Last June I played in my sewing room and pieced blocks I called 'Weird Scrappy Log Cabin Blocks'. While I was packing up my sewing room stuff, I came across a small bag labeled 'Scrap Vortex'. Scrap Vortex was a sewalong hosted by Amanda Jean back in 2015.
The Scrap Vortex looked interesting so I had pieced a few squares then bagged them and stuck them in a tub. That is where it's been hibernating until I uncovered it while packing stuff for the move. That bag was placed on a table top so whenever I came across small scraps/pieces/blocks, they could be relocated to that bag. Eventually the bag was stored with the weird log cabin blocks, they looked like they could be combined.
I also dug a bunch of orphan blocks out of the orphan block box to add to the mixture. (I wonder if this was how the designer of the Gypsy Wife quilt came up with the design, she was using up orphan blocks?!)
This is a fun project, no rules, whatever goes. I did limit the fabric choices to bright fabrics. It's interesting that the predominate color seems to be blue.
I might cut apart the small flimsy so the new blocks blend in with the older ones. I'm not going to sew these blocks together now, I want to make more someday. There is never a shortage of fabric scraps that needs to be used.
My fabric vortex isn't going to look like Amanda Jeans though, it's too easy to just sew a strip on the side of a block and call it good.
This quilt will eventually end up as a charity quilt so more blocks will need to be pieced to reach the necessary 60" by 80" size, unless I decide to make 2 charity crib quilts.
I'm always amazed that people need a pattern to make something so easy! Gay from Sentimental Stitches is selling Call Me Crazy if you need a pattern to make a similar quilt. Or you can head to Jo's Blog and watch her Youtube videos about piecing her Diamond Crumb quilt. As for me, I'll just keep on doing it my own way and save the money, there is really no right or wrong way to make these blocks!
I consider myself more of a traditional quilter but occasionally my wild side come out and runs rampant in my sewing room!
Warning - piecing this quilt makes a mess!
There will not be a Friday post and Sunday's post will be late. I'm leaving Wednesday for the Jane Stickle Retreat in Shipshewana, returning home Sunday afternoon. If I make any progress with handwork, I'll have a Sunday post.