Polka Dot Bikini, Polka Dot Bikini QAL

Polka Dot Bikini: A New Pattern Now Available

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After lots of work (not really “work” because I love it!), this quilt and the pattern are finally finished!
You can download the patten immediately from my Craftsy shop. Keep reading…you might win one, too!
**A kit is now available from Canton Village Quilt Works containing the fabrics needed to make a quilt similar to mine**
Readers of this blog have been incredibly enthusiastic and supportive as I have worked on this project, and that has been such a great motivation for me. I really do love this pattern! Are you wondering why I call it “Polka Dot Bikini”?
When I made the first blocks over a year ago, my sister, Emily (many of you know her as Em of mcelebrates.blogspot.com)
pointed out that they look like the bottoms of a bikini (you know, a brief with leg holes?) and that just stuck. It has been my “bikini” quilt ever since.

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The pattern is for the quilt as shown, measuring 63 1/2″ square. I plan to use mine as a wall hanging, but it would be a fun baby quilt or throw (how about with low volume prints and colored rings?)
The good news? it is so much easier than it looks (don’t tell!). It looks similar to a classic double wedding ring, but there are no set-in seams, no unruly bias arcs, no foundation (paper) piecing. If you can sew curves, you can make this. Even if you haven’t sewn curves, but want to try, the pattern has full instructions and diagrams.
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I am going to give away a copy of the  pattern to two readers this week. Leave me a comment on this post. I would like to know: how did you find this blog?
if you share the post (Facebook, blog, Instagram, etc) you can get an extra entry, just leave a second comment containing the link to your share.
If  you are visiting from Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day, Welcome! You get to join our celebration.
Have a great week,
Sharon
edit: the giveaway has closed, thank you all for such kind comments! if you are interested in the pattern, it is available on Craftsy (see colorgirlquilts.com)
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195 thoughts on “Polka Dot Bikini: A New Pattern Now Available

  1. Barb F says:

    Visiting from SMS giveaway link. Beautiful quilts!

  2. I receive CVQW newsletter. I just followed the link to an awesome looking quilt!

  3. Cheryl says:

    I just found you by following links on the Polka Dot Bikini quilt. Originally came from Canton Village Quilt Works newsletter, then to Craftsy, and took their link to read more on the pattern. Such a fun pattern with the small squares on the edges and the quilting is just fabulous!

  4. Karen says:

    I have been following your sister for a long time and I have one of her “O” quilts. She is amazing and so are you. This quilt is fabulous!

  5. Laura B says:

    I found you through the SMS giveaway. These vibrant colours just leapt out at me. Love the quilt.

  6. Laura B says:

    I re-posted on facebook.

  7. Margaret says:

    I love your blog and found it when you were in another blog hop

  8. Linda says:

    I found your blog through the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day event. Thanks for the chance to win an awesome prize!

  9. allierae says:

    Great quilt!! Looks like you put a lot of love and hard work into it. I found you through sew mama sew.

  10. VickiT says:

    I’ve been loving this quilt every time I see a picture of it. I would love to win a pattern to attempt myself.
    I honestly cannot tell you how I found your blog, but I have been a follower for quite some time now. I wish I could tell you but maybe my age is showing. LOL

  11. SIMPLESEW says:

    I found you through the Sew mama sew giveaway AS April Said Jenny’s Doodling Needle/Sew Kind of Wonderful when she was quilting your quilt, I watched it being Quilted.. its gorgeous

  12. dcargill says:

    I love your bikini quilt!
    I learned from the Sew mama sew giveaway.
    dana.cargill@gmail.com

  13. Just Sew Sue says:

    Great quilt. I am visiting here from quilterblogs.com

  14. jeifner says:

    I just found you on SMS Giveaway 🙂

  15. Kathy Boice says:

    I found this blog thru the Sew Mama Sew give aways! Thank you for the chance to win this beautiful pattern!!! midwayfarms@hughes.net

  16. Jen says:

    I found you through Canton Village Quilt Works’ newsletter.

  17. Katie says:

    Hi! I found this blog through the SewMamaSew Giveaway!

  18. TeVreE says:

    The lovely colors of the quilt caugth my eye when looking at the SMS website.

  19. I found your blog through Sew Mama Sew. Congrats on that stunning quilt! Happy holidays!

  20. Kellye Rose says:

    love, love, love your quilt. I’m a sucker for all of it – bright colors, solids, circles, and polka dots. Would love to have this pattern. Found you through Sew Mama Sew..giveaway. I’m new to quilting and had NO IDEA there were so many blogs out there. now, how to manage looking at them all, and still leave time for quilting!?!

  21. Kay Stephen says:

    Love the blog! The photos really make it come alive!

  22. mrscwatson says:

    I found you through the SMS giveaway! That quilt is just stunning! The colors really pop! mrscwatson81@hotmail.com

  23. Debbie says:

    I found you through the SMS giveaway and signed up to follow you on bloglovin. Love the colors in the quilt. Would love to be lucky enough to win a pattern.

  24. Through SMS giveaway. Amazing quilt, it’s so eye catching. hayleymstephens at gmail dot com

  25. Carla says:

    What a fabulous pattern! Thanks for the chance to win a copy…I found your blog with a prompt from Canton Village blog post. I’m going to become your next follower…what lovely inspiration here!

  26. LA Paylor says:

    Wonderful pattern! I found you thru SewMama and love your blog
    LeeAnna Paylor
    leeannaquilts@gmail.com

  27. Found you awhile ago, fabric giveaway. Very pretty and different quilt. Merry Christmas.

  28. I found you through the Sew Mama Sew giveaway day. What a beautiful quilt, you are obviously not afraid of color and I love that!

  29. Hello from Minnesota. Wow! I’d love to try your pattern. (I found you through Sew, Mama, Sew!)

  30. I, too, found you through the Sew Mama Sew giveaway.

    I love that I have an opportunity to win the pattern for your stunning quilt! Love the name too – can definitely see those bikini bottoms!

    lucymclaurin@hotmail.com

  31. Pattie Crum says:

    This is the first quilt I’ve been excited about making for a while. It’s beautiful.

  32. t-ktl says:

    Via sew mama sew
    t_ktl at yahoo dot com

  33. Michelle says:

    sew mama sew giveaway

  34. enbartlett says:

    I came from the SMS giveaway. Love the colors!

  35. Robyn Jones says:

    I found you via the Sew Mama Sew giveaway.

  36. Robyn Jones says:

    I tweeted about the giveaway.

  37. I’ve been following your blog, but I found out about this post through Marie @quiltswithpersonality and her post on instagram!!

  38. Jane Grove says:

    This is the most beautiful quilt and so expertly put together. I love the colors, pattern and the quilting. What a joy it must be for you to have finished this amazing quilt.

  39. Carol Green says:

    I saw your amazing quilt on the Kaffe Fassett Collective Facebook page. The stunning colours are what caught my eye, and the snazzy name to the pattern. Fantastic..

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