Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Dots on Dots - My Turn

First the Thank You's.  Thanks you so much to Corrie at Quilt Taffy for hosting the latest SewWeQuilt Blog Hop! And thanks to Madame Samm for being Madame Samm and coming up with yet another wonderful way to make us "Dottie"
 
I thought I took a picture of my beginnings of this adventure.  I had pulled ALL of my Dottie fabrics and loaded them on the ironing board but  for the picture buy now I can't locate it. 
 
So on to my first blocks.  I actually made 4 of these 10 1/2 inch 9 patch blocks but found them lacking.
 
 
 
I then went on to 12 1/2 inch blocks starting with hearts.  I made 3 of the large version and was bored with them so I swithched out to the 4,   6 inch blocks that went together to the correct size. Really liked that effect.  Please note that even my background fabrics are Dottie. I apparently like Dots way more than I knew.
 

 
 
Then came the Stars, because what would one of my projects be if it didn't contain this star either in the project itself or made from the left overs.  I had this fabric for years and had no idea what to do with it. I made 4 stars in total.  Love how they turned out.

 
 
Next up I made trees. Love them too.  All 4 of them.
 

 
By know I had a plan. I decided I needed a queen size quilt and what better way to get it made in a reasonable amount of time than rolling it into this hop. I had never made a ROW type quilt before but now I had 3 rows of 4, 12 inch blocks already done.
 
So  I needed at least one more row.  I always loved 3 D bow ties.  They are so much easier to make in jumbo 12 1/2 inch size.
 

 
 
So to make this quilt queen sized I just added really wide sashing and even wider Borders.  The quilt is just going to be a fun quilt for my spare bed.

 
Tried to get a picture outside with MJ holding it but even his 6'3 couldn't manage it for a clear picture.

 
The sashing is peach with tiney white polka dots.  The Border is green with red polka dots. Not one fabric used without dots.
 

 
This is it spread out on my King size bed. I'm really happy with how it turned out.  With the exception of the border all of the dots came from my stash.  I did get the border and backing at 50% off, which is as close as one can get to using their stash.  That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
 
The backing is also dottie.  When I get it all done I'll post it.
 
So that's it for this gal for this HOP.  I had a great time and I hope you enjoyed your stop here.  Please hop on over to the visit the rest of todays talented participants listed below
September 12th
selinaquilts  (me)


99 comments:

  1. Oh, I love row quilts and how fun is this one! And I really love the 3-D dotty bow ties - they remind me of my Dad, they could be a whole quilt for me. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. such a fun quilt! thanks for sharing it for the hop

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  3. I love how you went from one block to another, then having the ah ha moment! It is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. What a treat for your visitors, a warm welcome to spend the night with you and yours. Thanks for showing.

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  5. Wow what a beautiful quilt for a spare room! I love all the different shapes you used - you sound very changeable just like me! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Fabulous!
    I especially love the trees!

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  7. I really like all of your blocks and the finished product is wonderful!

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  8. What a lovely dotty quilt for your room. I love all the blocks.

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  9. Absolutely awesome quilt!! I can't think of any way to say it better. You used everything perfectly. Now I want to make one.

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  10. Wow! You went to town and made so many blocks you got a quilt top out of it. Way to go! Thanks for sharing your blocks - they are really fun and one of my favorite types of quilts is a row/strippy. I've made several myself. Kudos to you!
    Debby, from Northern VA

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  11. You did an amazing job!!! A king size quilt, all in dots and close to come from your stash.Thanks for your great story and for sharing

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  12. Busy little thing weren't we? Great job on your queen size quilt! Love it!

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  13. Without a doubt Selina, your orange dotted stars, oh wow! and the fact you made it into a quilt...you are just one dotty collector...and we love you for it..

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  14. Love it! So creative and unique.

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  15. What a great project to use your dot fabric with! Love the tree blocks.

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  16. Wonderful quilt and fabrics! Well done and very creative!

