June 26, 2011

Polka Party - it's got something for everyone! :)

Have you seen "New in town" with Renee Zellweger? Her company sends her to Minnesota and the first night at her secretary's house for dinner she gets in a fight with the union leader over music. The secretary's husband Harv finally chimes in - "What about polka, its got something for everyone!" Makes me laugh so much the way he says it... and that is what I think of everytime I'm working on this quilt because I've named it "Polka Party".... this sampler has something for everyone! :)

Enough of my rambling tho... for my weekend work and WIP update, I give you Polka Party Block 1 (last week) and Block 2 (this week):







This Skill Builder Sampler is a rather slow QAL but in my case, participating in 5+ QAL's, slow is good. I love these polka dots tho and I'm impatient to make more fun blocks with them but I guess I'll just go work on another QAL until I'm too tired to sew haha.

Also for your viewing pleasure, my now full collection of Ta Dots for this project - 22 FQs equaling 5.5 yards. Some are rather interesting in their brightness and color combination, but I think overall this quilt will put the  "fun" in funky haha.





Happy weekend everyone!
Linking up with:  sew many ways  {Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations  

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
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15 comments:

**nicke... said...

i am in love with those ta dots. and i LOVE your second block so much! i love that you almost have to search for the pink cross. it is beautiful!

Joy said...

I <3 Ta Dots! Those pinks in block 2 are awesome!!

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

Wow, look at all those dots...I love a good polka dot! I love the blocks you did so far!

Bree said...

LOL...you think it's slow & I'm now TWO blocks behind (most likely to be three by the end of the week...sigh)! Love how yours are turning out, makes me want to go out & get the same fabric since I haven't settled on anything yet.

Leslie said...

i love polka dots...that log cabin block is amazing./

Riel Nason said...

Oh, love the dots!!! What a great way to show them off. A very fun quilt in the making!!

Kate S. said...

Oo, I love me some polka dots, what a great idea to do a ta dot sampler quilt! I look forward to seeing how it turns out :)

susan said...

I have a thing for polka dots too. Always drawn to them in the fabric store.

Elizabeth D. said...

I definitely have a polka dot addiction, too, love your Ta Dot blocks!!!

Melinda said...

So cute! just love it!

Letterpress said...

Terrific lead into your post of that story from the movie--made me smile, this early morning in Southern California!

Your Polka Party quilt is coming along nicely! I am just finishing up a dotty quilt (I wrote about it on my WIP post) and I have loved working with all the polka dots in my collection (and collecting some more, wherever I saw them!).

Dots can be hard to work with, but I think you've done a great job in getting those values and colors to really pop.

Elizabeth E.
http://occasionalpiece.wordpress.com

Lindsay Conner said...

Hey, I love what you've done with those polka dots--the blocks look very fresh!

Leanne said...

Lovely blocks, great polka dots!

Megan said...

Beautiful polka dots! Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday!

Lee said...

I just love love LOVE that you're using all polka dots for the Skill Builder! So fun! Can't wait to see more. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )