Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Pieces and Parts

Here is some of what I've been working on the past few days.


I'm going to make this quilt.


No, I didn't make the quilt above...my friend Martha did and I just love it! She is teaching the class at my LQS (Sewing Machines Plus) and I wanted to make the quilt, so I took the class. We met for the first class last Saturday and I got many of the curved arcs paper pieced and then I've worked more on the remaining elements this week.

I'm now ready for the next class, this coming Saturday. We will start piecing the curved blocks together. I have a spot all picked out in my foyer where I want to hang this quilt. I hope it fits.

I bought a fabric kit to make this quilt. I've never bought a kit before this and the only reason I did this time is because all the fabrics in this quilt are dots/circles/rounds/etc. I know that I didn't want to start purchasing a bunch of fabrics for my stash just to make this quilt....so I decided to buy a kit. I think my quilt will have a darker border than the one shown above, but I'm totally fine with that. If you are wondering, the quilt pattern for this quilt is called Completely Dotty by Piece O'Cake Designs.

16 comments:

  1. Oh love how super it uses up scraps....way to go.

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  2. Cute! reminds me of my NY Beauty streak a few years ago with paperpiecing arcs.

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  3. Funny how we must think alike! I saved that pattern from the BH&G magazine and then recently bought the book from Piece O' Cake Designs. I started collecting dotty fabrics to make this quilt and the original one similar to it in the book. Now that I think I've got enough of those fabrics I will be starting these quilts as soon as I finish quilting my pile of quilt tops. Looks like you've made good progress on yours. So pretty!

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  4. What a neat quilt and buying the kit sounds yummy with all those dots/circles!

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  5. Oooh, I love that one! I've wanted to make a polka dot quilt for a long time but it just hasn't made it very far up the list.

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  6. There is definitely something about Piece of Cake quilts. It is going to be great!

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  7. That is just about the cutest thing I have seen! Love all of those dots:)

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  8. What a lovely quilt - look forward to seeing how you progress with yours.

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  9. What a beautiful work of art this quilt is. Looks like a lot of very complicated pieces of fabric you have prepared. Happy quilting dear...

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  10. So GREAT to get to see you last week in your very own studio!

    Love you tons and thanks for sharing your many talents with me and making my life so much more joyful!!

    auntie jude

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  11. It's such a fun quilt! I've done it myself (although it's still in the closet awaiting the perfect border...)
    http://goingtopieces.blogspot.com/2005/05/stripping-fun.html ... gosh, can't find the picture of my finished circles. But anyway, it IS fun. Maybe you'll spur me to pull mine out and finish it. :-)

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