Thursday, August 22, 2019

Improv Art Quilt

Another improv appliqué project, this time pairing appliqué with pieced improv. I have found I really love the process of improv appliqué, from the cutting, to the basting (pictured below), to hand sewing.
I used matchstick quilting which works especially well to lend structure to wall hangings like this art quilt.
Although this shot is from before I hand stitched the facing, you can see the method of binding I chose. A facing is perfect for quilts you want to avoid framing with a binding that would show. I have to admit I find facing a bit tedious though.
On to the next experiment.


KaHolly said...

An intriguing design! Makes a very bold statement!

FlourishingPalms said...

What a unique design! I've never seen improv piecing alongside improv appliqué, and I like it. I too appreciate having a handwork project. You've done such a nice job with this, especially as we don't often see appliqué in modern designs. Your matchstick quilting is spot-on. You quilted on your home sewing machine, right? I've yet to attempt that, but if mine turned out as pretty as yours, I'd sure give it a go. What weight thread did you use for quilting? It's simply a lovely piece. Well done!