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Collection by Sally Nicoll • Last updated 4 hours ago

Sally Nicoll
 Remember this pretty stack of scraps? Remember this pretty stack of scraps? Scrappy Quilts, Baby Quilts, Star Quilts, Gees Bend Quilts, Crumb Quilt, Scrap Quilt Patterns, Striped Quilt, String Quilts, Contemporary Quilts

Oh Scrap! : Improv Stripes

Happy Sunday! Remember this pretty stack of scraps? They are now all somewhere in this project! Debbie over at A Quilter's Table hosted an #improvstripesqal and I thought it would be fun to join in the fun. I knew I wanted to make a lap sized quilt so I decided to make my blocks more rectangular so it wouldn't get too busy. I don't often do improv. I find it to be a really slow process and I swear sometimes after sewing a bunch of seams, your blocks appears smaller! Just kidding of course…

Almost all my quilts are scrappy, since that’s the nature of the improv process I enjoy! This is one of my favorites—literally created from the cast offs from a larger project. It’s called Metamorphosis. Scrap Quilt Patterns, Modern Quilt Patterns, Modern Quilting, Small Quilts, Mini Quilts, Quilting Projects, Quilting Designs, Modern Quilt Blocks, Geometric Quilt

Anatomy of an Improv Quilt

Right before the Baltimore Craft Show last weekend, I had a brainstorm for a new quilt. This frequently happens when I’m in deadline mode before a show for some reason–maybe that’…

A Quilter's Table: Maximalist Improv Mini Quilts, Small Quilts, Quilting Tutorials, Quilting Projects, Quilting Designs, Modern Quilt Blocks, Modern Quilt Patterns, Loom Patterns, Quilt Inspiration

Maximalist Improv

"Time to laugh and play, no rulers, no neutrals, all the colours, maximalist improv.... Just have fun and make a block or two that make you ...

Pattern Design Inspiration - Corduroy Quilt by Nifty Quilts - CoDesign Magazine Quilting Projects, Quilting Designs, Gees Bend Quilts, Medallion Quilt, American Quilt, Quilt Modernen, String Quilts, Log Cabin Quilts, Textiles

Betcha Can't Make Just One!

Thank you to everyone--quilt makers, historians, cheer leaders and viewers--for making Corduroy Appreciation Day so much fun! I loved seein...

Quilt History Reports: Jean Wells Keenan Comes to Lopez! Strip Quilts, Scrappy Quilts, Mini Quilts, Quilt Blocks, Quilting Projects, Quilting Designs, Quilting Ideas, Crumb Quilt, Neutral Quilt

Jean Wells Keenan Comes to Lopez!

Quilt by Jean Wells Keenan I have admired Jean Wells Keenan's work for years. Finally, an opportunity to take a class from her arrive...

January News from Cindy Grisdela Art Quilts Small Quilts, Mini Quilts, Quilting Projects, Quilting Designs, Art Quilting, Log Cabin Quilts, Log Cabins, Quilt Modernen, Contemporary Quilts

Square Dance Finished

I finished this piece that was started in class last week with Ann Fahl, which I’ve tentatively decided to call “Square Dance. If you click on the image at right, you can see the quilti…