31 May 2009

improv top

Good morning - sunshine ...

Come on ...
Hurry up!


Some know how to enjoy an indoor garden. And some can't wait to get outside to the real thing...
I have started making improv blocks. My first attempt is these simple box in a box squares. I wanted to make an indoor garden, and looked trough my scraps and stash for big flower prints and fussy cut them into rectangles of different shapes. Arranging them on my design wall quilt, I wasn't happy until I made them square. I centered them and lined them up i 9 inch blocks. The solid is a Kona Snow. This top is now 27" by 72" and will be a wallhanging: "Peonies".
The quilt is inspired by this beauty.
Next on my list is to try some improv wonky log cabins. But for now, I'll just enjoy some of the beautiful sunny Sunday ; )
Enjoy your weekend...

19 comments:

Andi said...

Oh Marit, I LOOOOOVE this one.
Such a wonderful concept and so stunningly executed.
Andi :-)

True Blue Nana said...

What a cool idea! I love the flowers displayed that way. guess I need to make a fabric run and see if I can find some lovely fabrics like yours.

Inger said...

Utrolig nydelig quilt du har laget. Skikkelig sommerfrisk. :-)

Clare said...

Reminds me of Peonies. Beautiful.

shellysquilts said...

Beautiful! It has a very Japanese feel. Well done!

Quiltefia said...

Du er super-flink!! Kikket på orginalen, men din er mye!! finere. Utrolig god ide!! Fortsatt god pinse!!

Kate said...

This is inspiring-- I love the idea of an indoor garden. Thanks for sharing!

Mishkat said...

This is beautiful and very inspiring! Most of my quilts are improvisational, so it's great to see what other people are doing along those lines.

Allie said...

What a stunning quilt! This is brilliant!

Millie said...

What a gorgeous pink Project Improv quilt and the inspiration quilt is stunning too.

Diana said...

Just stunning!

Rita said...

Oh, denne hadde jeg snasen for. Den blir nydelig! Søt pus:)

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

I love your indoor garden! So modern, fresh and bright! Inspirational work!

Rita

linda said...

Love it!

Sharon said...

This is beautiful. It's floral without being too much. Very fresh and elegant. I really like this!

loulee said...

It's beautiful, just the thing to brighten up a dull day.

KateKwiltz said...

Oh, this is pretty! And I think it's wonderful that we can all get inspiration from thousands of miles away! You have to love the internet!

jacquie said...

so pretty...i love all the pink!

The Stay-at-Home Working Mom's Coach said...

I absolutely am madly in love with this quilt! I've got to make one like this! I love flowers! and love white backgrounds on quilts! I discovered you through another quilt blogger "Esteemarlu from Texas" who has a great YouTube video series on handquilting.