Friday, July 16, 2010

My Polka Dot Quilt

I saw a quilt similiar to this one on an online craft community. Simply adorable. I bought the background fabric at JoAnn's Fabric. What is great about it is that it's a dotted swiss that is 60 inches wide. I had collected a lot of dot fabrics and thought they would work just perfectly for this. I cut circles of different sizes using different objects around the house as templates. I hand appliqued them on in a random order. No plan, just put them anywhere I thought they looked right. I pieced the back and sandwiched them together with the batting. I hand quilted around the circles in kind of a shadow quilting design. Then I pieced the binding and added it to the quilt. I think it turned out really cute. My oldest daughter, Amy is trying to con me out of this one. Of course, Kaitlyn loves it, too. Haven't decided what I'll do with it. For now just admire it.