sketch out a design. I’m always trying to stretch my boundaries.

  6. Paula says:

    I have done some improv quilting … it’s fun but more challenging than it looks! Thank you for the great little project and the giveaway!

  7. Jane B says:

    I do lots of improv piecing of scraps then cut them into block shapes/units that I need. I’ve been working in monochrome where I use all my blue or pink or red scraps together to make the fabric slab before I cut. I probably need some more inspiration to try something different.

  8. Liz says:

    I enjoy the occasional Improv project – I find it’s a great way to use of scraps and all those odd-shaped bits leftover from paper piecing projects.

  9. Jen S says:

    My first attempt into improv quilting was on a baby doll quilt for my niece. I took inspiration for my pattern based upon a scrappy log cabin style. I then finished it by embroidering her name in one panel. I like following patterns to help with measurements but always like to tweak things just a bit to add my own special touch.

  10. Patterns all the way!

  11. SS says:

    I love a good process/procedure/pattern but this level of improv seems manageable! Very cute.

  12. To be honest, I’ve tried improvisational quilting without realising it! I just thought I was making it up at the time, I didn’t realise it was a ‘thing’. Now I know it is, this book would be really useful!!

  13. I’d love a chance to win a copy of Lucie’s book – it looks amazing! I’ve done a little work with strings, but struggle with all the decisions required when trying something totally improv. It’s one of the skills I want to work on this year :)

  14. Heather M says:

    I have done a little improv. I like log cabin blocks, I feel like I’m still kind of following a pattern. Some other attempts had me stumped, but I’m planning on trying again.

  15. mel says:

    I have zero experience with improv quilting…It terrifies me! But I love seeing other people’s work and hope to one day dabble in this world myself.

  16. Sadie B. says:

    I have done a little improv quilting but just simple strip piecing and log cabins. improv is harder, for me, and more time consuming but improv quilts are my inspiration. i would love to win this book to further my improv skills. thanks!

  17. Nicole Sender says:

    Quilt Improv: Incredible Quilts from Everyday Inspirations would be a great help to me. I really like the Love in a Log Cabin Ornament.

  18. Lisa says:

    I like to create my own designs based on easy standard and traditional blocks and shadows. Would love to learn more about Improv Quilting.

  19. Wendy says:

    I have made one improv quilt that was a log cabin block that I used scraps cut at many widths and just went with it. I did have trouble when it came to putting the blocks together though as they didn’t line up and I then just added a strip here and there to make it work. :-)

  20. Audrey says:

    Great tutorial! I haven’t done any improv quilting, I’m a bit intimidated (type A personality!) Someday . . .!!!

  21. R says:

    Would love to read an organized approach to improv! I’m terrible with patterns!

  22. Teressa says:

    I love improv quilting and even if I don’t win the book I’ll probably have to get it. Thanks for the chance to win!

  23. Judy says:

    I have done one improv block and actually enjoyed it more than I thought I would. I definitely would like to do more of it.

  24. Lucy Hedrick says:

    I have made very few attempts at improv quilting and would love more pointers on how to do it more successfully!

  25. Mary says:

    I’ve never done improv quilting at all, but I’d love to give it a try!

  26. Tamara says:

    Love this! My scrap box is definitely up for this sort of challenge!

  27. Stephanie says:

    I have made one improv quilt and it is one of my most favorites. I am not sure why I haven’t done another, but I may put that on my list! Thanks for the chance to win! I love that little log cabin so cute!

  28. katie says:

    most of my projects are somwhat improv. I like to get inspiration from pinterest and then attempt to recreate then general idea of what I saw in a picture. so much fun! the project above would make a cute little valentines pin cushion for a quilty friend.

  29. Jess says:

    I find I really prefer improv quilting. If I have to follow a pattern and make a really technical or complicated block over and over again, I get bored. I love to kind of make it up as I go and use a simple design with big results. :)

    Jess

  30. Gina S. says:

    Havn’t tried this, but it looks like a lot of fun!

  31. Catherine Etter says:

    Love to learn and improvisational is the way to go!!!!!!

  32. Kathy M. says:

    I love the look of improv quilts but I have trouble doing it. My blocks always look just like the sample, which kind of defeats the purpose of improv. Also I find that it takes careful planning to achieve that random look. Who knew?

  33. Gayle says:

    I have made improve blocks before but didn’t make a quilt out of them. I would love this book, I’m sure it would help me have more confidence to actually make an improve quilt.

