Happy New Year! And it's a very special year for Canada - our 150th Birthday!
My table was not 'silent' for the few weeks before Christmas but I was in 'gift production' mode and couldn't share what I was making. I promise to share pictures later this week.
My first project for 2017 is a new Convergence Quilt. I'm teaching this workshop at the Westshore Quilters' Guild later this month and thought it was time to have another sample to share with my students.
I spent a few days re-acquainting myself with my stash (i.e. tidying up the MESS from my holiday creating) and found 4 pieces of fabric that I wanted to use for the new design. Each one spoke to me in a different way.
First was this tropical fabric - I had just a small amount of this one. Perhaps I chose it because we had snow over the holidays and I was dreaming of a warm tropical garden!
I gathered these additional fabrics:
|Color Flash I by Heide Stoll-Weber for Free Spirit|
The PERFECT colours and amazing texture.
|Artisan Spirit Shimmer by Northcott|
Another perfect colour and the gold in this print goes with my tropical print.
and finally this one.....
|Rhapsodie Coloree for Red Rooster Fabrics|
How amazing is it that this is one of Ricky Tims' commercial fabrics,
since we ARE using Ricky's Convergence patterns for the workshop!
Here is my 'in progress' quilt. I added an improvisational border with triangles. The quilt is a bit 'yin and yang' - precision piecing for the centre 'convergence' and then improv for the borders. But I think it still is 'in balance'.
I think this quilt suits me perfectly. I need to be precise, accurate, perfect when I write my patterns. But I use improvisation and creativity when I develop the designs.
Have you started a new project for 2017? I'd love to see it.
Want to know more about 'yin and yang'? Here's the description from Wikepedia.