Polka Dot Bikini, Polka Dot Bikini QAL

Bikini Quilt Along Progress


Happy April!
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!

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7 thoughts on “Bikini Quilt Along Progress

  1. Pat Converse says:

    I’m not in the quiltalong but I just ordered the kit (roughly about 5 minutes ago) then I decide to check the blogs I follow & here you are showing this stunner. I love it!

    pnconverse at hotmail dot com

  2. SewPsyched! says:

    Wow, love your mom’s quilt!!! I am exactly where I was at the last check in 😉 but never fear, the bikini quilt is now at the top of the WIP list. I’m psyched that I am getting to the small inset blocks. Folks can find me on IG as givbludplayhocky or on my blog, http://www.sewpsychd.blogspot.com. The bikini quilt features prominently in both places 🙂 so looking forward to seeing everyone else’s color schemes!!! lori

  3. PK Sews says:

    This is awesome! I never though black and white could be so dynamic, but with the pops of color, this just sings! Thanks for sharing the photo!

  4. Kris says:

    Wow that is so lovely. It really changes the design up a bit and make it very different from the original.

  5. i can not wait to do this quilt! i have my fabrics pulled…white, navy, lime, lavender, grey…but it will probably be summer before i get to cuttin…i will continue to watch others progress until then!

  6. Jacque says:

    Oh my, but that is gorgeous!

  7. WoW the black and white with bright rainbow colours are stunning on this quilt… clever choice!
    Thanks for sharing, best wishes, Jay x

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