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11/30/14

Scrap Challenge: Dottie Constellation

Dotti Constellation Quilt
Dottie Constellation Quilt
Dottie Constellation Quilt
Dottie Constellation
Dottie Constellation
Dottie Constellation Quilt

Happy Sunday! I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving weekend. I'm so happy to share with you my latest finish.  It all started a few weeks ago when I won the Lark Scrap Challenge contest held by Rachel at Stitched in Color and generously sponsored by Heather at Lark Cottons. The challenge was to create a project using the dottie fabrics in the fat sixteenth bundle that I received. 
I love polka dots and from the first time a saw this rainbow of dottie prints wonky stars came to mind.   I wanted to have a whole constellation of starts and the variety of colors gave me the opportunity to create a set of unique star blocks.  Big, small and in between each block has its own personality. I used Kona cotton in Snow as the background for my starts; I think it is the perfect complement and allows the stars to really shine. I found the fabric that I used for the backing and the binding at my local fabric store and it was such a lucky find. I still can't believe how perfectly the color and dots match the stars; that doesn't happen to me very often.
I didn't plan on the size of this quilt before hand. I simply went where the fabric scraps took me and amazingly I ended up with a 60X65 inches quilt. Wow! I just did't expect that. I absolutely love how it turned out.
Thank you to Rachel and Heather for this challenge. I really enjoyed working with all of these yummy scraps. Please head over to Stitched in Color to see the creations of the other challengers.

Have a wonderful week!

Martha 

10 comments:

  1. Martha, it is great quilt!!! Love the result. You know - I love the star pattern, so this quilt is on my to-do-list :)
    Have a great Advent! Jola

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  2. It's beautiful and will be very cuddly.

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  3. Cute cute cute! So bright and cheerful!!

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  4. Beautiful quilt Martha, definitely a challenge well met!

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  5. Such a beautiful quilt - and you are right that the back matches it perfectly :-)

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  6. I really like the simplicity of this. Very pretty

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