Wednesday, 12 September 2012

My Stop on the Dots on Dots Hop


Dots on Dots Schedule HERE

Welcome to day 4 of the Dots on Dots Blog Hop
Today is an extra special day since it is also my 4th wedding Anniversary. 

I would like to say thank you to Madame Samm for creating this hop and to Corrie for being our dotty cheerleader. 

 I know I say this every hop, but I really do enjoy taking part. I love the push to make something, the inspiration that flows from blog to blog each day and of course the cheering on. No matter what kind of day I am having getting an inbox full of such kind comments does wonders to one`s soul!

I will admit to hitting a bit of a road block when it came to this hop. I had lots of dot fabric, but I couldn’t think of a thing to make. This resulted in a lot of time just sitting in my craft room and thinking....I am sure some of you could see the smoke coming from Saskatchewan...ya that was me...lol

Finally I decided to make a block for my SewHappyGeek QAL quilt. Now the QAL ended almost 6 months ago and I am still dawdling behind. Most of the fabric I am using for the quilt has....well you guessed it DOTS so it only seemed right to make a few blocks and kill 2 birds with one stone!

This one is called peek a boo. All the fabric has dots except for the black. Sometimes tone on tone dots don’t work...LOL


 The 2nd block I made I am going to use in the same quilt but it was not part of the QAL. I decided to skip the paper piecing block and just make something else I had never tried before. What I ended up with was a framed rail fence. I really like this block.

I like to try and make at least one block that I can say is just for me during each blog hop. Therefore, the final block I made was from my head . I wanted to make something to remind me that even though life can get dark at times the sun is always shining. I am going to turn this into a wall hanging for my craft room.

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to look at my dotty creations. I hope you all have a lovely time on your stop. J Now go and check out the blogs listed below I am sure there are some more great dots creations to be found! To check out the full schedule just click the link above and that should take you to Corries site.
September 13th
Mrs. Pickles--- you are here




99 comments:

  1. Your comment about the blog hops giving you a push to make something is exactly how I feel, too. Nice blocks, especially the last one! Thanks for hopping and sharing. :O)

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  2. Good for you - learning and fun and killing two bird with one stone is my kind of quilting! Love the block 'from your headr' - thank you for shring with us today.

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  3. Love your dotty blocks! The dotty sun is something we all can use and having it your craft room will make it sparkle. Thank you for sharing and making the day brighter.

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  4. You are so right about what a hop gives us. You have been pushed in a great direction. your blocks are great especially the sunny one. Great job.

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  5. What pretty blocks, from one fellow Canadian to another ;)

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  6. They are all great - well done on killing two birds with one stone too - always a bonus! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. They are dotty creations indeed. Lovely blocks. During this hop, I'm finding myself short of words to describe my awe.... Your blocks looks amazing. I especially love the last block. I think you should just design from now on.....

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  8. I love your "sunny" block. It is really special.

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  9. Thanks for sharing. I know what you mean about tone on tone. They are tough to photograph. Good job on the blocks.

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  10. Your Dotty Sunshine is really great. What a good idea.

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  11. Mrs Pickles your blocks are wonderful! Happy Anniversary!

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  12. Great blocks, especially the last, it so comforting knowing the sun will come out again. Thanks for showing your beautiful blocks.

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  13. I love all your blocks but my favorite is the last one.
    Thanks for sharing and happy anniversary
    Thanks for sharing

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  14. I agre with you about blog hop.I enjoy seeing whant every one do.

    Love all your blocks but the last one is super cute.It`s the first time I see one.Thanks for sharing!!

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  15. Great project! So creative and unique. Great use of your dots.

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  16. Great blocks - especially #3!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  17. Happy Anniversary!

    I was like you... I had my fabrics but no idea what to make.. I hope everyone likes mine tomorrow!

    Love the thought behind your sun block.

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  18. I like the block you made for yourself the best--Dotty Sunshine. We can use a little more sunshine in our lives. Thanks for the Hop.

