Monday, March 28, 2016

Design Wall Monday

The Vortex is back! This quilt started with a quiltalong over at Crazy Mom Quilts last year.


It has been aging in the UFO closet for a while. I was feeling stuck with it, like something needed to be added, but I wasn't sure what it was. I finally decided to add some letters to the quilt.

Can you guess what I'm trying to spell?






See this bin of scraps? 
It's like a quilter's paint box! 
All the colours I need are in here, and part of the fun for a scrap quilter is to dig around for just the right colour or size of piece to add. I got out one of my favourite books Word Play Quilts by Tonya Ricucci. 



This book gives great tips on making free pieced or "liberated" letters. I decided to make the letters in black on white prints so they will hopefully stand out enough.
I will keep continue letter construction, and I also have an idea for a pieced border, so I'm happy about the direction this quilt is taking.
To see more design wall posts, hop over to Patchwork Times. No design wall link up available today :(

15 comments:

  1. Create? Glad to see this quilt back in action!

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  2. Ooh, I forgot this quilt! Nice to see it again :)

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  3. Looking good!! Keep plugging away like the little engine that could and before you know it, you will be done!! :)

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  4. Scraps! This is a great way to make this quilt shine. I look forward to seeing what you do with the border.

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  5. I'm happy to see this super scrappy UFO back. So much fun happening here!

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  6. SCRAP LOVER?I see the L on the next level. Great addition by the way of the letters.

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  7. My guess is also Scraps (like Shasta's guess).
    Very clever idea to include reading material in the quilt. I have that book by Tonya, but I have yet to do anything with it. : )

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  8. That is a wonderful addition to your scrap quilt!

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  9. "Scrap Vortex" is my guess. I see the link up was late getting put up today. My Blog had tech troubles too. I love Tonja's book.

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  10. Oh, how cool! Like a hidden pictures puzzle. Clever! Scraps!

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  11. That's a great idea Kathy! I really like the way the letters aren't totally obvious, but once you see them you can't not see them. Looks like a really fun book too, I haven't seen it before (but then I don't see many!). Hope the weekend was a good one :)

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  12. loving the vortex, what a small word I finally got mine out yesterday and quilted it now just the binding to hand stitch, backed it with a licorice all sorts quilt cover and hope my granddaughter will want it she is 18 on sunday

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  13. What a great ideal. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your letters.

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