  34. susaninfrance says:

    am very interested in improv quilting/piecing and would very much like a class or a book to get started. but my reluctance to start something new is holding me back!

  35. Lenore says:

    My family does a challenge quilt every year. Usually where we each start a block, send it to the next person who adds something to it, pass it to the next person, etc.

    One year, after a trip to Europe, my sister did an improve of a wonderful bridge she saw. I used one of her pictures from her trip and improved the Prague Astonomical Clock. That was my first try and I loved it! Very freeing!!!

  36. Mary R says:

    I have not tried improv, looks like fun

  37. Lee says:

    I am pretty new to quilting so I stick to the “what I know” and pattern! thanks!

  38. I have experimented with improv quilting on a bag for my sister. I did the back side as a QAYG improv piece, with the front as a star. I thought it would be easy because you could just pull out a strip and go, but I needed to plan more carefully where my pieces would go, to avoid sewing myself into a QAYG corner!

    I would really love to win a copy of “Quilt Improv” and continue my adventure with this type of project! Thanks for the opportunity to participate in your giveaway!

  39. Nancy says:

    I made my dog a quilt…nothing to daring,but it was fun, and I would like to do more improv!

  40. Teje says:

    Hi! Thank you for a great tutorial and fantastic give away! I love improv quilting! Sometimes it goes easier and sometimes not. Would love to find help and inspiration from this book! x Teje
    nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

  41. Dawn says:

    I have not tried improv yet. I usually start with a pattern and then modify it somewhat. Thanks for the tutorial.

  42. Tabitha Keener says:

    I’m a new quilter and still finding my way, especially with improvisational quilting! I would love a copy of this book, it sounds great and would definitely teach me a lot! Thanks!

  43. Carol P. says:

    I follow a pattern but use my own colors.

  44. Jayne says:

    I feel like most of my quilts have some kind of improv in them! Would love this book! Have it my cart on Amazon! Pick me, pick me!

  45. Marcy says:

    Love improv quilting. No quilt police need judge mine! Thanks for the giveaway.

  46. Margaret says:

    I love seeing what people do with improv. I have made a couple of improv quilts and have been happy with how they turned out, but I always tend to go back to very linear patterns.

  47. Tif says:

    I have not yet entered the world of quilting, but plan to soon. The design possibilities intrigues me and I can see how one can easily lose themselves in the creativity process!

  48. Steph says:

    I’m getting better with improv though I usually have to have some kind of order even in improv!

  49. Debra Kay Neiman says:

    I haven’t really tried improv yet, but I like what I see. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  50. Karyn Ashley-Smith says:

    For some reason, I can’t seem to follow the pattern from start to finish…what would happen if I just did this, or that….. or turned it this way, or that way…. LOVE improv! Isn’t everything just a little bit better when you step outside the box?

  51. Jan says:

    I am intrigued to learn more about Lucie’s techniques and inspirations. I have been working on a projects that I suppose could be called improv. I decided upon a couple of piecing rules for the blocks and then loosely followed them. There wasn’t a pattern, and think the quilt is going to be quite adorable when I finish it for my friends newly born baby. :)

  52. Sara says:

    I love improv quilting. Have done one so far and am getting ready to do another. There is such freedom in it. I love the way the fabrics accent each other. Finding a border to go along with it is a lot of fun too. Skies the limit! :D

  53. Meriel says:

    I’ve looked at improv but haven’t dared try it yet – I’m fairly new to quilting! It looks like so much fun!

  54. Rainy says:

    I love improv piecing, and quilt-as-you-go. It feels freeing to not measure a million things!

  55. sandy says:

    The book is awesome. Please throw me into the pot

  56. Becca says:

    I use my scraps for my improve. Orphan blocks aren’t safe from the rotary cutter. They go from being standard Blocks to something very different with a few cuts and some added fabric. I love improv piecing and think we need more of it.

  57. I *want* to improv, and I already usually work from my own designs, but always within the bounds of traditional piecing. I have so much to learn – this book looks great! Thanks for the giveaway chance : )

  58. Rina says:

    I haven’t tried improv piecing but have done crazy quilts so at least I’m on the right track.

  59. Robyn Conners says:

    I am a fairly new quilter. Not sure how long I can keep the title, I have been sewing for a year and a half and have made 4 quilts and other misc. items. I am dying to do an improv quilt!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  60. Jill says:

    I want to learn improv quilting and would love to win a copy of this book. Thank you

  61. Emilyplays in WA says:

    I do like to improv and find that I often will improv around or with a more standard block to give it some movement.