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  19. Such lovely blocks, the last one is so much fun!

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  20. YES you did dotty...you did dots...you make me smile...lot;s of sunshine here today ...sew glad you played along with us..

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  21. I like the radiating dots the best.. I think it plays on the dot theme. Nice work! I need to challenge myself more.

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  22. Cool blocks! And happy anniversary! I picked my day because it was my birthday. It was nice to have something special on a special day. Have a great one!

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  23. I have also enjoyed these hops and your projects are all beautiful :)

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  24. All great blocks, I love seeing what everyone is going to come up with. Thanks so much for being part of the hop.

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  25. Very pretty blocks. Great ideas. thanks.

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  26. Wonderful blocks! Thank you for sharing :)

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  27. For sure this blog hop has given me a ton of inspiration! thanks for being a part of it!

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  28. Great blocks! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  29. Love the blocks!! Can't wait to see them all put together!!

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  30. Beautiful blocks,especially the last one. It makes me happy!

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  31. Rosemary B here:
    I love all three of these blocks! You are very good. I looked at your other blog entries and you are amazing.
    I am new to quilting but have sewn for decades (haha really).
    I love the colors you use, it makes a lovely effect when all together, WOW

    thank you for sharing your dots

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  32. I like your block with the belief that even in darkness that good things will shine. great!

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  33. Happy Anniversary!! May you have many more. I like all the blocks, but it seems that the last block is EVERYBODYs favorite. Mine too.

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  34. It looks like you found the perfect project for your dots. The blocks look great too.

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  35. These are great block. I sure do know what you mean about trying to decide what to make. It took me a long time, but once I did I got busy and all was good. :-)

    Thanks for sharing!!

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  36. Happy Anniversary Mrs. Pickle! Sweet blocks on the hop. Keep up the creating. Your are a sunshine. Thanks for sharing with us today...Judith, Texas

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  37. Wonderful blocks! I agree that the blog hops are fun and also challenge us to do something different!

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  38. Happy Anniversary.
    I like your sun block and the meaning. So wonderful. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  39. Happy Anniversary! I love the blocks and quite agree with you above the lovely comments people leave. I love the connections we make through these hops, around the World. Thanks for sharing. Susie x

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  40. Great job! your blocks are all just wonderful! Doesn't it feel good to "kill two birds with one stone"? I love it when I can do that! It's like earning back extra time!

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  41. Happy Anniversary to you! Hope you have a lovely day. Glad you made some progress on your project and showed us the blocks! It's fun to see dots in all different colors and schemes.

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  42. Great dotty blocks and you will see on the 17th that I also tried to kill two birds with one stone ;-) Thanks for sharing .

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  43. I forgot to wish you a Happy Anniversary , hope you enjoy your day and do something special together :-)

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  44. Great blocks but the last one - my favorite! Blessings, Marlene

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  45. Happy Anniversary! Love the blocks!

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  46. Mrs. Pickles......What's the dill ??
    Sorry, had to go there. Your blocks ARE beautiful!!!
    This is my first Hop. It really does push ya. In a great way. And the comments are very nice!!!!

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  47. I love the hops and all the parties, it does push you and make you slash that stash, which I have a big issue with for some reason, cant figure out why I buy all this fabric and dont sew it up.Hope to see you tomorrow on my day of the hop..

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  48. Very nice! Thank you for sharing your projects!

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  49. great ideas you came up with. Thanks for sharing.

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  50. Great blocks - and happy anniversary!

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  51. I enjoy the inspiration that I'm getting from these blog hops. I'm returning to quilting after a 20-30yr. absence. I really like your last design that will be a wall hanging in your craft room.

    Marj in Mexico

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  52. I have a notebook that I write all the ideas I get from the blog hops down in. Someday I am going to do them all. Ha ha ha ha. Thanks for sharing with us!!!

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  53. Thanks for sharing. I like the sun block.

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  54. Thanks for sharing your blocks with us they are lovely. That's what these blog hops do for us push the creative button.

