Improv Score #1 – Quilt finished

I have a finished quilt to share today ! And it is goal number one of my list for the 2015 Finish-Along last quarter 🙂
J’ai un quilt terminé à partager aujourd’hui ! Et c’est le but numéro un de ma liste pour le dernier trimestre du “Finissons ensemble” 2015 🙂

Improv Handbook - Score #1 - finished quilt

I am quite pleased with how it turned out. The quilting really adds something to the composition.
Je suis assez contente du résultat. Le quilting ajoute vraiment quelque chose à la composition.

Improv Handbook - Score #1 - quilt in progress
Quilting in progress

Actually, this quilt is an exercise “two in one”. First I followed Sherri Lynn Wood’s piecing process. You can read more about the top here and the piecing process here.
Then I used the top to practice the Craftsy class I took online with Jacquie Gering “Creative quilting with your walking foot”. I love her quilt  Traffic and wanted to try the same quilting design : straight lines, each 1/4 inch. This class was recommended by a quilting friend I met recently. And I don’t regret buying it …

En fait, ce quilt est un exercice “deux en un”. D’abord, j’ai suivi la démarche de Sherri Lynn Wood pour l’assemblage. Vous pouvez lire plus de détails à propos du top ici et de la méthode d’assemblage ici.
Ensuite, j’ai utilisé le top pour pratiquer le cours que j’ai pris en ligne sur Craftsy avec Jacquie Gering “Creative quilting with your walking foot”. J’adore son quilt “Traffic” et j’avais envie d’essayer le même design pour le quilting : des lignes droites, espacées de 1/4 inch. Ce cours m’a été recommandé par une amie quilteuse dont j’ai fait la connaissance récemment. Et je ne regrette pas de l’avoir acheté …

Improv Handbook - Score #1 - quilting detail

I used quilting threads from Aurifil. Most of the lines are quilted with grey. For some of them I used a yellow thicker thread. I don’t know if it is really visible on the pictures …
J’ai utilisé des fils à quilter Aurifil. La plupart des lignes sont quiltées avec du gris. Pour quelques unes, j’ai utilisé un fil jaune plus épais. Je ne sais pas si c’est vraiment visible sur les photos …

Improv Handbook - Score #1 - quilting detail

In two corners, I enlarge line spacing (1/2 inch and 1 inch).
Dans deux coins, j’ai élargi l’espacement entre les lignes (1/2 inch et 1 inch).

Dense quilting really gives a texture to the quilt.
Le quilting dense donne vraiment une texture au quilt.

Improv Handbook - Score #1 - quilting detail

Click here to see Jacquie Gering’s work. I had the opportunity to see one of her quilt, Building Bridges, in person during the Carrefour Européen du Patchwork.
Cliquez ici pour voir le travail de Jacquie Gering. J’ai eu l’occasion de voir en vrai un de ses quilts, Building Bridges, pendant le Carrefour Européen du Patchwork.

Carrefour Européen du Patchwork 2015 - Building Bridges by Jacquie Gering

I love the way she creates words with quilting.
J’adore la manière dont elle crée des mots en utilisant le quilting.

Carrefour Européen du Patchwork 2015 - Building Bridges by Jacquie Gering

And she explains the process in the last lesson of her class ! I will try it, but no rush … One lesson at a time ! 😉
Et elle explique la méthode dans le dernier chapitre de son cours ! Je vais essayer, mais pas de précipitation … Une leçon après l’autre ! 😉

I am linking up with Alyce for Sew Cute Tuesday, Amanda for Finish it up Friday and Kelly for NTT.

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9 thoughts on “Improv Score #1 – Quilt finished

  1. Love your little quilt. I haven't bought Wood's book (yet) but I have seen some really interesting quilts that were made from her "scores". Improv is so foreign to me, and a little scary, but your quilt is lovely. Like the fabric choices as well. Great job on the quilting too!

  2. Oh, wow! Your quilt is awesome! Love the way you created vertical movement with same colors sort of stacking on top of each other. Your piecing looks rhythmical with groups repeating and yet still irregular/improv. So cool! Thanks for sharing.

  3. I will be watching for you this next lesson. I really want to see it. This lesson created spectacular results so I can only imagine what the next lesson will create. Visiting as part of the 2016 FAL Cheerleading team. Thanks for participating.

  4. I followed the link from Stitched in Color to see your quilt, and am so glad I did. I'm just about to begin my first score, and it emboldens me to see the unique and striking results each individual quilter gets when following the same suggestions. I love your quilt. (As did Sherri Lynn Wood–did you see her comment on Rachel's blog?)

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