Floral Improv Samples

I’ve been working on making samples for my newest class, Floral Improv.  In it, I’ll be teaching students how to make several flowers without a pattern.  Then, we’ll learn a little about composition as we consider ways to arrange them.  Each one will be very different, and I’m very excited about it!

Here’s the first sample I made, which I’ve named Garden Frolic.  I think it’s a very happy piece.


And here’s a detail shot.

Floral Improv, with Ellen Lindner.  AdventureQuilter.com

While making this quilt it quickly became obvious that it was too large to use for a live class. Still, I knew I could use it for the online version of the class, and I set to work on some smaller pieces for the live version.

Here’s Happy Garden:

Floral Improv, with Ellen Lindner.  AdventureQuilter.com

And here’s another version, still  un-named.

Floral Improv, with Ellen Lindner.  AdventureQuilter.com

As you can see, these can vary quite a bit, in orientation, color, and composition.  I think it’s really going to be fun to see what a classroom of students will do with this technique!

I’m hoping to teach the first live version of this class in about a month.  After that, I’ll be ready to schedule it elsewhere and to create an online version.  Watch the newsletter for details.

Ellen Lindner

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  1. Sharon says:

    Love them. These remind me a little of “cosmo boogie.” That last one looks like midnight flowers. Maybe call it Dancing in the Dark.

  2. Maeve says:

    Ellen, I just love all of these – the flowers, the colors you chose, the composition – just beautiful!

  3. ellen says:

    Great title, Sharon! I’m glad you like them.

  4. ellen says:

    Thanks, Maeve! And they’re also easy and fast.

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