Quilt for Dot

Dot's Quilt in front of the New River Gorge Bridge

This summer, we road tripped it to visit our friends, Nate & Dorothy (aka Dot), in Williamsburg, VA.  On our way there, we made a slight detour to visit the New River Gorge Bridge in Fayetteville, WV.  It was well worth the trip.  I had just finished hand sewing the binding when we came across the bridge.  One of my favorite bloggers, Ashley of Film in the Fridge, always has such breathtaking backdrops for her quilt photos and she inspired me to take this picture in front of the bridge.  We don't have anything near this cool in Indy!

This quilt was made with a Kona jelly roll.  Each jelly roll is 40 strips of fabric cut 2 1/2 inches wide.  This is a great way to get a variety of solids without having to buy yardage of all the colors.  I cut the strips into different lengths, lined them out in the color scheme that I liked and then added a strip of gray in between each one.  

Back of Dot's Quilt

The back went quickly because I used MoMo's Wonderland print which is actually a panel.  The only piecing I had to do was the gray strip along the side. 


I used a kona red (not quite sure the exact shade) as the binding and quilted with straight lines in both the ditch of each colored strip and 1/4 inch inside each.

It is so fun giving a quilt to an unsuspecting friend.  Don't you think?



  1. I love seeing a quilt photographed in beautiful surroundings...I'm also inspired by Ashley's wonderful photography. Your quilt looks fantastic photographed here.

  2. I love this quilt! (Plus I live in Williamsburg :)


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