Scrap Vortex Quilt

About a year ago I was looking for an idea of how to use up my ever growing scrap pile. It was about that time that I saw Amanda Nyberg’s Scrap Vortex quilt methodology. I wasn’t sure I would like sewing pieces back together to make a larger chunk of fabric, but this has literally been the most fun I’ve ever had while making a quilt. I did not follow Amanda’s methodology completely, but it was such a good starting point for me to get the courage up to sew things together in any way I wanted.

This quilt became, in a way, a quilt scrapbook. I can look at any section and tell you which quilt the scraps came from. I am not sure if that knowledge will fade with time, but I absolutely love this as a reminder of all of the wonderful pieces of fabric that have run under my sewing machine. I am not sure if another one is in my future yet or not, but I do know this one will live on my couch for a long time. I backed it in a flannel sheet from Target and it just adds to its quirkiness and overall joy to me.

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