Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Dotty About Nora

I wrote this blog in July of 2017 and apparently never published it.  I just found it in the "Drafts" section of my dashboard.  Enjoy!

Nora Kate was born a few weeks ago and made our friends grandparents - again.  Her big brother (Grampa's Little Genius) is two years old, so he was probably ready for a baby sister.  And, naturally, she needs a quilt. 

I had a "Just A Speck" layer cake by Moda that I thought would be fun to work with.   I used all the squares with white dots to make a disappearing four-patch.  The Missouri Star Quilt Company tutorial was all the pattern I needed!

I started by cutting the 10" squares into 4 pieces each and making four-patches with Kona white.  

Once I cut up each of the blocks .....

..... and put them back together in a different arrangement they looked like this.

Nothing in my stash worked for a border, so I had to make a trip to my Local Quilt Shop (poor me!)  I found a great dotted print in a dark pink. 

At least I thought it was dark pink until I got it home in a different light.  Now I'm thinking it might be red.

Either way, it works.  

Last but not least, some clip art and hand embroidery, and a label is made!


  1. I'm glad you found this post, Sandy! Otherwise we would have missed seeing this darling quilt. D4P is such a great block and works so well in this bright and happy piece :)