Monday, March 5, 2012

Everything Improv : :

Improv Quilted Pillow

Improv piecing and quilting

Imrpov Quilted Pillow

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improv block -- window light

Improv block

Improv basting

Can you tell I'm loving improv sewing these days? It seems to be the only thing I find the time to do in between my etsy orders. It certainly feels like the perfect thing to do after sewing up those crowns and pillows that are different, but still very the same each time I make one. Spending that free sewing time on something that has no rules during the making and no expectation of a specific end result just feels right and even wonderful!

How about you, what are you working on these days?

Today I'm linking up {Sew} Modern Monday!

35 comments:

  1. How cute! And I LOVE your chair. It's nice to be able to fit in other things in between orders. I've been spending most of my time working on tutorials.

    http://mandycrandell.blogspot.com/

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  2. I absolutely love that last improv block and it looks magnificent against the window!

    With the madness of February gone I'm finally free to sew again and have started on curtains for my sister which she has been waiting for for months. The hangers are done and now I'm kind of dreading all that fabric for the bodies, haha. I've also started on a pillowcase in reds and finished two quick shopping bags. So good to be back! :)

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    1. My Mother, little sister, and sister in-law are all waiting for curtains!! ;)

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  3. I've never heard of that...it looks like those old crazy quilts except for no embellishment. I love it! The one you hung in the window actually looks like stained glass. I'm going to have to try "improv" sewing...it looks like fun and turns out gorgeous!

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  4. I'm loving your improv projects and the fabrics you're choosing. They almost have a modern vintage look to them somehow. Beautiful.

    I just finished work on my modern mini challenge entry (you can see it here at http://fabricmutt.blogspot.com/2012/03/retro-kitchen.html). It was improv in that I knew that I wanted to make a kitchen, but I was basically making it all up as I went along. Right now I'm trying to finish an I-Spy quilt for my girls. Hope you're having a great week!

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  5. I'm totally in love with the quilt on the window, too! Maybe I'll make curtains for my sewing studio....hmmm. :-D

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  6. Love all the improv stuff Maureen!

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  7. I love the wonky star

    Richard Healey

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  8. LOVE these Maureen. Making me want to improve something right NOW!

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  9. Your improv is so fun and funky. It's great! I haven't tried anything like this yet, I'm not sure I really "get it" but I will try it once I get some extra sewing time.

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  10. I just finished my modern mini and now I think I am going to make some scrappy spiderweb blocks. I am in a scrappy mood lately. I love your improv.

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  11. Very cute quilts! I like how it looks like stained glass in that one photo.

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  12. This is a lovely piece of improv! I'm busy making (improv) wonky log cabins with scraps from our 'scrap swap' at the London UK Modern Quilt Guild. So much fun! Amy from www.craftyshenanigans.blogspot.com

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  13. I`m loving improv. at the moment - so liberating, and your cushions are stunning.

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  14. I really love scrappy everything is!

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  15. Gorgeous pieces! Improv leads to so many great things...

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  16. I love the pic of it in the window, reminds me of stained glass.

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  17. love them! pretty bad when i have to go to your blog instead of stopping by to see you!?!?! lol! I will soon though I promise. I love your improv stuff@ gorgeous as always! love, amber

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  18. This is really neat. A Mosaic Block, I Love It!!!

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  19. LOVE the pillow!
    I'm working on a doll quilt for my quilt guild charity auction this May.

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  20. Wow the pillows look great and all the separate blocks. Everything all works so well together. Random sewing is the best as you just sew whatever you feel like.
    I've been working on some sew-alongs and finally finished two baby quilts
    http://ibescheraldine.blogspot.com/

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  21. Yep, they look great!!! Glad you are finding some time to have some "fun" sewing! I am working on cushion covers for a friend's birthday and 2 journal covers for other birthdays. I have a huge list of things I want to make for home but people keep having birthdays!!

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  22. Those are so pretty. I really love that top pillow with the larger green area and the gray and yellow block a lot.

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  23. Ooh, very nice! I've been having loads of fun with improv too lately, it's so freeing :o)

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  24. What fun projects you've been working on!!! I love how it all turns out so beautifully, I especially love the pillow on top, so pretty and modern.

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  25. Yay for improv! I'm a big fan of improv! I agree that it's nice to work free of the rules and expectations.

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  26. I like your improve, Mo!

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  27. i am loving everything you are making!

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  28. gorgeous work and inspired by crazy patchwork the Victorians used to do to use up scraps! Lovely x

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  29. Getting ready to try my hand at the NY Beauty Quilt along. Also working on the Craftsy March blocks.

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  30. Love your pillow with all the color and pattern

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  31. Improv is definitely happy-making! I love the quiling on that pillow. It's awesome to find a few moments on something with no expectations.

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  32. Oh gosh...I'm dying over this! So gorgeous! Just finished up my zig zag top..weee! Now to do the quilt sandwich and get quilting (my fave part).

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  33. I love all this "improv" stuff as you call it. I've only ever made one quilt,seen in this post:(http://www.handbagsnpigtails.com/2011/09/i-finally-got-around-to-it.html), which was full of imperfections, but I was insanely proud of myself. I would someday love to make them for others if I ever figure out how to do them the right way:)

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