My stack of fabric is ready, how about you?!
If you’re just getting caught up, then you may have missed that we’re currently in prep week for the 2023 30 Days of Improv QAL.
The 30 Days of Improv Quilt Along is a free challenge hosted by Amanda of @broadclothstudio and me @shannonfraserdesigns to help guide you through your improv quilting journey. Whether you’ve tried improv before or whether this is your first, we’ve got you!
Everything happens over email and we post all of our improv blocks on Instagram. To learn more, see all the details about this quilt-along in the How to Get Ready for the 30 Days of Improv QAL blog post.
IMPORTANT – even if you signed up for the challenge last year, you’ll still need to sign up for the 2023 challenge.
Sign up for the 3rd annual 30 Days of Improv QAL here. Sign up for my weekly newsletter to be notified of the next 30 Days of Improv QAL.
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What happens in the 30 Days of Improv QAL?
Essentially, we’ll be focusing on making improv blocks throughout the month of August, before wrapping up with a week of composition. There’re fun prizes to win along the way and the best part is seeing everyone’s interpretation of the daily prompts under the #30DaysofImprovQAL hashtag.
The improv fun is just kicking off, so there’s still plenty of time for you to sign up and join this laid-back sew-along.
The weekly emails are chock full of tips and guidance to help steer you through your improv play. Whether this is your first time trying improv or you’re looking to explore your improv practice in a new way, then this QAL is for you!
What fabrics I’ll be stitching with
In years past, we’ve focused on specific fabric requirements, and this year we’ve switched that up to include a sustainable option.
This year, I dove into my own fabric stash to see what options were waiting for me 😉
If you didn’t know, most of my improv stems from working with fabric scraps that are leftover from previous projects. I just find those remnants to be inspiring. I used somewhat of a similar approach for this year’s fabric play.
The pull all kicked off with that bold orange. You know my love for vibrant colours and this orange doesn’t disappoint. I kept up the deeply saturated colours with that glorious purple. To help balance things out, I then added in a few pinks to keep it in the warm-toned family and, well, because I love pink!
- Orange – this is leftover from my Geometric Flight Plan quilt
- Purple – this is leftover from making the Etched Diamond Quilt
- Deeper Pink – I used this in my Little Forest Quilt
- Pink – a FQ I found in my stash
- Light Pink – another FQ I found in my stash
- Peachy Pink – I used this in my Little Forest Quilt too!
I share some more details on how my fabric pull came to be in the Fabric Selection email that’s part of the 30 Days of Improv QAL.
All of the fabric requirements and options to consider are captured in the Fabric Selection email that went out on July 23.
Haven’t signed up yet? Not a problem! Once you sign up, you’ll get access to previous weeks’ emails too!
The weekly newsletter comes out every Sunday and next week we finally dive into cutting!
Sign up so you don’t miss out! Sign-ups for the 2023 QAL are now closed, you can sign up for the weekly newsletter to be the first to be notified of the next 30 Days of Improv QAL.