Improv Blog Hop Wrap Up

Amy FriendBenartex, Contempo, Improv Fabric, Uncategorized0 Comments

Today marks the end of my Improv Fabric blog hop.  It’s bittersweet because I have enjoyed seeing the projects each day and now they are done!  But next, I hope to see some awesome projects made by YOU!  Please use the hashtag #improvfabric and tag me @duringquiettime so I can see what you make!

I have to say that I am a very lucky lady to have such talented friends who were all willing to take time out of their busy summers to share their talents with me and create projects with my fabric. I selected this group for variety and wasn’t disappointed!  Everyone brought their unique talents to the collection and show how versatile it is!  Let’s do a quick recap!  I encourage you to follow the links and read their posts and also visit each of the blog posts on the Benartex blog for the week because there are still fabric giveaways happening!

Today, AnneMarie of GenXQuilters shared this hoop quilt that she made. I love the way she described Improv so I hope you will stop by her blog and read her post. She is also just kicking off a Hoop Quilt Along and you might want to join in the fun! I picked up a 14″ hoop at a yard sale recently and hope to find the time to make a hoop quilt this summer because I have so enjoyed seeing AnneMarie’s in my photostream.

Fellow Lucky Spool author, Nichole of Wild Boho, made a very different piece of hoop art, in her signature style with applique and embroidery.  I love the way she mimicked the crosshatch motif found throughout the collection on the leaves of her hydrangea, and the variety of stitches that she used to edge the petals.

Long time friend and fellow paper piecing lover, Charise of Charise Creates, made this super cute cat pouch using the “patches” print in light cinnamon.  Isn’t it adorable?  Charise always makes the sweetest paper pieced projects.

You remember the Classic Curves Ruler that I was raving about last week when I made my table runner?  Well, Sharon of Color Girl Quilts, the very clever designer of the ruler, used it to make this version of her Picnic Quilt with Improv.  I am in awe of her perfectly formed appliqued circles.  Aren’t you?  I can’t wait to see this quilt finished!

The tour was kicked off this Tuesday with this quilt made by Stephanie of Spontaneous Threads.  Stephanie makes modern, improvisationally, and well crafted modern quilts.  She always does something different too, which I love.  In this case, she made a car quilt, backed in wool!  And she used thread that reflects light for some of the details. You will have to read more about it on her blog!

I hope you have enjoyed this blog hop as much as I have!  And remember, there are still giveaways open so take a minute to visit the designer’s blogs AND Benartex’s blog.  Please ask your local quilt shop or favorite online retailer to carry Improv.