Dottie in Dixie

Dottie Quilt in Dixie Fabrics

  For the past 3 years I’ve used the color teal in every single quilt I’ve made.  Probably aqua too.  It’s not a bad thing…just a random fact I realized today while putting some quilts away.  

Maybe I should branch out and ditch the blues?  

Nah.  :)

Dottie Quilt in Dixie Fabrics

This quilt was made to travel to shops for trunk shows with the Dixie fabric…and as soon as it was done it shipped out to hang in a shop.  Trish saved the day and pieced this quilt for me this Spring while I was massively pregnant, and Melissa quilted it.   

Dottie Quilt in Dixie Fabrics

The pattern is Dottie (here in PDF or here in paper format), the fabric is Dixie (you can use either a layer cake or fat quarters, I used fat quarters).  

You can find a kit for this Dottie quilt in Dixie here (they also have a Basket Case kit), and you can also find a Skipping Squares in Dixie kit here that is super cute.  Dixie fabric can also be purchased here, or maybe even at your local quilt shop!

Dottie Quilt in Dixie Fabrics

My week was completely made yesterday when 3 bolts of 108″ wide backs arrived on my doorstep.  The blues are from my Dixie line (the links above have them) and the newsprint backing is by Carrie for Windham fabrics.  I can piece a whole quilt top no problem…but it’s torture to sew one seam in a quilt backing!  ;)  

Wide back fabrics




28 Responses to Dottie in Dixie

  1. Susan August 4, 2016 at 5:53 am #

    I’m with you! Why sew a backing when you can use one big cut of fabric…..

  2. Lee August 4, 2016 at 6:11 am #

    I love the design!

  3. Ada August 4, 2016 at 7:42 am #

    Lovely fabrics!

  4. Sheila Otte August 4, 2016 at 7:46 am #

    NO…don’t ditch the aqau or blues. I love them!

  5. Janet August 4, 2016 at 8:12 am #

    Quilt backings annoy me too! Dixie is pretty – colors and designs.

  6. Julie August 4, 2016 at 8:25 am #

    Love, love, love! And I’m with you on the blues – they belong everywhere in my house!

  7. happyquiltingmelissa August 4, 2016 at 11:17 am #

    Love it!!! So cute in Dixie ;)

  8. Heather August 4, 2016 at 11:52 am #

    Now I know why I’m always drawn to your quilts, I love teal and aqua

  9. Little Quiltsong August 4, 2016 at 4:22 pm #

    Oh LOVE your new fabric line with the Dottie pattern. I have so many of your patterns that I still want to make – Dottie is one of them. Thank you showing it in your new line!! Do.not.get.rid.of.your.blues. in your fabric lines :)!

  10. Cindy August 5, 2016 at 3:28 am #

    I love your Dixie line of fabric- so bright and cheery!! And your Dottie pattern is gorgeous in this fabric! I say “no” too to ditching the blues- I always love your color choices!!:)

  11. Cheryl August 5, 2016 at 4:39 am #

    Love it! The quilt and the fabric. I have noticed I use red in every quilt and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon either. And I will always use a 108″ backing if I can find one if I am not doing something cute on a back, which I do love doing. Love that added surprise when it’s turned over!

  12. farmhousequiltsblog August 5, 2016 at 5:03 am #

    What a cheery quilt! And I can relate to the use of a single color! For me the quilt is no good unless it has red😆

  13. kathy o August 5, 2016 at 6:55 am #

    Never stop using your blue hues! Such a cute quilt – and I love a good 108″ backing!

  14. Rebecca Grace August 5, 2016 at 8:49 am #

    Yes, the aqua and teal really set off the other colors. Love them. And the newsprint backing is awesome and so versatile — thanks for sharing the source!

  15. Christine Sherman August 5, 2016 at 12:45 pm #

    Your quilts in Dixie are so beautiful!!!

  16. pennylanequilts August 5, 2016 at 2:15 pm #

    I’m excited about the wide fabrics!

  17. MaryAnne Beier August 5, 2016 at 3:43 pm #

    I love that quilt. I also love those large backing fabrics. Do you know or can recommend any other manufacturers that make them or places where they can be bought? Thanks.

    • Allison August 7, 2016 at 9:55 pm #

      I’ve bought wide backs from all different manufacturers at and

  18. Rosemaryflower August 5, 2016 at 3:55 pm #

    This is very pretty. Love the design and fabric!

  19. Susan August 6, 2016 at 5:35 am #

    Love your fabric and the quilt (and the blue too) – How do you find the time with a new baby? Thanks for sharing and now, I need to make a longer to-do list!

    • Allison August 7, 2016 at 9:56 pm #

      Luckily Jane takes long naps and likes to hang out with me in the sewing room!

  20. Mary Ann August 7, 2016 at 9:58 am #

    Do you know if the quilt kit for Dixie from Hancocks of Paducah includes the pattern? I sure don’t need anymore kits but I sure like this pattern and fabric line.

    • Allison August 7, 2016 at 9:56 pm #

      I’m sure it does Mary Ann, if it doesn’t let me know and I’ll send you one…but I’ve never seen a quilt kit that didn’t come with the pattern. Thanks!

  21. Elaine August 7, 2016 at 3:13 pm #

    Love teal and aqua. Find myself using it more and more all the time.

  22. Kathi Riemer August 7, 2016 at 10:01 pm #

    I love your quilt. I also love teal and aqua. You gotta do what you love!

  23. catesanseraser August 8, 2016 at 4:23 pm #

    I was forced to buy more Dixie from FQS after they sent my box last month. I love your fabric and have begun to hoard it. Must make all the things in Dixie!

  24. Charlotte August 13, 2016 at 9:30 pm #

    I see so many pretty pieced backs and I am like REALLY! Piecing a back drives me crazy! Why is it so much harder? Love your blog,

  25. Shari Arner August 15, 2016 at 6:41 pm #

    I totally agree with you. Piecing backing is my absolutely least favorite part. I love the newsprint wide backing…..have to find me some :)

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