All year long I make 40 x 60 quilts from orphan blocks, crumbs, strings and other scraps. I use my batting scraps in these quilts too. I zig zag them together. I add them to a box and sometimes I take out of the box and give one or two away locally. My daughter is friends with a foster mother and sometimes the quilts go to the new kids in the home. (My daughter always knows someone who needs a quilt. Pity she doesn't sew.)
I consider these quilts improv...as in improvise...use what's on hand...no pattern...
I've blogged about them all individually all year long so most of them, if you are a regular visitor, are old news.
But...I just finished that one there in fall colors. I previously blogged about my "method" of making this style of orphan (improv) quilt and the one next to it.
40 x 60
I practiced free motion quilting leaves.
And I pieced a backing with scraps and a big piece of horse themed fabric I found at the thrift store for $1.00.
All of these quilt backs came from the thrift store except for one which is the aqua with navy polka dots second in from the right. That was a bargain basement purchase.
Ok...so that's my version of improv....as in improvise. I guess I could be otherwise considered impRoverished!
There are lots of interpretations for improv.
Visit either Ann's blog, Fret Not Yourself OR Kaja's blog, Sew Slowly, and you will see what I mean...A bunch of Ad Hoc Improv quilters hang out there at the end of every month.