Ladybugs in Polka Dotville: Part 6

[If you are just now joining the Quilt-along, please click on the button above for preliminary and additional information. Again, you can join this quilt-along ANYTIME!]

Fat Quarter Shop is now carrying kits for the Ladybugs in Polka Dotville in the multi-color colorway!

This is where we left off last week… Hello Friends, how are you? I hope you are doing well on this Friday. We are just about there…

Part 6: We will add the rest of the borders to complete the pieced quilt top.

You will need for the multi-color colorway –

You will need for the pink/purple colorway –

Or fabrics of your choice!

**** please note that my instructions are for the multi-color colorway, you will have to adjust the fabrics for the pink/purple colorway or the colorway of your choice****

Step 1:

Cut widthwise from white dots on navy fabric

4 x 1 1/2″ x 42″ strips

Cut two of the strips into 1 1/2″ x 36 1/2″ strips, save the leftovers.

Use the leftovers to piece with the remaining two 1 1/2″ x 42″ strips to make two 1 1/2″ x 42 1/2″ strips.

Step 2:

Sew the 1 1/2″ x 36 1/2″ strips to the short sides of the quilt center.

Sew the 1 1/2″ x 42 1/2″ strips to the remaining opposite sides.

Step 3:

Cut lengthwise from multi-color dot fabric

2 x 3 1/2″ x 42 1/2″ strips

2 x 3 1/2″ x 44 1/2″ strips

Step 4:

Sew the 3 1/2″ x 42 1/2″ strips to the long side of the quilt center

Sew the remaining 3 1/2″ x 44″ 1/2″ strips onto the remaining sides.

Voila! I hope you have enjoyed this quilt-along. Have you checked out RJR’s Facebook page lately? Mosey on over to Facebook and become RJR Fabrics’ friend, would you? They also have a Flickr page for you to share your progress pictures.

All we have left are the ladybugs applique. Please note that there won’t be a post on the instructions next Friday. The ladybug applique instructions will be posted two Fridays from now.


Jill of Apple Avenue Quilts posted a picture of her progress – love her choice of fabrics.



Christine of Crafty Girlz Creations showed her black and white rendition of the quilt. Very cool!




Eileen of Ladybug Lovelies is doing a mini version in that the block size is reduced by half . But look at the Betty Boop corner blocks – they are a hoot! :)

Do send me your progress pictures if you have them. I would love to see them. Meanwhile, I hope you have a lovely weekend! Till next time!

p.s. Curious mind wants to know what you like about ladybugs.

8 thoughts on “Ladybugs in Polka Dotville: Part 6

  1. i love that ladybugs just seem so friendly. have enjoyed for over 40 years collecting them and seeing all variations that people have come up with the little sweeties. they’re called marienkaefer in germany…love that name! they’re a very popular thing there and represent good luck

  2. I had no idea this was going on! What an awesome quilt. I’m going to have to get in on this…. Looks like I’ll be looking for the fabric tomorrow!!!!

  3. Hi, Wendy!

    I’m caught up! I’m ready for the “ladies” now and I can hardly wait. I just had to do my quilt-along with the exact fabric you have; it is just so cheerful. I’m really enjoying this very special time. Ta-tah!

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