Thursday, August 23, 2007

Convergence begins...

As I mentioned in a previous post, part of the reason for making the dyed fabric over the past few days has been to make a super sized convergence quilt.

This is the original layout, working with 40" squares.
It's really nice to have the big machine and lots of space for layout - this quilt is made of a whole bunch of really big pieces that I want to keep in order. You can see here all the strips cut and placed in order (and my helper, Blackie):
This is the quilt top once all the pieces have been put back together the first time. Next step is to cut up the top again and put it back together one more time...
So far I like the way it's working out. The size is reasonably within what I expected, but this next cut and stitch part will let me know if my math skills are still worth anything.

Happy stitching,

Lisa

3 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

great sense of order....

Brigitte (SE. Louisiana) said...

Lisa....this is an awesome piece. I love your hand painted fabrics! The colors are wonderful. Great job!

Anonymous said...

Hello Lisa,

Can you tell me what sizes you cut your strips please. I have done the smaller versions of convergence quilts and have often thought of going bigger. This looks quite stunning. Thank you for sharing it,

Helen