  62. Mary on Lake Pulaski says:

    I a definitelly inspired by improvisation. It is very relaxing to sew without a pattern and no chance of mistakes.

  63. Donna B says:

    I haven’t tried improv yet, but plan to real soon! this is a fun project!!

  64. Shelley says:

    I love making quilts in which there is an element of design as you go along — I am no longer interested in making traditional quilts that consist of the same block in the same fabrics over and over. Would love to continue to develop my skills.

  65. Laura says:

    I’m a new quilter and haven’t tried improv yet but I love the quilts made that way, so I need to screw up my courage and just do it!

  66. Laura B says:

    I improved pieced a block for the back of a quilt using scraps.

  67. Shirley says:

    I am actually taking
    A class on improv this Sat.!
    I may very excited about it.
    Shirley

  68. Carrie Maria says:

    With the help of Alissa Haight Carlton (Modern Minimal), I actually got over my fear of improv piecing. (Only with solids though – prints still scare me!)

  69. DeborahGun says:

    I have done a little bit of Improv. piecing and loved it :-)

  70. Carrie Maria says:

    Thanks to Modern Minimal (Alissa Haight Carlton), I tackled some improv piecing for quilt #4. I’m not going to lie – it made me nervous at first, but once I got into the grove, I had a blast with it. Pics to come… I still have to quilt the beast!

  71. Karrie Smith says:

    I haven’t really tried improv yet. I would love to get my mitts on a copy of this book! I love trying new things.

  72. Janice says:

    I tend to stick to patterns, although I did make an improv doll quilt with my daughter. It was fun, and turned out OK.

  73. Jason says:

    I’ve never tried it but it looks like so much fun! I’d love to learn how to improv quilt!

  74. Lynne Tiley says:

    I have put quilts together a little bit “on the fly” but still following simple basic procedures. I haven’t really gone hog wild yet, and I really want to try.

  75. melisssa h says:

    Ve never done any improv quilting but it sounds like fun!

  76. Sue Staum says:

    I am finding that I love improv piecing the best! I have lots to learn and try but am enjoying every minute!

  77. Sue Staum says:

    I’m finding that I enjoy improv piecing the best!! I have lots to learn and try but sure am enjoying every minute!

  78. Melissa says:

    I love improv quilting! This book looks great!

  79. I love improv, although it does require a lot more thinking and self-doubt than following a pattern. I think it appeals to both my creative and analytical side.

  80. I really enjoy improv piecing. I like using up scraps and the fact that it always turns out differently every time!

  81. Ellen M. says:

    I’m a fairly new quilter and have never tried improv quilting. My lack of experience makes following specific directions better for me, but I’d love to try something a little “free-er”. Thanks for the tutorial and chance at the book!

  82. beth says:

    I haven’t done a lot of improv quilting, but when I have, I’ve enjoyed it. Cute Valentine project!

  83. HeatherK says:

    I’ve only done a little improv–one a block for my bee that I asked for. I’m also planning on using up my extra scraps in an improv strip on the back of the Christmas quilt I’m just starting. I’d love to check out this book–one of my hive mates just posted that she got her copy.

  84. Carrie P. says:

    I could use some help with quilting improv. I am so used to go by a pattern it is hard for me to be free with sewing. thanks for the giveaway. love the little hoop

  85. Cindy P. says:

    I would love to do improv quilting! Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway.

  86. Cindy P. says:

    Would love to try improv quilting. Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway!

  87. Amber says:

    I love this little project. I’m not quite confident enough in my fabric choices yet to make a big quilt but this little project is perfect. Thank you!

  88. Jan says:

    I watched the trailer and those quilts are amazing. I have zero experience with improv quilting. It’s now on my list of things to do.

  89. janet moilanen says:

    I usually make some changes if I’m following a pattern and I never use only one line of fabric in a quilt. But that’s as adventurous as I get! I would love to improvise more – do you think Lucie’s book can help me? :>)

  90. SarahZ says:

    What a sweet little log cabin! I rather like improvisation, and yet am not quite all on board the wonky train…I love improv strips and panels, but when it comes to triangle patterns(stars and such) I tend to want them rather more “strict” :) Thank you for another chance to win this beautiful book!

  91. Nesta says:

    I had the luck to follow a course for improv quilting and fell in love with it! I would like to carry on now along this path…Thank you for this sweet tutorial!

  92. Marti says:

    I haven’t attempted any improv quilting yet, but I am in love with the way it looks and am determined to try it!

