{A Little Improv and Wonky} Mini Quilt

For my last Northcott Fabrics Colorworks Solids mini quilt challenge, I choose to make a reversible quilt. This is a symptom of what happens to me when I can’t make up my mind! This color palate has stayed on my mind since my Subway Tiles quilt and I wasn’t ready to stop working with it. My color choices were “made for …

Interview with Chawne Kimber in Love Patchwork & Quilting

It feels like decades have passed since I interviewed Chawne Kimber for the podcast. Since our conversation, we have met in person for our Quilt Con panel, chatted over the phone, sadly watched more killings, and become closer friends. Her work continues to amaze and inspire me. I’m grateful to have her voice in this quilting world. For our interview …

May Challenge Quilt

Since January, I have made at least one mini quilt / quilt sketch a month inspired by my podcast with Gwen Marston and using Northcott Fabrics Colorworks Solids. (Past projects include a monochromatic red piece, a green monochromatic quilt, a chocolate brown quilt and a white and green improv piece to live in our bedroom.) For this month, I wanted to play with a log …

Mighty Lucky March Podcast : Rossie Hutchinson

I feel lucky (pun intended!) to host the Mighty Lucky Quilting Club podcast conversations. For January’s challenge, Krista Fleckenstein and I talked about using bias tape as a design feature. Season Evans hosted February’s challenge and talked about making minimal improv pieces. With her exercise as guidance, I made a mini quilt. March’s designer is Rossie Hutchinson. Growing up in Wisconsin and currently living outside Ann Arbor, Michigan, …

Improv Prizes by Crafty Planner

Improv Prize Winners and Another Chance to Win!

This month has been so much fun! Between the podcasts with Malka Dubrawsky, Jacquie Gering, Sherri Lynn Wood, and Victoria Findlay Wolfe, the book reviews plus makes from the improv classes and books, it has been improv heaven! I randomly picked two winners from those who tagged #improvquiltchallenge on Instagram. The winner of Alex Ledgerwood‘s Improvising Tradition: 18 Quilted Projects Using …

Victoria Findlay Wolfe on the Crafty Planner podcast

Podcast Episode # 25: Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Victoria Findlay Wolfe is probably best known for her series on double wedding ring quilts and won Best in Show for her “Double Edged Love” quilt at Quilt Con 2013. Her modern interpretation of the traditional double wedding ring quilt challenged quilters to think about how they can tell their stories through their quilts. Even though I knew a bit …

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Floating Squares Class by Sherri Lynn Wood {review and make}

The San Diego Modern Quilt Guild hosted Sherri Lynn Wood on her recent teaching tour promoting her book,The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters: A Guide to Creating, Quilting, and Living Courageously. The Guild choose her “Floating Squares” score for our class. Check out other Floating Square Quilts made below: Aside from being excited about learning another improv piecing technique, I was very …