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ENTRY for Project QUILTING - Large Scale Print - Spring Converges

Spring Converges

I used some fun fabrics to create a converged wall hanging for this challenge. I chose to converge 'White Humming Birds' from Michael Miller, Laura Gunn's Big Poppy Spice fabric and a striped fabric.

 

If you've been watching my pieces through the seasons I've done convergence before - so I knew when I decided that this is what I wanted to do for this challenge I knew it would have to be above and beyond the past. I went with combining a few of Ricky Tim's techniques from his book Ricky Times Convergence Quilts: Mysterious, Magical, Easy and Fun- with Divide and Conquer Convergence with a touch of Grand Convergence. I think the convergence technique really appeals to me because you have to really trust your gut that your fabric choices are going to work. There’s not much ‘laying’ out prior to cutting to be able to ‘see’ what’s going to happen – it’s all about the gut. Once the convergence portion was done - I added the borders and appliqued some flowers and birds to the quilt. As I stepped back and looked at I decided it wasn't enough yet...

 

So, made some yo-yo's and had them cascade across the quilt. To add the final touch - I found some tiny circular mirrors in my stash and glued them to the center of the yoyo flowers.

 

I really like all the movement this quilt creates.

 

Approximate Size: 34" x 21"

 

Created by Kim Lapacek

Poynette, WI

 

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Taken on March 26, 2011