Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Pink Lattice

Pink Lattice, my quilt from November's Book of the Month, Convergence Quilts by Ricky Tims is done!
This quilt was so fun, easy, and quick to put together, and has such a bold look!  Truly a fabulous technique!  I can see that I'll use it again in the future.  And if you haven't made one yet, I highly recommend the easy to follow book,
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/157120217X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=211189&creative=373489&creativeASIN=157120217X&link_code=as3&tag=quiltfab-20

Quilting this quilt was just as much fun!  I used a freehand, all over design, as quilting in specific areas was going to be a challenge.
Here are some closeups

The quilting is based on a design by Judi Madsen, and I spent a bit of time (and pieces of paper!) playing with it.
Whether to add pebbles; a feather hook; 2,3 or 4 feathers; and where the swirl would start (random or end of feathers).  I finally decided on this 
using it as a guide for when I got stuck.  And of course, when actually quilting, things never go as planned!   I ended up getting into the groove, and lost some of the 'S' shape of the feathers that I liked in my drawing.  But I'm very happy with the quilting, as it looks beautiful on this quilt!

I encourage you to give both the Convergence technique, and the quilting design a try.  Both of these give fabulous results!

Happy Quilting!

3 comments:

  1. Love the quilt, AND the quilting. But I've promised myself that I won't buy any more books, so the Ricky Tims one is out. BUT, I already own Judi's book, so the quilting pattern is definitely in :)

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  2. Lovely quilt, Susan and interesting sketches. Great reminder that i need to get busy with my quilt sketch notepad.

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  3. I've done a couple of Ricky's Convergence quilts - they are fun and you never know exactly what you are going to end up with!! Love the fabrics you used! I think I'll have to try it again with solid and reads as solid fabrics because I REALLY like this look! And the quilting, well, I'll have to give this pattern a try too! Guess you could say I'm just loving everything about this quilt!!!

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