  93. Carola says:

    I love improv quilting! I was lucky to take a class in college with a Scottish designer who taught us several techniques, and I am always delighted to try out new techniques. I like the creativity and freedom of improv…

  94. Marianne says:

    This looks to be such an inspiring book. I’ve never tried improv but need to get over my fear and let loose!

  95. Patti says:

    Improv always looks so easy when others do it, but my brain freezes when I try it!! I will keep trying though! Thanks for this cute tutorial, and the book looks just fantastic.

  96. Jude Jones says:

    I quite enjoy improv quilting, it is relaxing to me and I really enjoy the outcome….more than a rigidly pieced block/quilt. Took a class on Denyse Schmidt’s process, really has helped me move forward. Thank you for the give away. I would love to get your book.

  97. Connie Rodriguez says:

    I have never improv quilted before. It is a little intimidating to me
    Thanks for the tutorial

  98. Laurie says:

    I usually follow patterns for quilts but I did make a quilt completely by improvisation and it was published in a magazine after someone spotted it at a show – pretty cool!!!

  99. Emme says:

    This is my kind of quilting!

  100. Carol says:

    I just love the fabrics Lucie creates and this book looks amazing! Wanting to sew and create…this book looks like the right inspiration.

  101. Bari says:

    I generally go my own way on quilting, but am just getting into the improv! It is fun!

  102. Jane S. says:

    Anything improv is SO difficult for me. The closest I’ve come so far was making a Yellow Brick Road quilt. That’s kind of a controlled randomness/improv and I was able to do that, but anything more than that is really outside my comfort zone. This book would hopefully help me get over my awkward approach to improv. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

  103. Christine M says:

    I’ve never tried any improv quilting. I love the hoop. I want to try one of those and it’s on my to do list.

  104. I love improv piecing! I made a wonky log cabin last year for my cousin and found the process so freeing! I’d love to have some more improv inspiration in the form of this book!

  105. Jenny says:

    I’ve tried two different improv blocks – one with improv curves – the mega orange peel block, and it went well, and an overlapping squares block which looks great. I want to make an improv baby quilt for my sister in law soon – would love to win this book! Thanks for the chance!

  106. Dita says:

    Oh, this is so cute!

  107. Jean says:

    I love improv and hope to do more. Always looking for tips to make projects more successful.

  108. I’ve never tried improv quilting but have always wanted to. That log cabin ornament is just about the cutest thing I have ever seen. Thanks so much for the tutorial.

  109. Sarah says:

    I love improv quilting, but it can be hard to start. I always have hang ups when cutting into awesome fabric but it’s magnified when you don’t have a plan!

  110. mrs Flying Blind says:

    Oh that’s so cute!

  111. Amy C says:

    That is perfect for Valentine’s Day – another wonderful project!

  112. shanley says:

    i’m way too much of a newbie to improv anything, but i do love the creativity involved in making something your own. I’ll get there one day!

  113. Bekk says:

    That cute ornament looks fun! I have only improv pieces one thing. It turned out ok but not great. I need help. I mean improv help.

  114. jamie says:

    i have done improv piecing for mostly small projects. like a pillow or a stripe across a plain, larger piece. i don’t know why i haven’t done it more – it’s so fun, liberating (no precise cutting), and fast. i really enjoy the relaxed pace it can have.

    aaaaaaaaand this book looks pretty awesome. thanks for the giveaway SMS and thank you lucie for the lovely tutorial!!

  115. Tania says:

    I am very nervous to try improv as I don’t have a lot of fabric and I am worried about wasting it. All the improve quilts are inspiring me to try.

  116. Nessa says:

    I do enjoy getting inspiration and ideas and reading the amounts of fabric required for a particular fabric, but I prefer to just get on and go my own way. Mind you, I’ve only made seven quilts so I have a lot to learn! Thanks for the sweet tutorial and giveaway opportunity!

  117. audrey says:

    I’ve tried a little improv. piecing but it doesn’t come naturally to me at all. Would love to learn more about it! The book looks fabulous.

  118. Mara says:

    ohhh… I love this, I just started playing with hoops, it’s so nice to see how someone does it with the felt back.

  119. Gill says:

    I love the hoop!!
    I’ve tried a little improv but it’s not as easy as it looks!!!

  120. Catriona says:

    I like to modify existing patterns to suit me. I also enjoy looking at inspiring quilts on Pinterest and designing my own variations. I have a graph paper app on my iPad, I like to draw out my ideas then fill in the blocks with solid colours to get an idea of the quilt. I design far more quilts than I make!

