There I was, minding my business, avoiding looking at the news, when out of nowhere, BOOM! Christmas quilt ideas hit me.
Specifically: “What if I recolor Vortex to look like a Christmas tree??”
I created this FREE supplement to help you plan your fabrics to make this Christmas tree quilt version.
AND THEN… My thoughts turned to tree skirt quilts.
Because that Arctic Vortex quilt swirl would make a perfect peppermint swirl quilt! And a Snowflake quilt!
Y’all know I love a good rainbow quilt! Yet somehow when I saw all the beautiful day-glow colours in my friend Libs Elliott’s Phosphor collection, it didn’t occur to me that they would actually make a really awesome rainbow, until she posted a picture of them all lined up in rainbow order.
I immediately ran over to mock up this baby Vortex quilt and then begged for some fat quarters to make a sample. It was June. It was Pride month. It was the awesome neon quilt that the world needed in that moment!
Vortex is a modern log cabin quilt with a twist! Clever fabric choices give a sense of depth, and large centers are perfect for fussy cutting larger motifs. This fat quarter friendly pattern includes instructions for crib, throw, and queen sizes, with two setting options.
Vortex started off as a diamond shaped log cabin block, and then I gave it a twist. I love how it looks like the strips are overlapping themselves. I gave the blocks an extra juicy centre so I could flex my fussy cutting skills.