Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Project Polka-Dot: Progress

We cannot direct the winds, but we can adjust our sails.
–Unknown


I've got the first polka-dot quilt top finished. The bottom half of the quilt top is considerably less bumpy than the top. I'd kind of figured out the secrets of the Drunkard's Path dies and adjusted my seams accordingly.

I love how colorful and scrappy it is. There are 112 different dotted fabrics in the quilt {there are four small circles on the quilt back}. This quilt does not have any borders, but I'm going to bind it in a really pretty red mini-dot. It will finish at 42" x 56". The polka-dot quilt kits I'm giving away include fabrics for two borders and those will finish at 52" x 66". I'll pick two winners and they'll each get one quilt kit, or if the winner is not a quilter, I'll turn the kit into a quilt for them. The giveaway closes at 10:00 pm MST on January 19th, so there's still time to enter.

I tried to arrange the fabrics so that they complimented those around them. I know it is a scrappy quilt, but I like to try to manage mayhem. Just for fun, I thought I'd see what this quilt looks like in terms of tones rather than colors. As you can see, the darks and lights are all kind of scattered. I'll be making a polka-dot quilt for myself, and I'm thinking of grouping tones together, with the darkest tones in the four corners and then working from dark on the edges to light in the center.

Besides the polka-dot quilt kits, I have a couple of other giveaways going on through tomorrow night. If you haven't already entered, check them out!
Week of Giveaways Directory:
Embroidery Gift Pack
Backyard Baby Fat Quarter Bundle
$50 Long-Arm Machine Quilting Gift Certificate
Polka-Dot Quilt
Machine Quilting Gift Pack

10 comments:

Martina said...

Oh, this quit looks awesome! Love it!

Susan said...

That looks so neat in black and white! Not as great as the color version, of course. =) I love what you did. I did an Eclipse block yesterday, and the curve wasn't too awful, so I'm thinking I could do this!

SewSurprising said...

Wow is all I can say, this is just lovely, the colours and fabric are so well coordinated.

hueisei said...

cute and lovely..:)

Michelle said...

What a fascinating version of Drunkard's Path. The versatility of it continues to amaze me. Yours is just whimsically wonderful!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Oh that is so cute! :-) It just makes me smile! Have a happy day!

Richard Healey said...

The quilt turned out great. Still crossing my fingers to win one.

http//richardquilts.blogspot.com

JazznJenna said...

This is a fun design! I like all of the bright colors on this one.

Angie said...

Looking good! I am going to have to bite the 'curved seams' bullet very soon it seems. ;)

Shay said...

Love this one Elizabeth. The colors and scrappiness are perfectly beautiful. I really do adore multi colored quilts.

It's gorgeous!