Jenifer designed wonderful bold quilts for that book. So when the Modern Quilt Guild came to town, her work had a home at last. Jenifer's latest work is bold and exciting. She incorporates the solid fabrics embraced by modern quilters, along with big prints too.
Many of her quilts draw design inspiration from classic patterns. But they are so fresh. Green Iced Tea is one of my favorites - especially the back! I love piecing together leftover fabrics for my quilt backs - this one gives me new ideas, to make them more improvisational.
Jenifer is hosting a book tour on her blog - you are reading one stop here.
She's giving away two potholders to lucky readers. To win one, add your comment below - tell me your favorite way to improvise with your quilts. Here are a few of her very fun potholders.....
Besides doing something like what she did to her back, there is using extra blocks or the mistake blocks on the back also.ReplyDelete
I let the fabric speak to me, and I play with scraps to grow a quilt. thanks for the chance to win!ReplyDelete
The backing on the quilt is lovely. Think will work on giving my backings more interest. Thanks for the stop on the blog tour and chance to win Quilt Retro. I did enjoy looking at all the photos of your "finds" and almost forgot to return and enter this giveaway!ReplyDelete
when i run out of fabric, i just use something else. i also give my self permission to change the design mid way through!ReplyDelete
i change the size of the quilt. leave off a row or so, if the pattern is for a large quilt, add a row or extra border for a smaller wallhanging. the older i get, the less strength have, so i make lap quilts, 50 - 55 inch squares.ReplyDelete
When I improvise it is usually the size first and then I start doing things to make the quilt my own, like add applique.ReplyDelete
i love to improvise with the binding. Love to throw an unexpected color. Thanks for the opportunity to win the potholders. They are so cute!ReplyDelete
Improvising sometimes scares me, but when I take a chance and do it I'm usually pleased. I like the freedom to do what I want in the borders, but especially on the backing.ReplyDelete
I like to machine quilt with a stitch other than a straight stitch. Thanks for the giveaway.ReplyDelete
I improvise with every quilt because I never follow a pattern!ReplyDelete
Improvisation is my life, nothing is ever as the pattern says it should be. I mix and match and fortunately it all turns out well in the end. I also always have an intentional mistake in my quilts. sometimes you have to look long and hard to find it and my family and friends love it.ReplyDelete
Well, since I can't follow a pattern to save my life.... I am constantly improvising and I always try to add something special to the quilts I make. As the years go by I am noticing a greater richness and creativity in the quilts too!ReplyDelete
I'll pick a winner tomorrow morning- thanks for all the great comments!ReplyDelete
Well......first I might try out a more conventional setting.....and then just cut it up! or change it all around some way. When I see it the first way, some really unusual way usually comes to mind.ReplyDelete
Thx for the chance to win this fried egg.
Hahaha when I improvise its usually because I haven't read the instuctions well....in to much of a hurry to get sewing.. I have had to set a project down and come back tomorrow to many times.. I usually figure out a way to make even my mistakes work.ReplyDelete
I am like Gidget in that if I am FORCED to improvise, due to my errors, than it usually works out. Otherwise, I pretty much have a plan and try to stick to it.ReplyDelete
Ha! Since I'm new to quilting, I've been following easy tutorials for the most part but it seems I always end up throwing a twist in there one way or another. Mostly because I've screwed up somehow and end up opting to work with it instead of back tracking (and picking stitches).ReplyDelete
I try to substitue with some fabrics scarps when there is no fabrics leftover..ReplyDelete
Thanks for the great chance to win!
I'm usually a very rigid person, but I've been stretching by improvising in my quilting. Primarily, I've been following my inspiration--sketching designs I like and then piecing them. I have four original quilts in the works right now, which is great fun, especially since they have meaning to us because of their name or theme or sometimes the fabric I use.ReplyDelete
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you all are fun - thanks for the comments! I've selected 2 winners..........ReplyDelete