Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Dots, Dots, Dots

I thought I would share my Bullseye quilt today. I made this a few years ago. I was inspired by a quilt titled "Lots Of Dots" by Mary Mashuta. You can see it here. She spoke at the quilt guild, and this was one of the quilts hanging for her talk. It's been published in her book "Cotton Candy Quilts". The quilt was hanging right by where I sat, and I just fell in love with it. So, I was inspired to make a quilt with all polka dots.
When I started looking through my fabrics, I was surprised to see how many "dotty" fabrics I already had. But, of course, I had to buy lots more dots for the quilt. Every single fabric has dots or spots of some kind, even the background fabrics, the backing fabric, and the binding. All dots.
It was a lot of fun to make. I really didn't have a pattern, just a picture in my head. I didn't even have a circle template. I was at retreat, so I cut out the center of a paper plate and started with that. And then, when I was doing the border, I ran short of the border fabric. Thus, the not-really-square corner squares. Needless to say, it's pretty wonky. But I love that too! This is the quilt I use every night to keep me warm while we watch TV. It makes me happy! And isn't that the best reason to make/have a quilt?

1 comment:

  1. I love the dots quilt. Yes, that is a good reason to make a quilt, and a better reason to have one. I like the idea that you made it without a pattern, just an idea. I took Mary Mashuta's class after the guild meeting. I made a circle quilt (one of Mary's patterns in her book), but did not like it much. My daughter liked it, so I gave it to her. I wonder what she did with it?


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