Improv Quilt…

by Kate on November 23, 2010

I’m so fond of this quilt, mostly because of the sentiment behind it but I do love that I really threw caution to to the wind and just went for it.

I almost had a little too much fun with the making and wholeheartedly embraced the ‘cut it up and piece’ approach. The top is made with linen and solids from the stash.

The finished quilt measures a wonky 58″-60″ square.  It’s the biggest quilt I have ever quilted on my machine and I struggled a bit with the size, the neck on my machine is pretty teenie.

Made for a very encouraging, generous and special friend – thank you.

Quilt in motion #5

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1 thornberry November 23, 2010 at 4:09 pm

Lovely, as always Kate! I am still astounded that you've only been sewing for a couple of years – I think you must have done so much that in hours it is the equivalent of 20 years of the average person! The quilt in motion is great too.


2 Leni and Rose November 23, 2010 at 4:31 pm

Beautiful! She's going to love it.


3 Leni and Rose November 23, 2010 at 4:33 pm

Beautiful! She's going to love it.


4 Kirsty November 23, 2010 at 5:05 pm

Just absolutely beautiful! I LOVE it!!!


5 Caroline ~ TrilliumDesign November 23, 2010 at 5:10 pm

This is really gorgeous!! And so modern – love it!


6 Evelyn Jackson November 23, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Love it. It's gorgeous as per usual. I don't think you'd notice any pleating on this if there were any at all!


7 Patchwork and Play November 23, 2010 at 5:35 pm

I marvel at your ability (and guts!) to just go for it! Lovely quilt!


8 Andi November 23, 2010 at 6:33 pm

You and those moving quilts!!
(But they do look great).
And a gorgeous quilt … such an amazing gift!!


9 Amanda November 23, 2010 at 6:57 pm

Positively insanely gorgeous..I am in love and a bit jealous that I don't have a beauty like this in my room to snuggle up to :P

You did amazing…


10 Blueberry Park November 23, 2010 at 7:18 pm

Just stunning, Kate…and really love the backing fabric too…a lovely contrast to the front.

And thanks for playing along with my Book blogpost, Kate ;-) I've read The Book Thief and definitely stands along the top of my favourite ever reads



11 Naturally Carol November 23, 2010 at 7:21 pm

I love the modern look of this quilt, and the colours are great.


12 patchworkoncentralpark November 23, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Gorgeous Kate! Very Denyse Schmidt.


13 Adele November 23, 2010 at 9:27 pm

beautiful! nice to see what you can do when you let go and your creativeness takes over. No pattern, you have to love that! :)


14 Louise November 23, 2010 at 10:25 pm

Wow!! Gorgeous Kate – such beautiful colours – a lovely gift!


15 Lisa November 23, 2010 at 11:21 pm

Lovely quilt. Love the linen and the organic quilting. I have to try that, well mine looks that way without trying, so maybe if I go for it, it will look better. haha


16 Tania November 24, 2010 at 12:09 am

I so knew who that was without clicking to find out. Something to do with the colours, methinks! She's a very lucky chook. And don’t you love it that you can be absolutely, 100 per cent sure, that she will damned well LOVE IT!?!


17 PioneerValleyGirl November 24, 2010 at 12:38 am

Beautiful – I love improv piecing and those warm golden browns


18 Dan Rouse November 24, 2010 at 5:38 am

The rich golden colors are wonderful. Nice job!


19 izzy inspired November 24, 2010 at 6:11 am

it's gorgeous Kate! I love the piecing and placement….it is all balanced beautifully. I suggest to throw caution to wind more often and let your creative side take over. I am sure your friend will feel so incredibly special when she receives this amazing gift.


20 Christina November 24, 2010 at 8:18 am

Oh wow! What a beautiful quilt! It all works so well. The colours, the design and the quilting. Like all your quilts, this is something really special. Such a lucky friend too!



21 Christie November 24, 2010 at 10:23 am

Such a beautiful quilt, don't think pictures can do it justice.

Love the Autumnal colours with the Linen & the quilting gives it an amazing texture.

Beautiful work & perfect for Kirst.



22 Aimee November 24, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Beautiful, Kate! Love that one!


23 Anna November 24, 2010 at 2:35 pm

love the colors you used and the quilting looks beautiful. I love your moving quilt too, very cool!


24 karlyn Jackson November 24, 2010 at 4:48 pm

It's so earthy Kate. I love it.


25 Quilts on Bastings November 25, 2010 at 8:19 am

I love it Kate – beautiful colours and your free spirited quilting is fabulous.


26 Mary on Lake Pulaski November 26, 2010 at 2:58 pm

It's gorgeous Kate, such a lucky friend! Love the movement.


27 amandajean December 2, 2010 at 7:47 am

Kate! I love it! I have a similarly colored stack o' solids in my stash and i was wondering how they would look all together in a quilt. now i know! they will look stunning. good for you for quilting such a big quilt on your machine. woo-hoo!


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