Monday, December 3, 2012

just for fun

I have been feeling a little bit blah lately.  I think it is largely due to the rain since it has raining for about a week (very unusual here) and I have become accustomed to lots and lots of sunshine :)

Recently I won a gift certificate to Mad About Patchwork for winning the Totally Groovy QAL.  When I saw that they have a large selection of Kaffe Fassett shot cottons, I filled my cart right up.  They are so beautiful.  I love the depth of the colors and how they can be bright and colorful without being overwhelming.
improv circles wall quilt
I knew I wanted to do something that required no measuring and that wasn't very time consuming, and these improv curves were the kind of fun sewing that I needed.  I made just enough blocks for a nice wall quilt size and it will soon be hanging in my bedroom.

26 comments :

Adrianne said...

This is gorgeous Erica! Great pops of colour. Freehand curves are very intimidating to me, so I am kind of in awe that this was just for fun for you! Hope it has cheered you up.

Heather D. said...

It's fantastic Erica! So colourful and fun. And a cute quilt holder to boot!

Shanna said...

Love the curves!! The colors are perfect!

Little Island Quilting said...

Fabulous

Debbie said...

oh I just love this!!

Tiara said...

Beautiful. Even your no fuss projects are stunning

knottygnome said...

i love that quilt. gorgeous!

Anna said...

this is really amazing. Beautiful job. And I love the no measuring part of quilting, it's my friend. :)

KellyS said...

Wow this is amazing! Congrats on winning the Groovy QAL, I really wanted to join in but life got too busy!

Jenny said...

This is so fantastic! It caught my eye and I had to come and comment!

Svetlana said...

oh, Erica, this is totally amazing!!! I just love everything about this quilt, simply gorgeous!!!!

Jenny said...

so inspiring! i love the shot cottons, and your improv circles

Pile O Fabric said...

I love this you are a curves pro now!

Lindsay Conner said...

This is beautiful, Erica! You are so talented!

Chelsea said...

I totally empathize with the blah since we've entered our 9 month rainy season. I hope you kick it soon!

Would you be willing to do a tutorial for this? I love love love the quilt!

Margaret said...

Gorgeous! I have a stash of shot cottons that I just can't seem to bring myself to cut into. Mind if I copy you? :-)

Maria Wallin said...

Beautiful! Love the idea of improv curves, now I just have to try it!

Kelli said...

This is amazing! I really love this. Improv is not usually my thing, but I really love this quilt!

~ Val @ PinkPlease! ~ said...

Erica,
I LOVE this quilt! Is it ok if I use it as inspiration for a charity quilt that I am making for the Heroes Foundation?
Val

Janine said...

Such a clever idea! These wonky circles look great :)

Lisaluvz2kwilt said...

Tutorial for improv curves??? :D PLEASE!

beth said...

amazing quilt! Love it.

Catherine said...

Saw you on WIP Wednesday and have been reading back - I think this is really lovely and have Pinned it - I hope that's okay.

kate said...

I would have NO idea how to START this kind of 'improve circles'. SO scary !!

Dominique said...

Hi Erica, I saw this quilt a few weeks ago and loved it. Last week, I made something similar and had this nagging impression that I had copied someone's quilt but could not remember where I had seen it. I just found your lovely blog again and want to say thanks for the inspiration. That quilt is beautiful!

Tracy Adams said...

love, love, LOVE it!!!! I was not interested in quilting, UNTIL I saw this, and you have inspired me to start sewing quilts!

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