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  17. Love your row quilt with all the polka dots. Colorful and creative. Judy C

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  18. Oh my gosh, I have to tell you -- as I looked at the individual blocks I thought "okay, nice enough," but when I saw the finished quilt my brain exploded with joy! I absolutely love it, and would never in a million years have expected it to be so beautiful! This is exactly the kind of inspiration that makes these blog hops so valuable to a newbie like me! Thanks so much for joining in.

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  19. wow huge work done! love your stars the orange color is so strong, love it

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  20. Over the top! I love it! I haven't made a row quit yet-but now I am inspired. Love it, love it-!

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  21. Nice row quilt idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Turned into a great quilt! I think the hearts had my heart :)

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  23. Your quilt is adorable! I love the tree blocks, but all of it together is awesome!!

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  24. Wow! A whole quilt from dots! I think the trees are my favorites followed closely by the 3D bow ties!

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  25. Great idea to make a row quilt. I have some blocks that I won at guild meetings that would be great in this setting. Thanks for the idea.

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  26. Great blocks,love,love your quilt.Thanks for sharing!!

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  27. Great idea for a row quilt! I have seen a couple of these around but haven't made one yet. Another idea to add to the 'to do' list! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. I love how unique each row is and yet how well they all go together. Very nice! Your stars turned out great--love the colors. Thanks for hopping with us. :O)

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  29. What a neat row quilt with all kinds of great dot fabrics! Of course I love your stars!

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  30. You have been busy sewing all those dotty blocks. The quilt top looks so nice on your bed.

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  31. WOW! Very pretty! What a great way to make a big quilt. I love it.

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  32. You went crazy with Dots!! Great job on all of it, especially the quilt!

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  33. It all came together nicely! Wonderful!

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  34. I made a comment and then received a message in my inbox that it was rejected. I guess your inbox is too full and is rejecting these comments? I doubt you will receive this either, so in case you read from your comment section here, you might wonder what happened to the comments.

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  35. I think the quilt looks great, especially on the bed. Thanks for sharing. Susie x

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  36. Beautiful! I like that you used so many different blocks on your quilt.

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  37. Oh I like this quilt. It really will brighten up your room.

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  38. Hi!!! Beautiful!!! Your guests will really love to stay there!!!

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  39. Ooooh! That is amazing. You did a whole quilt. And a beautiful one at that! Well done!

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  40. That was a great stash buster. You make it look easy ;) Turned out really nice.

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  41. How pretty! You will be enjoying it for a long time now, I'm sure! Great job!

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  42. The whole thing is JOLLY... Love the trees too, they are on my to do list for xmas.. .Hope to see you tomorrow on my Dots to Dots Blog Day..

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  43. Very pretty quilt and there is such satisfaction from using stash for the whole thing (50% does count in my mind, especially for the back).

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  44. ....and a quilt is born! Love it!

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  45. It looks so nice on the bed. Great job on all the dots!

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  46. I have never made a bow tie. I love it! Your blocks are dotty devine! Thanks for sharing.....Judith, Texas

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  47. I love the trees!!!! And the stars,and the hearts....wait .....I love it all. Nice Job!!!

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  48. It is a jolly quilt and I love it, I want to make the trees.. Arlington TX,,,

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  49. Oh this quilt is just wonderful, I really like the hearts and trees. Thank you for sharing

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  50. Love it when an idea comes together as they did in this quilt. Fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

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  51. The blocks came out perfectly dotty! What lucky guests to get to sleep under that fun quilt too - I'd probably get little sleep, I'd be looking at it and finding all the dots late into the night! Thanks for sharing :o)

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  52. It looks like you had fun with this hop. Nice work!

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  53. Such a pretty quilt! I think the heart row is my favourite.

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  54. Cute 8 pointed stars & love your bowties Happy Hopping

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  55. What a great array of dots! Very nice.

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  56. What a great quilt...love the variety of blocks! TFS

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  57. Great job, Selina. Wow; a king-size quilt! You must have been very very busy quilting these past few weeks. What an accomplishment!

