My First Quilt – Improv Quilt

I thought my first quilt would be my ‘Learner’s Quilt’. But I am an impatient so and so and I needed some instant gratifcation so I started on a second scrappy improv quilt using the strips from my Moda Scrap Bag.

Not surprisingly the improve scrap fabric quilt has come together much quicker and pipped my learner’s quilt to the story as ‘My First Quilt’.

First of all I started at the top with the long strips instead of down in the bottom corner with the smallest piece!

Quilt Top


I also tried to partially quilt as you go by sewing the strips directly onto the large bath sheet towel I was using as batting (more on that later!).

So I cut up (another!) old cot sheet (the other’s are going in the Learner’s quilt but the one I used for this one was thankfully 100% cotton so that made it much easier to use).

The Backing – After Quilt Style

I then made some scrappy improv blocks using the white cot sheet material as the main fabric and adding in bits of the strips that had been cut off to make my quilt top.

The final quilt is 25″ x 33″ – sort of the bottom width might be a bit closer to 24″ due to some reluctance on my part to cut off a section at the bottom during my squaring up process!

Machine Quilting

I ended up alternating from strip to strip between 4 quilting designs. I didn’t accomplish any of them 100% accurately but I did quite like the look of a couple of them.

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