Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Scrap Vortex Progress

Amanda Jean over at crazy mom quilts has been hosting an informal QAL for her scrap vortex quilt. I decided to join in and I have been having a ball sewing up my tiny scraps into larger and larger irregular shaped blocks.



It was time to put them up on my design wall so I could see how it looked. I was planning on sewing up a kid-sized quilt but as you can see I got a bit out of control with my sewing. Even after filling the wall space, I still have a large stack of blocks.


I thought this quilt would be a great opportunity to get rid of my black and multi-colors scraps. My initial thought was to use all sorts of colors but settled on keeping in the hot colors - red, pink, orange and yellow. As you can see, I also included a bit if turquoise and lime bits just for fun.

This quilt has been a great leaders/enders project so it has come together really quickly. I look forward to reading the next steps which should come out this week.  If you are participating in the Scrap Vortex QAL, I would love for you to link up pictures this Sunday on Oh Scrap!  

Amazingly, I STILL have a lot of scraps left!


Linking Up:

Crazy Mom Quilts
A Quilting Chick


21 comments:

gayle said...

Oh! I could keep myself happily occupied for days flipping and swapping those blocks and blocklettes...
It's going to be spectacular!

Kat said...

Awesome quilt, the colors you choose look so good together!

Colleen Potter said...

this is looking really nice. The darker colours sure make it interesting.
Colleen @ piecemakerquilts.wordpress.com

carol fun said...

Looks fabulous... love a good scrap quilt and this one really keeps you looking... have fun!

quiltmusings said...

That's really a great scrap project and it is looking wonderful. I love your addition of occasional turquoise scraps. I have need to decide on another leader/ender project since I finished up my last one some time ago, and this gives me lots of ideas. Thanks for sharing!

Marly said...

This looks like fun; what a great way to use up your scraps.

em's scrapbag said...

I'm absolutely lovin' this. I'm not at all surprised you still have scraps. I'd be surprised if you ran out.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

This is really looking wonderful! Amazing how the additional turquoise just lifts it all!

Bees Knees Granny said...

Stunning palatte! Was it difficult to get the pieced blocks arranged on your design wall? The shapes and sizes vary so much, that looks like an almost impossible task.

Heather Graves said...

Wow - that is amazing! And it goes together so quickly too

PaulaB quilts said...

Narrowing the color range was a great choice, makes it look cohesive and less scrappy. The little bits of turquoise do add a sparkle. Whatever size or sizes it turns out to be, it will be special.

Sherrill said...

I've been working on it as well! Trying to stay with bright as I, too, want to make a kid quilt for donation. Yours looks more color-coordinated than mine. I'm thinking that if I could get them up to about 20" after trimming, a 3X4 would be a good size!! We'll see how that works.

Lara B. said...

Looks Great Cyndy! It really is a scrap vortex and must have used up a lot of your warm colors.

Anonymous said...

I like it with the white borders.

Lynnwa said...

This is my type of quilt, just loving it and the colors.

Jayne said...

This has come together beautifully! It has got to have depleted your scrap bins with this one...wink!

memmens said...

Ah brilliant another scrap idea! I've been sewing scrappy log cabins in an attempt to deplete my scrap boxes, it is slowly working!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is just beautiful! I am making progress one mine, too, although not quite as much. Got distracted with a pouch! I sure wish I had a design wall to lay all the blocks out on. That is something I need to work on for my sewing room.

Jasmine said...

Your quilt looks like so much fun. Wish I had the time (and scrap collection) to make one.

Debbie said...

This is looking SO good!

audrey said...

Beautiful! Love the colors you're working with.:)

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