15 Minutes of Play—Improvisational Quilts: Made-Fabric by Victoria Findlay Wolfe

By Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Scraps by no means seemed so reliable! this is often improvisational piecing reinvented—learn how one can create a distinct piece of "made-fabric" in precisely quarter-hour with Victoria Findlay Wolfe's improvisational scrap-piecing equipment, then comprise your made-fabric into conventional cover blocks. As you play, you'll sharpen your layout talents and find out about combining shades and prints in new ways...then watch your cover layout emerge. detect simply how exact vintage blocks like Sawtooth megastar or Flying ducks may be, while they're built with extra spunk and spontaneity! contains eleven problem workouts to reinforce your artistic muscle tissues, plus an inspirational cover gallery.

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You can make the block any size—just keep adding scraps of fabric. 1. Start with a bold-colored, 5-sided scrap (Figure 1). 2. Place a scrap right sides together on a straight edge of the first shape. Don’t worry if the scrap is big or little—the more variety there is, the more interesting the block will be. 40 15 Minutes of Play—Improvisational Quilts 9. Trim to the unfinished block size (Figures 6 and 7). Tip You can use single or pieced scraps for the added pieces. For a very random scrappy look, sew the scraps into strips, adding them to the center and trimming as instructed.

A quilting bee is a fun way to create outside the box. No Schema, Margaret Cibulsky with 15 Minute Scrap Bee block contributors: LeeAnn Decker, Glenda Parks, Sujata Shaw, Shelly Pagliai, Charlotte Pountney, Mary Ramsey Keasler, Helen Beall, Brenda Suderman, Beth Shibley, Lynn O’Brien and Victoria Findlay Wolfe, 2011, 52˝ × 63˝ These fun blocks were requested by Margaret in the 15 Minute Scrap Bee. Margaret used Made-Fabric as a start for the block and added slashing through each block for contrast.

Cut it off. Save it for the next piece! Grandiflora, Rachaeldaisy, 2011, 74˝ × 74˝ Rachaeldaisy added a large border of Made-Fabric around her beautiful medallion center. You do not always have to cut up your Made-Fabric. Leaving it in large pieces can give your quilt a very grand look! 32 15 Minutes of Play—Improvisational Quilts Starburst, star pieced by Tonya Ricucci, Made-Fabric background and Made-Fabric blocks by Victoria Findlay Wolfe, quilted by Jackie Kunkel, 2011, 73˝ × 73˝ I used Tonya’s scraps from her pieced star to incorporate into the Made-Fabric setting for this collaborative quilt.

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