Monday, June 20, 2011

Polka Dot String Quilt Finish!


Hopefully our mommy isn't reading today's feature...because we owe her a quilt big time!  I love this String Quilt by Tong made for her mom!   I love how she used all polka dots!!    Tong (who is getting married in a few months!!) from Ting Tong and Things is a fun read, lots of modern quilting and she makes some AMAZING bee blocks.  This one and this one are a couple of my favorites!

Finally, the big finish! my polka dot string quilt for my mom! i absolutely loved how this quilt has turned out! i ended up doing straight line quilting down the long side of the quilt with the quilting lines close together. i chose a solid binding in kona buttercup. the finished quilt is 64 inches by 72 inches.
for the back of the quilt i used some left over scraps from the quilt top and did a few confetti style blocks framed in the same kona buttercup used for the binding. 
and for the first time ever, i tried embroidery and made a quilt label for the first time too.
my mom was so thrilled when i gave her the quilt, she had been waiting for it to be finished since i started it in the summer with the help from the lovely ladies in the great white north bee. this has definitely been my favourite quilt, i hope it can keep my mom warm and cozy for years and years to come!


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28 comments:

susan said...

That is one amazing looking quilt. What a lvely present for her mother.

Miss Pixie said...

This is actually beautiful! I tend not to like a lot of quilts I see posted because I find the colours garish and the pattern overwhelming but I am in love with this :)

Impera_Magna said...

What a wonderful quilt... I know Tong's mother was thrilled!

Kylie Lloyd said...

I just drool over spots on fabric and have my own extensive collection. What a great way to use up some of my stash with such a simple quilt pattern.

ireland forever said...

This has to be one of the most beautiful quilts I have ever seen. Love the colours and fabrics - so inspiring. Congratulations on a great finish - your mum must be thrilled :)
Erin from the land Downunder

Janine said...

I think this quilt looks amazing with all those dots. You did a great job!!!

Kind regards Janine
The Netherlands

Janine said...

I think this quilt looks amazing with all those dots. You did a great job!!!

Kind regards Janine
The Netherlands

Cobar Patchwork Supplies said...

I love that you have used all dotty fabrics, looks very striking. Great job.

Jackie said...

Fabulous string quilt in the dotty fabrics!!

Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Beautiful Tong!

Goddess in Progress said...

Oh, it's so beautiful! I'm bookmarking this one, for sure. I have a lot of polka dot scraps, and this looks so lovely...

pinsandneedles said...

Gorgeous quilt! I love your use of polka dots. I'm sure it will be treasured forever!

Cristin said...

Its freaking gorgeous! I have a polkadot fetish - and this is such eye candy! :-)

jednoiglec said...

I've seen your quilt before, but I had to jump here and write one more time that it's awesome and I love it!!!

CrafterBerly said...

Wow, that's an incredible collection of polka dots. It came out great!

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kristastitched said...

love love love it! i want to make a string quilt now. I'm now following your blog as I love what I've seen so far. here's mine: http://www.kristastitched.blogspot.com/

littlemissmk said...

BEAUTIFUL! and i love the back!

Tong said...

Thanks again for featuring my quilt Heather & Megan! And thank you everyone for your kind words! =)

Kristie said...

Love it!!

Lee Ann said...

I am i love with that quilt top. I love polka dots; but, never knew what I'd do with them if I got a bunch. "Scrappy" quilts seems to be the way to go. :-)

CJ said...

LOVE IT!

CHRIS said...

Hi, Polkas are so fun love your quilt. I have an ongoing string quilt from my scrap bag.Happy Stitching. Chris.

Andrea said...

beautiful work, wonderful colors

Laura said...

Your Mom' quilt turned out beautiful.

CosmoQuilts said...

Wow, I absolutely love this quilt!

ireland forever said...

Forgot to say how much I love the back of this quilt as well - you are obviously very creative, and have a great eye for design :)

Erin in Australia

webmailaddress2 said...

Very pretty! I love all the polka dots.