Improv Wooly

 

Rainy day

Today was a lovely, wet day – perfect for enjoying my finished Improv Wooly Quilt.

It didn’t start out an improv quilt.

Inspired by a piece of fabric, I gathered a few some colors and started cutting rectangles.

Wool, rectangles and fabric inspiration

Wool with fabric inspiration

and then a few squares….

Wool fabrics and a few squares

 

I tried putting the squares and rectangles together…..

Squares and rectangles

Squares and rectangles

Meh. Nothing really grabbed me and the project languished until a friend gave me 3 1/2 yards of a wool plaid and about a half yard of dark blue wool. The plaid had many of the same colors of my stalled quilt and the navy blue added the contrast I was missing with my original color selection.

Wool plaid

Wool plaid

 

I decided to use as much of the plaid as possible and created the inside panel from pieces of my original squares and rectangles, navy blue and a bit of lime green thrown in for interest.

And voila! The Improv Wooly emerged.

Improv Wooly

Improv Wooly

 

The quilt is huge – 67″ x 74″ – compared to the smallish quilts I’ve been making lately but it’s heavy and warm and perfect for a rainy winter night. Even the back is improv – made from leftover blue flannel pieces.

New Year's 2016 Improv Wooly

Front of Improv Wooly

Back of wooly

Back

I’m linking up with crazy mom quilts for finish it up Friday.

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