This is the excitement with the dots!
The DC Modern Quilting Guild is doing a great thing by trying to collect 100 quilts for kids!!!!! You can read more from Kate at Swim,Bike,Quilt. And I *think* there is a giveaway involved too :o)
So, that is what started me thinking about baby blankets and how cute beach balls are and how much babies LOVE beach balls so I am going to make a beach ball quilt to donate to this very worthy cause!!!!!!
I hope you all enjoy this and feel inspired to make one to donate too!
Matched up some colors
Choose two and sew down the side of the triangle
It should look like the top one not the bottom
Match up two sides that you like
Sew along the bottoms of the triangle. It should look like a very colorful square now :o)
Now cut that square in half both ways
Now you should have these cute guys!
Match two up and sew
Place them so that it looks like two bird beaks
Sew the beaks together
Pretty!!!!!!! Do not worry if the center is not perfect it will be covered. This is not a sew perfect quilt.
The back will look like this
Next, make two 2 inch circles, I used my Accuquilt but they do not have to be perfect either!!!!! I used two different colors to show the front and back.
Sew around the circles
Trim the excess
Pinch them apart
and cut an X in the upper side . Turn inside out and press.
Pin the circle to your square
Use your zig zag to applique your center to the ball
This is how it looks now
This is how the back will look
Pinch again to separate the center from the back
Trim the bulky from the center
The ball is about the size of a cd
Or if you have an accuquilt is is the largest circle
Cut your ball out
Then pin the ball to a ten inch square of your choice!!!!!!
Now how easy was that one!!!!!????!!!!!
I am hoping to be done with the quilt top by this weekend to share next week.
I hope this is clear. If not please ask and I will try to help. I started a Bouncing beach balls Flickr group in hopes that you will share your blocks with me :o)