An Unidentified Quilt



unidentified quilt by Sharon McConnell, featured in Quilt Now magazine


You can’t go wrong with polka dots on quilts, right? I would like to introduce you to my “Unidentified” quilt, in all its polka dot, bright colorful splendor! Now, I know it seems like I have had tons of finished quilts to show lately, and before you get too impressed, you have to understand that many of them were made over the course of the past year. I made this quilt last June (almost a year!) and I am so happy to finally share it.

unidentified quilt by Sharon McConnell, featured in Quilt Now magazine


“Unidentified” is featured in this month’s issue of Quilt Now, hitting subscribers this week in the UK and coming to the US soon. When I created the design for this one, I specifically wanted to make something really simple, with modern lines, that showed off the cute polka dot fabrics. I absolutely love these dots! Most of them are from the Michael Miller Fabrics collection, “ta dot”, and some are by Kaffe Fassett. These are my favorites because they come in tons of colors, and great (unusual) combinations of colors. They are so bright and cheery, and perfect for adding to any patchwork quilt palette.

unidentified quilt by Sharon McConnell, featured in Quilt Now magazine


The striped background effect created by combining  Kona white and natural linen. I love how the linen adds some texture and the color is a great foil for the super bright polka dot prints. I quilted this one very simply using Aurifil thread in off-white in straight vertical lines along the seams. The simple quilting left he quilt with a really nice, loose drape.

If you would like to make your own version of “Unidentified”, look for Quilt Now, issue 11, coming soon!!


Linking up with Amanda Jean for Finish Friday

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  1. sharon holland May 8, 2015 at 7:44 am

    Sharon! This is such an awesome quilt design. I love how it creates a new and interesting quilt but is really so simple. I am soooo impressed!

  2. Pat May 8, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Very striking quilt! I love the fabrics and layout … 🙂 Pat

  3. christaquilts May 8, 2015 at 9:57 am

    This one is so good!!

  4. Sharon May 9, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Love the polka dots. An all polka-dot quilt is on my list, too. Someday . . .

  5. Angie in SoCal May 11, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    A wonderful, unique block, Sharon! Thank you for sharing it with us. I’ll keep an eye out for that mag.

  6. wendy May 17, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    what a brilliant quilt, i love all those polka dots!

  7. Ann May 24, 2015 at 1:51 am

    Congratulations on turning a top into a quilt. Lovely.

  8. Daniela O'Connell May 25, 2015 at 9:56 am

    Some projects need time and this one is so worth it, really like the simple design and your choice of colour!

  9. Quilt Now issue 11, Featuring "Spectrum" Quilt - Color Girl Quilts by Sharon McConnell Blog Archive » Color Girl Quilts by Sharon McConnell June 1, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    […] quilt pattern that I designed and sewed last summer. I wrote about this quilt in a previous post, Here. I was stuck on what to call it, so it was “Unidentified”, but Katy Jones helped me out […]

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