Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Scrappy Improv Quilting Blog Tour - Prismatic

I am honoured to join Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation for this blog tour featuring her new book:  Scrappy Improv Quilting.  You can purchase the book directly from Kelly's Etsy shop or from major retailers such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

This is Prismatic - a 20 x 24 inch wall hanging.

I also sewed along with Kelly with the release of her first book Stash Statement back in 2018.  I am not a fan of improv quilting, but Kelly shares great tips on how to get started.  You start by creating a slab of fabric pieces.

And then you cut your pieces from the slab and use those to put together your quilt top.  I used Kona scraps for my three slabs.

I had a rough quilting plan when I sat down at my machine.  But....then I decided to go off script.  It sounded like a good idea at the time, but it ended up not being such a good idea.  I started by echoing  the coloured sections.  I was "supposed" to continue with the echoing, but I found it challenging with all the twisting and turning of the quilt through the machine.  So I thought I'd try a technique from Melissa Marginet's Walking Foot Quilting Designs book for the columns.  It did not turn out as I pictured it in my head. 

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting is also sharing a pattern from Scrappy Improv Quilting today.  Make sure to stop by to see her finish and to say hello.

Over the coming weeks, make sure to stop by My Quilt Infatuation to see all the projects from Scrappy Improv Quilting.  There are a lot of great projects...not sure which one I'll make next.

Scrappy Improv Quilting Blog Tour Schedule-
9/22- PrismaticAnja @ Anja Quilts
           DownpourNancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting

9/27- FunkytownVasudha @ Storied Quilts
           Cherub WingsMichelle @ From Bolt to Beauty

9/29- Chapel WindowKris @ Sew Sunshine
           Winter FrostLeanne @ Devoted Quilter

10/4- HeartstruckRebecca Grace @ Rebecca Grace Quilting
           Star SpangledChristine @ Triangles & Squares

10/6- Birds of a FeatherPreeti @ Sew Preeti Quilts
           Fall FoliageSusan @ Quilt Fabrication

10/11- OrnamentalGail @ Quilting Gail
            Churn, Churn, ChurnCynthia @ Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

10/13- Sunset CrossingKate @ Katie Mae Quilts
             Positivity- Sarah @ Sarah Goer Quilts

10/18- All Dressed UpLinda @ Flourishing Palms
             ShockwaveAnne-Marie @ Stories From the Sewing Room

10/20- Sweet Bee (a bonus thank-you pattern), Finishing, and Wrap-Up (here!) 


  1. Bravo, Anja!!! I love the colors you slabbed together!!! Your quilting looks awesome, whether it was your original plan or not! And the multi-colored binding is a great finishing touch! I'm honored to share the improv quilt hop day with you!!!

  2. I love the colors you chose for your Prismatic quilt, Anja! And though the quilting may not have turned out as you planned, I think it looks amazing! Thank you so much for participating in the blog hop!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  3. I really like your purples, dark blues, and oranges in this quilt! That is a great color combination. The scrappy binding was a fun idea, too!

  4. I think the quilting looks wonderful! Love the colours you used!

  5. You might nit care for improv piecing, but your project turned out SEW well, Anja!!

  6. Congrats on your lovely little finish! And good for you for stepping outside of your comfort zone -- both for the improv piecing and for the quilting! You've inspired me to bite the bullet on quilting my own project from this book. Yikes -- we'll see how it goes!

  7. Gorgeous finish and I think you nailed the quilting.

  8. Walking foot quilting can have a lot of stops and starts and the pivots are always a bit nerve wracking for me (will the stitch actually take or will it drop this stitch and will I lose the sharp point?). I don't know what you were envisioning, but I think the quilting is lovely and sets off the design nicely. :)

  9. This is just stunning Anja! I really love the quilting and the colours you chose. I have Kelly’s first book and made a few quilts from it. Now I’m really intrigued by this one and might look into buying it.

  10. Great job on this quilt! I love the colors you used and the quilting is fun too! I have Kelly's first book and need to do one from there before I launch into volume 2.

  11. I agree with the other comments. Well done! I love the colors you chose and I think the quilting is gorgeous! Also like th3 scrappy binding!

  12. Great job on the quilting! It's an unexpected added element!

  13. I have just discovered your blog. Love your work! Can you advise me where to find a pattern for your double star quilt pattern posted in your blog dated 6/29/17? My daughter loves the purple quilt you made and wants me to make one for a friend. Thank you for your assistance.

  14. Lovely color choices for Prismatic - they play well together

  15. I just KNEW you'd use solids for your quilt! :-)
    It is Lovely!
    And, even though the quilting didn't turn out exactly like you pictured, I think you did a marvelous job!


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