Happy November 1st everyone! I can’t believe we’re getting so close to the end of 2020. I’m so ready for that! But first we have two more scrap quilt challenge prompts. The 11th challenge is …
For this months Scrap Quilt Challenge let’s see your improv! They can be pieced, fused, hand stitched – whatever you want – just use your scraps! All the specific rules of the challenge can be found by clicking HERE.
Scrappy Improv Block
The cool thing about improv is you can really do whatever you’d like. My plan is to pull my scraps that read “solid”, put them in a bin and start sewing them as leader and enders in my projects.
Once those “chunks” get big enough, I’ll start playing around with cutting them up and sewing them back together. there’s a lot of great improv books out there if you’re interested in finding out more methods.
My favorite improv books are:
I’ve referred to this book multiple times! It is what inspired me to make my “Amazing Technicolor Dream Quilt” in the original scrap quilt challenge!
And a book I haven’t read yet but look like something I’d like really to check out:
You have a year to start-and-finish a scrap quilt comprised mostly of improv blocks. When you have a quilt finished (minimum size 45″ x 60″) link a picture below for a chance to win a prize. The deadline for the quilt linked entries is November 15, 2021.
Share progress photos on instagram with hashtags #SQChallenge20 and #SQImprov and/or in the Scrap Quilt Challenge Facebook Group.
Be sure to read through all the rules on the Scrap Quilt Challenge Page HERE before you get started.
If the idea of making a scrappy circle block quilt is making you panic please don’t! Each of these challenges are supposed to fun and inspiring and to help you use up those scraps! You DO NOT have to participate in each month! Just choose the months that make you inspired and happy!
LINK UP COMING SOON! I have to work out some details first – sorry for the delay!
woohoo. I just received a book recently for my birthday, called Improv Patchwork.
Hopefully, I will get something made in the next few months.
I too have Inspiring Improv by Nicholas Ball. I think you will like it!
I am a Beginner. Are there any inspiration or links on how to do it? It would be good if you wrote on your website https://kimlapacek.com/scrap-quilt-challenge which challenge you have set each month. I looked there every month and there was no challenge. Now I see that there was a challenge every month for that. NOW I MISSED THE MONTHS: i AM SAD:
Sorry for my bad english.
Hi! Thanks for checking out my site! I would definitely recommemd starting with any of the books I recommended for improv quilting. Or you can pinterest or search for improv quilting tutorials … I don’t really have any myself at this time.
For your second concern, if you scroll down below the rules of the challenge you will seee that links to tall the months’ challenges are posted there! Hope this helps!