Monday, March 12, 2012

Busy Bee

So I will be the first to admit, I am have become anti-social! I rather stay home at night and watch a movie while sewing...that is what I rather do than anything else! Crazy? Weird? Who knows, I just like sewing...it relaxes me!

I started this project last June...I only had a jelly roll and 2 charm packs and I wanted to make this quilt...
It's called Dot Party by Jaybird Quilts.  I bought the magazine that it was featured in so that I could make it, but I didn't have 10" blocks, only a jelly roll and 2 charm packs...so what did I do?
 I cut the jelly roll into 4 1/2" strips and sewed two pieces together to get me a block size of 4 1/2". I didn't have a special ruler to make it either, so I created a cardboard template. Now I am in the process of making all the blocks now!
 I need a total of 506 white squares....and a total of 253 colored blocks! You cut the circle out of the colored blocks and then use both pieces on each of the white one.
I don't even have half of them sewed together yet, I am rummaging through my stash to find some plain white fabric. Thankfully I have some!  I am using the line Bliss by Bonnie and Camilla. Love the colors and I just know that this is going to be a BEAUTIFUL quilt!

I think I should have a goal to finish this quilt by this June, so that I have it all completed within a year!

4 comments:

danih03 said...

Looks like it's going to be beautiful! Love this fabrics! And your piecing just may give it even more of an interesting look!

Lopez Life said...

love

kimberlee said...

That is a pretty neat quilt pattern. Super cute fabric collection you are using. ~Kimberlee

kimberlee said...

That is a pretty neat quilt pattern. Super cute fabric collection you are using. ~Kimberlee