I just recently finished my Scrap Vortex quilt. I am entering it in the Fall Blogger's Quilt Festival in the scrappy category.
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I named my quilt "Into the Vortex" because once I started piecing the blocks, I just couldn't stop. I was really sucked into the vortex of the Scrap Vortex quilt. Pretty soon I had a whole quilt top which I quickly and simply quilted on my Baby Lock Tiara.
It is one of the very few I have quilted with my Tiara without the stitch regulator. The backing was so bulky that It was difficult to maneuver the regulator. I was able to get into a good rhythm and will probably have more quilts in the future quilted without it.
Be prepared for lots of pictures, because I really love this quilt!
I always love seeing the difference between quilts photographed in the shade (like the one above) and quilts photographed in the sun (like the one below). I don't know which one I like better, so I included both.
This quilt contains my one and only orphan block, the fun hourglass from my Modern Farmer's Wife quilt.
It also contains a super cute fabric from Little Red by Tasha Noel. I spy Little Red, the Big Bad Wolf, and Grandmother's Cottage.
I also spy fabrics from 25 different quilts, including the left over bindings from 15 of them.
I also spy fabrics from 15 different draw string bags. (Really that makes 30 because I usually make two of each.)
I am not the only one who loves this quilt. Monkey and Panda both love how fuzzy it is. Minky is awesome! And this minky is super plush and fuzzy. That is the main reason why I didn't quilt it in a spiral.
However, Cheetah has informed me that he does not like this quilt. At all. Evidently even the purple minky doesn't make up for the chaotic and not symmetrical front. He said he didn't like that color of purple, but look at this drawstring bag I made for him (scraps of which are on the front of the quilt).
He has now given me two rules for all future quilts. Number one: it must be symmetrical. Number two: It must have minky. I find it hilarious that being symmetrical is listed first. Ha!
My sweet husband is very diplomatic, but it is easy to tell that he doesn't like it by what he doesn't say. Well that, and how he looks and reacts. That's okay, because it just means I only have to share it with Monkey and Panda. They are quick to tell me that it is the wrong side up when I want to look at the scraps. They want to make minky angels on it and nuzzle it.
So what do you do with the scraps of a scrap quilt? You make a minky scarf (which even Cheetah tries to steal from me.)
And a mini quilt, quilted in a spiral. (More on the Mini Vortex next week.)
This quilt is probably one of my top ten favorites. I love remembering all of the original projects the fabrics came from and how cheerful the colors are. I also love the blue binding which looks great on both sides of the quilt.
Quilt Stats #169
Name: Into the Vortex
Pattern: Scrap Vortex by Amanda Jean
Fabrics Used: My rainbow scraps
Amount Used: 8 yards (estimate)
Size: About 60 x 77 inches
Batting: Frankensteined Hobbs 80/20
Date Finished: October 2015
What I Learned:
- I love the puzzle that is putting this quilt together.
- If you are spray basting with minky and it doesn't seem to stick, you can spray both the minky and the batting. Then it will hold together so much better.
- Painter's tape is great for a guide when you are quilting a design on the diagonal.
I think I'm going to go pull it off of the sofa for a good cuddle right now. ;)
P.S. I will be linking up with some of the fun parties listed on my sidebar as well as the Blogger's Quilt Festival. There is something fun for every day of the week.