Saturday, January 5, 2013

Sumbonnet Sleuth Mystery #5

Dotty Do-Little

I have caught the modern quilting bug. The quilts are simple, graphic, and quick to sew. The Dotty Do-Little quilt is a perfect project for a beginner or a more experienced quilter who just wants to have fun. There are no triangles in this quilt, only squares and rectangles to cut and stitch. How easy can this be?

The fabrics in a modern quilt are often solid colors...no prints. Modern quilts also have lots of white and soft gray with only a splash of color for punch. I still have a preference for prints so this quilt uses mini-dots for the colors and a larger polka dot that is a white-on-white print for the solid white. If your local quilt shop carries Andover fabrics try using "Dimples" fabrics by Gail Kessler. These fabrics will add textured dots and read as solid colors in the finished quilt.  If you prefer you can use the solid colors preferred by modern quilters to make a Dotty Do-Little quilt without the dots.

The finished quilt measures 56" x 72"


Shopping list for Dotty Do-Little Quilt

There will be a surprise bonus give-away of my new book, Log Cabin Quilts, the Basics and Beyond. To enter you must become a follower of my blog AND leave a comment on the blog after one or all of the weekly clues. Quilters who leave comments will have their names entered into a random drawing to win the book at the end of the mystery. The mystery is six weeks long and you can enter six times, with a new  going into the drawing each weekly comment.

18 comments:

  1. Happy new year! This sounds interesting! Thanks so much for the fun!I am already a follower.

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  2. Just so happens I'm going to the quilt shop today! I think I'm going to give this a try - I have a feeling my grandbaby due in August will be a girl :)

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  3. Can't wait! When is the first clue? Lisa in Georgia

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  4. this looks interesting. I may lurk until I finish my current project--almost done, but I catch up with things pretty fast. LOL I am now a follower.

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  5. Another new year of wonderful Mystery quilts.I`m a follower!!

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  6. signed up - and following!! looks like fun!

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  7. I love a good mystery and this is looking good....following along and ready for some fun...

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  8. Mysteries always get my attention, especially when it involves quilting. I have been following for awhile now and am looking forward to having some fun with this. Thanks

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  9. Was this the first clue? I just ordered some fabric.

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  10. This looks like a lot of fun. I haven't made a Sunbonnet Sue for several years, but have perfect fabrics to make another. Looking forward to getting started.

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  11. I signet up and am very interested to taking part this interesting work. Aune from Finland

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  12. oh yeah!!!! i see aune here!!! i bet she is going to make an outstanding quilt with some of her beautiful hand dyed fabrics! going to start this today i believe! i have been wanting to make a modern quilt for a while now......

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  13. Lots of colors, I will have to dig around and see if I can find some of my solids!! Thank you for this mystery!!

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  14. I have never done a mystery-type of quilt-a-long and am really excited about this one!

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  15. Thank you for this opportunity. I am sure I will have fun!

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  16. Just found out about your site today. Am looking forward to following along.

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