Hello everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by for the dots on dots hop. I've been looking forward to this hop for a while now, so thank you to Corrie at Quilt Taffy for hosting and to Mdm Samm for all of her work and guidance as well! If you're looking for the full list of participants, you can find it at Corrie's blog (linked above) by clicking on the dots on dots button on the right hand side of her page. Here's the list of everyone sharing the day with me:
The Recipe Bunny --> you are here! :)
I'm sure you're in for a treat with all of these blogs, so please hop along and cheer along as we take off on the second day of the Dots on Dots Hop! Here's what I put together for you:
I had a lot of dots fabric to choose from for my block...
So many that I guess I really couldn't decide which ones to use, so I used pretty much all of them. Those fabrics turned into this design:
Which then turned into all of these half square triangles (all for just one block!):
Which then turned into this layout:
And eventually made its way into being this 12.5" unfinished block:
I have a whole quilt planned of these - 20 blocks - but I only have 8 sewn together. I've been super busy planning a wedding (which just happened this past Sunday), so my time to sew has been non-existent. It's one of my crafty goals this month to have the whole quilt put together, so cross your fingers that I get it done!
Here's what I have so far:
As you can see, the blue squares and the middle orange or yellow squares change from block to block. 1/2 of the quilt will have some form of aqua/orange combo and the other 1/2 will have a darker blue/yellow combo on them. The outer fabrics for each block stay the same. I was hoping to get one more done of the darker blue center, but just ran out of time. :(
I really like putting these together because the fabrics are so colorful and festive! I also like that the dots are all different sizes. Some are big, some are really small, and on some of the blue pieces the dots form circles. For some reason it reminds me of the circus, which I always loved as a little kid, so that's probably why I like this odd combination of dots and colors so much. I had thought about giving this quilt away when it's all done, but I think I'm going to keep it as a guilty pleasure quilt all for myself and make something else to give away - darn! :)
Speaking of giving something away... I have a giveaway for all of you! More dots fabric! These are some of the fabrics I was considering using, but didn't. I have 2 fat quarters of the green with white dots fabric, and 1 FQ of the rest: orange with white dots, orange with splotchy orange dots, white with really tine pink dots, and pink with really tiny white dots.
So, now what you need to do to enter is leave a comment on my blog post below. Please, please, please make sure I have your email if you're a no-reply blogger. Otherwise, I won't be able to let you know you've won! I'll pick the winner via random computer drawing on Sunday, September 16th because that's my husband's birthday. So, comments will count until Saturday, September 15th, through 11:59pm central standard time. No pressure to become a follower, but if you'd like to keep tabs on the next set of things I create, please sign up and follow along. When I reach 200 followers, I might just be tempted to have another giveaway just for you!
And now, just to leave you with something fun, here's a picture of my cat Sasha. She decided to lay down on the stack of finished dots blocks while I had my back turned. Never fails - she has the whole rest of the apartment to find a cushy spot to lay down and she always lays on the quilt pieces. Maybe my next quilt will have to be for her... :) Happy hopping everyone!