June's monthly mini
went together so easily.
Love it when concept and execution
Polka Dots and Squares
32" x 32"
Occasionally, I notice that my
little basket containing my 1.5" squares
is overflowing. Meaning, it's time to
think of something to do with them.
It is actually fun to dig through the
colors, sorting them, and arranging
it all into a pleasing pattern.
Nothing much easier
than a checkerboard arrangement.
A while ago some of Wendy Reed's amazing
quilts were on display at
the New England Quilt Museum
and I was inspired by one of her creative borders.
With all of the straight lines
of the squares in the checkerboards,
the border needed to have an opposite design element.
How about curves and circles?
I didn't mind appliqueing the polka dots,
but I was lazy and
didn't want to applique a vine.
I love ric rac trim.
But before I did the border appliques,
I went ahead and machine quilted the
entire piece. The reason was
so I wouldn't have to work around the
dots and ric rac.
After it was quilted, then I added
the polka dots and vine.
I really like how playful June's Mini turned out.
If you need some monthly inspiration,
don't forget to check out Wendy's blog,
The Constant Quilter, for a list
other quilters who have been busy this month.
June is always a busy month.
I got to celebrate another trip around the sun
I had my whole family here to help me celebrate.
There was no better birthday gift than that.
Until Next Time-