July 2, 2011

Dots!

Collecting polka dot fabric is my latest obsession.  I picked up these Amy Butler Lotus fabrics from
Lily Bella Fabrics.  I love that you can create your own fat quarter bundle there. 


They'll look really nice with the fabrics I picked up recently.   


 And a very sweet friend shared a gazillion dotty charm squares from her stash!
Don't these look fun?
 

Stephanie is actually the person responsible for my quest to find every polka dot fabric on the planet.  I was inspired by her posts here and here.  She has a pattern coming soon, too.  Thanks so much, Stephanie, for understanding my dot addiction and not being judgmental. :-)

And speaking of sweet friends, Wendy sent me the absolute cutest little bag with
stitched seashells.  I love beachy things!  Not only is this an adorable little bag,
but Wendy's work is perfection.  Thank you so much, Wendy!


I hope all of you here in the U.S. have a fun and safe Fourth of July weekend!

Kim

28 comments:

Wendy said...

beautiful! I just invisioned one of your Scrap Basket quilts done in all polka dots and what fun that would be :) ... a twister in dots ... Have a super happy weekend Kim!!

Nancy said...

Those fabrics are delicious! The bag- adorable. Have fun with those dots. Even the charm squares- how generous of her, and how appealing they are!

Laura said...

How fun! I have a dot obsession too and have greatly expanded my collection of dot fabrics in the last couple of years. Some of the fabrics in your pics also live in my dot collection lol.

diane said...

i'm addicted to dots, too, so I will be watching what you make with yours.

LeKaQuilt said...

Gorgeous polka dot fabric ! Love the little bag.

Stephanie said...

Aren't dots the best little addiction...well then it comes a big one. I love spreading polka dot love. What a beautiful little bag.

Barb said...

Lovvvvvvvvvvvvvve your dot fabrics!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow Kim, LOVE the polka dots!!!

*karendianne. said...

Kim! What fun the dots, what total inspiration. And a very kind, loving gift you're sharing with us, too. Gosh, a perfect post for the celebratory weekend. Hugs! *karendianne.

Wendy said...

Wouldn't it be fun to have a whole quilt with polka dots. They bring life to any quilt. I'm glad you are enjoying the zipper pouch.

Candace said...

I know something wonderful will come from your dotty addiction, Kim! Aren't Wendy and Stephanie great! Happy 4th of July!
Cheers!

sewmeow said...

Your dot fabrics are terrific. I love 'em too.

Darlene said...

Oh a sweet new addiction - dots, dots everywhere! YUM!!!!

Wendy makes the sweetest bags!

She and Stephanie are two very generous bloggers. :-)

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- those are some awesome dots. I LOVE dots -- they're so fun. Happy 4th of July!

Karen said...

Just knowing how much fun you're having collecting these dots makes me smile :). Have a great 4th!

Kathie said...

oh polka dots have to confess after seeing Stephanie's post I wanted to collect polka dots too :)
let me know if you find charm packs of them anyplace else then Stephanies shop, I have those already :)
Kathie
who stepped out of her comfort zone!

Nicky said...

Love dots have a dotty UFO backed in even more dotty fabric but still quilting it by hand... your dot collection is gorgeous!

Carol said...

LOVE, LOVE those polka dots! Wendy makes the cutest bags!

Lori said...

Oh my goodness! You are polka dot obsessed! LOL They are the cutest!!

Vivian said...

I can't think of a more worthy--and fun--obsession than gathering dots. Your growing collection is impressive.
That's an adorable little bag. How kind of Wendy to send it to you.

Enjoy the holiday weekend.

Helen in the UK said...

I'm a huge spots and dots fan too!! I started collecting about 8 years ago to make the Jazz Cats quilt. I still haven't made that quilt, but probably have enough fabrics for several quilts now. They're addictive :)

Carrie P. said...

Oh, it looks like Stephanie has got you hooked on dots too. Have fun.

~The Bargain Babe said...

LOVE all the polka dots!

a good yarn said...

Polka Dots are so versatile! You have a lovely collection going. Ann :-)

Marcia W. said...

The polka dots you selected, and were given, are wonderful. Now I've got a polka dot itch. I've been saying fold over triangles too, and like the middle far right hand block because of the color value arrangement (dark/light). Thanks for sharing as gives me ideas for mine - one day.

Sherri said...

What wonderful polka dot fabrics! A perfect collection!

Belinda said...

hhhmmmm, I see a couple of DOTS there in your piles I don't have in MY stash, well, I will just have to correct that straight away!!
OMG, that little blue bag is just too DARN CUTE!!!

Celia said...

Gorgeous bag.