Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Dots on Dots Blog Hop

This is the block I made for the dots on dots  blog hop. I used neutral fabrics for my background in various widths of strips. I cut 1.5, 1.75 and 2 inch strips. I paired like width strips, sewed them together, then cut 12.5 inch strips to create the background. I cut out various circles of dotty fabrics and wonder undered them to the background block. I hand stitched these since the machine wasn't working out for me. The final block needs a press and sadly i'm not in a position to do it. I am giving away the fat quarter pack of dotty fabrics below,  become a follower and leave a comment. Check out the other bloggers on the blog hope today.


September 12th
Background Neutral Block

With circles added

Hand stitches on circles

Prize Pack

UPDATE!!!!!

Here are some better pictures of my finished block that don't look like they were taken at a hotel bar after 15 hours of training (hypothetically!!!!) Also a close up shot. Thank you to all who provided comments on the block. The winner of the give away will be selected the day after the end of the dots on dots blog hop (Sept 21st) Sometime in the near future I am planning on making more of these, or making this one into a pillow.




127 comments:

  1. Fun dots on dots! Thank you for sharing with us today.

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  2. A very striking block, I do not do much applique but those circles are inspiring. I am happy to have found your blog, I like the matter of fact style, and look forward to visiting you.

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  3. What a colourful block and completely unexpected!Following you now :)

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  4. I really like your idea for the dots. Very neat how some have holes so you can see the background! Thank you for sharing and the great giveaway. I signed up to be a follower. I bet your follower list will be growing by leaps and bounds.

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  5. Surprising block you made! I liked the first fotograph already, daring to go minimal, and then you added the circles, super what a great display! Thanks for showing!

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  6. Oooh I love your circles block - I was going to do some circles too as they are such fun and very effective but ran out of time - I wish I had now as yours are wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Fabulous! I love the way you pieced the background from different neutrals!
    Thanks!

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  8. Your dot block is wonderful. You are so creative!

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  9. I love your circle block. Thank you for sharing.

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  10. L-O-V-E your block. Thanks for sharing and I am following you now. Great job!

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  11. Great pieced background. Love it! And the circles? They are fabulous scattered on that background. You did an awesome job! Thanks for sharing.
    Debby from Northern VA

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  12. Oh a very fun block with all the circles with dots. I love your design. Thanks for sharing

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  13. A neutral background lends itself so well to anything you want to add! Love your block!

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  14. Love it! So creative and unique. Great use of your dots.

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  15. Love your block! Very creative use of dots, thank you for sharing and offering such a wonderful giveaway!
    Happy quilting!

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  16. Thanks for sharing your block & thanks for the giveaway. I'm a new follower.

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  17. that is what I call dots on dots! thanks for sharing.

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  18. Wonderful and sew creative. Thanks for letting us see. Judy C

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  19. Love your block! Applique on a scrappy background looks great.

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  20. LOVE your color selections!! What a great block you designed...so full of whimsy and fun!!

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  21. wow love the way you put those circle on your block. Love the design so colorful and cute. really beautiful

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  22. I love the neutral block all by itself, and would never have thought to add the dots -- what a POP! I am a new follower!

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  23. I really like your block! Great job!

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  24. Love your block. I'm not very experienced with applique, so I really love seeing all the creative things you can do with it. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Love the circles sewn on like this! many projects ideas popped in my head from this!

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    1. I am now a follower - thanks for the update. Judy C

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  26. If you don't have enough dots-make your own! I love the background square. Your applique dots remind me of rising bubbles. A happy block.

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  27. Really nice block. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. I love the way you laid out the circles on your strips--great idea! Makes me want to sew some circles just for fun. :O)

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  29. Your circle block is so creative! Love the layout! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. I like your original block and the background. I do backgrounds like that often. Turned out very nice.

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  31. Love the dot circle layout,great.Your block is very creative.Thanks for sharing!!

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  32. Love the Dotty Block, thanks for sharing. Susie x

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  33. Love the circles you've appliquéd

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  34. Hi!!! Very pretty dots and dotted circles!!! I am a new follower and thanks for the give a way!!! Very cute fabric also!!!

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  35. I love the applique dots, especially those with the dot taken out of the center! :)

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  36. The dotty block is so pretty, great idea! I'm a new follower!

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  37. I'm a follower. Come see me at Kwiltypleasures.blogspot.com Lots of dots...love yours.

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  38. I love your block. Beautifully done. I really like the fact that the neutral background makes the dotty dots stand out. And even more tips on how to use scraps. After this hop I am going to have to buy scraps!

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  39. Oh How WONDERFUL. This is one of my favorite blocks of the day. I am a follower now so I can watch you create. Oh and thanks for the chance to win some dots of our own.

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  40. I would love to see what you do with the block, it's really cool. Great fabrics. Thanks for hopping along!

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  41. Beautiful! I love the addition of the circles! I am a new follower, by the way.

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  42. I love the circles on the neutral background. I have seen several quilts done like that and I think they are beautiful. I have a table runner started with the neutral background. Then I will applique circles on top.

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  43. Oh.....very different. Very nice :-)

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  44. Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower.

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  45. I love the circles on the pieced backing. Wonderful job!

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  46. I am a new follower! Love your circles on the neutral background. I just purchased a ruler to play with circles. I will have to try it out after visiting today. Thank you for sharing...Judith, Texas

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  47. I love the circles on the background. It makes a pretty block.

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  48. Love the low value and dots block! I am a new follower!

    susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  49. Love the circles on your block! Thanks for sharing. New follower

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  50. LOVE your block-- I've been wanting to make something like this for some time now. Every time I see a block with appliqued circles, I think "I LOVE THAT!! Going to have to try one!!" :-)

    I'm a new follower. Thank you so much for the chance to win! I'm loving this blog hop! :-)

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  51. I'm becoming a follower! I really love what you did with the background as well to make it a more interesting block, great use of color and design!

