Topic: Free Form with Straight Lines
• Learn how to use up those scraps and make a block using no pattern and no real rules!
• Let your imagination and creativity flow.
• Learn tricks on how to open up and let "all the rules go out the window."
• Learn that not everything needs a plan, pattern or to be planned out.
Main site I used for this block inspiration and a great tutorial: http://blog.spoonflower.com/2013/10/free-piecing-quilt-block-tutorial.html
Other line free form, improv tutorials and inspirations:
Woven Improv Strips http://thequiltingmill.blogspot.com/2014/11/woven-quilt-by-kati-spencer-in-scraps.html
Wonky Log Cabin Strips http://ellisonlane.com/2011/07/wonky-log-cabin-tutorial.html
Improv Cross Block Using Strips http://thelongthread.com/?p=7551
Pick Up Sticks Block https://happysewlucky.wordpress.com/2015/05/10/pick-up-sticks-quilt-block-tutorial/
Tula Pink Totally Tubular Method: http://thecottagemama.com/2013/01/totally-tubular-stacked-block-quilt/
Proposed Quilt Block (16.5” unfinished)
A scrappy improv block consisting of straight line strips to create a wonky, free form scrap buster block! Scraps! This is a great scrap buster block. There really are no set fabric requirements for this improve block.
The fabric I used (make sure that the strips are at least 16.5” long:
Solid (I used black KONA): Strips of varying widths - 1", 1 1/4", 1 1/2", 1 3/4", 2", 2 1/4", 2 1/2" Prints (I used only 2 different prints, but each strip could be a different print, or all the same, etc.): Strips of varying widths - 1", 1 1/4", 1 1/2", 1 3/4", 2", 2 1/4", 2 1/2"
I will be showing 2 blocks: one with fabric I purposely cut for this block and one where I just grabbed a handful of scraps from the scrap bin and "made it work".
When constructing the block, you will continue to add strips until the block is at least 16.5” wide.