Vortex Quilt – Crib Size in Phosphor

Don’t you just love it when an idea clicks for you and you just have to jump right in?

Vortex quilt by Geeky Bobbin in Phosphor fabric by Libs Elliott

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 quilt by Geeky Bobbin in Phosphor fabric by Libs Elliott

As soon as I got my hands on the fabric, I got to work cutting strips! I had the blocks all pieced in no time, and managed to finish the quilt top before the end of June.

It was hard to choose a thread colour for the quilting, with so many bright colours in the quilt top! Based on the Alison Glass print I chose for the back, I narrowed it down to pink or green I ended up going with a bright pink called Tango. I didn’t want the Citron to overpower the dark grey fussy cut centres (and highlight every tiny flaw). (You can follow along as I quilt a block!)

Vortex quilt by Geeky Bobbin in Phosphor fabric by Libs Elliott

There are so many things to love about strip quilts, but one of the best is that the leftovers are a great shortcut to binding. I stitched together the leftover bits into a scrappy rainbow binding.

Geeky Bobbin - scrappy rainbow binding in Phosphor fabric by Libs Elliott

Foolishly, I stitched the binding down by hand (I hate finishing binding by hand! I don’t know why I thought it would be fast, just because it’s a small quilt!)

Vortex quilt by Geeky Bobbin in Phosphor fabric by Libs Elliott

Want to make your own Vortex quilt? Grab a copy of the pattern!

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