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.


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


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

  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.

  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.

  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!

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

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

  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!

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

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

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

  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!!!

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

  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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