“What you create doesn’t have to be perfect. So what if the eggs are greasy or the toast is burned? Don’t let fear of failure discourage you.”
― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Polka Dot Bubbles

This quilt was a labor of love.  I saw it in a past issue of Quilt's N' More.  The fabric however, a Prints Charming print, couldn't be found anywhere.  I looked all over the valley with no luck.  While on vacation in spring of 2008-cause who doesn't shop for fabric while on vacation-we stopped at Rosie's in San Diego.  And there it was, the bubble fabric I had been looking for.  So I bought some, brought it home, and started stitching.  The circles are all hand stitched with DMC pearl cotton.  There are sooo sooo sooo many circles. I tried to stitch them in between other projects, I find I need frequent breaks from hand work.  So, this quilt sat in progress next to my sewing desk for almost two years!  Yikes!  I had periods when I worked on it a lot, and long periods of ignoring it.  Finally, last week, I stitched the last circle and bound the quilt.  I am very pleased with how it turned out.  I don't think pictures really depict it terrible well.  The quilt measures 40" x 48".

3 comments:

Brad and Hailey said...

Wow that's incredible! Great job!

Jessica Christensen said...

I hope you are keeping that! That is so much work but so beautiful. Love it!

Grandma Goo said...

Looks great Jill! I remember you buying that fabric! That was such a great vacation, we must do it agian sometime! Love mom