Monday, March 29, 2010

in a world full of dots

My HST quilt is finally all done....wheeew! This one was a doozy. I have never named a quilt before, but after the amount of time I spent with this one I felt it was only appropriate to name it: In a World of Dots.

I know this isn't the best picture, due to all that shade, but I think it shows the quilting lines nicely. I did all the quilting in the white using lines spread out 1/2 inch apart, framing all those beautiful dots.
Now I have to be honest in telling you that this quilt almost didn't come to be. I found that even though I love seeing all the beautiful HST quilts in blog land...assembling one myself was quite tedious. There were times where I just wanted to throw in the towel...but all those dots, I couldn't just let them go to waste. So, thankfully, I pushed through it...and now have one of my favorite quilts ever!!

Here is some sun on the subject. I tried to get a shot of it laying on the ground, but my sweet little girl was not having it today. As soon as it hit the ground she was all over it, which means that like her Momma, she just can't get enough of this one. I will try again tomorrow. Now I must mention that this quilt was completely inspired by my favorite HST quilt (shown here) made by Cathy of Cabbage Quilts. If you haven't stopped by her blog before, you are in a treat...she is truly amazing!

27 comments:

  1. absolutely amazing. what a treasure!

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  2. it is even more amazing with that quilting. Bring it to the next weekend sew, if you remember so we can see it in person!

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  3. LOL, Right before I read this line, "I know this isn't the best picture..." I had been thinking, "What a great picture!" I just love this quilt, Chris. It's wonderful!

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  4. Oh MY GOSH! You finished it! I am SO IMPRESSED with your sprint to the finish! you were SO not into that quilting, I am SO happy that you finished it! It looks GREAT! CONGRATS!!

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  5. What a wonderful quilt! The quilting looks fabulous, the pattern is fun and the fabrics are happy! Beautiful work!

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  6. this is toooooo darling!!! i just lOVE your quilting!! :)

    xo, Heather

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  7. Very nice! :) I like that you did not quilt on the dots.

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  8. You just ALWAYS have to include a shot taken in the shade or in low light.......it totally brings out the quilting contours !

    This is truly beautiful. Congratulations on sticking with it......you deserve a quilt to love forever ! And this would definitely be that kind of a quilt.

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  9. SO glad you finished it! I love it!

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  10. It looks fantastic!!! I'm with you on all the HSTs. They look wonderful but can be a bit tedious to assemble!

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  11. I love, love, love this! the quilting is absolutely perfect. And yep, I totally agree also about the HSTs - I am still in the middle of the tediousness but I want it to be big! Congratulations on finishing!

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  12. this is so beautiful. i love all the polka dots!!! and the quilting you did is amazing

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  13. So glad you persisted.
    It's stunning and your quilting is amazing!!!

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  14. cool quilt, it's really stunning. Very inspiring. :)

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  15. OOh I love it, isn't simple always the most effective ( but sometimes most boring to make!)Love the quilting, this ones def a heirloom!

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  16. What a great quilt , love the dots & the quilting!!

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  17. It is one of my favorite hst quilt ever. did you stay stitch between all of those rectangles? I love the effect.

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  18. Wow Chris, thanks so much for linking to me, you are gorgeous.

    And as for this quilt, well, I'm thrilled that you kept going with it, it is a stunner. Dots, half square triangles and straight line quilting...divine!

    PS, I would love to see the flat shot when your gorgeous miss allows it!!! xo

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  19. Your quilt is lovely! I am a big fan of Cathy (Cabbage Quilts) too!

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  20. So pretty yet simple and I love the quilting too!

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  21. Layout? I love this quilt and would LOVE a pattern and/or tutorial!!

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  22. I love this quilt - beautifully done!

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  23. Just love this quilt. I am obsessed with HST's and all that can be done with them. This is beautiful and creative. I have been buying Layer Cakes for a while now. I love how the fabrics go together so well. I love choosing my fabrics...but sometimes...there just isn't time. Enter- Layer Cakes. This is a PERFECT pattern for a couple of my Layer Cakes. And I have a snow white Layer Cake so I can do the nifty HST trick and this quilt willgo together like a charm. Thanks for the pictures. Thanks for sharing your gifts. Thanks for keeping it available so us slow pokes can still find it. ;) The quilting is FAB!

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  24. I saw this on Pinterest and had to visit your blog right away. Cute, cute cute!

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