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Polka Dot Bikini Quilt Along: Giveaway Day!

Ok. I know I am a day late. I am also a few pounds lighter. I was completely wiped out of commission yesterday by a stomach bug. I will spare you the gory details and just say, better late than never! Today's Bikini Quilt Along check in is sponsored by our friend, Brenda, at Pink Castle Fabrics. More on that in a minute…how about the quilts? coming along? if you still need the pattern, you can purchase it Here. I rearranged some of my border blocks so all the patchwork squares are in the center…I think it looks really cool, what do you...

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Polka Dot Bikini QAL: six blocks

Here we are at February 6th (already?!) It is the first goal day for the Polka Dot Bikini Quilt Along. Does anybody have their six blocks done?? I am more than a little excited to show you these! I can't take credit for sewing them, though. My mom asked me if I would like her to make a version with one of my variation ideas, so I got her started on this….and she took off! at this stage your blocks should be 10 1/2" square (with the little corners missing on two sides) I have seen a little bit of rumbling on Instagram...

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Bikini QAL: a pattern tip

Here today with a good tip for those making the Polka Dot Bikini Quilt with me. I want to share a pointer on cutting the arcs that form the "sashing" around the pod shape. Once you have sewn the first two curves (steps 5-9)  that set the "P" shape inside your gray square, you must square up that unit to 8 1/2" square. This will help you accurately cut the gray pieces for the next step. **in my block example, I replaced one gray piece with a yellow one, but I am still at the same stage** Prior to cutting for...

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Polka Dot Bikini: The Quilt-Along (plus a giveaway)

Announcing the start of the great Polka Dot Bikini Quilt quilt along! click the button above for the QAL page…make sure you grab the button to display on your site.Is everyone ready for a fun party? I have worked out a schedule of making about six blocks every two weeks over the next few months. You are welcome to keep up and finish your quilt with me, or do as much as you want in between other projects. I do hope you join!I want to give a big thanks to sponsors: Pink Chalk Fabrics Canton Village Quilt Works Pink Castle Fabrics they are each...

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Fabric Kit Available for Polka Dot Bikini Pattern

Extra, Extra! I have some great news! Jackie, the owner of online fabric shop Canton Village Quilt Works, has put together a kit of fabrics similar to the ones I used for my Polka Dot Bikini Quilt. The kit is available now in her shop to purchase, Click Here to link directly to the kit. Be sure and check out Jackie's blog, too. If you like the Polka Dot Bikini Quilt, you will love the amazing piecing that Jackie is always showcasing. I am really proud to be partnering with her on this! Thanks for offering this great kit for us, Jackie! I...

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