Improv Landscape Mini Quilt

I was very excited to be in the third round of the Schnitzel and Boo Mini Quilt Swap. My partner has great taste as she indicated that she likes linen, bright colors and solids (yes!).

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I improv-pieced this mini quilt with three types of Robert Kaufman linen, a drop or two of Kona solids and a beautiful range of Cloud9 Fabrics Cirrus Solids.

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Based on abstract art influences, I used color, balance, and scale to make small improvisational blocks. I also used scissors and a design as you go method to appreciate the process and the journey of creating this piece.

I would like to make something similar for myself in the same palette. The beauty of making another is that it will never be the same, but that is what I love about the nature of improvisation and of handmade.

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The improv mini measures about 16 x 20 inches and is matchstick quilted.

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-Daniela

4 thoughts on “Improv Landscape Mini Quilt

  1. Susan

    I love this mini quilt. I would love to learn how to design like this. Do you have any recommendations on where I might learn to piece with uneven seams. Thank you for your beautiful blog.

    Reply
    1. Daniela D Post author

      Hi, Susan,
      Thank you! I trim the edges (with scissors) so they are fairly even before I sew them (if I remember!) or trim them after they are sewn which helps to reduce bulk.

      Reply

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