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  58. This is marvelous. Great variety of squares and fabrics. How awesome to be able to create a wonderful quilt from your stash.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  59. Wow, I can't believe how quickly you got that all done. You are a superwoman

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  60. That was a lot of work ....the blocks are beautiful...the stars are my favorite.

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  61. great row quilt, and huge too. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  62. great looking quilt...I love what you did!

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  63. I love those hearts and the trees are great - but I really really love the bow ties- the quilt will be great on the guest bed! TFS and keep up the good work

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  64. Weren't you clever to make enough blocks for a quilt , great job and a really fun quilt !

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  65. I'm sure this quilt will make your guests smile. It looks great!

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  66. I love your finished quilt and how it all came together. Thank you so much for being part of the hop.

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  67. what a nice sampler you have made with the dotty fabrics and a big one at that I know it will be enjoyed.
    thanks for sharing
    in stitches

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  68. Oh that's cool how you made a row quilt. I just joined a "row along" on the blog A Bee in My Bonnet. I think it will be a lot of fun!

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  69. Great idea for a fun dotty quilt! Love the bows ties the best through I think the trees are dandy.

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  70. Wow, you've been busy! Everything looks great and thanks for sharing.

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  71. Rosemary B here:
    WOW reading and scrolling down it just got better and better, amazing. Love the trees, well all of the blocks are nifty. -and then you just whipped up this ginormous quilt and there it is on your bed, WOW I am inspired.
    Thank you for sharing your creativity

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  72. Selina, WOW...you have been busy and to have a queen size bed quilt pieced is an inspiration to us all. Great job...love the black and orange dotted stars. I would say you made a 'stash buster' quilt. Thanks for sharing! Happy stitching, Pauline

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  73. Absolutely love it. So much fun and love there.

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  74. This is really nice. I love the colors.

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  75. Wow, you were really busy! I love all of your dotty projects :)

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  76. Selina-I love your row quilt with the trees, stars, hearts and bow ties-what a wonderful way to "connect the dots!" LOL-I just thought of that! I has occurred to me that if one frequently participates in blog hops you could have a lot of strange blocks to join unless one makes a special effort to make the blocks into a practical project, but you have come up with a great idea. I have some leftover blocks from quilts I've made and I've thought about making a quilt of miscellaneous blocks that would be a sampler of all the quilts I've made. Fortunately, I've only used 12.5" blocks so I won't have a problem joining them. Thanks for sharing. From California.

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  77. Great job! I love how you continued making dots and then the quilt was "born"!!! Beautiful!

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  78. What a happy adorable dotty quilt. I love it! Thanks for sharing

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  79. Selina, I got a "Delivery Status Notification" from Google saying "Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:

    selinaquilts@qmail.com".
    It was 'my comment' which shows above under LJ. I don't understand why I got the DSN when the comment shows on your blog. I'm going to ignore the DSN but thought you might be interested - I sure didn't send an email to you - just made the comment.

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  80. Weird, Selina. I just got the above comment (LJSeptember 13, 2012 1:05 PM) ALSO back as a DSN.

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  81. Aren't you clever! Great blocks and gorgeous finish.


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

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  82. Your quilt looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

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  83. Beautiful quilt!!! Great job. Thanks for sharing.

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  84. What a wonderful quilt top!!! Thanks for sharing it with us!!

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  85. Hi Selina. I follow your blog, but for some reason when I leave a comment, I get a notice from Google saying that delivery to the following receipient failed permanently. I can see where it post so I am not sure what the problem is.This has happened before when I leave a message.Are others having this problem? I am new to the computer and I don't have the faintest idea of what to do. So I hope you at least get this one. Thanks.

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  86. Great quilt!!! Love your creativity and this will look great in your guest room (ANY room!!!).

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  87. Geez Louise, lady! You really outdid yourself!! Thanks for sharing another fab project!!

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  88. I love row quilts - and what a great way to use your polka dot fabrics! blessings, marlene

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  89. I love how you made all of those cool blocks into a quilt. What a great idea!!

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  90. What a great sampler quilt... with lotsa dots!
    Thanks for joining in the fun and hopping along with us!

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