Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Improv Piecing Experiment 2

So I had a bunch of bright scraps from the Grandmother's Flower Garden Flowers I'm making for the store and I've been wanting to use them. This is what I did.

I took a piece of batting (left over from another quilt), cut some backing fabric for it, and a piece of Kona White. I just ironed them on to the batting. No pinning or basting.

Then I took scraps, used my walking foot and sewed them on. Placed the fabric right side down on the opposide side of how I wanted the fabric placed. Sewed a 1/4" seam (kid of approximately... I just used the edge of my walking foot). And then pressed the fabric to the right side. I made sure that I folded in a 1/4" seam if I knew I would be letting some of the white background show.

Added more strips and scraps as went along. 

And added some quilting stitches now and then when I felt like it. 

Squared it up when I was done. Just needs binding. 

I like doing these minis.... I feel like I'm getting some practice and my work can evolve. 


  1. I love this technique - what a great way to use scraps of all sizes and shapes!

  2. this is exactly what is called kaudi quilting! the traditional quilting of north karnataka!!

    1. Thank you Vidya. I should look that up.
      I did do a workshop with Nirmala akka that Buda Folklore organized.
      Is her style the same?

  3. Are you based in india ? Where do you bu batting from ?