Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Making of the Dot to Dot Quilt

Disclaimer:  The fabrics used in this quilt were given to me by Island Batik at no cost.
 Good morning.  Did you see my Dot to Dot quilt in the recent Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop?  Today I'm going to show a few photos of what went into the making of this quilt.

 I used Island Batik's new Winter Park fabric collection.

 Along with this Island Batik Custard fabric for the backgrounds.

 I only turned my back for a minute...she knows better!

 Another photo of these fabrics ~ so pretty!

 This quilt features 288 fusible appliqued circles.  I like to use Heat 'N Bond Lite. I used a circle stencil and a Sharpie marker to make drawing the circles easy.  

 Then I constructed the background blocks.

 Here are a few of the blocks after fusing the dots.

 I carefully placed all 18 dots on each block before fusing to get the spacing correct.

 A block with all the circles fused in place.

 Pusheen posing with a lot of blocks.  Oh kitty!

 After all the circles have been fused, I used a zigzag stitch to secure the edges.  

 I used a dark blue Aurifil thread to zigzag around all the circles.  

 One block complete.

 More zigging and zagging.

 So pretty!

 Before borders.

 Pin basting.

 Straight line quilting with a walking foot and the same dark blue Aurifil thread as the zigzag stitching.

 I quilted....

 and quilted...

 and quilted.

Ragamuffin helped a little.

 Quilting the borders.

 Trimmed off the excess batting and backing.  I love the way the close quilting lines look across the borders.

 I used more of the Custard fabric for the binding.

 The completed Dot to Dot quilt.

Time to enjoy this quilt!  It looks pretty on my front porch.

Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today.

Jennifer Thomas

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  1. I have a quilt that is done except for the binding. I am debating a binding that matches the front border OR a contrasting one. Seeing your matching binding makes me think that may be the right answer for my quilt also.

    1. Hello Gene ~ I like to match my binding to my outer border whenever I can. I really like that look.

  2. such a pretty quilt and all those circles! WOW!
    love your pusheen cat btw :)

    1. Thank you, Bea. Pusheen was a birthday gift from my son.

  3. What a wonderful quilt design. LOVE how your quilt is turning out!!