Sunday, April 22, 2012

Convergence Flimsy; BLAH

This is my first attempt at a Convergence Quilt.  I've been excited to make one since I first saw them demonstrated at my quilt guild in Quincy. Of course, I left and they had a class...figures.

I had some fabric in my stash and decided to throw one together. I HATE it. But, live and learn (I seem to keep saying that a lot these days).  And I figure I can probably save this one by appliqueing a giant rooster on the front.



On a good note, though, I was able to use my design wall to help during the construction and to audition borders. Now that was wonderful.  I've never worked with a design wall before and trust me, if you don't have one, you need one.  They're wonderful.

I will be making more of these; I love the idea and if I use the right fabrics, I may even love the finished product.

Dory




9 comments:

  1. You are just darned determined to be an appliquist? appliquer? person who does applique?
    you know what I mean?!?!

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  2. I thought it was a marathon at first! kind of fun, chicken's running a marathon :-)

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    1. I have chickens in my kitchen and thought it would be cute...wrong.

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  3. Hi D, before you call this one quits, swap out the fabric in the upper right hand corner for the black fabric and you WILL love it. Then add your rooster/chicken and you will double love it......give it a try. Marei

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    1. Change the brown to black??? or the outside border?

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  4. Wow, I too thought this looked like a chicken marathon :)

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  5. I hit the reply button to your comment but don't know if this is going to coming up in the right place.. So, you see how well the red flows into the red border, and the brown into the brown, and the chickens into the chickens? It's where the BLACK flows into the chicken border that the piece is a little jarring. Try changing those chickens to black fabric. See what you think.

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