It's time to link up with the Ad Hoc Improvers and I just happen to be working on Improv. It's been a while since I showed progress on this little quilt. It's my challenge piece for the Toronto Modern Quilt Guild and if I can get it delivered by June 1st it will hang with a bunch of it's friends at the TMQG's display at the Canadian Quilters Association show.
At the moment it's about 9" by 15 1/2 ". It need to finish at 14" square. We were given a choice of several specific Kona colours and were to pick 2 or 3 and to use only those fabrics to make a 14" square modern quilt with any type of quilting but no embellishment.
I decided to make my quilt using score one from the "Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters' by Sherri Lynn Wood.
I chose Storm, Ash and School Bus for my three colours and I have been having a challenging time trying to cut more or less straight lines with scissors. The working title is can't cut with scissors. I'm hoping I can get it done in time to put it in the over night post next Tuesday. That should be easy but of course I've got a million things going on between now and then. I'm linking up with Ann and Kaja for Ad Hoc Improv Link Up.
In other news the patterns I'm sharing for May is For Makers are pretty much the opposite technique to Improv. They are both paper pieced patterns.
The first purchase is Triple Goosed, a pattern from Jeli Quilts.
The second is Butterfly Garden by Jen Sorenson of A Quilting Jewel.
I've been having a lot of fun with May is for Makers. There is one week left and I've already shared 5 patterns. It's been fun seeing some of the choices that others have made as well.