Monday, May 1, 2017

Quilting | AHIQ Improv Challenge

Hi, I have made a fabric pull for the AHIQ two block challenge! Kaja from sew slowly is hosting the challenge on her blog page here

Some of these fabrics have come from the epic church sale and some from the free store. There are a couple of licenced prints in here too that I aquired on a low willpower day.

I am trying to use all up-cycled and re-purposed materials in my quilts. For new fabrics I have been emailing the retail stores to see if they have an ethical purchasing policy or offer organic fabrics. I have not had any luck so far, mind you I have been looking at the normal retail stores.

Next, I need to choose a block or two. The above are some upcycled orphan blocks that were given to me by my mom's friend Pam. I have been meaning to write a post of all of the lovely material that she has given me and pieces of hers that show up in my quilts. I have been waiting for the Sunday Stash by Molli Sparkles to show it off. Next weekend my friends, I will post that one next weekend.

For the AIHQ I am thinking a pinwheel, log cabin and some applique... we shall see what happens!

 I also really want to try a drunkards path block lol, so It may turn out completely different than the original plan!

 I am looking forward to this challenge! Thank you for hosting it Kaja

Until later my friends, Stay up-cycled !



  1. I just love challenges too! Looking forward to your design!

    1. Thanks Paige! Most of my projects are in the starting or ending phase! it is weird how the cycles happen! but the challenges are awesome exercise for my creative muscles!

  2. It's really easy to get organic fabric where I live...but I don't know how ethical it is. I'm going to try to work on this challenge as well....somewhere...somehow.

  3. You have a great mix here, Sarah! I love the blue and white stripe, and is that some lamé? Tricky!

  4. Lucky you to find such great fabrics at sales/the free store! We used to have a recycle center where, if we became members, we could take whatever we wanted, but it went out of business. Sad for me because it was a great source of fabric. I'm still recycling/upcycling lots of cotton shirts/skirts/etc.

    It will be fun to see your finished quilt for the AHIQ challenge.

  5. I'm looking forward to seeing all that you are able to do for this AHIQ challenge. The blocks here are all so beautiful and have such a feel of spring to them with the color palette.

  6. I'm glad you're joining in and that is a great pile of fabric to start with. I'll look forward to seeing whether you end up with log cabins/pinwheels or something completely different!

  7. Right now I'm just trying to stay out of the stores and shop my stash. Must reduce the load. Ha. We'll see how long that lasts. I'm envious of your delightful purchases from the church sale though. And how fun to have gifted blocks to incorporate.
    Kaja is such a talented quilter. I'm looking forward to this quarter, too. Trying to figure out what to do.
    Thanks for linking your plans with AHIQ.

  8. This looks like a yummy pile of fabrics! Looking forward to seeing how your 2 block improv evolves!


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