Dots on Dots Blog Hop & Giveaway

Posted Monday, September 17th, 2012 in Dots on Dots Blog Hop, Fabric Stash | Tags: , ,

I have been collecting dot fabrics without a project in mind for several months. When a friend invited me to join the Dots on Dots blog hop, I hopped right in! I have been running ideas for a house quilt around in my mind for months but nothing was coming together until I decided to do it with my dot fabric. I did a search in EQ7 for house blocks and came up with the Crazy House block pattern.

This is my coloring of the block in EQ 7. I made it with some scraps of bright dot fabrics in my stash but was not completely happy with the results.

I made another block using orange in the center and fabric closer to the colors in the EQ7 block.

Now on to the house blocks.

I found trees and houses in EQ 7 and made them with the dotty fabrics. Two of the houses had set in seams  but I redrew the patterns to avoid the difficult seams. I set the Crazy House block in the center and surrounded it with the dotty trees and houses.

I have enjoyed sewing with all the dotty fabrics. Here is a chance for you to  win some dots and make a quilt.  Make a comment on this post and tell me which block you like the most. (To see larger images, click on the pictures.) This is what you can win…

… four fat quarters and  a pinwheel quilt pattern by Maple Island Quilts.

I will draw a winner on September 20. Good Luck!

These are the other bloggers featured today.

September 17th


Wendy says... September 17, 2012 | 12:49 am

Great job on your dots blocks! I really like your Crazy House block and may have to try and make that block one of these days 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing!

Dhia says... September 17, 2012 | 12:52 am

Love the double trees, super cute

Judy B. says... September 17, 2012 | 1:35 am

Love the center block, no the houses, I mean the trees. They are all wonderful and so dotty! Thank you for sharing and the great giveaway.

Nati says... September 17, 2012 | 1:47 am

Definitely prefer the second block you made… but I am sure you can make something cute out of the first one… maybe it could be the start of a charity quilt. Sorry charity is the only thing I am thinking at the moment! Thanks for the chance to win and hope to see you around my blog on my hop 🙂

Joanne H. says... September 17, 2012 | 2:32 am

All of these blocks are simply adorable, but I think I like the middle block best. It’s probably because I really like orange and with that orange center it just sings to me. Thanks for sharing your work today. 🙂

Pamela Dungar says... September 17, 2012 | 2:40 am

I love the little red house with the yellow roof, it looks half awake and in need of coffee to get going. Just like me first thing.

Sunshine Girl says... September 17, 2012 | 3:05 am

Oooh I love all of your blocks – particularly like the yellow one most though – thanks for sharing.

Heleen Groot says... September 17, 2012 | 3:28 am

I love your quilt! Bright and colourful. It looks amazing. I especially like the yellow house, because of the shape I think. The crazy house block is wonderful too.

Theresa says... September 17, 2012 | 3:35 am

Great blocks, the dotty background looks fantastic.

Sue says... September 17, 2012 | 4:31 am

I love the house on the bottom left! The quilt is wonderful!

Sheila says... September 17, 2012 | 4:54 am

Wow, you were a busy lady! Your blocks are beautiful and it made for a very colorful quilt. Thanks for being part of the hop.

Pauline says... September 17, 2012 | 5:01 am

I love your quilt, nice bright colors you used. Thanks for showing!

Britt-Inger Jönsson says... September 17, 2012 | 5:19 am

Thanks Linda for sharing your beautiful blocks. My favorite block is the red house with the yellow roof.
Thanks for sharing
Britt-Inger in Malmö

Pat@501quiltblocks says... September 17, 2012 | 5:22 am

I’ve always loved houses blocks. They’re perfect with the cheerful dots fabric. Thanks for sharing.

charlotte says... September 17, 2012 | 5:41 am

What a cute little quilt. I love all the dotty houses.

Betsy says... September 17, 2012 | 5:47 am

Great use of dots. Love it.

Lisa Marie says... September 17, 2012 | 6:38 am

I like the tree block on the right side of the center row. That center block is pretty cool too.

cindy says... September 17, 2012 | 6:53 am

Love your dot quilt, it turned out so nicely. I love the center block. Very nice!

Patty D says... September 17, 2012 | 6:55 am

what a fun quilt! great job.

Thearica Burroughs says... September 17, 2012 | 7:04 am

Your quilt is so fun!!

Joyce Mitchell says... September 17, 2012 | 7:16 am

My favorite is the dark house with the red roof in the lower right corner. Great quilt – thanks for sharing. And thanks for the chance to win.

