Dotty Squares Quilt
Posted by karenm on Monday, November 5th, 2012
Finished size approx. 59" x 68"
Course Instructor: Karen Maxwell from Lisnaweary Quilts
Hi, I’m Karen and I blog at www.lisnaweary-quilts.blogspot.com.
I’m delighted to show you a quilt made from Riley Blake’s new Cotton Dots collection.
The dots and solids combine to give a quilt just jumping with colour!
¼ yd of each: Medium Dots Green, Yellow, Red, Orange, Navy and Aqua.
½ yd of each: Solid Green, Yellow, Red, Orange, Navy.
½ yd of Basic Shade Robin
Border: 1½ yds Rainbow Medium Dots
Backing: 3yds Solid Aqua
¾ yd Rainbow Large Dots
1. Cut 5 5 ½” x 5 ½” squares from each of the dotty fabrics. (30 squares).
2. Cut 4 2 ½” x Width of Fabric (WOF) from each of the green, yellow, red, orange, navy and robin fabrics.3. Place a spotty centre square with a contrasting solid strip, sew the strip to opposite sides of the square. Press seams to side.4. Sew strip to remaining sides, press seams to one side. Repeat to make 30 9½” squares.5. Place square blocks in a 5 block by 6 block arrangement, in a random pattern.6. Sew blocks together in strips. Sew strips together to make centre of quilt.7. Cut borders from Medium Rainbow Spot fabric. Cut 7 7 ½” x WOF. Attach borders.8. I made a pieced backing for my quilt.
Please follow the diagram below if you want to make a backing like mine. Alternatively, use a wide backing fabric.
9. Layer quilt, wadding and backing fabric.
Now for the quilting! I did a combination of straight line and free motion quilting.
I quilted around the squares in the centre of the quilt, then I did some free motion quilting on the borders.10. Finally make the double fold binding; using scraps of solid fabrics, cut 2½” strips for binding, join strips together and sew on to quilt.
I hope you enjoy making this quilt - you’ll be seeing spots everywhere!
Please upload any photos of your finished quilt to my flickr group or pop over to my blog www.lisnaweary-quilts.blogspot.com and say ‘hello’. You’ll find more fun tutorials and chat about sewing. Thanks for taking the time to look at my quilt.