I had the opportunity to teach my new class, “Try Improv!” recently for the Smoky Mountain Quilters Guild in Franklin, NC. It was lots of fun and everybody made a successful table runner using techniques that were new to most of them. Here are a few pictures.
Although I made 3 different samples for the class, there is no pattern. The goal is for each student to start with a few fabrics and improvise a table runner from them. Of course, I provided some guidelines and lots of assistance as needed.
Nancy has been improvising for a long time, and said, “This is what I do all the time!” She chose a beautiful collection of iris-themed fabrics for her runner.
MaryAnn made a halloween-themed runner and zipped it up by adding some purple!
Maggie chose a collection of fall fabrics with a good variety of scale, then picked a coordinating green for her accent strips.
Chris had a nice bundle of blacks and grays as well as a stunning coral-pink fabric for accents.