Sunday, April 30, 2017

Totally in Love!

The Scrap Vortex quilt is FINISHED!  
The photos aren't great because it was late in the day and I had to fiddle with the camera's exposure settings, it was 5 degrees outside, and it was windy. But it's done!
Oh how I love thee, let me count the ways...

1) First of all, I love that it is a finished, useable quilt (instead of a UFO sitting in a closet). I am proud of my efforts to move it constantly forward to completion.

2) I love the asterisk corners and think that creative spark is growing into another whole quilt idea.

3) I love the metaphor that scrap quilts are. All those tiny bits of fabric have joined with their friends to become something amazing! That is the power of a group, and the beauty of a mosaic, with the strengths of each part contributing to the beauty of the whole.

4) I love that the quilt began with a quiltalong at Crazy Mom Quilts, and the quilting design also came from Crazy Mom Quilts! The spiral quilting is perfect for the vortex theme, and I am relieved at how flat this quilt is in spite of all those tiny pieces, bias edges, and intense quilting... there were a lot of variables to manage in this project. This is the back of the quilt, made from two pieces of yardage joined for a simple backing with two seams.

I like this terrible photo because it shows the wind and camera exposure elements I battled to get a good photo. At least I was able to get some shots before the rain started.
Ahh the trials of a quilt blogger.... LOL!

I am so excited to be able to post my finish over at the One Monthly Goal link up! Woo hoo!

30 comments:

  1. your photo in the wind is most appropriate! Love everything about this one!

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  2. This quilt is amazing!!! I love that you wrote scrap vortex on it and then added the circle quilting. So appropriate! An amazing finish!!!

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  3. Oh it's beautiful!! You have inspired me to make one too! I saw Amanda Jean's too and marveled at the spiral quilting. I have started sewing my tiny scraps and crumbs together. I love your backing and the outdoor photographs. If you have any helpful suggestions on piecing this top and/or on spiral quilting, please let us know!! Congratulations on your finish! Enjoy!

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  4. Uh-hu!!! Congrats for hit your goal. Very well done!

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  5. I love all those things, and the circular vortex quilting just made it even more fabulous!! Yahoo for you!!

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  6. I love your quilt and the quilting is amazing. The asterix corners are the perfect touch!

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  7. Awesome finish Kathy! Can't wait to see it in person.

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  8. Congrats!! UFO finish equals many happy hours spent with one project! Wow, 5 degrees, that's cold whether Celsius or not.

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  9. WooHoo!! Doing the Happy Dance on your behalf, Kathy! It looks glorious flapping in the breeze!

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  10. Yahoo! It's done! Wonderful finish.

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  11. what a great finish and the spiral has worked beautifully

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  12. Congrats on The finish of your pretty and functional scrap quilt. It's always a bonus when it lays flat.

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  13. Congrats on a fabulous finish!!

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  14. Perfectly fabulous finish, and I really admire your perseverence sewing all those tiny bits together!

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  15. Wow! I just love this. I think I will start sewing my little scraps together instead of storing them. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

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  16. Your right, the spiral design fits this quilt perfectly. It kind of draws me in like a black hole. (That's a good thing.) I love how it turned out. Nice job!

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  17. I love that spiral quilting. Did you do it free motion or walking foot? Would love more info on it!

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  18. I knew you could do it!!! hurrray!! That picture looks great and looks like the quilt is about to take flight!

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  19. Fantastic finish -- love, love, love this quilt!!!

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  20. Great finish! If you'd tried to photo it here, it would have been in the pouring rain.

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  21. I love love love this quilt! I just finished my own scrap vortex and hope to share it Friday. Scrappy quilts are the best!

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  22. Such a fun quilt and the circular quilting is the perfect finish--congrats!!

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  23. this is awesome! you need to enter it into a show!

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  24. One of the best Scrap Vortexes I've ever seen! Congrats.

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  25. LOVE your finish! There is something incredibly satisfying about finishing up a total scrap attack type quilt. So much virtue! lol The spiral quilting is perfect!

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  26. It's been fun to watch this quilt come together and how you handle each creative challenge. Thanks for sharing the process. Congrats on the finish.

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  27. Congratulations! That is a truly amazing accomplishment! Woooooo-Hoooooo!!!!!!!

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  28. Absolutely gorgeous - you did such a great job on this quilt!

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