A vortex wedding quilt

A couple of years ago, I showed my nephew several pictures of quilts and asked him which one he liked best.  (This is the trick to making quilts for others – you let them pick a pattern from your existing Bucket List.  That way you don’t end up making something you absolutely hate.  At least, that’s the idea.)  He picked a vortex quilt in flat black and white.


Guess what.  I hated it.  It was the most boring quilt I’ve ever worked on.  I ended up wadding it into a ball and throwing it in a corner.  So much for the Bucket List idea.

Fast forward a couple of years.  Now he’s engaged to be married, and I decided I’d better get cracking on a quilt for the happy couple.  I’m sticking with the vortex pattern, but let the bride pick the colors.  She said “aqua with pops of coral and yellow”.  Okay, I can handle that!

But wait.  What kind of aqua?  Is aqua the same as turquoise?  Blue-green?  Teal?  Pastel aqua?  Dark aqua?  Aarrgghh!

I found something that I think will cover it nicely – an ombre fabric that goes from deep aqua at the selvedges into a pale aqua in the center.

yardageI’m not sure yet how the ombre print will show in the vortex quilt, but it sure will be fun to find out!

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2 thoughts on “A vortex wedding quilt

  1. Please show us the finished quilt. I’ve never seen a vortex quilt. Will have to look it up on the web.

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