Tuesday, January 22, 2013

OMG.... I almost missed National Polka Dot Day

Did you know that January 22 is National Polka Dot Day? Neither did I till about a hour ago when I read about it on Barbara Brackman's blog. You can read her post here.

To celebrate this auspicious day I would like to share a quilt I made about 10 years ago. It is called "Somewhere over the Rainbow maybe I'll find Dot"... get it Dot - Dorothy... I crack myself up. LOL!


Every single piece of fabric in this quilt is dotted, even the binding and the back. When I buy into an idea I buy in BIG!

Here are a couple of close ups of some of my favorite blocks. Dots and circles...


and more dots and circles and cherries (they're dots too)...


and more dots and cat circles because chickens aren't round enough, dontcha know.


So it is clear to see that I have been besotted or bedotted with polka dots for a long long long time. I think polka dots are the happiest pattern in the world!

Enjoy what's left of this lovely polka dotty day!

carol fun


16 comments:

Terry said...

Wow! That is one bright and beautiful quilt! :0)

Myra said...

That would have been a travesty! I am glad you were able to celebrate just in time. :o) Lovely quilt, love those brights.

AnnieO said...

You crack me up too! I adore dots and can't picture a single quilt I've made that doesn't have a dot or two in it somewhere :) Love your rainbow version.

Barb said...

Happy Polka Dot Day!!! That quilt is so fun and pretty!!!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Oh my wished I'd known sooner!!
I keep collecting polka dots--but there they are!!!!
Love the one you did and have to say that I never thought of just going ahead and sewing all the polka dot ones together==thanks for the idea!
Hugs, di and miss gracie

Stephanie said...

I LOVE this quilt, especially it's reference to my FAVORITE show of all time. I don't know how I have never seen this one!!!!

Darlene said...

Very cute with all those polka dots!

You know what they say - "go big or go home" Just like Dot - LOL

heartsease54 said...

And here I thought that National Polka Dot Day was your idea!

Grit said...

Fantastic. This is beautiful.
Liebe Grüße Grit fron Germany

Cath said...

Wow, that quilt is amazing . Love it .X

Funoldhag said...

Another fun quilt, Carol Fun!! lso love the Scrappy Trip blocks. Lots and lots of pretty ones out there. Belated Happy Polka Dot Day! Carol

Catherine said...

Polka Dot Dau ~ who knew!!
What a fun, happy quilt!

Catherine said...

Oops...not Dau, but Day!!

Cindy Sharp said...

He, he, he. You need to check out Cold Water Creek's new line for spring. They have some polka dotted britches....lime green with white or navy with white.

jovaliquilts said...

Wonderful quilt! So much fun to look at.
Polka dot day must have powerful effects -- I had pulled fabrics for a quilt with polka dot cats and in a moment of inspiration, I thought, why not have a dotted background fabric, too?!? And I didn't even know it was polka dot day!

Ranch Wife said...

Well who knew?! Apparently not my mother or I certainly would have been named Dot since the 22nd is my birthday. What a very fun quilt! Can't help but be happy when you look at it.