23 April, 2009

Improv Sampler - Completed Top

So, would you hire me to teach you improvisational quilting?

My improv sampler is done - apologies for the crappy photo, Hubby was an unwilling partner as we photographed quilts yesterday.  And the quilt ended up much larger than my brain was thinking it was going to be.  Right now it is 76 inches square.  I think I should quilt it before I start pitching, what do you think?

This was the first time I used a solid white for the sashing.   I'm not sure why I resisted solids.  I do like the texture you get from a nice white-on-white, but the solid makes the blocks pop that much more.  Even better is that it is cheaper!

The colour scheme for this quilt came from one fabric alone.  It is a sweet print with birds and trees on it.  It actually was a scrap from a crib sheet that my mother-in-law made for my nephew, born almost two months ago.  I pulled the rest of the fabrics, other than the white, from my stash.  Each block contains that bird fabric as a way to tie it all together.  

Now, if only we could pin down a nanny and I could get out to stores and start pitching.  In the meantime, I'm plugging away on a baby quilt for the latest addition to the family, my nephew that was born today.  More on that this weekend.

9 comments:

the 6 o'clock stitch said...

I love the white. And yes! If you lived next door, I would hire you in a heartbeat!

Amy Sp said...

I really like it. It has a very artsy feel to it, and I would love to take a class from you! At least you've given me some inspiration :)

Cynthia said...

I like it. I think the borders work well. It would make a very fun class. Good luck.

Carol said...

Pretty quilt. Look forward to seeing it finished.

jacquie said...

you're going to be great teaching up a storm!!

Andrea said...

How about an online quilt along? I bet it would spread like wildfire!! put THAT and all the feedback on your resume! I'll join!

amandajean said...

your quilt top is beautiful! and hurray for solid fabrics. i. love. them.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

I love your top! The way you added color to the border is genius :)

brown robin said...

wow! that looks fantastic! i would totally hire you to teach me. you are so talented!