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:

The Cozy Quilter said...

Create? Glad to see this quilt back in action!

SandraC said...

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

Kristin said...

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

Shasta Matova said...

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

Sheila said...

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

cajunquilter said...

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

Janet O. said...

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. : )

Kaelyn Angelfoot said...

That is a wonderful addition to your scrap quilt!

Mary said...

"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.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

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

Stephie said...

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 :)

Mystic Quilter said...

What a marvellous idea!!

margaret said...

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

Quiltdivajulie said...

LOVE!!! (s-c-r-a-p-s)

Kate said...

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