Entering the world of Improv

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  1. Liz W. says:

    It’s really beautiful, and that spiral quilting is perfect for it! I haven’t done much improv except some slash & insert, and even that was incredibly stressful. Like you, my engineering brain likes more precise measurements and more predictability in how it will end up looking.

    • poweredbyquilting says:

      Hi Liz! I’m glad to hear I’m not the only engineer that struggles with this!! I’ve done slashing before too and that to me I think is more prescriptive than some of the other improv I’ve seen. Hope you are doing well, only 3 more weeks till QuiltCon!!!

  2. Well, no engineering brain here. I love improv. I just take fabric and start sewing it together. No paper, no ruler, just plain fun. I find that it is much more freeing to me than the rules attached to traditional piecing. I like your blocks and the color combinations!

    • poweredbyquilting says:

      It’s times like these that I’m jealous of your non-engineering brain! I wish I could feel free, but it’s usually more anxiety-inducing! haha.

  3. Kim says:

    My favorite part is the lack of rules. I can turn my brain off for the most part. I’ve not paper pieced with improv though so this encourages me to try. I actually have two of Rayna’s books, I love her writing style!!

    • poweredbyquilting says:

      I’m such a rule follower that it causes me anxiety with the lack of rules!!! I guess I need to practice! haha. I need to look at the other books Rayna wrote because I love her style too!!!

  4. Kathleen McCormick says:

    You seemed to have tricked your engineering brain! Love the way it came out and the spiral effect and quilting.

    • poweredbyquilting says:

      Thanks Kathleen!!! I think it’ll just take practice for me to really not have any of that cringy feeling on the inside. 🙂

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