This is another vortex quilt for my young great nephew who likes pirates. I wish I had embroidered a white skull in the center. The applique is machine stitch raw edge. I used 2 layers of white in the applique to avoid shadowing. The eyes and nose are appliqued onto the skull in black. The jaw is a separate piece.
The next vortex will be with a chess theme also in black and white.
Here is another vortex experiment that did not work out as I had hoped. I cut wavy lines in making the wedges. It was a real pain to sew together. I must have taken up too much in the seam allowance because I needed more wedges to get a full circle. Also, the wavey seams interrupt the swirl action of the vortex. It was a learning quilt.