Today I am sharing one of my favorite Dot + Dash quilts - The Scrappy Ruby Star Society Version. The Dot + Dash quilt is a great beginner quilt pattern that works well to showcase a fabric collection or your favorite colorway. In this version I am going all out with a huge stack of scraps!
If this quilt looks familiar - it's because I shared it a few times already on some other blog posts. I am trying to share a complete blog post about each quilt I create before I share it in my shop - we spend so much time working on these it needs to be documented!
This quilt was created in an effort to use up a large pile of scraps I had left over from a couple of other projects. Mixed in with all of the prints are some scraps of Moda Bella solids - that coordinated nicely with all of the Ruby Star scraps.
I saved any scrap that was at least 2.5" wide - the size needed for the quilt pattern and started cutting into piles. I took note of how many of each size cut I needed by referencing the "Make it Scrappy" Instructions that are located at the bottom of each quilt size cutting chart.
I kept it simple and clean with a white bella solid background. It works well with all of the scraps - and really lets the colors pop nicely.
When making each block I focused on a nice combo of fabrics / colors / solids. That way when I joined them into rows and then into the quilt top, it would go together nicely without having to think too hard about the layout and placement.
Here are a couple more photos of the finished quilt.
For my quilting I used the curvy stitch option on my Janome 6700p machine and a white thread.
Thanks for stopping by the blog today friends! The Dot + Dash quilt is a fun one to use with a stack of fat quarters, a jelly roll or even scraps like I did on this Scrappy Ruby Star Society version.
Happy sewing friends!