One of the perks of working at Quilt Expressions is being able to chat with the customers as you work on their order. We love to hear about the projects they are working on, the techniques they are using and their favorite fabric collections. To hear our customers tell it, Moda has introduced a long-lasting favorite. Moda’s Dottie collection is full of soft, bright, and bold colors in three sizes of dots. They are a great addition to other collections, add a fun touch as a quilt back, and look great together as a group in a Dottie quilt.
We combined Dottie’s bright dots with Bits ‘n Pieces’ Big & Little pattern to create this fun 39″ x 47″ quilt. The variation in the size of the dots, along with the bright colors, is quite eye-catching. Give it as a newborn gift; babies love the dark and light contract. The quilt also makes a fun gift to a toddler or young child…it’s perfect for cuddling on the couch on a chilly Fall evening.
Delta Windows, one of our newest Quilt Expressions’ original patterns, is a fantastic way to showcase Dottie. Columns of color cascade down from large to small, surrounded by crisp white. This pattern also works well for showcasing one of your favorite fabrics. Finished size: 84-1/4″ x 96-1/4.”
I love to use fabric in my decorating. Adding fabric to embroidery hoops is a fast and simple way to add a fun pop of color to a child’s bedroom, a classroom or while decorating for a party.
If you’re hanging the hoops on the wall, trace around the smaller hoop (the one without the metal screw), adding about 1/3 of an inch. Cut out and lay the fabric circle on top of the smaller hoop. Place the large hoop on top of the fabric and push it down. Check to make sure that none of the raw edge is showing. If it is, remove the large hoop, trim the circle and try again. Tighten the screw, and you’re finished! If the hoops will be seen from both the front and the back, layer two pieces of fabric, wrong sides together, when tracing the circle. Continue as above, and you’ll end up a double-sided Dottie hoop.
Big & Little Dottie Kit (while supplies last)
Big & Little pattern
Delta Windows pattern