The 'First Cloth Convergence' has borders on it. It's waiting to be sandwiched and quilted, which I seriously doubt I'm going to get to before we leave for Houston on Wednesday morning. If not, it will be the lucky 'first quilt' to have the dubious honor of being quilted on the new sewing machine, assuming that it is ready to pick up on my return.
This is my first foray into the Ricky Tims Church of High Convergence. I love this style and there's another version coming of this that is going to allow me to play with a more 'in your face' coloration to hopefully understand why you lay out what and where to make your point. But don't get me wrong, I like how this one turned out. It's got that 'fall' vibe going on.
This was also the first thing I've made using batiks. I do have two Bali Pops and a little set of FQs I picked up at a show this summer, but I think I went for those as they were easy....I wasn't overwhelmed with hundreds of bolts of subtly different fabrics calling to me ('pick me', 'pick me', 'no, pick me'). Having someone pick them for you makes it a little less daunting to start out on that path.
Speaking of Houston. Watch this space, because I'm going to put on my show correspondent hat and I plan to post nightly from the Marriott Courtyard in beautiful Downtown Houston, reporting on all things International Quilt Festival 2009. Those of you that have never been, can be as overwhelmed as I will be, this being my first time.....not to mention, you can shop with me (albeit vicariously) at the 500 vendors in the Convention Center.
Check back Wednesday night for my first report on Quilt Festival Preview 2009.
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