Perry Moffitt

May 18, 2011

Dot Tree Quilt

I can finally post about this! Philly Modern Quilt Guild participated in the Robert Kaufman Kona Solids challenge. Our guild chose to use the charm pack in addition to prints, no other solids allowed. Initially I was stumped at how to start. All the colors of the rainbow was pretty overwhelming! I started laying out 2 separate baby quilts from my charm pack. One purple-blue-green and one pink-orange-red. My husband took one look and said, “why don’t you make a quilt to match the mural in the baby’s room?” Remember this mural? And I took his advice…

Poor baby will never get to sleep with all these polka dots!

My favorite part is the tree trunk. I think the rainbow thread and the free motion quilting really worked out nicely.

It is a skinny twin size quilt, only 48″ wide, but it is going on a day bed, so it works out very nicely.

I pieced out two other backings for this quilt, one of them I even sewed before rejecting. But in the end I am so, so pleased with how well the lions match. I even managed to get my label on in time for the meeting!

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