Well, that took some thinking! As ambassadors, we brainstormed a really long list but I had already done a lot of them. So I decided to try a technique that was on my bucket list. A Convergence Quilt using Ricky Tims method. After all, I had bought the book 6 years ago, so it was about time I tried it :)
I selected four fabrics that I received from Island Batik as part of their Brand Ambassador program. I cut 14" squares and arranged them in a four-patch layout.
Next the fun began .... Following the instructions in the book, I sewed, slice, rearranged and resewed ... and ended up with this.
Then I repeated the process - slicing, rearranging and re-sewing - and presto, my convergence was complete!
I was tempted to leave it as is but I decided it needed borders. So using the gallery of quilts in the book as inspiration, I opted for a pieced outer border with a narrow strip of orange for my inner border. Since the fabrics were bold, I quilted a basic allover meander that would hold everything together without detracting from the fabrics. Since it will be a wall hanging, I used Warm 80/20 batting from The Warm Company to keep it nice and flat.
And, of course, Miss Lilly had to put her "paw of approval" on the quilt top while I was trying to photograph it.