This quilt was so fun, easy, and quick to put together, and has such a bold look! Truly a fabulous technique! I can see that I'll use it again in the future. And if you haven't made one yet, I highly recommend the easy to follow book,
Quilting this quilt was just as much fun! I used a freehand, all over design, as quilting in specific areas was going to be a challenge.
Here are some closeups
The quilting is based on a design by Judi Madsen, and I spent a bit of time (and pieces of paper!) playing with it.
Whether to add pebbles; a feather hook; 2,3 or 4 feathers; and where the swirl would start (random or end of feathers). I finally decided on this
using it as a guide for when I got stuck. And of course, when actually quilting, things never go as planned! I ended up getting into the groove, and lost some of the 'S' shape of the feathers that I liked in my drawing. But I'm very happy with the quilting, as it looks beautiful on this quilt!
I encourage you to give both the Convergence technique, and the quilting design a try. Both of these give fabulous results!