Thursday, May 19, 2011

Dot to Dot

It is blogger's quilt festival again. I love looking at all the great quilts and stories behind them.

Here is mine to share:

When I first started thinking of a quilt for my daughter Michelle, I wanted to do something with Circles kind of a M &M's thing. Just in time, I noticed a fun quilt pattern in my quilting magazine  (I wish I could link to the correct one. Sorry, I tried to find which one it was American Patchwork and Quilting 2009 probably Nov or Dec - at least the last part of the year). It had a circle on every block which was a bit much for my simpler taste but being the "maker" of the quilt, I realized I could change it up any way I wanted. So "Dot to Dot" is my version. Still filled with lots of wonderful dots (I love the dot fabric) and just a smattering of appliqued dots to make it fun!!
I hope they get lots of use and fun out of this Picnic quilt and many, many happy memories.

So what have I learned......
I LOVE dots!!
But I also learned I can venture out and make things my own way.  What I see can inspire me but simplify and or change to suit me!!!

For other great inspirations, stories and wonderful quilts
check them out here!!!


Margaret said...

So nice! I really like the colours you chose. Good work.

stitchinpenny said...

I love the dots too. The inspiration allowed you to make the perfect quilt for your daughter.

Siobhan said...

It's very pretty. love the colours :)

Simply Sandy said...

I love dots, too. And I love how you adapted the pattern to make it your own. That's what's so great about sewing, you can do what you like. Love your quilt.