Inspiration to Polka Dots

There are quilters who take a theme or concept and make many quilts. Janet Stone comes to mind. She has the most beautiful alphabet quilts. Here is a photo I took in 2019 at the Mid Atlantic quilt show in Hampton Virginia.

I read somewhere that her goal is 26; and so far the completed ones have won many prizes. Here is where I found pictures of many of her quilts with some close ups.

Amanda Jean Nyberg of Crazy Mom Quilts (although she has dropped her Blog), is a queen of quilts from her stash. She has written two books that I love to browse through; Sunday Morning Quilts and

She has maintained her wonderful quilts to see on Instagram and has a Salute to Solids series of quilts that I have loved following.

In 2003, or shortly there after, I saw Becky Goldsmith’s quilt Everyday Best.

I loved it! I loved the polka dots, and loved the cheerfulness, and oh how clever! I have several of her books and or patterns and love to browse these as well. I have yet to make one, but she inspired me to start collecting polka dots with a vengeance. And they are so much more available now, 17 years later. My inspiration!

Sew why not have a series of Polka Dot Quilts? They wouldn’t be original designs, but, fun for me just the same. And I have a good start!

Twirling Hexagons; pattern by Cindi Edgerton at A Very Special Collection was the top I finished in April 2020 for UFO Challenge, and was the Rainbow Quilt I did month to month with Angela in 2019.

Circle Squared was a Karen K Buckley class I took in February 2017 I think; it was a hot mess! The applique technique just wasn’t working for me, sew I remade the whole thing and in 2020 it cheers my sewing room finished.

My third (How many should there be? I still have sew many polka dots left.) Polka Dot Quilt in progress is My Small World. This quilt was designed by Jen Kingwell, and it has quite the following on Instagram; so many unique variations of the same quilt. I have recently completed Section 3 of the 7 using my polka dots.

I have begun pieces and parts of the next sections as well.

I think a Log Cabin Polka dot quilt could be wonderful and maybe my final one could be my inspiration Everyday Best by Becky Goldsmith.

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