This quilt has been done for about a month and I am just now getting photos on and posted….talk about a crazy (fun!) month we’ve had.  Plus it’s been sitting in the back of my car since the Sewing Summit and I forgot it was back there (shameful). 
I quilted this with an all-over loopy pattern, and did the borders in a wavy back and forth pattern…not like you can see it but hey…it’s there.   This one was made with a Ruby layer cake (here, here, here, here, here, or here…so basically almost everywhere) and pattern (here, here or here…in hard copy or PDF). 
And in other news…I dug out my maternity jeans today (aka stretchy pants).
I’m at the awkward my-regular-pants-are-too-tight  but maternity-jeans-don’t-stay-up faze of this pregnancy.   Thanks goodness for skirts and pajama pants…they never let me down.  :)

47 Responses to Dottie

  1. Kelsey October 21, 2011 at 3:57 pm #

    So beautiful!! I just love those Ruby fabrics :)

  2. Sarah October 21, 2011 at 3:58 pm #

    I was just deciding how to quilt my latest quilt, and thinking of loops like this but nervous about how to really do it. So nice to see an example! Congrats on the pregnancy! I have ~7 weeks to go and my maternity pants are starting to not fit. My 2-year-old's name is Ben, too. Love your blog!

  3. Sew Create It - Jane October 21, 2011 at 3:58 pm #

    What a gorgeous quilt! I love the loopy loop quilting…really works!

    I remember the in between stage…elastic is your friend ;o)

  4. madebymum October 21, 2011 at 4:08 pm #

    got to make this I love it

  5. eatmoresmores October 21, 2011 at 4:08 pm #

    Beautiful quilt! I love your style.

  6. Ann-Marie October 21, 2011 at 4:16 pm #

    Beautiful quilt as always!!

  7. aneela October 21, 2011 at 4:39 pm #

    I think this is the most perfect Ruby quilt I've seen…YUM!

  8. Heather D. October 21, 2011 at 4:43 pm #

    Just lovely. Ruby is awesome.

  9. notes of sincerity October 21, 2011 at 4:45 pm #

    I loved your quilt the moment I saw it!! Heading over to buy a pattern! :o)
    hugs. Trish

  10. poppyinpink October 21, 2011 at 4:51 pm #

    I got some nice yoga style pants that might fit you (not into yoga mind you)How wonderful for you!Congratulations:)

  11. Rhonda October 21, 2011 at 5:09 pm #

    Beautiful quilt!

  12. Miss White Wall October 21, 2011 at 5:18 pm #

    I love the quilt, very pretty! I'm in exactly the same place on the way back down… after my first baby my jeans are little too tight but pregnancy clothes just won't stay up!

  13. Melanie@Crafty Cupboard October 21, 2011 at 5:26 pm #

    All my maternity jeans assume there will be hips to fill them in, but alas… I'm mrs. baggy bottom. :)

    Love the quilt, again!!

  14. Kiera October 21, 2011 at 5:31 pm #

    So very, very pretty!

  15. Ricki October 21, 2011 at 5:43 pm #

    I love that collection of fabric. So pretty!

  16. Archie the wonder dog October 21, 2011 at 5:44 pm #

    Beautiful quilt!

  17. Mrs.Pickles October 21, 2011 at 6:05 pm #

    great looking quilt. Beautiful colours.

  18. Melissa October 21, 2011 at 6:39 pm #

    Oh my, I love this! I makes me want to do those colors in my daughter's room, so cute!!!

  19. Sharon October 21, 2011 at 6:40 pm #

    It is so beautiful! I love the Ruby fabrics!! They are so happy and cheerful to look at.

  20. Rebecca October 21, 2011 at 7:28 pm #

    Beautiful quilt! For the jeans that still come all the way up, I used a hair elastic around the button, through the buttonhole, and around the button again ~ works great :)

  21. ohfigs October 21, 2011 at 7:47 pm #

    Beautiful! I love the fabrics.

  22. Delores October 21, 2011 at 8:36 pm #

    My daughters used a maternity 'belly band' when their regular pants started getting tight. They could undo the button/zipper and put the band over top the pant top and they would stay up!!

  23. Lucy @ Charm About You October 21, 2011 at 8:41 pm #

    So so so pretty!! you leave that in the back of your car, really?!!
    ok maternity jeans, you may have just stopped me being broody!! ;)

  24. Live a Colorful Life October 21, 2011 at 9:12 pm #

    such a cute quilt, especially with that line of fabric!

