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Modern Vortex Quilt


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Skills Needed

  • Applique
  • Blocks On Point
  • Classic Blocks
  • Precision Piecing
  • Templates

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Pattern Details

A true optical illusion quilt! The inspiration for this came from the 1910 red and white quilt shown here, which has been termed "The Vortex Quilt." Strip-piece with red and white and then use the EZ Dresden Tool® to cut the strip sets apart into wedges. Any 18˚ dresden ruler will do with an 8” height. Full-size paper template is included, of course! No hand appliqué; all sewing machine work, even for the center circle. Sewing with an accurate 1/4" is a MUST! Block Size: 20" x 20" Quilt Size: 28" x 28" Several pages are also included for those wanting to make a multi-colored version. AND, information for how to work with border prints. AND, other uses for this Dresden wedge so you can make other Dresden Plate quilts.

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  • Included in pattern for BOTH color versions (two color or multi-color)

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Debby Kratovil Quilts
Debby Kratovil Quilts
I have been designing and sewing for the camera for 25 years. As an editor with Quilt Magazine for 14 years I had hundreds of my quilts and patterns featured, with 2 dozen making the covers! I am prolific in my quilting, enjoy teaching my patterns in the classroom and on the written page. I'm the author of 3 books, 13 block a day calendars, 3 wall quilt calendars and hundreds of individual patterns. My goal is to make things simple and doable for everyone, from novice to experienced.