The other day I watched one of the earlier videos with Ricky showing how to make an easy convergence quilt. I went into my sewing room and found a couple fat quarters that looked fairly good together. I wasn't looking to create anything special, I just wanted to try the convergence technique to make sure I had it right. After I had it sewn back together it didn't quite look like Ricky's, but I did not have any of his hand-dyed fabric. It looked similar though. I pondered for a moment trying to decide what I would do with this little convergence. I thought about putting a clear plastic sleeve on the front to make it into a picture frame. My husband said that I would be hiding the neat design I had just created. It reminded him of music and he suggested that I put some musical notes on it. I thought that sounded like a pretty good idea and I started looking for some images of music that I could use to create some applique notes to add to the mini-quilt I had just created. I was considering how I was going to deal with the skinny part of the notes... thinking I could hand embroider them. My husband suggested that I do them on my embroidery machine.
My intent was not to create a masterpiece, but I think the musical notes really made this little quilt turn out pretty neat. The wall hanging size quilt is about 32" x 20". From start to finish I think it took me less than 2 evenings to get this done. That is almost unheard of to get a quilt done that quick, no matter what size it is.