Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Pirate's Vortex


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.

5 comments:

  1. I am with Lyn on this. Your quilt is amazing. I like the negative space and I would be interested to hear what you learned from the wavy line experiment.

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  2. you have more followers than you know you have. they just aren't following on google. i don't like google reader so i'm following on atom feed.

    that said, the quilts are amazing. truly incredible. what patience you have!

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  3. both are wonderful. YOu are gonna make me make one aren't you. lol

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  4. Wow, you're so talented! Hopefully one day I'll get the courage to make a vortex quilt. The first thing I thought of when I saw the wavy lined one was that it looks like a braided wool rug...I love it!

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