  121. Michele T says:

    I would have to say that most of my quilting projects are improv… and that is because I can’t follow a pattern to save my life!! Well… let’s just say I mess it up and it ends up being an improv anyway! hehehe So this book would be right up my alley! Thanks for the chance! I never thought to draw my own little design on fabric… such a simple idea, but I love it!!

  122. Nicole says:

    I don’t usually set out to “improv” piece (too scared!) but I do make all my own patterns and I frequently change things mid-project so I hope that counts as improv too.

  123. wendy says:

    I’ve never tried improv piecing, though I really should as I’m not exactly very good at precision piecing!

  124. Rebecca T says:

    I’m a bit tentative to do improv. While I really want to give it a go – I think I’m apprehensive to “mess up” my fabric stash…. But I’ll tell you, this blog tour and the fab images I’m seeing are giving me the push I need to try a little improv of my own!

  125. Teresa S. says:

    I’ve not done any improv quilting, but this book looks inspiring! I designed the last three quilts I made and they took longer, but were more enjoyable, than ones I’ve made following a pattern.

  126. krissta says:

    I will try out a new block or pattern the first time. After this experience I will improv for the second, third, etc! Sometimes I like the product better than the original and sometimes not so much hehehe. Thank you for the super cute valentine/love/heart idea! I think I will make a few then improve a few more!

  127. Melissa Quinn says:

    I’ve never done quilt improv before. I’ve done quite a bit of hand quilting and decided to make the switch to machine quilting due to my growing family leaving me with less and less me time. And in machine quilting I have a real hard time with perfect intersections and points. With hand quilting, I think that’s a lot easier to fudge. Even if I don’t win the book I am very tempted to pick it up.

  128. Claudia TN says:

    My first experience with improv quilting was with a wonky star and an improv log cabin for do. good stitches a few months ago. Loved it!

  129. Kristen says:

    I am very interested in learning to do improv piecing but at the same time nervous to start it. This book looks lovely!

  130. Heidi says:

    I have yet to try improv piecing, but it is on my to-do list! I like coming up with my own (albeit simple) patterns the best.

  131. angie s. says:

    I have never quilted before, but as scarp stash builds, I really want to.

  132. Julie says:

    I’ve never tried Improv quilting, but would love to try!

  133. Loretta M says:

    Have not done any improve quilting, mostly traditional. Am going to try the log cabin. Thanks for the idea.

  134. Martha says:

    I’m trying not to be afraid of improv quilting. Just made a design wall so hoping to be inspired to experiment a little more. Quilt Improv looks very inspiring.

  135. Jordan says:

    I haven’t tried improv quilting yet. So far I have stuck to patterns but I have been thinking of a couple of improv squares to try lately so I am excited to hear about this book.

  136. Marly says:

    I certainly need help with improv quilting; my attempts so far have been less than satisfactory in my view. I would love to have this book, so thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.

  137. Daniela D says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! My first two experiences with quilting were both Improv so it is near and dear to my heart. I love it!

  138. melissa says:

    I like doing my own thing. I’m comfortable making a quilt top without a pattern.

  139. Susan says:

    My improvisational quilts Look a bit messy sand unbalanced to me. I’d love to learn more.

  140. Andrea says:

    Would love to win this book! Just recently constructed my first improv blocks and loved it!

  141. Buffy says:

    I do pretty well with improv quilting. I’m not such a seasoned quilter that I am great at following patterns and perfect measuring so I like venturing out on my own and letting fabric patterns tell me what it can be! This book would be fun to play with!

  142. lesley says:

    i am new to sewing/quilting and am currently trying to teach myself as well as crochet and tunisian crochet. my two big goals for this year are to make my first quilt and first afghan. i also have a TON of other things i want to learn: quilling, knitting, painting, embroidery, polymer clay, etc, etc.

  143. Laura w says:

    I feel inspired by improv but also a bit scared of it!

  144. Jessie from NM says:

    I have never improv quilted. I’ve actually made very few quilted items, but I am loving what I’ve been learning and I love the idea of improvising it.

  145. Jenn R says:

    I like improv piecing, but need to have at least a general plan to make it enjoyable for the OCD-side of me.

  146. Kay says:

    Thanks for the sweet tutorial. I haven’t tried imrov quilting yet but it looks fun. At least I wouldn’t worry so much about my points meeting.

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