Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Dipping into Improv

Over on IGQuiltFest the other day, we were asked to share our favorite quilt book. Instead, I stacked up my favorite books on improv and shared those. Any chance you are interested in dabbling into improvisational piecing but not sure where to start? Or you've played around a bit with improv, but want to expand your skills? Either way, these are great resources to consider.


These first three are where I started!
The next several helped me add to my improv toolkit.
And this last one is brand new, a great place to begin, and also has a couple of things I'll be trying.
Any other improv resources to suggest? Let me know!

6 comments:

  1. Even though I have not truly adopted (or adapted to) improv, I found Gwen Marsten's style very liberating early on in my traditional quilting.

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  2. I think "The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters" by Sherri Lynn Wood is another great book on Improv! But I have several of the ones in your stack :)

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  3. I second the Sherri Lynn Wood book. It's the only quilt book I've bought and there's so much in it.

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  4. Oh, it's surprising to me that you don't have Sherri Lynn Wood's improv book. As I own only two improv books - the other is "Improvising Tradition" by Alexander Ledgerwood - I refer often to Sherri Lynn's book. As you know, I haven't come close to mastering the contents of either book, but I'm taking some advice from @shecanquilt Leanne who suggested that I do a little bit of improv piecing every day. Though I'm not keeping up with a daily commitment, I am keeping up with slow improv progress. Who knows, it might turn into something.

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  5. Great book selection! My go to on improv is Gwen Marston!

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