As I get older, I’m trying to accept improvisation into my day-to-day living.
Colin Mochrie

Wow! What a day!
My sewing room is a total mess, but it has been so much fun.
Thanks to Cindy Anderson, I have been reading two of the books she suggested.

create your own free-form quilts by Rayna Gillman
15  Minutes of Play: Improvisational Quilts by Victoria Findlay Wolfe

I also viewed tutorials by Ryana Gillman  

Cutting fabric without rules!
After studying the books for a few days, and watching videos, I really didn’t know where to start.
Ryana Gillman talks about revisiting and reinventing a block.
I pulled out some of my practice, “what-was-I-thinking?” blocks.
Gillman also suggests that you just cut and slice, without dwelling or thinking about it too long.
So, I grabbed the rotary and cut…added, cut again, added…
After the first few cuts, I started feeling comfortable and having fun.

I do not know what I will do with these reinvented blocks.
My improvisation is a bit off…but, again, there are no rules…
I’m not there yet, but it is a first step in trying something new.

“What Was I Thinking ?” Block #1

What am I doing?

Reinvented Block #1

“What Was I Thinking ?” Block #2

Improved…Different…But not the best…

Improvising in my old age has made my day to day a bit more exciting.
Thank you, Cindy Anderson!

10 thoughts on “Improvisation

      1. I am honored! If I ever win the lottery, I am going to pay you to be my professional fabric acquisition selector – you have beautiful fabric in your collection!

  1. Okay don’t laugh but I mean to post that on Cindy A.’s blog but you have great fabric taste too! That is what I get for trying to catch up on too many blogs at once – ha!

  2. Hip hip hooray!! 👏 Way to go! You did it and I am so proud of you! 🤓 But, I cant take all the credit…..Rayna and Victoria are inspiring you. I just helped nudge you in the right direction. I love what you have going with your new blocks!!! Can’t wait to see more progress. So glad you had fun. Keep it that way. Don’t get stressed. ❤️

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