Here are three quilt block tutorials that I put together for the Boston Modern Quilt Guild BOM.
These tutorials all have improvisational techniques, but they also let you be a little precise if you want to be.
This tutorial lets you practice curved piecing: Curves Ahead
With this one you can try paper piecing without worrying about things being too perfect: Playing with Paper
And this tutorial lets you improvise with strips of fabric: Fenced In
I decided to participate in the Modern Quilt Guild’s Michael Miller Fabric Challenge. My plan was to fussy cut some blocks and then improvise from there, although I must admit my improvisation ended up taking place on my drawing pad so that I would have an idea of how much fabric I would need to surround my blocks. Does that mean it is not really improvised? Can there be no planning with improvisation? Perhaps not!
I am calling this quilt the Garden Continuum. It is 48″ x 64″. I used all 6 of the fat eighths provided and I think I made good use of them. I used 2 yards of fabric for the background and the binding, and also added about an eighth of a yard of a solid green fabric.
In keeping with the theme of the quit, I went with edge to edge swirly quilting so that the garden blocks blend in and appear to be floating in the continuum!