Now my dots….


… are back with me!  I received my Joseph’s Pinwheels quilt back from the editor this week.  It’s great to have my dots back! :)

Have a beautiful weekend, everyone!

p.s.  Nosy mind wants to know if you watched the Royal Wedding.  What is/are your favorite part(s)?

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Ladybug in Polka Dotville: Housekeeping

Good day, Friends! Are you ready for some polka-dotting fun? Let’s start off with Ladybug Fun Fact #2, shall we? Here we go… A gallon jug could hold anywhere between 72,000 and 80,000 ladybugs. I don’t know about you. I would find that just a little too eeeeky!

Due to the length, I am dividing this post into sections:

1. Frequently Asked Questions

2. How this Quilt-Along is going to work

3. Finished Size

4. Supplies List for Multi-color colorway

5. Supplies List for Pink/Purple colorway

6. Where to get the fabrics?

7. Miscellaneous

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1. Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I use my own fabric choices?

A: Absolutely! Use your imagination! You are encouraged to use the fabrics from RJR‘s Crazy for Dots and Stripes if you are to replicate exactly the look of the original quilt.

(updated 10/7/2010) NEWS FLASH, my friends! Fat Quarter Shop is now carrying kits for the Ladybugs in Polka Dotville in the multi-color colorway!

Q: Can I work on the quilt at my own pace?

A: Absolutely. You may join in anytime and work at your own pace. The instructions are given out each week in deference to the over-achievers! ;)


2. How this Quilt-Along works

As alluded in the previous section, instructions to piece the quilt will be posted every Friday starting from 9/3/2010 in manageable sections (hopefully). Please note that instructions will be given based on the Multi-color colorway – you will have to adjust the instructions given to the pink/purpler colorway.

Share your progress with RJR and post images on RJR’s Facebook page as you quilt along.


Send progress pictures to me at wendy2@wendysheppard.net so that I can post about your creations-in-progress from time to time. Share your triumphs, trials and tribulations, or just plain thoughts with others while working on this Quilt-Along by commenting on any of the Quilt-Along posts.

Blog about this project if you have a blog.


3. Finished size – 44″ x 48″


4. Supplies list for MULTI-COLOR Colorway (SKU#’s of fabrics are included)


1/4 yard – Black large dots on red (8175-3), Black solid (9617-34), Navy/white dots (8174-51), Yellow/white dots (8174-101), Orange/white dots (8174-111), Red/white dots (8174-41)

5/8 yard – Green/white dots (8174-81)

1 yard – Black/white dots (8174-61), includes binding strips cut widthwise

1 yard (for pieced border) or 1-3/8 yards (for continuous border) – Multicolor large dots (8172-3)

48″ x 52″ backing fabric

48″ x 52″ batting

Paper-backed Fusible for applique

Basic sewing supplies


5. Supplies list for PINK/PURPLE Colorway (SKU#’s of fabrics are included)

1/4 yard – Black large dots on pink (8175-4), Black solid (9617-37), Pink/white dots (8174-21), Yellow/white dots (8174-101), Orange/white dots (8174-111)

1/2 yard – White on green dots (8174-81), Green on white dots (8174-8)

5/8 yard – Purple/white dots (8174-71)

1 yard – Brown/white dots (8172-121)

1/2 yard (pieced border) or 1-3/8 yard (continuous border) – Green/purple large dots (8172-8)

48″ x 52″ backing fabric

48″ x 52″ batting

Paper-backed Fusible for applique

Basic sewing supplies


6. Where to get fabrics

Your best bet is Fat Quarter Shop.

www.quiltshops.com is also a great place to search for the fabrics.

7. Miscellaneous

This pattern is made available for your personal use only. You are free to link back to this site when referencing any information. Please do not reproduce in any way without written permission from me.

I will see you on 9/3/2010! Thanks for stopping by.

Announcing LADYBUG IN POLKA DOTVILLE – a summer QUILT-ALONG! Please scroll down for latest posts!

Quilt Along with me and experience the exciting adventures of “Ladybug in Polka Dotville” as she and her friends fly over squares and triangles and cross borders, while we play with squares, triangles, and enjoy the fun of accurate piecing, fusible applique and more.

We will be working with fabrics from RJR‘s Crazy for Dots and Stripes in this quilt-along. Come back on 8/25/2010 for the project supplies list. The first installment for the instructions will be posted on 9/3/2010. Hopefully, your quilt fabrics would have arrived for you to get started with the project! Subsequent installments (which will include some embellishing ideas toward the end) will be posted on every Friday after 9/3/2010.

You will also learn cool and fun facts about ladybugs as you quilt along the way. Why do Ladybugs have black spots? What do the spots on the ladybug mean? How did the Ladybug get its name?

Here is the first fun fact for you — Ladybugs actually come in many colors like pink, yellow, white, orange and black. Thus, an alternate colorway is offered below. Choose from either colorway to show your true Ladybug colors!

Share your progress with RJR and post images on RJR’s Facebook page as you quilt along.


Meanwhile, here is a button you can grab if you want to spread the word about “Ladybug in Polka Dotville”. I would love to hear from you if you intend to participate in the Quilt-Along. Email me at wendy2@wendysheppard.net your name, and blog (if you have one). Be sure to title the subject line “Quilt Along”. I shall compile a list of participants in a future post.

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Look forward to “polka-dotting” with you!