Polka Dot Quilt
Today I finished this quilt, and I love it! It is made with all polka dot fabric and white background. Mom and I went to the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo back in August that was held in Monroeville, PA. There were some really spectacular quilts to see, but there was also a lot of shopping with the many vendors that were there. What I purchased that day was the Sweet Tooth quilting book and some jelly roll 2-1/2" fabric strips that were all polka dot fabrics. This was a homemade collection that one of the vendors put together herself, and I thought her fabrics were really fun.
Above you can see the book. It is written to be used in conjunction with the Strip Tube Ruler. I found the ruler and also the additional blue polka dot fabric for the border at one of my favorite local shops, The Little Foot.
The pattern I used from the book is called "Tube Cake." Below you can see some of the process. You sew the strips together to make pieces with 3 strips each. Then you put those face together and stitch them down both sides. This makes the tube of fabric. You line up the Strip Tube Ruler on the fabric tube just right and cut. When you open them up you get these lovely squares. It is a lot of fun to open those squares up and see the colors together. This is also a nice quick process to make the blocks needed for this quilt.
I am also really pleased with the quilting design on this one. I tried another new pantograph called "Tail Feathers." I thought it suited the playful polka dots just perfectly. I used white thread, and the backing on this quilt is white flannel. So if the photo looks a little fuzzy, that's because it is a little fuzzy! This is a really cozy quilt.
Below you can see the backing, and the quilting stands out pretty nicely. For the binding on this quilt I had enough portions of strips left over that I used them for a scrappy binding, and I love the result.
I must admit I had a difficult time getting nice pictures today. It was late afternoon, and the lighting just wasn't right (both inside and outside), and the wind kept kicking up (just outside, thankfully :-).
That's my Friday finish. I would recommend the book and ruler, especially if you like quilts that go together fairly quickly and use precut fabric bundles. I hope to show you some other projects from the book in the future!
I'll be linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday. Thanks for visiting!!
10/24/2014 11:10:45 am
Great colors and a fun easy pattern! I love it.
10/24/2014 11:16:23 am
Love this quilt! And the piecing process sounds like fun....will have to give this one a try...Thanks for sharing!
10/24/2014 11:33:58 am
I love the quilt and your quilting is beautiful!I'm also a fan of polka dots.
10/24/2014 11:40:07 am
What a fabulous finish! I love the colours, the pattern, the quilting - it's all amazing.
10/24/2014 12:11:05 pm
Nice. I like the polka dots!!
10/25/2014 07:45:45 am
love everything about this quilt!!! this one would make a nice quilt camp quilt. i can see myself cozy under this quilt eating a dish of pork and sauerkraut.
10/25/2014 07:51:46 am
Love everything about my Aunt Alice!!! We need a new challenge for the next quilt camp. Time for dinner. Garry heated up the pork and sauerkraut.
10/25/2014 08:52:06 am
I especially love the quilting! Visiting from Crazy mom quilts 😄
Diane VAN CLEEF
2/18/2018 02:18:19 am
Great quilt! How large are the finished blocks and the quilt, please? Thanks
2/18/2018 04:22:27 am
Hi, Diane! This quilt is 77" x 77". There are 7 different size options for the quilt in the book. The blocks are 8". I sold this quilt quite a while ago. Thanks for reminding me of it! I've been thinking of doing another quilt in all polka dots lately :-)
Diane Van Cleef
2/18/2018 04:40:33 am
Thank you so much for getting back to me!
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