Tuesday, July 30, 2019

July UFO

Dots and Dashes is finished!

The Dots and Dashes improv quilt is finished!
This quilt started last June using up leftover parts from other projects, such as it's sister quilt called Starburst. You can read about the piecing here, and the machine quilting here.

I don't like how one of the white on white fabrics has such a yellow tinge in this photo, but I guess under certain lighting conditions that's how it's going to look.
C'est la vie!


Dots and Dashes quilt back
This photo shows the quilting and the fabrics on the back. White is hard to photograph!
This was such a fun summer project to work on, with the improv piecing, relaxing machine quilting, and the fact that it was a "free" quilt from stash. Nothing was purchased to finish the quilt, including the batting which was also stitched together using  leftovers.


I practiced a ribbon candy quilting design on the border because I'm teaching it as part of a machine quilting class in the fall, and I wanted the practice. A heart design is an easy way to turn a corner when machine quilting.



Look way up! Finished quilt size is 45" x 52".

Linking up to July's One Monthly Goal finishing party and Cheryl's Favorite Finish.

19 comments:

Jenny said...

Great finish, and as you say, a free quilt from your stash!

Teresa said...

Its a great quilt...has a very clean crisp look

Mary said...

Congrats! Startitis got me. Love your colors!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

very nice finish!

AnnieO said...

Oh, I think the ivory background leads your eye all around the quilt--I thought it was intentional! Great job with the quilting--your efforts are beautiful!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Really nice finish!

earthmotherwithin said...

I like this a lot. I love scrappy quilts and this one is a bit unusual in the amount of 'negative space" it has. Food for my creative thoughts!

SandraC said...

Very nice! ....and I'll have to remember that heart motif for turning the corner, good tip 🙂

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Looks fabulous!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love how this one turned out, Kathy! The colors are really appealing to me, and your improv piecing, too. Even the yellow-y background fabric looks like you used it on purpose! Nice finish!

Louise said...

It turned out really great! And thanks for the tip on using hearts to turn a corner. Very clever :)

SueR said...

Excellent that you got this done. I like everything about it--the pattern, the colors, the quilting, all of it.

Lisa J. said...

Absolutely love this finish Kathy. It's gorgeous.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

What a fun quilt--the heart transition between the ribbon candy is pretty smart! I feel like the quilt must say something in Braille--lol!

Patty said...

Love it and great that you could use up leftover bits. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Oh I love it! what a fun one!!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Great finish!

Shannon said...

What a fun quilt! I bet she was super fun to piece too!!

Karrin Hurd said...

Congratulations on your finish, it is a cute quilt!