Monday, July 20, 2015

Design Wall Monday Vortex

The Vortex is back!

Being in the vortex is addictive I tell you! The whole process is fun. I like digging in my scrap bags, wondering where the fabric came from and piecing together little bits that don't really go together in a perfect quilting project.

And then something wonderful happens... like you suddenly find Popeye! Where on earth did he come from? And then you start singing the song, and googling the lyrics that you can't remember. And you try to recall the characters names, and wonder what years you might have been watching the cartoon on TV. 
You're deep in a rabbit hole in the vortex!
I'm having too much fun to stop yet, and heaven knows I have enough scraps to make a few of these ;)
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20 comments:

  1. Wow! It is growing! What size is it so far? Popeye???? Isn't it fun to play in the scrap heap?

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  2. Too funny! That is how my Mom got my brother to eat spinach - be like Popeye! Enjoy creating your vortex.

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  3. The Popeye Vortex! Too funny! I have baskets full of scraps and I love when I can sneak some into a new project. It makes me feel like everything is connected to everything else in the Universe. Especially when I can use a little strip of fabric from my very first quilt in a quilt that is totally different.

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  4. Oh lordy....My nickname in high school was Olive Oyl!!!! So good to see my "boyfriend" again!! LOL!! (I can see how this one is addicting!!)

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  5. What a lively quilt! And what fun to visit "old friends."

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  6. This is awesome! I am inspired by all your fun projects!

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  7. You made me smile describing how your mind wonders off kilter and you end up on Google - I know that feeling so well :) love the colours in this vortex - it's coming along very nicely.

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  8. Now that song will be in my head ALL day!! *LOL*

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  9. I'm pretty sure you and Amanda Jean are cut from the same cloth :)
    Popeye is hilarious as the star of s vortex block!

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  10. LOL Now I have Popeye the Sailor Man going through my head!

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  11. That is too funny! I love this quilt by Amanda Jean!

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  12. Popeye got sucked into the vortex!

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  13. Looks like the vortex is a fun place to be. Enjoy the scrappy chaos!

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  14. I love you Vortex. What a wonderful way to use up scraps & have a great time walking down memory lane.

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    1. wish I could comment on your blog but as soon as I try to the comment box disappears, this is happening with a few blogs I follow. anyway love the vortex, mine is now in the flimsy stage, I ended up with 25 12" blocks

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  16. This is such a great quilt. I can see you're having a lot of fun with it.:)

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  17. I'm popeye the sailor man..... great blocks

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  18. Love the Popeye! Very fun.

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