Thursday, September 13, 2012

C'mon over...I've got dots on dots..Day # 5

 
Welcome!
 
I hope you've been enjoying hopping along this week with the blogs sharing in the
 
As a little precursor to introducing my block contributions to the hop... Let me say
I've always claimed to love dots, in a crazy, fabric addicted kind of way. ;o) Looking back over the quilts and things I've sewn through the years... dots show up time and again.  They are pretty much a staple in my fabric diet. ;o)  Just give me a dotty fabric in any colour and I'm happy. lol...Not surprisingly, this blog hop grabbed my attention from the get go! Dots on dots... does it get any better than this?... No... I don't think so!  lol
 
Anyways, for the hop, I decided to put my love of dots to a little test... I wanted to see if I could find dots in every colour of the rainbow in my stash and then use them all in a single block.
 
Can you see the ROY G BIV placement of my squares?  How's that for dot crazy? ;o)
 
Can I share another fabric love with you?  Check out the fabric I used for the strips in this block.  You guessed it.  It's linen!
 Linen.  Oh, yes, I love linen.  It looks good no matter what you pair it with and I think it's the right foil for all that eye popping colour from the dotted prints. 
 
 12.5" Lotsa Dots Block #1
Predictably, I couldn't stop at one block using that rainbow idea.  If there was ever a reason to be thrilled about keeping every teeny usable scrap of fabric... well, this block is it!  Every single print used in this block has dots of some sort on it.  I was amazed at the variety!  This block  supports my claim of loving dots, don't you agree? ;o)

I think these blocks are destined to become cushion covers.  Yes, please! lol


12.5" Lotsa Dots Block #2

Thanks so much for stopping by to share this crazy love of dots. 
 I've got great news for you... there's more blogs to visit today where you're guaranteed to see more gorgeous Dots on Dots!  Enjoy!


September 14th









Debuko @ Quilts My Way 

 
Thanks so much to our fabulous hostess for this hop,
Corrie from Quilt Taffy. I appreciate all her work making this hop come together.  She's a fantastic cheerleader!  Yay, Corrie!

 Special thanks to Madame Samm for all the behind the scenes work she does - from the themes for each hop, the gorgeous buttons, the Pinterest boards and for gathering such generous sponsors. She does it all so beautifully and  always is there to cheer each and every one of us on.

**EDITED.... here's a link to the linen I used from Fabrics-store.com

103 comments:

  1. What beautiful cushion covers they will be...love the colors and fabrics! TFS

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  2. Love tiny bits - and so fun when I see 'dots' that are in my own stash! Great setting with the linen and will make very pretty cushion covers. Thank you for sharing with us today.

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  3. This is wonderful! I haven't used linen (yet), but I do love using grey for a background. I think it just makes everything pop, just like yours does. Thanks for sharing. :-)

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  4. They are lovely - I love the dots against the linen I wouldnt have thought to put the two together and I also love the extra detail you have put in by using the colour order of the rainbow - inspirated!

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  5. Lovely blocks! The linen looks great with you dots. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Gorgeous !!! I love the bright colors against the gray!!

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  7. Love the colours and the combination with the grey background. Lovely block!

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  8. Such a lovely idea to place the dots among the linen.
    Thanks for sharing your story and the blocks.
    Britt-Inger in Sweden

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  9. I love linen! Great, fabulous block and luscious colors!

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  10. Great blocks and amazed at how many dotty fabrics you have!

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  11. I love all the bright colors! Boy your stash was certainly filled with lots of dots!

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  12. ROYGBIV quilt squares are my favorites. Yours are extra cute and beautiful with the dots.

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  13. I love this block. It would make a delightful doll quilt.

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  14. Lovely blocks!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Beautiful blocks!! and love that linen!

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  16. Ohhh Heavens, that grey background is absolutely lovely...now I would never have thought of that...
    however it did well get you ...ahhhh that is all I can say wink.x

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  17. The linen makes a wonderful backdrop for all that dottiness. Thanks for playing with us today.

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  18. I love the rainbow! thanks for sharing.

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  19. I love your rainbow colours in the block!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Those dots look great with linen!

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  21. It is very cheerful. I just decided the other day that I need to re-cover my dining room chair cushions, however I have never done this, and it will be an adventure for me.

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  22. I absolutely adore this - the grey with all that colour is very inspiring. I had already repinned this to my Patchwork board on Pinterest before visiting and share your love of dots! Thanks for sharing as part of the hop.

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  23. So fun! Love the blocks and great photographs!

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  24. Love the colors! Your blocks are wonderful!

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  25. Love the combinations, which I would never have thought to use!

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  26. Your block is very pretty. I love the colors against the grey background. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Great block with all the bright colorful dots! Thanks for being part of the hop.

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  28. Love how the gray linen makes the colors pop. I love them both but #2 is my favorite. Thanks for sharing and congrats on being one of the chosen.

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  29. Lovely! They will make fun happy cushion covers.

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  30. I loved the colors that you used and the linen looks really nice with them. This will be a very beautiful pillow. Thank you for sharing.

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  31. Love the rainbow of dots! I'm glad that I'm not the only one that save those small scraps for uses like these. Both will make fabulous cushion covers! Thanks for sharing!

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  32. Beautiful dotties fabrics.Your cushion will be very nice!!

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  33. Rosemary B here:
    I love this. Love the gradient colors and the grey. this is a very attractive block!
    Thanks loads for sharing

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  34. Wonderful, love the gray against the bright dots!

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  35. Love how you used linen!! It really does make those little squares pop!!

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  36. Can't wait to see those finished cushions...gorgeous start!

