I would like to thank CARLA @ Creatie In The Sticks for hosting this Hop. Here in the Nor' East we are use to lot of snow and bitter cold. No matter were you are or your weather, there is a time that you just need to recoup and breath. A crisp bit of refresh that many need. I hope this Hop gives you that bit of crisp.
Long ago I took a class on Ricky Tims' technique called "convergence" and wanted to revisit making another piece. I found this Hop was the perfect time to play with this again.
There are a lot of U-Tubes and tutorials on-line, but for respect to the book and designer I am going skip any tutorial. I will just highlight a few steps. This is the most basic of his designs to start with and you just need four 14" squares to start with. Since this is a 'blue' hop, I am using just two colors - blue and white.
Sew your initial squares together, sub-cut, mix them up, and sew them back together. Just straight line stitching that goes rather quick. Again, for more detail instructions - look on-line or better yet, get the book.
Then you turn that piece and sub-cut again, mix them up, and stitch again. With each section work you have the 'end' cut-offs that you use later.
My center piece with the end cut-offs laid out. You can easily use them to finish off your piece or work with something different.
As you can see, I opted to change my setting with a dark blue stop border and cornered wide border with my main colors. I quilted with just lots of staight lines in white thread. A fun little project to beat the blues.
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