Friday, April 7, 2017


It's time once again for the BostonMQG's annual quilt show.  This year's mini quilt challenge is Improv.  If you know me IRL you'll know I'm more of a "planned to the point of compulsion" kind of quilter so this truly is a challenge.

While we were on retreat the amazingly generous Alexis gave me her Kaffe Fassett charm pack.  With no plan in mind I pulled a Denyse Schmidt and randomly pulled pairs to make HSTs and then some again to make QSTs.

From there they went back in to the bag and I pulled them out and sewed them together into rows.  No thinking about it or moving things around, just taking them as the were.

I tried to channel the same mindlessness for the quilting and just let the blocks lead me where they wanted to be quilted.

I love all the texture!!!

alidiza: Unplanned!
It was down to the wire but I managed to get the binding on and despite a freakish April 1st snow storm delivered to Fabric Place Basement.  The show opens tomorrow and will be open weekends thru May 8th.  If you're in the area you should definitely check it out!

Winging it with this week's Finish it Up Friday by Crazy Mom Quilts.

Quilt Stats:
Finished quilt is 18" x 18"
Fabrics: Kaffe Fassett Woven Cottons charm pack
Batting: Quilter's Dream Orient.
Thread: 50 wt. Aurifil in  Arctic Sky (2612).


  1. lovely. I see the love for Boston banners in your header. what happened to those banners? are they still up somewhere? I made a couple.

    1. Thanks, Brenda!!! I'm not sure what happened to the banners... for at least a few years the MFA hung them for Patriot's Day but I don't know if they still do.

  2. This is gorgeous! I love all the different quilting motifs you used. :)

  3. It turned out beautiful! I love the randomness and the quilting is perfect!

  4. The different textures really make this quilt. Perfect!!!

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