improv slab quilt

I was recently commissioned to make a quilt for a family member, with the only parameters being that it needed to fit on a twin bed and should feature light blue fabrics.

Using the slab technique from Sunday Morning Quilts, I constructed blocks from light blue and aqua fabrics, including vintage prints and men's dress shirts. To keep the quilt from becoming too busy, I alternated the improv blocks with solid white to create a simple layout.

I sent the top off to Lindsay, of Eileen Quilts, for quilting. I selected a hydrangea quilting pattern, which I thought nicely complemented the light-blue color scheme and the vintage floral sheet I used for the backing. Lindsay did a beautiful job, and I've already sent another quilt to her to be quilted.

Interested in commissioning your own quilt? Shoot me a message!


  1. I LOVE your slab quilt! the color choices are wonderful and the back is amazing. I want to copy!! :)

    1. Thanks, Corky! I'd love to see your version if you wind up making one!


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