Block Lotto – August 2020

The challenge for August is IMPROV! You can create any shape or design you like. Let the fabric inspire you.  However, if you are stuck some inspiration and online tutorials follow. 

IMPROV TRIANGLES

https://www.instagram.com/quiltsfromtheattic/

https://www.shecanquilt.ca/2015/12/improv-trees-tutorial.html

IMPROV CROSSES – Inset an “X” or criss-cross slices into your block. 

https://www.stitchedincolor.com/blog/2019/1/21/improv-cross-block-tutorial

Choose your background fabric square. Next, choose two cross fabric strips. Cutting with a ruler or cutting freehand, slice a straight line through your background square.  The line can be going in any direction and at any angle. Next, sew a fabric strip in the opening you’ve cut.  You’ll simply sew the strip to one side of the opening and then to the other.  Press seams. Again, cut a straight line through your background square.   The new cut should intersect your first strip at some point.  

GENTLE CURVES

https://www.yoansewingstudio.com/quilting/scrappy-improv-quilt-free-piecing-gentle-curves

http://elainequehl.blogspot.com/2014/12/tutorial-making-improvisational-curved.html

https://sewtakeahike.typepad.com/sewtakeahike/2010/10/modus-operandi.html

RINGS

https://aquilterstable.blogspot.com/2020/03/improv-rings.html

OTHER

https://aquilterstable.blogspot.com/p/tutorials.html

http://sew-unsew.blogspot.com/2013/11/improv-stripped-geese-tutorial.html

https://themodernquiltguild.wordpress.com/2012/01/15/100-days-week-of-color-tutorial/