Did you know that before I started Lily & Oak I had never made a quilt label before? What was I thinking?! Quilt labels help people remember where, when, and who made the quilt. Without a label, there is less heritage and history. Lily & Oak quilts are made by hand, with love, and in a specific place at a specific time--and that makes them special, like all handmade quilts.
Thanks to my fantastic modern quilt guild (East Bay Modern Quilters) I got my hands on a copy of Sherri Lynn Wood's book, The Improv Modern Handbook and started experimenting with improv for the first time. I've been curious about trying out improv piecing for while, and it was really freeing to cut fabric without a ruler or straight edge, to sew without minding if my seams match.
I practiced a few different techniques with some colorful neon fabric I had left over from another project. I'm not sure exactly what I'm going do with these few squares, but maybe I'll make enough for a small throw quilt.
Have you done any improv quilting?