  25. tmcc4 October 21, 2011 at 9:26 pm #

    I love your quilt!!!! I'm making a jelly roll quilt with the Ruby fabric right now and am showing the top tomorrow on my blog!!! I absolutely adore this line :)

  26. Raven October 21, 2011 at 9:46 pm #

    Love the quilt! On another note…I am pregnant with my 3rd and have been wearing maternity clothes since 9 weeks…and that was me holding out for a week or so b/c I wasn't ready to admit that I needed them. I guess that's what happens to us short ladies! Best wishes! :)

  27. Kate October 21, 2011 at 10:15 pm #

    Love it! I may have just found my Ruby quilt :-)

  28. Kuka October 21, 2011 at 11:19 pm #

    wow – i love this! gorgeous!

  29. Georgia October 21, 2011 at 11:26 pm #

    Hooray! I love that quilt. :-)

  30. AnneMarie October 22, 2011 at 1:23 am #

    Love the quilt! Dude, I've the maternity jeans out since wk 11. But you saw my bump making an early appearance at the Summit. Good for you for holding out this long! After all, we'll want to burn those pants at the end right?

  31. lifeinamountaintown October 22, 2011 at 1:32 am #

    Beautiful quilt, I love those colours

  32. Kris October 22, 2011 at 1:34 am #

    That quilt is adorable! Do you do your own quilting on it, or send them out?

  33. quiltzyx October 22, 2011 at 4:49 am #

    Lovely! I can see the loopy quilting AND the back & forth too – YAY me! lol

  34. Nancy October 22, 2011 at 6:30 am #

    I just Love this Quilt!! the colors and pattern are so refreshing!!! My daughter is at the same phase, to do or not to do maternity jeans.

    Huggs, Nancy

  35. katrilli October 22, 2011 at 7:36 am #

    I love yours quilt and the fabrics you use. The colours are lovely…

    Huggs Katri

  36. BJ is Quilting! October 22, 2011 at 4:36 pm #

    Gorgeous! I am rethinking my aversion to using white! I love, love, love this!

  37. Ina October 22, 2011 at 6:33 pm #

    lol,just don't wear the p.j.s to the grocery store! ;0

  38. Carla October 22, 2011 at 7:16 pm #

    Hello there.
    What a great blog about quilts and lots of ideas, have already done so many pillows like you made and show on tutorials. I would like to ask where can i buy thoose toold to cut fabrics to start doing quilts? I would like to buy the inteire tools (the cutter and the other one´s , plastic ones. I would be so greatfull to know i shop online. I live in Portugal. Thanks so much

  39. Mrs. Darling October 23, 2011 at 4:09 am #

    I am right there with you. I tried maternity pants on this week and was overjoyed that they no where near fit! But I can't get my regular jeans up, so I guess I am living in leggings and sweats for a few weeks! Congrats on your little one on the way!

  40. Lesley October 23, 2011 at 6:58 pm #

    Love your quilt! The colors are just beautiful and the quilt jumps off the page! Well done! As far as maternity wear, it's been 23 and 29 years for me…in the old days, we all hid our baby bellies…nice to see celebration of the baby bellies these days!
    Take care!

  41. sonia October 23, 2011 at 7:04 pm #

    Beautiful quilt. I love your choice of fabrics. Congrats!

  42. amylouwho October 24, 2011 at 12:22 am #

    I loved this quilt when I saw it at the Sewing Summit! So cute! And I was so glad to meet you! I'm thinking I need to make some hourglass blocks!

  43. Cherise October 24, 2011 at 5:47 am #

    The quilt is beautiful! Love the fabrics too! Thanks for sharing! :)

  44. House of Pinheiro October 24, 2011 at 4:16 pm #

    Loved your blog. Very inspiring quilt

  45. daisy October 25, 2011 at 1:58 am #

    love this quilt – hope its going to be a pattern !

  46. daisy October 25, 2011 at 2:01 am #

    ooops – found the pattern – not sure how I first missed that bit of the post

  47. Kirstin October 26, 2011 at 9:34 pm #

    I've been thinking about making my first quilt for a couple of years now but haven't had the guts. Now that I have a new sewing machine, I'm ready to try. Can you recommend any good patterns for beginners? I like the idea of a stripe one but not sure if that's hard?

    Also what kind of top-stitching would you suggest on a stripe quilt?

    Thanks for your help! You can email me via my website if that's easier (

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