For our Polka Dot Bikini quilt along schedule, you should have four more border blocks and the last of the center blocks sewn up. How did you do?
Today I want to share some great inspiration: the finished Bikini top made by my mom, Marian. I showed you this as a work in progress back at the start of the quilt-along. Didn’t this turn out stunning?
Marian made her blocks by piecing the setting arcs with half black and half white, this creates the neat pinwheel where the blocks come together.
I like how this makes the individual blocks disappear and you really just see the overall design. She made the edge blocks into a black and white checkerboard, but the black prints have touches of bright color, making them stand out a bit from the black in the center of the quilt.
We have one more check-in post before showing the finished tops on May 1st. I would love to see more of the projects. If you would like to have yours featured here, please email me.
If you are working on your Bikini Quilt, no matter what stage you are, leave a comment here and tell me and the rest of us where to visit you: blog, flickr, instagram name, etc. I would love to see your unique version.
Have a great weekend!