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  55. Lovely blocks, they are going to look great in your finished quilt.

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  56. Lovely dotty creations! Hope you finish that quilt one day. thanks for sharing.

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  57. I love dots! And I don't have one single piece of dotty fabric in my stash. Not one.

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  58. Dots are my very favourite! I love your blocks, especially the sunshine one. I too think you should go into designing. Thank You for sharing your dots. Luba

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  59. Thanks for sharing your creativity and some of who you are. I love your third block and what it means to you!

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  60. Mrs. Pickles- I like to "kill two birds with one stone," can also be termed, "multi-tasking," as I have so many projects/ideas and so little time! Thanks for sharing.

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  61. Oh, I love your blocks and great fabric choice's. trhank you for sharing!

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  62. Hi Mrs. Pickles,
    The last block with the circles really grabbed me. You did a lovely job.

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  63. Thank you for sharing your work. We all need to be reminded at times that the sun continues to rise and shine no matter what. Your block is a great reminder.

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  64. Very nice blocks. The sun is fun, I can see it changing into a star or a snowflake with just a change of fabric. Love that you turned fabric dots into something special.

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  65. I really like your blocks! Dots are surely sunny and cheerful! Thanks for sharing!

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  66. Cute blocks.. I love the one that looks like the sun :) Hugs from MN

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  67. Such pretty blocks, thanks for sharing.

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  68. The blocks look great - I like the fabrics you chose.

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  69. I love your choice of fabrics for your blocks and the blocks are cute especially the sun one.

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  70. Hi!!! Very pretty blocks!!! Hope to see the full quilt when finished!!!1

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  71. looking good I think the last block could also be turned into a snowflake....
    thanks for sharing
    in stitches

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  72. looking good I think the last block could also be turned into a snowflake....
    thanks for sharing
    in stitches

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  73. I like that you combined your QAL and blog hop in one. Your own creation on the suns rays is my favorite. of, course, with winter coming-it could also be snowmen dancing in a circle :)

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  74. I like all your blocks and especially the one for your craft room. Happy Anniversary.

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  75. Lovely blocks...love the way you used the dotty fabric! Yay for you!

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  76. I share your sentiment about how these blogs push us and inspire us to create and actually finish something!!! Plus, it is nice to see how different each of us interpret the theme. I admit to some "pondering' on this go round myself but you succeeded in making something you like and can use in a quilt later on.
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  77. I liked all your dotty blocks but my favorite was the last one. It was just so completely different then the usual. Thanks for sharing, Mrs. Pickles.

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  78. Your blocks are lovely. The last one is so fun with all those orange dots. Wishing you a happy anniversary.

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  79. Happy Anniversary! The blog hops keep us inspired and motivates us all to finish our projects. Great job, thanks for sharing! Happy stitching Pauline

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  80. Happy anniversary!
    Great blocks. I particularly like your sun block

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  81. Beautiful blocks!! Thanks for sharing.

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  82. I loved that last block it reminded me of a bowling ball and pins! You made a strike with that one! Thank you

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  83. I love your blocks!!! It's great when you can join in and work on a quilt already in progress!!

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  84. I love your peek a boo block! Looks fantastic. :)

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  85. I love the last block. It's look like a sunshine block :)

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  86. Happy belated anniversary! And killing 2 birds with one stone? That's my MO!

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  87. I love the softer palette you chose for your dotty blocks. It shows that dots can be grown-up and well behaved ... that they're not always loud and playful. ;o)

    Thanks so much for sharing your pretty blocks!

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  88. I like all your blocks,the last one reminds me of the fireworks on July 4th :)

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  89. Well, I finally made it here!
    Happy 4th wedding Anniversary wishes to you & DH!

    You had lotsa dots? I was lookin' for dots! Not many in my stash. Your blocks are great, and I especially like the last. It will be a good reminder for you and a great wall hanging for your craft room.

    Thanks for joining in the fun and hopping along with us.

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