Zest for your nest

My most recent flimsy finish is a case of “must do – drop everything and get started !” I don’t know why I get like that but it happens. I saw this quilt by Amy Smart during my morning internet perusal and I had the fabric ordered by noon ! It was my first time ordering from Adrianne Ove of ilovefabric and let me tell you; it was sweet !


My international order was shipped super fast ( I think it took a week whereas those usually take 2-3 weeks ) and I received this cute little Thank You card and treat ( it’s the small things folks 🙂 )

Here is a shot of the selvages, in these times it is so good to receive a subtle positive message


I loved Amy’s layout sooo much but really tried to put my own spin on my work. It is also my first try at improv – not as easy as I thought but still not difficult.


The Thicket collection by gingiber has two different sized animal panels and several black and white prints. Before I dropped everything for this project I had been working on a top that includes quite a few black and white prints. So I was confident in just ordering a few of the Thicket prints to carry those textures found in the animal panels throughout the top. I have made the backing and am trying to figure out a plan for quilting it.

Thanks so much for having a look !

Linking up with Amanda for Finish it Up Friday.

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. tammy
    Nov 18, 2016 @ 17:41:02

    This is so cool, No wonder you couldn’t wait to get started! great job!

    Liked by 1 person


  2. Donna J
    Nov 18, 2016 @ 21:06:07

    Love the quilt.

    Liked by 1 person


  3. Treadlestitches
    Nov 18, 2016 @ 22:48:53

    What a great quilt! It gives me hope for doing improv someday.



  4. allisonreidnem
    Nov 19, 2016 @ 02:45:23

    That’s really brilliant! It is lovely when you can translate inspiration into action and I guess the improv style invites you to dive straight in? Although there does have to be quite a bit of thinking to get all the improv blocks and panels to fit together! I wonder if you’ll find inspiration for quilting patterns on-line too?



  5. Mary Marcotte
    Dec 11, 2016 @ 11:04:33

    Ohhh, this top is the cutest! I imagine that almost anyone would drop everything! I love improv more and more as I use it. In fact, my last four purchases were books about modern quilts and improv.

    That little something extra makes a big difference. I generally buy from either my LQS or individuals (through Etsy or such) and must be spoiled, because my last book came from Amazon–a book and packing slip. The disappointment! Not even a smiley face thank you.

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