Modern Improv Quilting

All about bold color, graphic design and modern improv quilting. Ditch the quilt pattern and let the quilting fabric and colors inspire your quilt design. Have…
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a chair with two pillows sitting on top of it
Refracted Star Big Stitch Hand Quilted Pillow - Shannon Fraser Designs
Improv backing on the Refracted Star cushion I made as a gift for my little brother. This one is super simple yet adds a fun detail on the back of cushion for two looks in one! See more on the blog #quilted #cushion
a basket with two pillows on top of it next to a white wall in the background
Etched Diamond Quilted Pillow in Jade Ombré Wovens - Shannon Fraser Designs
Etched Diamond Quilted Pillow in Jade Ombré Wovens - Shannon Fraser Designs
two pillows with different designs on them, one is brown and the other is pink
New Guiding Lights Quilted Pillow Pattern - Shannon Fraser Designs
Here's the square version of the Guiding Lights Pillow Pattern. Have fun and use your fabric remnants to piece a quilted pillow back as Shannon has done here. See more pictures on the blog #quiltedpillow #foundationpaperpiecing #handmadehome #patchworkpillow
a brown and pink pillow sitting on top of a white bed
New Guiding Lights Quilted Pillow Pattern - Shannon Fraser Designs
Use up your fabric scraps by trying your hand at an improv backing. That's what I did here with the solids used on the front of the 18" x 18" Guiding Lights quilted pillow. Machine quilting adds understated texture to complete the look. Click to read more on the blog. #improvquilting #quilt #quiltedcushion
a close up view of a green and grey quilted bag with buttons on it
Make Your Own Improv Quilted Hot Water Bottle Cover - Shannon Fraser Designs
Close up details of the button closure and lining print featured on the improv hot water bottle cover I made for my brother. See more on the blog #improv #quilting #sewing #diy
a brown and pink pillow sitting on top of a white bed
New Guiding Lights Quilted Pillow Pattern - Shannon Fraser Designs
Improv backing featuring the solids used on the front of the 18" x 18" Guiding Lights quilted pillow. Machine quilting adds understated texture to complete the look. Click to read more on the blog. #improvquilting #quilt #quiltedcushion
an oven mitt made out of fabric with the words diy hot water bottle cover
Make Your Own Improv Quilted Hot Water Bottle Cover - Shannon Fraser Designs
Bring comfort to your home this winter by stitching up your own hot water bottle cover. Shown here featuring improv quilting or dive into your Work in Progress pile and see if there's an orphan block you could feature. That would make this project even quicker to stitch up! #quilting #sewing #holidays #giftideas
several different colors of fabric on top of each other, including pink and oranges
My Fabric Pull for 30 Days of Improv Quilt Along - Shannon Fraser Designs
Bold warm-toned colorway for my next improv quilted wall hanging. Join the 30 Days of Improv Quilt Along to learn how to quilt without a pattern. See more up on the blog. #quilting #fabricpull #quiltingcotton #color
an oven mitt made out of fabric with the words diy hot water bottle cover
Make Your Own Improv Quilted Hot Water Bottle Cover - Shannon Fraser Designs
Make a pretty and practical gift this holiday season by stitching up a hot water bottle cover. Here I've gone with improv quilting featuring scraps leftover from making my last quilted coat. See how easy it is on the blog. #quilting #sewing #diy #handmadeholiday
scissors and fabric are laying on top of each other
My Fabric Pull for 30 Days of Improv Quilt Along - Shannon Fraser Designs
Here's my fabric pull for the improv quilt along! These gorgeous warm toned pinks, purple and orange have me excited to get cutting! Join the 30 Days of Improv QAL and learn how to quilt without a pattern. See more on the blog #fabric #quilting #improvquilting #quiltalong
a pair of scissors sitting next to a piece of fabric
Modern improv play with stripes - Shannon Fraser Designs
Improv basket weave design from my improv play with stripes! Click to see all the blocks I made in Week 1 of the 30 Days of Improv QAL featuring the shape of the week: Stripes #30daysofimprovQAL #improvquilting #stripes
the cover of 30 days of imppo qal week 1 stripes
Shannon Fraser Designs Modern Quilt Patterns
Love the negative space incorporated in this improv quilt block. Click to see all the blocks I made in Week 1 of the 30 Days of Improv QAL featuring the shape of the week: Stripes #30daysofimprovQAL #improvquilting #stripes
orange and pink pieces of fabric with text overlay reading week 1 stripes 30 days of imppov qal
Modern improv play with stripes - Shannon Fraser Designs
Have you tried improv quilting? It's one of the best quilting techniques for you to learn to let go and tune into your creative instincts. Click to see all the blocks I made in Week 1 of the 30 Days of Improv QAL featuring the shape of the week: Stripes #30daysofimprovQAL #improvquilting #stripes
quilt along 30 days of imppov week 3 strips
Modern improv play with stripes - Shannon Fraser Designs
See the fun to be had by letting loose with some improv quilting. Click to see all the blocks I made in Week 1 of the 30 Days of Improv QAL featuring the shape of the week: Stripes #30daysofimprovQAL #improvquilting #stripes
the instructions for how to make an easy quilt project with strips of pink and orange fabric
Modern improv play with stripes - Shannon Fraser Designs
Freedom is the name of the game with improv quilting! Click to see all the blocks I made in Week 1 of the 30 Days of Improv QAL featuring the shape of the week: Stripes #30daysofimprovQAL #improvquilting #stripes