Thursday, February 26, 2015

Pin It Weekly #103

I enjoy using improvisation when I'm quilting because it allows me to play with fabric and to deviate from following plans and patterns.  It's a great way to quilt without concerns and worries.  

We've got an IMPROV show TONIGHT!! better read these! lol Improv Tips - click for more detail on each tip.

That said, I thought it would be a good idea to let you peek into my thought processes and into the ideas of improvisation.   The "rules" of using improvisation in theater work quite well for quilting, also.  #8 is questionable--until you think about looking the quilt in the eye.  Really look at the quilt. Really.

Originally a classroom poster but a great quote for improvisers.  Remember: Mistakes are Gifts
You're allowed to make a mistake.  In fact, there are no mistakes.

A Few Scraps: Ah, Improv! Improvising Tradition review

Improvisation #bird #animal

And make do with what you have.  There's no need to struggle with whatever is missing or whatever doesn't match or whatever anything.  Just enjoy the available resources and go with whatever! 

High School Team Building Games

Spectacled Flying Foxes, Pteropus conspicillatus, Australia.

"Improvisations" Cindy Grisdela

Cindy Grisdela - Green Totem

cute birds

.make something small.  LOVE this!!

wonky geese

Motif #3 by Allegra Brelsford

Amanda Hohnstreiter | The Modern Quilt Guild

Most importantly, enjoy yourself.  There's no right or wrong way to piece a quilt or to quilt it.  Just make it work for you.

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