A series of blocks and mini quilts made using improvisation techniques.
The techniques do not belong to any book. I just use my scissors and a vague idea in my mind of what I want to achieve which does not always correspond with what the final block looks like, but that’s where the fun is. I try to use 1/4 inch seams but sometimes the seams turn out slightly wider or narrower. I tend to press to the side the seam goes naturally though I also press open where there is a lot of bulk.
The process to create the blocks are demonstrated using lots of pictures.
- Free form, free motion patchwork
- Free form patchwork mini quilt – visual creative process
- improv / free form quilt block number 1
- Improv / free form quilt block number 2
- Improv / free form quilt block number 3
- Improv / free form quilt block number 4
- Improv / free form quilt block number 5
- Improv / free form quilt block number 6
- Improv / free form patchwork headboard cover
- Reversible tray cover
- Scrap fabrics
- Ric rac
- Download teapot foundation piecing (pdf) pattern.
Using the pattern you will obtain this teapot block. Note: the handle made of appliquéd bias tape. The bias tape is 7/8 in wide before folding.
Make a quilt sandwich and quilt the pot holder any way you like.
Then trim the square.
Add rid rac
Place the ric rac to the edge of the quilted pot holder and stitch leaving a 1/8 seam allowance.
Add binding by machine
To stitch the binding by machine, stitch first the bias tape to the back of the quilt sandwich as per picture.
Iron the bias tape from the back.
Then make a fold on the bias tape and iron (see picture) to make it easier to pin.
Pin binding to front making sure the ric rac is visible.