Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Improv Triangle Sewalong

So who's joining in with Nicholas/@quiltsfromtheattic's Improv Triangle Sewalong? The author of Inspiring Improv, I've long been a fan, and couldn't resist participating in the sewalong. Of course I already dabble plenty with improv, but not that much with triangles, and I adore the quilts Nicholas has created with them. Plus I really admire his skills with color, so obviouly, I'm IN.

As much as I love curating a palette from stash, I decided to use this opportunity as a scrap-buster. They are seriously overflowing over here, so I dove in to see what I could come up with, and I found something I liked. Yay.

Basically I pulled navy, aqua, orange, gold, and gray and variations thereof. I debated whether or not to use a consistent background and decided against it, cutting both triangles and backgrounds from all of the colors.

Even if you aren't participating, you really should check out Nicholas' Instagram stories accompanying the sewalong, just for future reference. Even though I've made improv triangles before, I hadn't necessarily followed the technique shown, so it was good to learn that.

Above is my first round at blocks. I plan to make at least double this amount. We'll see how many more I manage before Monday when the next step is announced. I wasn't really planning on a huge quilt, and I fear I may have over-cut during my prep time, but time will tell. So far, so good!


  1. Great way to use up some scraps, for sure. I look forward to seeing how this progresses. I've been really enjoying Nicholas' stories and information!

  2. I'm a huge fan of triangles and am loving working with his technique. Mine will be a mini quilt for sure

  3. What a great start! It's so fun to see the progress from the first picture :-)

  4. It's been a lot of fun seeing what everyone is doing with there triangles. I've done a bit of improv triangle work before, and wish I had joined this sewalong!

  5. Great colours. I’m not participating but I am following. I put the book on my Amazon wish list in the hopes one of my kids will see it, it’s Mothers Day here next month and my kids usually send me flowers or something, one lives at the other end of the country and one is in Brini. I would rather a book than anything else.

  6. Triangles are versatile! And you're off to a great start, I'm looking forward to seeing the process unfold.

  7. How refreshing to see that your solid scraps are as abundant as my own! And in fact, I also store mine in a Martha Stewart canvas bin! Still, I have two overly-full canvas bins and should definitely be doing as you are. Nothing wrong with making a big quilt! I think your triangles are headed the right way. Enjoy the process.

  8. I'm loving where this is going! And how cool that you're able to use your scraps.

  9. Following along here in West Africa!! I am making mine with an African twist.

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