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Four dramatic quilt blocks created from solid Kona fabric were pieced together using Ricky Tims' convergence method to create the stunning effect you see on this piece of quilted art. The four blocks that were converged were then made in half size and placed on the right side border of the piece to combine the traditional element of quilting with the modern convergence element of quilting. In the end a truly stunning effect was achieved. You can look at this quilt for hours and see something new each time.

Tight, linear quilting was done on the main portion of the quilt to accentuate the drama.

Approximate Size: 30" x 27"

There is a hanging sleeve on the back of the quilt to make for easy display.

The Story Behind the Quilt:

Inspired by the Project QUILTING Barn Quilt Challenge: http://www.persimondreams.com/2012/02/project-quilting-season-3-challenge-4-barn-quilts.html

I knew right away what I was going to do the second I saw this challenge. The tough part was picking which four quilt squares I wanted to use. After searching through quilt books I finally decided to do the ones that represent Project QUILTING.

Block 1: Shoofly from the very first challenge

Block 2: Log Cabin, from a challenge in Season 1

Block 3: Flying Geese, from a challenge in Season 2

Block 4: I chose a mondified Constellation which is the same as the one that we put up on our orchard barn.

I chose to use solid Kona fabrics. I was first exposed to solids during the 2011 Modern Solids Quilt Along run by Ryan Walsh Quilts. The solids make your quilt so dramatic, so modern. Also - one of the first things my County's Barn Quilt committee said when I wanted to put one up was to choose, solid, bold colors - exactly what Kona Solids can accomplish.

So, I put together my four blocks in both a 12.5" size and a 6.5" size. With the 12.5 blocks I convergenced them Ricky Tims style - the result is incredible! So much bold geometric patterns were created - I LOVE it! I used the other four 'mini' blocks as part of the border. I wanted to combine the traditional elements of lone blocks with a modern twist using convergence.

It took me quite a bit of time to figure out how I was going to quilt this piece. There are so many seams with all the piecing, cutting and repiecing that I knew it was going to be easy. I even started one thing and tore it out (anyone that knows me knows I rarely, if ever, tear out my work). I finally decided to do a linear grid quilting in the main portion of the quilt. I did avoid the strips that coincided with the cool pinwheels that remained once all the cutting took place. The outer border I just did some simple linear quilting in the gray portions. I really love how tight quilting looks and it really helps pull out the modern feel.

A thin grey lip of fabric borders the interior convergence part of this piece to help 'stop' the design and a grey binding does that again at the outside of the quilt.

I can't wait to hear what you all think of this piece! It took A LOT of guts to cut apart my blocks!

Created by Kim Lapacek
Poynette, WI

Quilted Wall Art - Fractured Barn Quilts

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