I have my holiday version of the Dot and Dash quilt that I made during the Dot and Dash-along that Modern Handcraft hosted. This quilt pattern is amazing if you are looking for a quick sew! I love that there are so many ways to use your stash for this. Grab a jellyroll, fat quarter or make it scrappy! Keep reading to learn more about my Holiday Dot and Dash Quilt. If you are interested in making this quilt – grab the pattern over at Modern Handcraft’s website here.
Holiday Fat Quarter Bundle
I grabbed this cute fat quarter bundle from Ev Quilts when she was still selling fabric. I loved her style of bundles and that she mixed and mingled patterns with ease. Especially in this day and age when I don’t feel confident going out to stores – it’s nice for someone with a great eye to pull a bundle together like this. It’s such a great mix that isn’t too overpowering with all patterned fabrics. I love the rust reds, forest greens and hint of blue! I wanted to go with a light background and decided on my trusty friend Off White Bella Solid.
I’ve tested out a bunch of different solids and always come back to Moda’s Bella Solids. They don’t fray easily, have a great weight to them, aren’t paper thin and are just easy to sew with.
Just like many of my other quilts: I decided to use the remnants from the backing for this quilt. Whatever wasn't touched after the quilting process, I sliced and diced into 2.5" strips, sewed them all together and then ironed in half. I used my nifty trick of attaching the binding to the back first and then stitching the top on. I used a white thread, since that's what I quilted with and you'll never notice the binding stitches on the back of the quilt. Are you a fan of using leftover backing for the binding? I think it really depends on the quilt.
I have been loving on what Figo Fabrics has to offer these past few years. This was backing fabric is from a line called Polar Magic designed by Lemonni and the whole line is adorable! I’ve actually used it in an upcoming quilt. Stay tuned for more info on that quilt in the upcoming weeks!
You know how much I love long arm quilting! It’s my dream job and am so happy I get to add the final stitches to all the quilts out there! One of my clients actually had me position the Asterik quilting design vertically on their quilt and I love how it looked like tinsel on her quilt and I think here it looks the same – or maybe even falling snowflakes? It’s just so fun and festive without being too over the top.
If you’d like me to help out adding quilting to your quilt check out my long arm quilting information page to send your quilt in! If you have any questions about quilting feel free to email me and I’m more than willing to help you out.
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