Monday, June 29, 2015

Design Wall Monday

Scrap Vortex before lesson #4

I am deep in the Scrap Vortex and up to my elbows in scraps. I started this project last week and have been obsessed with it since then. There are a lot of other things I need to sew, but this keeps whispering to me to just sew one more block.




Amanda Jean is hosting the vortex quilt along and she posted lesson #4 this past week, which was really helpful. I immediately saw the problem - she said a pieced string always looks better. See the long yellow strip joining the two parts of this block together? It had to go. I did a lot of unsewing of the long joining strips and the difference was amazing. 


Scrap Vortex after lesson #4
It was like a magic trick!
I couldn't believe how much more I liked these blocks! I also added in more bright colours like orange and lime green. It is kind of like working on a jigsaw puzzle and fitting everything together somehow. It's so fun! Thank you Gail for being a bad good influence and getting me started on this quilt!
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18 comments:

  1. It seems your scraps are yelling at you to keep working on this quilt. I plan on spending some time with my scraps tonight. Looking good!

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  2. ...listen to the whispers...
    =)

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  3. What fun! Look at all those sad little scraps who have found a happy forever home. They look quite cheery now.

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  4. It is so easy to start a new project while working on another one. I'm standing firm with my current project but I'm thinking this looks like so much fun. I think I'll start her in a couple weeks. You are an enabler but that is ok.

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  5. It is amazing the difference it makes to have the connecting strips be pieced. You are having way too much fun! : )

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  6. What an Enabler!!! I have to RESIST this one. Scraps Multiply at my house when I try to use them all up.

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  7. You blocks are wonderful. Colorful and happy. I love them! You go girl!

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  8. You are speeding along with this. Changing those strings for pieced ones really made a difference too.

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  9. Wow you are really putting these blocks out with a vengeance but as you say they are addictive!I could sit there for hours playing and Jean did make a good point with the pieced strips as I too had one or two long strips in mine.

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  10. You're making great progress on these! Looking good!

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  11. What a cute project, love scraps.
    Pieced strings are so helpful, thank you for this information, I was debating on this question for quiet a while.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  12. Pretty entertaining watching you get caught up in the VORTEX! (Insert groan here :))

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  13. I love how it's turning out. So pretty!

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  14. Love seeing how your vortex blocks are coming together! Now my fingers are itching to dump some of my scraps and start playing with them too :*)

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  15. Love what is on your design wall....funny how just one item taken away can make a difference

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