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  37. Beautiful! I love color against gray or black and you pulled it off wonderfully! What great cushions these would make. Of course, they'd be perfect for a quilt too!

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  38. Katherine, I would love to know *what* linen you used as the background for your block. It looks terrific!

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  39. Rainbow dots and linen. Not sure I'd have thought of that combination but it's lovely!

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  40. Loved your blocks! I am a gray girl too! Thank you for joining in the fun!

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  41. Great block!!!!! I love using all of the dots in the pieces.

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  42. What a wonderful block. I think you are right. This would make a fabulous pillow. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. they're gorgeous and wonderful, and I'm going to dig out my linen this weekend!

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  44. Love this block so much! The background lets all your dots shine through. Yep, a perfect block!

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  45. Love the gray background with all those dots--nice! Your photo of it is so cute with that bottle of thread. :O)

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  46. Beautiful dotty fabrics and the linen does work wonders to make those blocks pop.

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  47. Like linen too, but haven't made quilt blocks with it before. Is it easy to work with? Beautiful block.

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  48. I do like you style!! The grey solid really is different and I love it. I think I'll make some like it. Very nice blocks!! Good photo too!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  49. I did enjoy, and I'm hopping along. Thanks for sharing your time and talent

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  50. I've never sewn with lenins before. Your cushions will be beautiful and bright! Good job!

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  51. That block is so pretty and bright! Your pillows will look gorgeous!

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  52. I love that block! ROYGBIV is so hard for me to do. You did a great job!

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  53. Dots and rainbow. Couldn't be better than that! Perfect!! Going to go Pin it!

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  54. I love your modern dotty block, the background color is perfect!

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  55. I love your blocks! Congratulations being one of the winners of today!

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  56. I love your blocks and I love linen , one of my favorite fabrics ,thanks for sharing !

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  57. Nicely done, I like the linen covers.

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  58. Katherine-I love your Roy G Biv block-he's also a close friend of mine (LOL) I like to employ him in much of my work. Checked out your post on Edith and I have the same problem. There's a big beautiful tree in front of my house that obscures the front facade hiding it's 2 sets of arched windows, one on each floor. It keeps our house cool when we get an occasional warm day. My husband likes it because it shades our cars that we park on the street. Our city is the "City of Trees" because trees line almost every street. The only time you can see the front of our house is after the tree has shed all its leaves. There is one big problem with these trees and that is that I am very allergic to their pollen, so I am suffering until all the tree pollen is washed away with rain which I hope we get soon. Thanks for sharing,from California.

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  59. Katherine! I love your teeny tiny gazillion little dotted blocks stitched into a big block! Well done!

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  60. Your Roy G Biv cushion covers are fantastic!

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  61. Love the colorful colors you chose for the block. I love dots!

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  62. You're totally right - the linen is perfect for those colors, it just makes them POP! Thanks for sharing with us :o)

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  63. Thanks for sharing. You can't go wrong with a rainbow!

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  64. What beautiful blocks and the grey is a perfect setting for all the fun colors! These will be wonderful pillows!!

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  65. I love how the linen fabric punches out your colorful fabrics. Brilliant! Thank you for sharing...Judith, Texas

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  66. Gorgeous! I love rainbows and I love linen, this is perfect.

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  67. Hi Katherine! Your new blocks are super beautiful! You have so many lovely dots & dots fabrics and linen is (as you said) so perfect to match with everything! x Teje

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  68. I love scrappy blocks and these look amazing.

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  69. Both of these blocks are gorgeous!! I love them!!

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  70. I love that block...such a great way to use up scraps. And linen...yum!

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  71. You are Dot crazy, I love linen too, after Zakka ! Had fun with you today, from Simple Sew !

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  72. That will be a fantastic cushion cover.

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  73. Love the colors with the gray. Thanks for sharing.

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  74. Who would have thought-yes, the linen is perfect. These are going to be beautiful cushion covers. Love the rainbow of colourful dots.

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  75. I love bright colors against a neutral - especially linen! Very cute project; thanks for the inspiration.

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  76. Nice pillow top that will be! Thanks for sharing.

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  77. Lovely. Love the rainbow colors. Sitting-on cushions?? Too pretty for that - maybe these great blocks should be for pillows...??

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  78. Nice! Thank you for sharing your lovely blocks!

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  79. Your colors are awesome! I can't believe you got all of those squares to line up! :) Love it.

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  80. I like the combination of dots, line, and the rainbow theme. WTG

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  81. Lovely blocks and kudos to you for winning with them today. (Mine is the honorable mention and I'm truly blown away - a lot of stiff competition). Your blocks are truly of the Modern Quilts personality - and I love the fresh clean lines. Debby

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  82. You certainly love dots! That's an impressive variety of dots you pulled from your stash. Your cushions will be fabulous!

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  83. Wonderful use of color! As a scrap lover, your blocks are right up my alley!

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  84. Katherine, oh my gosh, I do believe you certainly do love dots. Love the grey background...beautiful blocks. Congrats on being one of the 'block of the day' winners. Thanks for the inspiration...love all those little squares. Happy stitching, Pauline

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  85. The gray is a win! I love the block and the color arrangement too. Lovely job!

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  86. These blocks are right up my alley - love the linen and the dots. Such cute photos too. Well done!

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  87. Oooooooooooooo! Love the linen with the dots! Fabulous!

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  88. congrats on being selected for the week. its a fab u lous piece.. shirley from simplesew

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  89. OH, I just adore your block--so happy and free. The linen is a real surprise and absolutely beautiful!

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  90. Wonderful combination of the linen and the dots... really showcases the dots.
    Thanks for joining in and hopping along with us.

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