Dot Dot Dash was made for the May/June Issue of Fons and Porter's Quilting Quickly. And you can bet that even with all of those little pieces, this quilt goes together super fast. Strip piecing really speeds up the piecing process. It really is oh so fun to make!! Fons and Porter also has the pattern available digitally for those that prefer digital patterns over magazines.
I used the absolutely gorgeous Mimosa Collection by Another Point of View for Windham Fabrics. I absolutely love the fun bright colors and wonderful prints of this line!!! It really was the perfect fabric to make this design really pop!!! And using the grey's for the scrappy binding, so cute!!!
When it came time to quilt Dot Dot Dash, I tried something new and had so much fun with it. Since this quilt is all about morse code, I wanted the quilting to look like "radio waves" I started with one super wavy line and then just stared repeating it with a pretty loose organic echo. It was so cool to watch how the loose echo turned into a wave that actually moved across the quilt. It was so fun to quilt and I had the benefit of getting in another mile or so walking back and forth!! It was exactly the look I was hoping for and I am for sure going to have quilt like this again sometime!!!
Doesn't the picture from the magazine just make you want to curl up on that couch with a good book?? Dot Dot Dash finishes at 60" x 72" so it makes it the perfect size to do just that!! I hope you love it as much as I do and want to make one of your own. And if you do, I would love to see it!!! You can add it to my Flickr Group or email me a picture at firstname.lastname@example.org :)
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I just love being able to share these finishes that I have had to keep secret for a while ;) It makes it like I just finished them all over again :)
I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!
Linking Dot Dot Dash up to Sarah's and Amanda's ;)