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


ritainalaska says... September 17, 2012 | 8:10 pm

love all the tree blox and the last black house with the two chimneys. altogether, a cute quilt! thanx for the chance for your dotty fabric and pattern.

Leah says... September 17, 2012 | 8:21 pm

Lovely block and it is the perfect center for your quilt!!

Jay says... September 17, 2012 | 8:53 pm

I think I am partial to the center block…and I really like the original one under the colored one…thanks for sharing

Susan McAdams says... September 17, 2012 | 8:55 pm

Very cute wall hanging. I love that pinwheel pattern you are giving away. It looks fun.

Pauline says... September 17, 2012 | 9:08 pm

Hi Linda, you definitely love dots and your quilt is perfect, great job. Luv the house blocks. Thanks for sharing in the hop and for the chance to win the pinwheel pattern and the dot FQ’s. The black dots looks like a great one for Halloween. Happy stitching, Pauline

Leslie Sorenson says... September 17, 2012 | 9:10 pm

I like the colorway in your second block. It makes a really nice center for your dotty houses..

edyB says... September 17, 2012 | 9:12 pm

I love the center block ~ need to find that pattern! Your bright colors make me smile!

Jennifer Chiappisi says... September 17, 2012 | 9:28 pm

I love the bright fabrics you used. It’s gorgeous how it all came together!

Mary says... September 17, 2012 | 9:31 pm

I love the EQ block and the fabrics you used on it. Very nice.

Marjorie Nath says... September 17, 2012 | 9:52 pm

I like the block that you ended up using but I think I would have tried it with the darker blue with green dots, but then without seeing that combination, I am not sure about the contrast with the rest of the blocks. I do know for sure that I prefer the white with the multi-color dots. In fact I could see getting alot of that & would use it for backing on baby quilts.

CeLynn says... September 17, 2012 | 9:56 pm

My favorite block is the house in the bottom left corner,but they are all beautiful and unique in their own way 🙂 Love your mini quilt and all the dots you included!

selina says... September 17, 2012 | 10:06 pm

All of your house and tree blocks are great but your center square is my favorite. Thanks for hopping with us.

Donna Joy says... September 17, 2012 | 10:23 pm

Your centre block is very unique, that would be fun to make.
That for your giveway, I like maple island patterns

LJ says... September 17, 2012 | 10:29 pm

Very cute quilt made with your dotty fabrics. Every block is sweet but my favorite is the bottom, right-hand corner block. I hope you don’t take this the wrong way… but the reason I like it is because it reminds me of a barn with the door and window lay-out. I LOVE barns and have many barns on my walls in pictures and 3-D artwork so when I say that’s my favorite, it’s a real compliment.

barbara woods says... September 17, 2012 | 10:54 pm

love all your dotty blocks

Cecilia says... September 17, 2012 | 10:57 pm

I like the block with the orange center. Your quilt with the house and tree blocks is very pretty. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Felicia Few says... September 17, 2012 | 11:27 pm

I like all the block, put if I had to pick one it would be the second house, would not mine living there.

Lori Morton says... September 17, 2012 | 11:39 pm

Love the block you used in center of Quilt! Cute! & different! Love it! (also love the house in lower right hand corner! You did Awesome job on your Quilt.

Thanks for chance to win your drawing! 🙂

Nancy says... September 17, 2012 | 11:40 pm

I like the trees the best. I like the choice of fabric, and i think it’s because I am fond of green!!

cindy says... September 17, 2012 | 11:43 pm

All the blocks look great and turned into a lovely quilt. Thanks for sharing.

Jeanne Gwin says... September 17, 2012 | 11:45 pm

Well I just love what you did with your dots. Awesomeness. Thanks for sharing and offering a chance to win your sweet giveaway.

Cherry says... September 17, 2012 | 11:53 pm

Love those dotty trees!!

Erin says... September 17, 2012 | 11:56 pm

The black house ith the red roof is my favorite. Cute quilt!

Teresa in Music City says... September 18, 2012 | 1:00 am

I loved your center pinwheel block best :*)

Kathy MacKie says... September 18, 2012 | 1:07 am

The pinwheel pattern is my favourite but you have done a great job on them all!

Chris says... September 18, 2012 | 2:50 am

I really love all Dots, small, med and big. I think your houses and trees came out the best. Very cute!

djoekie says... September 18, 2012 | 4:19 am

ik vind de groene boom erg mooi en ook de hele quilt

Joan says... September 18, 2012 | 6:49 am

Just tooo darn cute. What a happy quilt!

Michele says... September 18, 2012 | 7:08 am

Great quilt. for some reason that I can’t figure out, I like the Christmas tree block the most.

Helen says... September 18, 2012 | 7:37 am

I love all your blocks and the darling quilt you made from them. I think my favorite block is the bottom right block. Reminds me of a cabin by the lake where we used to go fishing when I was young.

Thanks for the opportunity to win your fabrics and pattern! I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

Karen Paschke says... September 18, 2012 | 9:20 am

Your quilt is amazing! I love your use of dots and that you remade the crazy center block until you were happier with it. I still like the first block you made, but I think it takes guts to just start over on a new block. Very cool! Thanks for sharing.

Gill says... September 18, 2012 | 10:34 am

My favourite block is the house on the bottom right of the picture!
Thanks for sharing!

Liz says... September 18, 2012 | 10:45 am

My favorite block is the crazy house block you used in the center of your quilt. But i like all of the other ones too. It is a delightful pattern and works well with doted fabric.

Gwen Windham says... September 18, 2012 | 3:03 pm

Cute, cute blocks! My favorite is the bottom left house– so pretty!! Thank you for the chance to win!!

Pamela says... September 18, 2012 | 7:58 pm

The center block is perfect for the center of the quilt. Lovely. Thanks for sharing!

Debuko says... September 19, 2012 | 6:21 am

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

Judith Reynolds says... September 19, 2012 | 1:48 pm

Beautiful blocks in dots! Thanks for sharing…Judith, Texas

Karen ~ Briarside Lane says... September 19, 2012 | 11:02 pm

Welcome to the hop… so glad your friend invited you!
All of your blocks are wonderful and so are your fabrics.
I like your center block and the tree blocks especially.
Thanks for joining in the fun and hopping along with us.