Monday, April 7, 2014


I have one down and one to go.  I finished the Vortex quilt and named it Blast from the Past as it is a take off of the VORTEX QUILT 1890-1910  which is full size and perfect considering when it was made.  When I started I had no idea how to do it, and how many wedges, what size etc.  So I bought a Creative Grids wedge ruler, which might be good for a full size quilt, but made wedges that were too wide for a miniature and made the resulting quilt bigger than I wanted.  Mine finished at 17x17"
I made 1 full vortex and 3 partial  until I got exactly what I needed.  That meant digging out a protractor and graph paper and figuring it out. I didn't know how many I needed, so I just kept cutting and sewing them together until I had enough to make the circle meet.  Actually it is probably a miracle that it even fit together AND lays flat.
Yes, it isn't perfect, and there are some things that I would change, but I don't plan on ever making another one.. so who cares?  It was fun, it's done, and I like it.


  1. Wow! I saw the full size version of this quilt at the Red & White exhibit back in 2011 and I couldn't imagine making that. But to do it in miniature?!? Very impressive!

  2. I thought this looked familiar. What Juried show was it in?

    1. Hi Mary, this red and white quilt has never been in a juried show. It actually isn't good enough to put in one. Not perfect enough. You may be thinking of this quilt
      It is large and vintage made by an unknown quilter. I loved it so much I figured out how to make it in miniature