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:

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

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

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

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

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  5. 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!

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

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

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

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  9. 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.

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

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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.

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

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  14. I like it with the white borders.

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

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

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

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  18. 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.

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

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

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