    Fawn

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  52. Great choice of color and placement - too cute :o)

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  53. I love your creative ideas and colour choices!!! Thanks for sharing in the blog hop!

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  54. Thanks for sharing your unique block today. I love the circles.

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  55. Love the Dots! Thanks for sparking the creative jucies.

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  56. Love the block....really "out of the box" thinking! I'm a new follower! Thanks for the chance!

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  57. Great block. I really like the pieced background. and the Circle placement is perfect.

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  58. Wow you have so many great dotty fabrics!! Love the giveaway fabrics - dots!! Yay for dots!!

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  59. lovely block. I am happy follower. hugs

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  60. You have taken dots to a whole new level. It's been so fun to see the creative muse working in all the dotty projects. Just became a follower.

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  61. Enjoyed your dots....new follower here...

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  62. Pretty block....Nice giveaway! Thanks

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  63. What a fun and happy blog! I love the block you did. it is so fun. I love dots. I love the colors. I love the prize package. You are too generous. thanks

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  64. I became a follower as well. I can't believe you hand stitched all that. You are superwoman

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  65. That's what I call "Dots on Dots"...LOL. Great idea and a fun block for sure!

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  66. Thanks for sharing your talent and giving us ideas. Love all the dots I've been seeing.

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  67. Great Dots On Dots Block!

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  68. fabulous piece....you made it very interesting..thanks

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  69. I was oohing at the the background square and then I scrolled down and oohed and aahed a bit louder! very cool I like it ALOT! The colors in the giveaway dots are just the ones I was ogling at the shop the other day... :)

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  70. I love how you made the fabric dots dots! Very creative. Thanks for sharing.

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  71. Great block and a fun way to create it :-) Thanks for sharing .

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  72. that was a lot of work.... what a interesting way to display your dotty fabrics on your pieced background
    in stitches

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  73. Great block, totally different. Love the dots, thanks for sharing.

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  74. Great block! I like you red, white and blue quilt you are working on. I always tell my daughters you can never go wrong with putting those colors together!

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  75. Very cute. Loved how you did the background piecing. Enjoyed your creativity. I am a new follower.

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  76. Rosemary B here:
    Oh goodness, this is the niftiest idea!!! who would have thought of this!? I love it. Marvelous and LOVE the colors too!
    Wowie, thanks so much for sharing your inspirational creativity

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  77. This is really fun! I love the circles. :-)

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  78. Your block design is very creative! I'm a new follower. Thanks for a chance in the giveaway.

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  79. I have come to the decision that one can never ever have enough dottie fabric. Just sayin'. Thanks for sharing your work and your giveaway.

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  80. I really, really love your dotty block! I am definitely going to make some!! Thank you so much for
    sharing! I am a new follower & so glad I found you! Thanks for the chance to win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  81. Dhia, very creative block. I love how you used a pieced background to applique your different sized dots. Thanks for the inspiration and sharing in the blog hop. I'm a follower. Happy stitching, Pauline

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  82. Hand stitched? That is a lot of work. I love idea and look of your block. I enjoy the gentle creams and wouldn't be sorry to see it without the circles. I like your entire color scheme and use. I think that is the hardest part.

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  83. I love how your background is pieced, and the dotty dotty circles :)

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  84. Dhia-The neutral colors you used for the background really make the circles stand out. The remind me of water cascading down a waterfall or bubbles because of their perfect round shape. I like that you block is so different from the bright colors used in most of the other blogs-it's refreshing. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win some dotty fabrics. From California.

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  85. I love how you made dots out of dots to carry out the theme even further - very nice! I'm a new follower, and also following with email notifications as haileybarb at cox dot net (dots are everywhere, even in my email address, lol)

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  86. This is fabulous....love the movement of the dots across the block!

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  87. A very different block I loved the neutral background with all the bright circles on it. Thanks for sharing.

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  88. Just to let you know I am a new follower , thanks. Sheila

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  89. I am now a follower too, thanks for a great give away

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  90. I left a comment earlier, but had forgotten to "follow" your blog. I have signed up to follow your blog so now I'm all set!

    Thanks!

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  91. I left a comment but forgot to say that I am a follower, still loving those circles.

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  92. What a great idea with the circles!

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  93. What a fun block!

    Thanks so much for sharing and being a part of the hop!

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  94. I love your block. Those circles are really pretty against the neutral prints.

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  95. Beautiful block!! Thanks for sharing.

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  96. I'm a new follower, I love your block, I want to learn how to do circles next.

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  97. Such a beautiful block!!! Love it!!!

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  98. Cool idea! I'm a new Follower.....and Thanks for chance to win your Drawing! :)

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  99. I'm a new follower and appreciate your creativity in this block - nice work!

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  100. Uber creative!!! Love your block!!! I'm a follower and I eagerly await more of your creative inspiration!!!

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  101. I love your dot block. I would love to win.

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  102. What a cute idea! I am making my darling girl a bunch of new clothes; I am going to try your circle embellishment idea on the bottom edge of one of her dresses.Thanks again for sharing! (I am a follower)

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  103. Cute as pie--I love the X's on the grey polka dot circle--adds even more interest!

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  104. I love it! I love circles but so seldom get to use them - this is a great way to do that! blessings, marlene

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  105. What a cute block. I am sorry that you were not able to use your sewing machine to sew them down but the hand stitching is great!!

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  106. Very creative block! I'm a new follower.
    Thanks for joining in the fun and hopping along with us.

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