Thursday, September 7, 2017

Punny Vortex: A Finished Challenge Quilt

Here is my finished fat quarter challenge quilt for this year at my local quilt shop.

The challenge was to use 80% of the fat quarter.  I talked about making it and using Amanda Jean's Scrap Vortex Quilt Along in my previous post.

I decided to name it "Punny Vortex" due to all the quilty puns from the license plate fabric.

It was really fun reading them as I worked on the project.

If the quilt looks a little familiar that is because I have made a couple other scrap vortex quilts in bright colors before.

From a distance they really blend in to each other.

The big one is still my favorite cuddle quilt that I keep in my bedroom.  I will probably hang this one in my studio once I get it back from the quilt shop.

I quilted it in a spiral with a shiny gray polyester embroidery thread like the smaller scrap vortex.

I bound it in blue to keep it similar to the others as well.

It is a little hard to see, but the backing is a gray with concentric circles formed by dots.

Here it is closer up.

I love how it turned out!

Quilt Stats #206
Name:  Punny Vortex
Pattern:  Scrap Vortex
Fabrics Used: Timeless Treasures License Plates and Scraps
Batting: Warm and White
Size:  About 40 by 52 inches
Date Finished:  2017

I could still make more scrap vortex quilts.  They are so much fun.


P.S.  I will be linking up with some of the fun parties on my sidebar.  Check them out to see what other quilters have been making.


  1. That was an excellent use of the fabric, completely changing the look of it. I love the blue binding and the quilting is cool!

  2. It looks fantastic, Jasmine! For a moment I thought that you broke up the quilt with borders before I realized you stacked 3 different scrap vortex quilts on top of one another They do blend together beautifully and it was a great way to "disguise" the license plates. :)

  3. I love scrap vortex quilts, too. Yours looks fantastic!

  4. These scrap vortex quilts always look like such fun, especially in your bright colors. I recently used that same spiral quilting but you've done it much better. You remind me to try it again. Thanks.

  5. Congrats! on your newly completed Punny Vortex. Yours may be my favorite Scrap Vortex yet!

  6. All of these quilts are so bright and happy! I love making these scrap vortex quilts too. But mine all look very different it is fun to see all of your together. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

  7. I tried a Scrap Vortex a while back. I got discouraged. Either my scraps are too small or my colors are too muted. It was not a success. I love the looks of your 3 though. Great job!

  8. So many scraps! All so bright and happy

  9. I love your bright vortexes! (vorteces?) They are so fun and cheerful. Great use of the challenge fabric, too.

  10. I love all of your quilts and "reading" your scraps. You did a great job with the FQ of the license plates. And you're right about wanting to keep on making scrap vortex quilts-they are addicting and a great way to use up the scraps.

  11. Those little license plate puns hiding in there are fabulous! Love the tight spiral quilting too.

  12. Those quilt kisses couldn't be better!

  13. Very bright and fun. Congrats on the finish.

  14. I love how you used the challenge fabric! It really made for a fun scrap quilt :)

  15. I LOVE your colorful Vortex quilts!

  16. Yours are so beautiful, and I love how the newest one blends right in to the older ones. I still have to assemble my slabs... Do you ever do the spiral on your longarm?


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