Improv Patchwork Quilt-A-Long

At May's SFMQG meeting, Patti and Kerrilyn introduced our next Quilt-A-Long - Improv Patchwork.

Improv quilting is so popular right now, but this style may take you out of your comfort zone a little (or a lot). Typically, many of us work so hard to get our blocks perfectly pieced and squared. It's a challenge to "wonkify" (or "unwonkify?!") our brains, but this is why we chose this set of blocks! The QAL tutorials will ease you into improv quilting with easy-to-follow instructions, plus you'll get lots of encouragement from our group!

The SFMQG Improv Patchwork QAL will run for 6 months (June - November), featuring a different block each month based on tutorials from TeresaDownUnder's blog Sewn Up. You'll make your own blocks with your own fabric and you can do whatever you want with them when you're finished! Below are some of the blocks we made following the first tutorial (yes, these all follow the same tutorial!). 

Participants should bring their completed blocks to the SFMQG meetings, and we'll have a little prize for anyone who keeps up and brings in at least 5 of the 6 blocks. Here is the tutorial for Block 1, which you should bring to our meeting on June 20, 2015.

If you didn't get a chance to sign up yet and you'd like to participate, you can sign up here .

We'd love it if you shared photos, comments, or questions in the South Florida Modern Quilters Facebook Group (Members Only)!

As a bonus, please read this brief article - Why you Should Sew - Badly . We also highly recommend Sherri Lynn Wood's recent book, The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters ! 

Thanks for your participation and we're excited to see your beautiful blocks at the June meeting!