Friday, October 30, 2015
Mini Vortex: A Finish
I enjoyed making my Scrap Vortex quilt that I couldn't bear to just put away the rainbow scraps I had left. Some had already been sewn into groups ready to be used as fillers that were not needed. So I put the pieces on my design wall, just to see what they would look like.
Once I saw how cute it would be, I couldn't leave it alone. Later that afternoon I had a finished quilt top measuring about 21 inches square.
Then on another day I pieced a batting and backing for the quilt. I basted it and began the quilting.
Using my built in walking foot I outlined the center of a daisy and began spiraling outwards. It seemed a little uneven as I was quilting, but once I stepped back I loved it! After awhile I was able to just gently guide the quilt in a circular motion while I stitched pedal to the metal.
While I absolutely love the look of the spiral quilting, I am not sure I would do it on anything bigger than a baby quilt. It was the perfect design for a mini, taking about an hour and a half.
I was so excited to get it finished that I did the binding by machine.
The blue fabric was leftover from the binding of the big vortex quilt.
In keeping with the similarities to the big quilt, I chose purple for the backing. It is pieced and made with leftovers from two different quilts.
I used a silvery gray polyester embroidery thread for the quilting. It seems almost metallic which is the effect I was going for.
I seriously love the texture on this quilt.
I am so glad I decided to make this mini.
And Monkey wants everyone to know that it is still big enough for him.
P.S. I will be linking up with some of the fun parties on my sidebar including Oh Scrap! and Finish it Up Friday.