Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
When the red and white quilt show , Infinite Variety was at the American Folk Art Museum, the 1910 VORTEX was the standout that so many remembered. I didn't get to go, but I enjoyed looking at photos. Thank God for the internet. I love red and white quilts, and I love miniatures. So when my friends and I ( mostly my idea) decided to put a display of red and white miniatures at Artist as Quiltmaker celebration this summer, I decided that I would attempt to make a vortex miniature. I had no clue how to do it. I bought a creative grids wedge ruler, but it made the wedges too wide, and the resulting quilt too big. After 4 attempts, I got out a protractor and some graph paper and figured out the degree of wedge I would need. Actually, I just kept sewing them together until they met and made a circle. It was a miracle that it actually ended up fitting together AND it is flat. Definitely flying by the seat of my pants with this one. It isn't perfect, but it is finished. It is 17 x 17"