Today is the day I get to reveal my Dots on Dots block!
When I signed up for the blog hop, I only had four different dot fabrics.
I like dots, but I never really knew how to incorporate them into my quilts unless they were scrappy.
So I decided this was the perfect challenge for me.
I had a yard of some lovely red dotted Henry Glass fabric that I had been itching to put into something.
I just didn't know what that something was.
When this blog hop was announced, I challenged myself to use my red dot fabric.
After some trial and error, and asking everyone in the family, "do you like it better like this, or like this?" (Any Brian Regan Fans? If you have a few minutes and need a good laugh check him out on youtube) this is the block I came up with.
I am loving the small design board I made from Lori's tutorial. It turned out to be the perfect display for my block. I even bought some blue dot fabric for the edging.
When I first started making my block, one of my original drawings didn't incorporate a center circle on my Dresden plate. None of my acrylic rulers cut a full Dresden petal so I went online to hunt for a template that would allow me to have a full Dresden without a hole in the center. I also wanted it to be small. I found the perfect template on Shaw K L Designs Blog. Her template is a full 12 petal Dresden and it finished at 7.5 inches from tip to tip.
I did end up adding a top circle for my final block but I am still going to keep this template.
I like the look of the full Dresden plate and I already have an idea brewing in my head of something I can do with them.
This is what the block looks like with some buddies.
Eventually this will turn into a 12 block quilt with four rows of three blocks each and a blue dotted border.
Thanks for visiting!
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