Kris says... September 17, 2012 | 7:29 am

Nice job Linda! Love your quilt top, now I want to see it in person!! So good to hop with you 😉

Laura VanVleet says... September 17, 2012 | 7:30 am

I love that you used the dots fabric as a background! Your project is lovely!

Marlene says... September 17, 2012 | 7:44 am

Cute, cute, cute! What’s not to love about houses, especially polka dot ones. 🙂 My favorite block, though, is the big tree, center right. I’m looking at tree blocks right now for a quilt I have planned. blessings, marlene

Joanne says... September 17, 2012 | 7:47 am

I like the third block the best. I think the color contrast caught my eye. BUT, I really, really LOVE the house blocks!! thanks for the fun!!

evelyn says... September 17, 2012 | 7:50 am

Looks like you had a lot of fun with EQ7. I love the center block that you chose. Love the whole quilt. Thank you for sharing.

mdmsamm says... September 17, 2012 | 7:51 am

Good Morning Linda….your blocks your topper…wow…great dot selections…sew glad you played along with us…hope to see you again..

Marcia K says... September 17, 2012 | 7:56 am

Love how the quilt turned out as a whole. The trees and houses really made it wonderful.

Brenda Hulsey says... September 17, 2012 | 7:56 am

That’s avery nice quilt! I love the red house with the yellow roof!

Susan says... September 17, 2012 | 7:59 am

Nice job with the dots, dots, dots. I love polka dots and you did a wonderful job with them. I love your quilt.

Julie says... September 17, 2012 | 8:00 am

I love house blocks! These are great! And how clever of you to figure a way out of those darn set-in seams.

Bea says... September 17, 2012 | 8:04 am

very cool quilt, did you invent that block in eq?

Judy C in NC says... September 17, 2012 | 8:11 am

Wonderful blocks and wonderful quilt. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity and for your participation. Judy C in NC

Sue says... September 17, 2012 | 8:17 am

I like all your blocks. I love the crazy house block, and the little red house is gorgeous!

carla bynum says... September 17, 2012 | 8:18 am

Hi!! Your blocks are very pretty!!! I like the second block down with the orange middle and lighter blue!!! But also love the black and red house block!!!!

Kay says... September 17, 2012 | 8:19 am

Such a fun quilt, my favourite block is in on the left in the middle row as I love the little tree all on it’s own. Enjoying the blog hop.

Barb N says... September 17, 2012 | 8:32 am

How fun! I love the bottom right block – black house with red roof. We have a log cabin that has a red, metal roof and when I looked at your quilt, that block was the first one I saw. Great job with your dots!

Lesley says... September 17, 2012 | 8:38 am

Great use of dots! Love the little quilt!

Becky Greene says... September 17, 2012 | 8:40 am

I love your central motif in your quilt. Thanks so much for sharing your dotty creativity with us!

rosa says... September 17, 2012 | 8:45 am

Great blcoks and fabrics combo.The trees is my favorite.Thanks for sharing!!

dawn says... September 17, 2012 | 9:01 am

I love the house with the red roof block the best but I think they all go well together! Nice work! Thanks for sharing!

Linda Winters says... September 17, 2012 | 9:09 am

How cute! Dotty houses! Thank you so much for sharing these with us. Great job!

kathy h says... September 17, 2012 | 9:11 am

ALl your blocks look great, I think I like the yellow house the best, it has some depth to it with the angles.

Sharon says... September 17, 2012 | 9:47 am

I really love house and tree blocks – they are so colorful and wonderfully set. Great job and thank you for sharing.

Charlene S says... September 17, 2012 | 9:53 am

I just adore the house on the bottom right. It reminds me of my old barn.

Carol says... September 17, 2012 | 9:54 am

Dotty little houses and trees–love it! I l haven’t ever made a house block…I really must make one. :O)

Daryl says... September 17, 2012 | 10:01 am

I like your blokcs and quilt. I guess I like the trees the best only becuase we just planted several this year.

Connie says... September 17, 2012 | 10:02 am

Beautiful blocks and what a neat quilt! Thanks for sharing!

Denise :) says... September 17, 2012 | 10:04 am

This is such fun! I was hard-pressed to pick a favorite — I love the tree blocks, especially since I live in the middle of 110 acres of woods! But the center block–the Crazy House block–was my top pick!! 🙂

Lyn M says... September 17, 2012 | 10:08 am

Love all your little dots! very nice. Thanks for sharing