Thursday, January 5, 2017

Dotty: A Finished Quilt


I have put all of the scraps from my Riley Blake Banner pannels to good use and made this cute baby quilt.  There are a lot of extra seams in this quilt because I was trying to use up all of the pieces.


The panels had the half triangles and strips on the sides and I was able to use them.  First I laid the left over triangles and the half triangles on my design wall.


Then I sewed the triangles together, and tried to cut them all the same size.  I had fun playing with the arrangement.


The center of the quilt top ended up being about four inches smaller once it was all pieced. The points are not perfect because I cut out the triangles using the panel print and they were not truly all the same size.  A little wonky never hurt anyone.


I trimmed all the panel side strips to 1.5 inches and sewed two strip sets.


These were then cut to 3.5 inches and added as a second border along with 2.5 inch cut Kona White.


The quilt top was so busy that I decided to quilt it simply with a medium stipple.


I purchased the solid Riley Blake Aqua fabric for the backing.


I love that it is the same color as on the top.  I did learn that unlike most solids, Riley Blake solids do have a right and a wrong side.  The wrong side is shinier and has a slightly different texture.  However, it worked perfectly for a backing.


I hand sewed the binding (Kona Deep Red) down to the back due to the high contrast.


I love how it turned out!  I decided to name it "Dotty" because of all the dots.  This will either be gifted or donated somewhere this year.


Quilt #196
Name:  Dotty
Pattern:  My own design
Fabric Used:  Riley Blake Banner Panel scraps
Amount Used: 3.5 yards
Batting:  Warm and White
Size:  About 40 x 48 inches
Date Finished: January 2017

This is my first finish for 2017.  Most of it was done last year, but I still had the handwork on the binding to do as the new year rolled in.

XX,
Jasmine

P.S.  I will be linking up with some of the fun parties on my sidebar including Oh Scrap.

14 comments:

  1. Super cute quilt! I love how you chose to do the borders on this one.

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  2. Great job using all the leftover bits. It doesn't even look like a scrap quilt. I too love how you handled the border.

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  3. What a great way to use up all the scraps, and perfect name for this quilt. A stipple was the perfect quilting motif to compliment the quilt top.

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  4. I love how you quickly and efficiently use up project scraps! I made bunting over the summer and still have the skinny side triangles hanging around as another partially finished project. Meanwhile, you have a bright and cheery donation quilt!

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  5. What a great use to finish up the leftovers!

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  6. Such a fun way to use up leftovers! I love the backing and the binding colours too. Very nice finish! :-)

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  7. Jasmine it is so darn HAPPY!!! I love it. I love that you and I are working at the same time with triangles and that you are like me in trying to use up every last bit. That strippy border is just the perfect frame!

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  8. Great use of scraps! It makes for such a happy quilt :)

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  9. Nice job using the panel scraps! The quilt is very cute, and the border is fun.

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  10. Love the polka dots. I have a ton of them and can't wait to use them - thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. Waste not, want not - a very lovely little quilt and the way you carefully and neatly placed the pieces together, it does not look scrappy. Love the border!!!

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  12. What a lovely little quilt, it's beautiful! This could be an excellent pattern for a Christmas quilt!

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  13. Lovely! I really like all the dots and the red binding! You really made the most of those dotty panels! Nice work.

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