Semi-improv 9-patch quilt tutorial

Back of quilt

Close up

This is a quilt consisting of 12 x 12 1/2 inch improv patchwork blocks.

Why semi improv and not just improv patchwork?

The reason for the “semi” part is that the quilt starts with 6 traditional blocks, all of them a variation of churn dash or monkey wrench. Then after 2 improv patchwork iterations we obtain 12 improv patchwork blocks.

Quilt finished size

The size of the quilt is approximately 36 1/2 in x 48 1/2 in.

Materials

  • 1 charm pack (a charm pack contains typically  42 x 5 in squares)
  • cream cotton fabric for the background*
  • cotton solids scraps in matching colours
  • fabric for the backing (the backing will use some 5 in squares and background fabric)

* I cannot give you an exact amount of background fabric I used. I have several metres of Moda Bella snow and I just keep using it in my projects as I make them.

First improv iteration

Second improv iteration

Putting everything together

If you make this quilt, please share your pictures at the Semi improv patchwork quilt Flickr group.

7 thoughts on “Semi-improv 9-patch quilt tutorial”

  1. I found this today and so I am joining this a little late but hope to catch up quickly.

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  2. stumbled upon your site and absolutely love your tutorials and can’t wait to make all the charm pack bags, love them

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