You might remember that I told you about this quilt book on Saturday. Catch that post here if you missed it.
In the book they had a great quilt that I loved.
If you read the fine print near the bottom of the page it says inspired by Modern Log Cabin quilt by Art Gallery Fabrics. Well I looked that up in Google and found this….
It said this….Generation Q Magazine Jan/Feb 2014 issue. I’ve yet to see Generation Q on my news stand..but this looks like improv sewing and I can make that up!
Well I wanted to make this quilt but not by using a pattern…just inspiration so I set out to do that. I grabbed some solids that I thought would work together and started some improv sewing.
I would do a step, look at the picture of the quilt from the book and do another step. Before long, I had this….
Every time I sewed a piece on and had a little left over, I saved it and sewed it to another left over. Before long, this became the added pieces that give the color pops.
I loved doing this. This is actually some of my favorite sewing to do….maybe I’m more of a modern quilter than I think?!?
Here is the next picture I took. It grew so quickly. By this point, I wasn’t referring back to the original inspiration photo. I was just adding as I felt inspired or as the fabric allowed. I was using scraps and some scraps came to an end so I dug for new scraps.
Before long, I had this….and decided it definitely wasn’t gender neutral. It looked boyish to me.
I’m okay with that. Very okay with it actually….I love the quilt.
So here’s what I can tell you…..I made a fun improv quilt. I had fun. Buck and Lora didn’t have a boy so I need to get making a baby girl quilt. In the mean time, this is waiting in the wings for a boy baby. It’s still only a top. It was quick sewing. I made this in about 4 hours. I did find a backing for it so if the need arises, I have this.
It was honestly so much fun making it and pretty quick too, so much so, that I’m REALLY tempted to make a girl version. I still haven’t completely decided on what I’m making for baby Lucy. I have a goal to have whatever it is done for baptism. She won’t use it much until then anyway.
Notice I can’t completely do “modern quilting”. I needed a completely solid border around the outer edge. I’m not completely rule-less. I’m thinking a scrappy binding of these colors if I every get that far.
So does this type of quilting tempt you?