polka dot bikini quilt by Color Girl using kona cotton solids fabrics
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Kona Solids: Polka Dot Bikini Quilt

polka dot bikini quilt by Color Girl using kona cotton solids fabrics

Welcome to my stop on the Stash Fabrics Kona cottons quilt blog tour! Beth at Stash organized a group of quilters to pick out their favorite bundle of colors from her stock of Kona solids, then let us dream up a sewing project with them. Beth carries the entire collection of Kona solids, over 300 different colors!

polka dot bikini quilt by Color Girl using kona cotton solids fabrics

It seemed like a no-brainer to make my pretty bundle into a Polka Dot Bikini quilt, and with that in mind, I chose a variety of bright colors, including at least one light and one dark of each. Of course, once I got to sewing, I couldn’t resist adding some prints to spice it all up. The polka dot fabrics I included in my quilt are mostly Ta Dot by Michael Miller Fabrics, which Beth also carries a fantastic selection of!

polka dot bikini quilt by Color Girl using kona cotton solids fabrics

One of the hardest things about shopping for fabric online is that usually you only get to see one print at a time. Stash Fabrics has a really fun feature, Design Wall, which allows you to choose your favorite fabrics and then look at them all together before you buy.

I did this when choosing my solids…went through the entire stock and pinned my favorites to the Design Wall. Then I could go back and move them around, place colors next to each other and see the entire group, eliminating some or adding where I needed more of a certain color or value. It made it so much easier to choose a group that I liked together!

polka dot bikini quilt by Color Girl using kona cotton solids fabrics

Beth is offering you readers a great discount to try her shop (or return if you already love it!). Use coupon code WOW303 to get 10% off your entire order through September 6. You also get free shipping every day on orders over $50…which is a total selling point for me!

The Ta Dots fabrics are also on sale during August, so shop now for these adorable basics!

To see other quilts and sewing projects made with Kona solids, visit this Post for links and the schedule. There have been some beautiful projects and even tutorials/free patterns to make some of the quilts. You can buy my bundle (or any of the others’), from Stash Fabrics. You can buy the Polka Dot Bikini quilt pattern and many others in my Pattern Shop.

Sharon

8 thoughts on “Kona Solids: Polka Dot Bikini Quilt

  1. Cassandra says:

    What a brilliant use of these solids and dots! This is one of the most fun quilts I’ve seen in a long time. I don’t usually order too much fabric online, but the design wall feature you mentioned may convince me to give it a try. In the past I haven’t felt confident building a palette without seeing the fabrics together

  2. Beth Louche says:

    Thanks for everything Sharon! Your palette has been very popular. Your patterns are coming soon to Stash Fabrics! Excited! 🙂

  3. Helen LeBrett says:

    Oh my goodness, that quilt is just amazing!! Reading Beth’s comment (above), do you have a bundle at Stash that includes the fabrics that you used in this quilt? YOu need to sell the pattern with the kit: it’s a total winner!! Hugs, H in HEaldsburg

  4. Helen LeBrett says:

    Oops: just re-read your post and got my answer! I’m off to see your bundle! Thanks for the great inspiration!!

  5. Kay says:

    What size is the smaller version?

  6. Katherine Christenson says:

    love the whole look of this quilt. Now big question: what did you use for batting to get that definition in the quilting.

    1. Sharon says:

      Hi, Katherine,
      I used Hobbs Heirloom batting. The great texture on this one is from using two layers of batting. The quilting was done by Darby Myers of Quilted Squid.
      -Sharon

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