Trusting in the Magic and the Journey of a Convergence Quilt

While planning my Island Batik Winter Wonderland Project

– a Convergence quilt wasn’t even a thought.

Convergence Quilt Close up
I was inspired to revisit this type of quilt when I was complimented on my Del~Lillian Art Quilt handbag.

The handbag began as a convergence quilt top.
Not loving the final outcome, I decided to make a couple of Del~Lillian Art-Quilted Handbags from it.

Making a Convergence Quilt is fun because you really don’t know how it will turn out.
You have to trust in the journey and wait for the magic to happen.

The Dancing Reindeer Convergence Quilt

The materials I used for this project

I began the task of choosing my four colors and arranging them in the suggested fashion.

I sewed them together

Cut them up into strips of different widths and sewed them back together. As per the instructions in Ricky Tims’ Convergence Quilts:

A convergence quilt in the works

When it was all done.

I was – disappointed and truly uninspired.
Maybe convergence quilts just aren’t my thing?

But instead of ditching it and turning it into Christmas Stockings or a handbag, I decided to just go with the flow.

Hung it up on my new temporary design wall (another story for next time)

and that’s when a little Magic append.

the making of a convergence quilt
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I started playing around with the borders and finally

It kinda popped and I was even starting to warm up to this project.

But the center still needed somethin’

HO HO HO?…or stars?…but neither felt quite right.


And there it was…the perfect solution.
Reindeer!

Reindeer are dancing all across these fabrics.

Dancing Reindeer Convergence Quilt top
I found a silhouette of a deer online and, enlarged it to use as a pattern
Instead of fusible webbing I applied a small amount of Elmers glue and pressed it in place. ( i learned this trick from a fellow Island Batik Ambassador)

I am pleased with the result – it has it’s little handmade quirks that make it special.

The Completed Dancing Reindeers Convergence Quilt

Making a Convergence Quilt is both magical and mysterious. You just need to trust in the journey. Who knew you could learn life lessons making a quilt!

If you try a Convergence Quilt hopefully it will be a magical experience for you too. If it’s not…well just turn it into a handbag 🙂

Adele, Blogging the Creative Life

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Making a Convergence Quilt is both magical and mysterious.  You just need to trust in the journey.  Who knew you could learn life lessons making a quilt!

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