The past couple weeks I have been having fun making quilts based on the "Scores" in Sherri Lynn Wood's new book, The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters--A Guide to Creating, Quilting & Living Courageously.
This quilt is based on "Score #1" in the book. It's one of several quilts in the book that any confident beginner could make. I'd had my eye on the animal fabric for a while, but hadn't decided how to use it. This "Score" is perfect for fussy cutting a fabric. In fact, the fussy cutting probably helped simplify the construction of this quilt.
I used my 12.5" square ruler to give me an idea about the size of the fussy cut blocks. But then I put my ruler away and did all the cutting "freehand" using my rotary cutter. That worked really well for me. All the other blocks in the quilt were cut free hand as well. My fabric cutting with scissors tends to be ragged, so I used my rotary cutter.
It's a lot of fun cutting all the pieces for the quilt and then fitting them together. It did take a bit of juggling. I moved the pieces around on the design wall lots of time! Here's a photo of them ready for assembly.
I did the free motion quilting on my domestic sewing machine. Daisies and loops! Spring is in the air so quilting flowers on a woodland quilt felt just right!
JP Knit & Stitch is having a free Modern Improv Quilt Along on two Saturdays, June 20 and 27, using Sherri Lynn Wood's book as a guide. I'm the host for the event, but it is really a Quilt Along, not a formal class or workshop. I think it will be lots of fun with everyone helping each other creating fun quilts! There is still room for a couple more quilters. If you want to sign up, click the link above! I can't wait to see everyone's projects!!