Polka dots and aqua

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!
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″.




53 Responses to Polka dots and aqua

  1. Petit Design Co. January 20, 2011 at 1:36 pm #

    I wish I was as productive as your mom!

  2. Rosalie January 20, 2011 at 1:37 pm #

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

  3. Regan January 20, 2011 at 1:40 pm #

    this is brilliant!

  4. Karenkay January 20, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

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

  5. Rory January 20, 2011 at 2:12 pm #

    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!

  6. Brit January 20, 2011 at 2:15 pm #

    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?

  7. Betty Lou January 20, 2011 at 2:32 pm #

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

  8. randi---i have to say January 20, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

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

  9. Cara January 20, 2011 at 3:00 pm #

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

  10. Mary January 20, 2011 at 3:04 pm #

    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!

  11. Ricki January 20, 2011 at 3:11 pm #

    What a great color scheme! It looks fantastic!

  12. Melissa January 20, 2011 at 3:28 pm #

    Your mom is awesome and I LOVE this quilt!

  13. nettie January 20, 2011 at 3:34 pm #

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

  14. Amanda January 20, 2011 at 3:43 pm #

    What a sweet baby quilt! Love it!

  15. jodi@Pleasant-Home January 20, 2011 at 3:44 pm #

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

  16. Lady Farmer January 20, 2011 at 3:57 pm #

    What an amazing Mom and quilt! ;~P

  17. Tammy January 20, 2011 at 4:00 pm #

    Fantastic quilt! Adore the colors!!!

  18. Chris of Frecklemama.com January 20, 2011 at 4:16 pm #

    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!

  19. Mrs.Fitz January 20, 2011 at 4:26 pm #

    The Magic of Grandma!

  20. Purple Quilter Queen January 20, 2011 at 4:36 pm #

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

  21. Alexis January 20, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

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

  22. Rocio January 20, 2011 at 5:02 pm #

    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?

  23. Tara @ Tara Being Tara January 20, 2011 at 5:10 pm #

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

  24. Lauren @ Craft My Life Away January 20, 2011 at 5:27 pm #

    I love the color combo, what a great idea!

  25. Lara January 20, 2011 at 5:48 pm #

    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?

  26. PootleFlump January 20, 2011 at 6:47 pm #

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

  27. Stephanie January 20, 2011 at 6:53 pm #

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

  28. Princess and the Pea January 20, 2011 at 7:29 pm #

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

  29. a little bit biased January 20, 2011 at 8:13 pm #

    LOVE it! Great pattern and colors. And mom.

  30. Anna January 20, 2011 at 8:41 pm #

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

  31. JayTee January 20, 2011 at 9:30 pm #

    How cute!! I love polka dots and the pattern

  32. lifeinredshoes January 20, 2011 at 9:45 pm #

    Excuse me, what was her number again?

  33. Heidi Ferguson January 21, 2011 at 3:01 am #

    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?

  34. kait. January 21, 2011 at 3:28 am #

    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!

  35. susan January 21, 2011 at 5:41 am #

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

  36. Bec Clarke January 21, 2011 at 6:03 am #

    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.

  37. Duyvken January 21, 2011 at 9:48 am #

    Love, love, love!!

  38. Sandy January 21, 2011 at 2:54 pm #

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

  39. Elsa January 21, 2011 at 4:11 pm #

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

  40. Carrie Mc W January 21, 2011 at 5:14 pm #

    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 :)

  41. Jody January 21, 2011 at 6:03 pm #

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

  42. Tasha January 21, 2011 at 7:25 pm #

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

  43. kaseycaruthers January 21, 2011 at 7:43 pm #

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

  44. craftytammie January 22, 2011 at 3:03 am #

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

  45. Clisty January 22, 2011 at 4:06 am #

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

  46. Núria January 22, 2011 at 9:42 am #

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

  47. MCH PHOTOGRAPHY January 24, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

    love this quilt!

  48. Brenda January 25, 2011 at 2:04 am #

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

  49. Madame Parfait January 25, 2011 at 6:26 pm #

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

  50. ashley in wonderland January 30, 2011 at 12:31 am #

    your quilts are so charming!

  51. Modern Day February 2, 2011 at 3:44 pm #

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

  52. Tyra February 13, 2011 at 5:17 am #

    This is a beautiful quilt! I LOVE the colors!

  53. Elena May 10, 2011 at 8:38 pm #

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

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