Peek Wednesday – Improv edition

Happy Peek Wednesday! Thanks for hanging tight after last week’s scheduling snafu.

This week I am showing a Peek mini quilt that I made for my friend Daniela for her birthday at the end of August. She is a very talented improv quilter– in fact, I gave it to her at the opening of an art gallery show in which she had a quilt hanging– and I wanted to channel a little of that improv spirit. Daniela is also the graphic designer responsible for the branding and illustrations on the Peek pattern, so I wanted to show her some Peek love.

What I did was use improv to make my own base fabric. I used quiet colors and prints across the cool neutral spectrum. I cut my improv pieces according to the pattern (honest ironing board and floor included).


Then I picked a contrasting fabric– Cotton + Steel’s Sprinkles print in navy– for the skinny piecing (honest improv table included).


I quilted with some straight lines and backed it in the super soft shirting fabric with the stripes.


This is going to be the final installment of Peek Wednesdays, but I will keep featuring Peek projects here and on Instagram as they come up. Huge thanks to my bloggy friends Karin from Leigh Laurel Studios and Stephanie from Late Night Quilter for sharing their projects and giving away copies of the pattern.

I hope you enjoyed seeing how many different ways Peek blocks can be customized, from fussy cutting to improvising, soft to bold, quilt to pillow. Thank you, as always, for visiting, and I can’t wait to share more of the things I make here. If you’d like to make a Peek block or quilt, check out the link at the bottom of the page. Cheers!