In cleaning up my scraps, and working on my scrappy pineapple, I decided to sort through my bucket of fat quarters. I was feeling bored with making pineapple blocks and cutting scraps, so I thought I would try a quick convergence quilt. I made one years ago at a class (see yesterday's post), and I bought Ricky Timm's convergence book when he was in town in 2013.
I pawed through all my fat quarters, hoping to find a four-some which would work for this project. Not a lot of luck there, but I did put together a couple of options. I found 2 oriental fabrics that I've been trying to come up with a project for, and 2 matching fabrics in the fat quarter bin. Perfect! But when I went to iron them and start cutting, I realized that the 2 matching fabrics were not full fat quarters. Rats! Just one more reason to clean up my bins - apparently I dropped a number of fabric scraps in to the fat quarter bucket.
And then, I wanted the bird in the lower right to be comlete - which meant ensuring it was enclosed in a 5" square. That made for some non-standard cutting dimensions, and I see now that the second set of cuts were too uniform.
So this convergence isn't quite what I had envisioned - but it is a top, and used about 1 yard of fabric. Now to figure out exactly how big it is, and add some borders to it.
Vicki that I won a year or so ago. I decided to play with it and try one of Ricky Timm's other convergence variations. I should have planned the layout a bit more - instead I just made some free-form cuts to turn 4 fat eighths into a panel, and then converged it with another 4 eighths. One last 8th (not sure why there were 9 in the set) plus a lucky find in my stash to create the two side borders, and voila! I call this "Sunset".
I'm linking up with WIPs be Gone today.