Thursday, September 11, 2014

QJ - Harmonic Convergence (#1)


Machine Pieced
Machine Quilted
Lap Size - 45" x 60"
Started - June 24, 2004
Completed - November 14, 2004

Made for my sister

Pattern - Harmonic Convergence
Ricky Tims' Convergence Quilts (c) 2003

With Border Layout - from Pg 36 -
Blue-Green Convergence -
By Lynn Koolish - Berkeley, CA
36” x 36”, 2001

I wanted to make a quilt for my sister and asked her for a sample of her carpet for color matching. I took the carpet sample to the local quilt store and looked around at the fabric -

My sister is not into the cutsey or country styles and nothing caught my eye. While I was looking at the fabric - I spotted Ricky Tims' book -
I really wanted to try that technique after I finished her quilt -

I also spotted some “new-to-me-then” batiks and thought that someday I would make something using batiks. So I'm standing there in front of the batiks with the carpet sample and the book when it hit me - make her a quilt from the book using the batiks - duh!! -

I only needed 4 fabrics so I found a light and dark yellow batik and a light and dark autumn colored batik. I also got a dark green batik for the teeny-tiny inner border -

The technique is easy but looks really complex - just the way I like it!! -

I used a "soft curves" technique by Alex Anderson for quilting the center portion and quilted a grid in the border -

My sister said that it matched her family room sofas so well that she used it there until Christmas - then she put it upstairs in her office where it belonged - ;))

QJ - 2004


Gene Black said...

I have that book and have enjoyed both making the convergence designs AND just looking at the pictures. It has some great "quilt eye candy" in it.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

You are SO right! - It is one of my all-time favorite books/patterns. I've made four convergence quilts so far and have enjoyed making each and every one - ;))

Katie M. said...

I've done a couple "Convergence" quilts - they were on the smaller size.
Like the colors in this one.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Thanks, Katie - I experimented with the size of the starter blocks and came up with a lap size for mine - and the colors worked well with the carpet sample so it was fun to make - ;))


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