2017-114: Polka Dots Quilt Mandala

Polka Dots Quilt by Intuitive Quilting by Sue
Polka Dots Quilt by Intuitive Quilting by Sue

This Week’s Theme: Quilts.

Here’s a new twist on a classic style: polka dots. Sue, of Intuitive Quilting by Sue, designed and made this surreal-like polka dotted baby quilt that makes the “dots” seem like they’re floating and dancing around within the rectangular border—which is also covered in dots! What baby wouldn’t love this playful quilt!

About the quilt Sue states:

This is a custom quilt I made for one of my son’s friends. They sent me the polka-dotted fabric by Alexander Henry and wanted a modern quilting designs with circles. I pulled out fabric from my stash to compliment the fabric. I used orange minkee fabric for the back that also shows of quilting really well. The thin border and binding is the material they sent. I also made a crib dust ruffle to match.

About herself she states:

I didn’t get into piecing quilts until we moved to Ohio, as empty nesters, in 2001. I was pretty much self taught until joining a quilting guild in 2003. Being in the middle of Amish country, you can’t swing a cat without hitting a quilting shop.

I came into free-motion quilting with my Pfaff in 2003, and I was rather prolific mostly making queen size quilts or larger. As my skills increased on free-motion quilting I found it more difficult to use a domestic machine on such large quilts. It raised havoc on my shoulders and too costly to send to a longarm arm quilter. I soon realized I was going to need an upgrade. My 26″ Innova Longarm machine with 12′ frame arrived in 2008. This previously only industrial-grade beast has changed my life!!! I have become a woman obsessed.

Check out more of her baby quilts which all happen to have mandala-like designs in them, in some way, shape, or form.


“Life is less a quest than a quilt. We find meaning, love, and prosperity through the process of stitching together our bold attempts to help others find their own way in their lives. The relationships we weave become an exquisite and endless pattern.” ~ Keith Ferrazzi

Happy Coloring!

joyfully, Maureen

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