Thursday, January 20, 2011

Polka dots and aqua

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While my Mom was at our house over the holidays I handed her a stack of fabric, a pattern, and my two kids, as my husband and I headed out the door on a date.  When I got back both kids were fast asleep and all of the blocks were finished, in just a couple of hours! 

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There’s a whole lotta polka dots in this quilt….but I think it works with the large blocks and big scale of the pattern.  I quilted it by doing a semi-large stippling around the center circles, and then went back and added a swirl in each circle.   This is the crib size of the Kaleidoscope pattern, it measures 42" x 51".  

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I’m not sure what all of the fabrics are in this quilt since they have been hanging out in my stash for some time.  But I do know that the light grey and lime green polka dot as well as the dark grey polka dot on the back came from this shop.   Oh and those little grey elephants you can find here or here.

 

In case you haven’t heard, Toni has organized the Queensland Appeal Flood Auctions to benefit the victims of the horrible flooding in Australia. 

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Bloggers from all over are auctioning off beautiful things for the cause.  You can find the master list of auctions here

53 comments:

Petit Design Co. said...

I wish I was as productive as your mom!

Rosalie said...

Wow, lucky you :) What a beautiful quilt, I really like the elephants in there too :)

Regan said...

this is brilliant!

Karenkay said...

It's a great quilt....your mom did a fantastic and quick job ,and the quilting you did looks great!

Rory said...

Ohhhh I love this! I have always wanted to do an all polka dot quilt. I love how this has the look of the little neckties, but it's subtle. CUTE!

Brit said...

I know it's silly but I have a request. I tried your finish a quilt tutorial to make a baby quilt and I enjoyed it so much. I just wanted to suggest or ask if you could answer some beginner quilting questions on your blog?

Betty Lou said...

Good for boy or girl, any Mom would love it.

randi---i have to say said...

great quilt! and i can't believe she managed to get the kids situated AND made the quilt all in one night. WOW!

Cara said...

i love love love this pattern. i will have to give it a try... adding it to my to-do list.

Mary said...

I love Kaleidoscope patterns...I put plenty of dots in my Stashbuster (MO 2)...I think Kaleidoscopes really lend themselves to the high contrast of polka dots! Lovely!

Ricki said...

What a great color scheme! It looks fantastic!

Melissa said...

Your mom is awesome and I LOVE this quilt!

nettie said...

mom's are the best. this is a great quilt.

Amanda said...

What a sweet baby quilt! Love it!

jodi@Pleasant-Home said...

Yay Mom~! LOVE the polka dots in this quilt. Adorable...

Lady Farmer said...

What an amazing Mom and quilt! ;~P

Tammy said...

Fantastic quilt! Adore the colors!!!

Chris of Frecklemama.com said...

Does it get cuter than that baby but on that quilt? No, it does not. I miss that fat leg crawling stage. I just want to eat that baby up! And, I'll take a bite of that delicious quilt as well...

I may have to bust out my wallet and spring for that pattern now. I love all your pics of it!

Mrs.Fitz said...

The Magic of Grandma!

Purple Quilter Queen said...

WOW - a date with the hubs AND a quilt top! Sounds like a win-win to me! Jenn

Alexis said...

oh swoon! I love polka dots and I love the pattern! Maybe my little guy needs one too.

Rocio said...

I am in love with aqua. The combination that you've chosen is beautiful!
By the way, may I borrow your mom for a couple of days?

Tara @ Tara Being Tara said...

Grandmothers are truly magic. I love that - kids are sleeping, quilt is done! =)

Lauren @ Craft My Life Away said...

I love the color combo, what a great idea!

Lara said...

If your mama ever wants to visit NZ she is so welcome to stay with me :) what an amazing mum! Looking after the kids and whipping up a quilt top. It looks great. Is it a difficult pattern?

PootleFlump said...

Wow what a fab quilt. Is your mother available for hire? x

Stephanie said...

I love this quilt! Hmm...wonder if I could get my mom's help like that :)

Princess and the Pea said...

I love those little elephants, I've spotted them in your work before.

a little bit biased said...

LOVE it! Great pattern and colors. And mom.

Anna said...

love the colors in this one! and can your mom come over and help me out?! hahahaha

JayTee said...

How cute!! I love polka dots and the pattern

lifeinredshoes said...

Excuse me, what was her number again?

Heidi Ferguson said...

Wow, great job! I love that color combo...it's very unlikely, like you wouldn't just think of it.

So I asked you awhile ago about making a quilt out of my duvet cover. I still want to do it but I've been nervous. A quilting friend of mine recommends getting larger quilts professional long arm quilted and this is queen size. What do you say? Should I still try it myself or send it out?

kait. said...

The plaid is from Katie Jump Rope while the small scale grey with black dots and the navy with circles and diamonds are from Hope Valley. The grey with yellow and white circles is from Amy Butler's Midwest Modern and the green dots with the darker background and the yellower dots is Amy Butler's sunspots from the Love collection.

I love the quilt!

susan said...

so your mom is wonder woman?? what does that make you then? wonder girl??? awesome quiltiness!!! way to go mom

Bec Clarke said...

That is great, I have always been intimidated looking at that pattern but I guess I may be able to try it now that you make it sound a bit easy.

Duyvken said...

Love, love, love!!

Sandy said...

Your mom was on a mission.....wonderful quilt!

Elsa said...

great quilt! love the color combination and that little baby too!

Carrie Mc W said...

Thanks for the inspiration...I have a charity quilt to be made of 2nd hand mens dress shirts and I couldn't decide which direction to go. This is IT! My quilting time has been severely limited due to the 18mo old roaming the house :)

Jody said...

I always love your color combinations...this quilt is really cute!!

Tasha said...

I just love this! I am bit of a polka dot fan these days.

kaseycaruthers said...

your mom is more than welcome to come over and hang out at my house ANY time :)

craftytammie said...

how cool is that?! will she adopt me? love this quilt!

Clisty said...

LOVE the quilt!! I think it takes my Mom 2 years to get my babies their quilts. Your mom is amazing!

NĂºria said...

I've just discovered your web. I love it. Congratulations from Catalonia. I'll follow you!

MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

love this quilt!

Brenda said...

Wow your mother is super speedy! The finished quilt looks amazing.....perfect for bub!

Madame Parfait said...

I love the Katie Jump Rope in there!
These colors are so awesome, it really looks great! Yay for teamwork!

ashley in wonderland said...

your quilts are so charming!

Modern Day said...

Thank you for letting us feature this on http://moderndayquilts.tumblr.com

Tyra said...

This is a beautiful quilt! I LOVE the colors!

Elena said...

Love this! What color blue is that solid? It's a great aqua shade.

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