Friday, July 17, 2015

Scrap Vortex Finish



 Look what I got quilted up!  Yep the Scrap Vortex quilt is all finished.

If you want to read more about it, you can do so here, here and here.  It is certainly not lacking color!




I cannot even begin to know how many scraps are in this quilt.  The smallest finished up at about 1" square and the largest are probably 3" x 5".  There are a few really long skinny strips in there where I needed to extend a big block to get pieces to fit into a quilt top.  I really like how they look in the quilt.




I didn't have enough of any fabric to sew up for the entire backing so I made do with what I had. 




I was still a little short so I made a few crazy blocks from a few more scraps and set them in a solid black. This is one Scrappy quilt!




The finished quilt measures about 58" by 64".

I haven't decided if I am keeping this one or not.  Right now, I have it my personal quilt collection.  It is so much fun to look at - so many great fabrics from years of quilt making.

Thanks Amanda Jean for sharing your process and inspiring me to make it.


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35 comments:

Jasmine said...

Wow! This looks amazing. Love the dark binding and fun backing as much as the top.

katyquilts said...

Looks fabulous! I love this!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

Wow, that backing fabric is awesome! The dark binding give a nice restful feel to this bright and fun quilt.

Ruth said...

Really like the strip of blocks in the backing framed in black - lovely touch!

Kat said...

Gorgeous! Way to use up those scraps!

Lara B. said...

Your vortex is awesome Cyndy - the combination of bold scraps with the black totally rock! Could there be a more perfect backing fabric? I love the strip of scrappy blocks you added too!

Sandra Walker said...

Oh, this turned out SO nicely!! Love what you did on the back too. Mine is still at the pairs stage. Good to know on the sizes, as last night I cut a 3X5 down in 1/3 and 2/3 sections after I sewed another piece on; it just looked too clunky. I think it will make you feel warm and dream of summer round about December....

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I'm so impressed with this! Makes me want to get back to mine. I think it will be a long WiP for me. It was fun to check out how you quilted it in the close-up of the back!

desertskyquilts said...

I love your version of the quilt. I just started one, but it will take a long time, because it's my leader-ender. I have plenty of scraps, though!

AnnieO said...

It turned out fantastic! Amanda has great influence on tiny scrap keepers and the quilts that are made from them are amazing.

Vera said...

It is interesting combo. Bit busy but somehow it works :) Well done!

Julie said...

I wish I had time to participate in the Scrap Vortex Quilt Along, but too many obligations. Now I'm SO jealous! I love this, and the darks really did bring out your colors, didn't they?

Julie @ Pink Doxies

Crafty Tokyo Mama said...

Very impressive! I think your square quilting reflects the design nicely and the black binding is the perfect frame. I was working on my scrap vortex yesterday. The blocks are getting larger and I can see that the end result will be pretty cool. Great memories in each and every scrap. You should definitely hold on to yours.

PaulaB quilts said...

Terrific finish, both front and back. I hope you keep it because it is truly you.

Debby Hughey said...

Cyndy,you are my inspiration! I have been in a quilt slump and couldn't decide on a project to start so... when I saw your quilt vortex I began sewing my scraps together. I have quite a few large pieces put together. I can't wait to finish but I'm going for king size so it may be a while. I call mine "Mindless Quilting".

gayle said...

Love it, even more so with that pieced back! You should call it a Memory Quilt or a History Quilt, and definitely keep it.

Ella said...

Gorgeous! Love a scrappy quilt!

ES said...

This is one beautiful quilt, I really like the black accents you have used throughout, it makes it feel cohesive. The backing is also just perfect! You should be really pleased with this one :)

Sheila said...

I love your colorful, fun scrappy quilt front and back! Congratulations on a great finish!

M-R Charbonneau said...

Oooh, I love this! Great pops of black, Cynthia!

Barb N said...

Keep it! Keep it! Nobody else will have the same connection to it as you do. Plus, you deserve a quilt of your own once in awhile. Loving it!

Brenda said...

Your backing fabric fits this quilt perfectly. You did a fabulous job with this quilt. Thank you for sharing. Have a great day!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A great finish! and you know, some quilts are "for keeps", I think this could be one of them really with all your scrappy history sewn up together!

Sandy said...

I can't believe how fast that came together. It's just beautiful. Congrats!

Maartje Quilt said...

Congrats with your quick finish. A beauty!!!!

Cut&Alter said...

What a wonderful finish!! So many memories in one quilt.

Carie said...

Oh it's wonderfully colourful! You could sit and look at it for hours, and I love the backing, it really sets it off.

Judy said...

Great scrap quilt and the backing is the frosting on the cake! Love it.

tubakk said...

Love it, anf the back side too.

Julianne said...

OMG! I love it!

Michele said...

Yeah for you. That is so wonderful.

Gail Mounsey said...

love this quilt, the colours are amazing.

Alycia said...

LOVE it!!! The black makes it really pop!!!

Donna~~ said...

Your scrap vortex is wonderful! Your colors give it such a different look, and the back is perfect! (I found yours while I was looking to be re-inspired to work on mine, which isn't nearly as cool.) Glad to see a few long strips worked well for yours.

Linda said...

Great Scrap Vortex quilt! Your idea to calm it all down with the black border was an excellent idea but the addition of scrap blocks on two corners was inspired.

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