April 26, 2010

Convergence Quilt - My First

I've finally set aside some time to play with some fabrics and do a project from the book, Convergence Quilts by Ricky Tims. 

Starting with 12" squares.

The halfway point and I could stop here and be happy with this being the background to an art quilt.

I'll keep on task.   ^j^

An Asian-inspired Black and White, with a touch of Red, was the original plan, but he touch of red wasn't looking so good.  Needles to say, the fabric sat for a couple of hours until I could come up with a solution.

I went for bold and made red the dominating color.

After playing with this, I'm confident that I will be making another Convergence quilt.

Ricky's book has a variety of ideas on how to extend the Convergence design beyond  the border; I think I'd like to try that.


  1. Hmmmmm.....no comments.
    Maybe the blue-green background isn't helping. Clicking on the pictures will solve that!

    The red fabric had a bit of a stripe, so I chose to lay the squares out differently, that way in the end, the stripe disappears.

    Hope you're having a great Spring!

  2. I love everything black, white an red - and am enjoying the experimentation! Ali

  3. Hey There! Thank you!
    My DD is the same, she immediately notices those color combinations in a quilting magazine!

  4. I too like red, black and white. Looks very nice. I tried one of his too with poinsettia and oriental fabric. :)

    I should have checked the glare of the picture it was actually a little darker than as shown.

  5. Thank you, Kathy. I actually used your convergence quilt to make sure I was doing mine correctly!! Your quilt is beautiful!

    Using two red squares throws off the effect, but I'm glad I went with it. :)
    This was so much fun to do - DH followed along as I was pinning points! .....probably watching that I didn't drop a pin on the floor now that I think of it!!!

    I have to add more blocks to this project! There might be enough fabric to do a throw-size quilt.

  6. Did you see Quilting Arts is having a Bernina Giveaway. You need to make a 14x11 project using the swan picture they provide. Of course you use your imagination and create something "representational" of the swan. I always wanted a Bernina with stitch regulator.

  7. I didn't see the Bernina Giveaway!

    Did you see that they have a fabric bundle giveaway?!!!
    Try this link:

  8. Jes, No but I'll have to check it out.

  9. Here is the link for the Bernia:


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