Inspiring Improv

Explore Creative Piecing with Curves, Strips, Slabs and More

This is improv piecing and quilting like you've never seen it before.

Experienced quilter and instructor, Nicholas Ball, presents a breathtaking collection of 12 improvisational quilts in Inspiring Improv. More than simply a collection of inspiring patterns, Ball guides you through the basics of his approach to improv piecing by exploring step-by-step building blocks of the eight piecing techniques he uses throughout. With all of the tools needed to create the essentials of improv units, the first few chapters alone are guaranteed to transform your piecing forever.

Going further, Ball teaches quilters how to go from a variety of beautiful but irregular pieced improv units to creating a cohesive quilt top in his The Quilt Jigsaw chapter, ensuring that readers successfully construct their own versions of his designs.

Finally, join him on a journey through his creative process packed with tips and advice on how to use his 12 quilt designs can inspire your own creative process in quilt making: from inspiration boards, to fabric pulls to finished sketches and quilts.

An essential book for every quilter's library, Inspiring Improv will leave you eager to get to your sewing machine and begin creating your own original designs right away.

  • Author: Nicholas Ball
  • ISBN13: 978-1-940655-37-6
  • Format: Paperback
  • Book Trim: 8 x 10
  • Pages: 144
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