I’m Jumping Head First into the 30 Days of Improv QAL, Join Me!

For the month of August I am going to be doing the 30 Days of Improv QAL which is being cohosted by Shannon Fraser Designs and Broadcloth Studio. You can also watch all the fun on Instagram with the hashtag #30daysofimprovqal.

This post is going to be dedicated and updated for my journey with the Improv QAL. I am going to use this space to show you my daily progress and thoughts about what I did. I am also doing a video series over on my YouTube channel.

I decided to try this because I work with patterns so much and I wanted to challenge myself with thinking outside the box. I’ve got quite a few solid fat quarter colors that are perfect for this type of challenge too.

So let’s dive in to this year’s QAL!

Week 1 – Using Stripes and Rectangles and Scissors and/or Rotary Cutters

Day 1

Day 1 was the first time I have ever done this and I was very nervous to start cutting my fabric. I just started cutting random strips and a rectangle and it just kind of blossomed from there. I just kept working with what I had to get something big enough to cut a 5 1/2″ square block out of the center. Check out my video progress – https://youtu.be/_ywGiKVVfWI

, I’m Jumping Head First into the 30 Days of Improv QAL, Join Me!

Day 2

Day 2 I wanted to push myself to make some diagonal lines. I cut more wonky shaped strips and rectangles, sewed them together and then cut pieces from those sewn units. I cut my block down a few times and reused the cuts to mix things up and got a beautiful looking block! Check out my video progress – https://youtu.be/_v_t_FPaqxY

, I’m Jumping Head First into the 30 Days of Improv QAL, Join Me!

Day 3

Day 3 I wanted to push myself to make some strips and cut from that block of strips! I made my strips and then cut against or with the strips to start building out my block. Check out my video progress – https://youtu.be/1WwmyXOjFn0

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Day 4

First week is squares and rectangles. Not so nervous anymore and I wanted to start with a single square and work out from there. Check out my video progress – https://youtu.be/mMjCurWLx94

, I’m Jumping Head First into the 30 Days of Improv QAL, Join Me!

Day 5

On Day 5 I decided to use up the scraps that were created from Day 1 – 4.. I just started cutting and adding some strips until I can to this beautiful block. Check out my video progress – https://youtu.be/KlzEuqGAErc

, I’m Jumping Head First into the 30 Days of Improv QAL, Join Me!

Week 2, Day 1

This week we are working with Polygons and I stated with a 5 sided shape and worked outward from there, preserving the shape on the inside. Check out my video progress – https://youtu.be/XBvEFGEcdKI

, I’m Jumping Head First into the 30 Days of Improv QAL, Join Me!

Week 2, Day 2

This week we are working with Polygons and today’s tip was to pick a polygon and work with smaller shapes and see where it leads you! Check out my video progress – https://youtu.be/zHkCOdcO2_Y

, I’m Jumping Head First into the 30 Days of Improv QAL, Join Me!

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