First the Thank You's. Thanks you so much to Corrie at Quilt Taffy for hosting the latest SewWeQuilt Blog Hop! And thanks to Madame Samm for being Madame Samm and coming up with yet another wonderful way to make us "Dottie"
I thought I took a picture of my beginnings of this adventure. I had pulled ALL of my Dottie fabrics and loaded them on the ironing board but for the picture buy now I can't locate it.
So on to my first blocks. I actually made 4 of these 10 1/2 inch 9 patch blocks but found them lacking.
I then went on to 12 1/2 inch blocks starting with hearts. I made 3 of the large version and was bored with them so I swithched out to the 4, 6 inch blocks that went together to the correct size. Really liked that effect. Please note that even my background fabrics are Dottie. I apparently like Dots way more than I knew.
Then came the Stars, because what would one of my projects be if it didn't contain this star either in the project itself or made from the left overs. I had this fabric for years and had no idea what to do with it. I made 4 stars in total. Love how they turned out.
Next up I made trees. Love them too. All 4 of them.
By know I had a plan. I decided I needed a queen size quilt and what better way to get it made in a reasonable amount of time than rolling it into this hop. I had never made a ROW type quilt before but now I had 3 rows of 4, 12 inch blocks already done.
So I needed at least one more row. I always loved 3 D bow ties. They are so much easier to make in jumbo 12 1/2 inch size.
So to make this quilt queen sized I just added really wide sashing and even wider Borders. The quilt is just going to be a fun quilt for my spare bed.
Tried to get a picture outside with MJ holding it but even his 6'3 couldn't manage it for a clear picture.
The sashing is peach with tiney white polka dots. The Border is green with red polka dots. Not one fabric used without dots.
This is it spread out on my King size bed. I'm really happy with how it turned out. With the exception of the border all of the dots came from my stash. I did get the border and backing at 50% off, which is as close as one can get to using their stash. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
The backing is also dottie. When I get it all done I'll post it.
So that's it for this gal for this HOP. I had a great time and I hope you enjoyed your stop here. Please hop on over to the visit the rest of todays talented participants listed below