Grab your dotty mug and some tea or coffee, and enjoy all the blogs on today's hop:
I just love love super love all dotty fabrics, and have made many projects over the years with dots. Here are some of the little pin cushions I made a while ago with some dotty scraps, and to see my most recent dotty quilt top called Sweet Treats - click here.
For a long time, I wanted to sew Amber's Scrap Jar Stars. I first saw the blocks on Darlene's post on July 16th showing her beautiful quilt. This was the first dotty star block I sewed. Want to make a blue drink to match your blue dotty mug?!? Don't try this one...you won't like it...it's called Blue Sky. Yuck!
You can check out the other two amazing Scrap Jar Stars quilts that inspired me....Lisa Ann's and Karin's. I started collecting some bright fabrics and planned to combine my favorite Kaffe Fassett Paperweight fabrics with scrappy dots.
What fun I had searching for polka dot scraps! A big thanks to Janet and Diane for sending me some extra polka dot fabrics to mix in from their stashes!
I used a slightly varigated yellow Aurifil thread for quilting and enjoyed every minute of the machine quilting with my newly repaired Brother sewing machine.
I pieced a few more paperweights and dotty fabrics for a fun scrappy backing.
And here is my finished quilt...
"Dotty for Kaffe"!
I used my favorite yellow paperweight fabric for the large blocks, and the binding...yum!
Thanks again to Madame Samm and Corrie for organizing more blog fun for us quilters...you give us so much inspiration! And thank you to Amber for her great tutorial and pattern for these star blocks, and for giving me permission to use her pattern for this blog hop.
I am going to draw some names from the comments left on this blog post to win a little dotty pillow, so leave a comment and maybe you'll be a lucky winner!
**Draw is closed - the 3 winners drawn are:
**Debbie said...Adorable! Fun colors...fun blocks...all fun together.
**Sara (My Semi-Creative Life) said...
I love how colorful your quilt is! So beautiful!
**Denise :) said...What *fun* dotty projects! Your dotty star quilt is gorgeous--love how bright and colorful it is! Terrific post, Kathy! :)
Congratulations to the winners! Have a great dotty day!