I have learned to NEVER say “never”… as in, “I NEVER make the same quilt twice!” Until I discovered these art quilts, I had not. Actually, I made 5 of them I loved this process so much!
All of these are from the same basic pattern in the book Convergence Quilts by Ricky Tims.
“Wild Thang”, 2004
This was made from my stash just to try out the technique. It was so busy I went back and added the lame' circles and lines to give the eye a place to rest. I really considered tossing it… but DH wanted it for his office so it was given to him.
In some places I opened up seams and slipped the lame’ under the pieces for a more dimensional effect. It was so much fun, I then went onto using the special fabric I had bought.
“The Difference”, 2004
I bought 1 yard of Ricky Tims “Convergence” fabric from the quilt store. That was used to make the body of the quilt, and then left-overs and a few slightly darker fabrics were used for the paper-pieced radiating border. AND it is signed by no other than…
RICKY TIMS himself! I took this to Tupelo with me, also and he signed the front of the quilt. Then it was quilted on the longarm. The main “first” on this quilt was quilting writing into the body of the quilt.
I quilted part of the poem “The Road Less Traveled” by Robert Frost into the center portion of the quilt.
The feathers were a little crude… I was just getting started on quilting feathers.
TOMORROW’S TEASER: More convergence quilts. I TOLD you I enjoyed doing these!
See you then!