Monday, July 9, 2012

Hot pink for hot days

Thank goodness I had something to work on inside this weekend.  Another day in a seemingly endless string of 100+ degree F days.  I've been wanting to make a Ricky Tims convergence quilt for a while now, and found a great piece of rainbow colored hand dyed fabric in my studio (garage) that was just waiting to be sliced up.

This technique is really simple, and goes together quickly.  It's a little busier than I would have liked, but acceptable for my first try.  Without the border, it measures around 27 x 27 inches.

For my next convergence quilt, I think I'll use a hand-dyed piece with fewer colors and see how it turns out.

Anyways, I quilted this on Sunday for the SewCalGal free motion quilting project of the month.  For July, Angela Walters had a tiled method of free motion quilting, where you divide the piece into separate "tiles" or areas and quilt each section, then move on to the next.

This was almost too easy after the last few challenges!

The thread I used was a Madeira Neon Pink in a 50 weight.  The spool was just a tiny bit too big for my machine to fit comfortably in either the vertical or horizontal position, but I finally hit on a combination that worked.  Lots of broken threads to bury.  I have to get better at burying them as I go, instead of waiting until the end.
The only picture I took of the whole piece was out of focus--that's what happens when you try to rush things at 6:00 a.m. while rushing around getting ready for work.

It's actually supposed to cool down into the 90s today and tomorrow, and maybe be in the 80s later in the week.  What a relief!


  1. I love it! I did a convergence quilt a few years ago, maybe I need to do another!
    And I agree this month's challenge seemed easy, but maybe we are just getting better with all the practice!

  2. Nice job, beautiful quilting!