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Dec 7, 2017

Hoop Quilts with Improvisational Piecing

Dec 7, 2017
Pin It Improv Hoop Quilt
I have so many ideas for Hoop Quilts, and I finally found a little time to put needle and thread together for this one.  Improv piecing.  Combining this technique with the modern black and white prints of Me+You Indah Batiks had been calling to me.

The pie shape of each Drunkard's Path block utilizes improv.  I was able to use the bright colors in contrast with black solid to make a block slightly bigger than the curved template.  Positioning and direction of the curve template on top of the block could drastically change how the pieced looked.  I was going for a crystallized look.
Matchstick Quilting detail Improv Hoop
After piecing the quadrants together, I used matchstick quilting in the solid black area.  It really gave it great texture.  Thanks for the help IG!
Improv Hoop Quilt Stitching Details
Add some hand stitching in the color areas....
Improv Hoop Quilt Hoop guts
And, poof!  It has that added pop needed to make it shine.  I love using elements in the prints as hand stitched designs or echoes in the solid areas.
Hand Stitch Detail Improv Hoop

Improv Hoop Quilt stones
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5 comments:

  1. Very nice touch. I hope to make some more hoop quilts early next year. I have found that the clear command strips and clips work well for hanging them so I don't have to put holes in my wall.

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  2. I love this approach to your Hoop series!! And, enjoyed your class so much at Glamp this year! You were so organized and genuinely warm and personable with all of us...... I thought it would be the class I had the least interest in and was I wrong! It turned out to be one of two favorites!! Thank you!

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    1. Oh thank you Jackie! You are so kind! I'm glad I could change your mind. ;) Lol!!

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  3. What does everyone do with their hoop blocks?

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    1. They are wall hangings - anything you would normally do with a mini quilt. ;)

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