Thursday, September 20, 2012

Dots on Dots Blog Hop

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!
Make sure you check out the other Dots on Dots blog posts for today:

September 20th


If you missed any previous days you can see the whole schedule here:


You can also see all the creations on Pintrest

Happy Hopping!


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81 comments:

Joanne said...

This is just plain fun! Thanks for sharing your talents with us today.

Judy B said...

Your dots are delightful! Thank you for sharing,

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh its great - I love the colours you have used. Thanks for sharing.

Nati said...

So cute, love the idea of the full design as well rather than the circle in the middle. I may try this pattern when I finally decide I am up for the dresden challenge :)

mahoo said...

Wow. Love your dotty dresdens! It's great with and without the centre dot! That quilt will be beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Gill said...

I love your dresden plates! How tricky are the centres? Yours look great!

Heleen Groot said...

Oooh, that looks beautiful! Your centres are so neat, I don't think I would have put a circle on them (show it of when you can, right?). I like your colours too. The quilt looks amazing!

Theresa said...

Those colours look lovely together, very soothing. Love your Dresdens, it's going to be a gorgeous quilt. I like the ones without a centre circle too, I've never seen that done before.

Britt-Inger said...

I love your ''Dresden plates. You made a wonderful block and the small Dresden flowers are sew awesome.
Thanks for sharing
Britt-Inger in Malmlö, Sweden

Madame Samm said...

Good Morning Leah..your dotted project is delightful...love your colours, finished product..absolutely delicious and I think it is showing at well you know ...take a peak...

Sue said...

I love your dotty block! You made a wonderful quilt! Aren't you glad you finally used your red dotty fabric?

Thearica said...

I am crushing on this quilt! LOVE it!

Di said...

WoW, what a beautiful variation on the Dresden Plate block! I love your colours, and the display frame is just perfect. Gorgeous work!

charlotte said...

OOOOOOOH!!! I love it in all its versions!! I am going to remember this idea and try it!! Love love love!

patchouli moon studio said...

I love that dotty dresden plate. Your quilt came out great!

Michele said...

Very nice block and I know the finished quilt will be grat. Thanks for the hint about the template. I like the idea of a full plate too.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

This is just wonderful! Love your choice of colors and fabrics. Thank you for sharing.

tink's mom said...

You did such a nice job on your design wall I thought I was looking at a finished wall hanging. Love the block and the real finished piece.

Cindy Staub said...

Your block is beautiful! Your quilt will be fantastic when you are done with it. I really like your design wall, I will have to check out how to make one! Thank you so much for sharing and being such a wonderful inspiration :)

Joanne Lendaro said...

Pretty dots!!

Julie said...

Beautiful work! I too like the full length Dresdens.

Mommarock said...

LOVE that block! It is quite fantastic..

krislovesfabric said...

Oh, how pretty, the browns are so warm and cozy looking!

Catherine said...

Beautiful block! I love it!

StitchinByTheLake said...

This is beautiful...I love the combination of fabrics. blessings, marlene

Carrie P. said...

I like your block and your quilt. thanks for sharing.

carla (http://dancingmoon-carla.blogspot.com/) said...

Hi!!! Love all of your dots!!! Very pretty and cheerful!!!! Thank You

Linda said...

That is gorgeous! I love the colors and the design you used! Congratulations on the HM!

Just Carol said...

It's a lovely Dresden and looks very beautiful in your finished block. Thanks for hopping with us!

Diann said...

Somehow, your block reminds me of a sunflower, even though it's not in sunflower colors. I like it very much.

gpc said...

Very nice! (and I love, love, love your faceted jewels!)

Sheila said...

Such a neat idea , love the results , just stunning!!

Pamela said...

Love your Dresden Plates. Thanks for sharing.

pinsandneedles said...

I just love your Dresdens blocks and your use of your dotty fabrics! I do like that full dresden...I may need to get that template (I have the EZ dresden). Thanks for sharing.
Oh yes! We are Brian Regan fans! We have his first DVD at home which we watch often for a good laugh. Funny guy!

KatieQ said...

Thanks for sharing the link for the template. I love your Dresden plates without circle centers. That's going to be a fun quilt.

Patty said...

I like your block!

Barb said...

Oh...I love your quilt...glad you used the red!

Judith said...

Your blocks are so dotty sweet! I love it..and the fabric too. Lovely! Thanks for sharing with us...Judith, Texas

Corrie said...

What a cute block! You rose to the challenge. Really fun.

Gmama Jane said...

Congrats! Top 2 !! I agree!!
Love Love your other quilts too. You are a wonderful quilter!
Blessings
Gmama Jane

Chris said...

Just lovely.

Joyce Carter said...

Very pretty. Love how you made your Dresdens!

Needled Mom said...

I love the colors and the design. Very nice.

Pierro said...

ROSEMARY B here:
I LOVE Brian Regan LOL
and I am indecisive so I know how that is asking everyone and they all give DIFFERENT ANSWERS!!!

I absolutely love our block! Love the trim and I must learn how to do these dresden thingers!

Marvelous creation!
thank you for sharing

sew.darn.quilt said...

The colours are very complimentary together, and the result is a spectacular mini. I love it!

Barbara Woods said...

love your dots

BizyStitches said...

I hope your family agreed that this looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

Shirley Tener said...

This is my favorite of all the projects, I love the colors, the finish project, the modern from traditional. shirley from Simple Sew, its been fun Hopping with you, funnymesjc at gmail dot com

Abbigail said...

I like how this block pops at you! I like the 3 D effect this has! great job!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

My goodness! That is just beautiful! I love it!

Nellie Duclos said...

Leah-I 'checked' out your blog and your Faceted Jewels quilt is stunning. Your little Dresden block is so sweet and it really makes up into a great quilt. After I saw your idea of embroidering the names on the handles of the bag, now I really want a machine that will do that-what a great idea. What kind of machine do you have? From California, thanks for sharing.

sandra said...

They are lovely dresden blocks you ladies are all just do talented. It will be a beautiful quilt when finished and I like the dresden block without circle in middle. Thanks for sharing.

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Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely dots thanks for sharing!

Rebeckah Austin said...

I like it!

Denise :) said...

Very, *very* nice! And I like the color scheme, too!! :)

Pauline said...

Stunning beauty! Less is more, this is super! Thanks for showing!

blueberrymoon said...

Lovely, Thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely dresdenesk if that's a word, flowers.

Patty D from NC said...

i really like the dresdens! nice job.

Fiesta said...

Wow! Simply delightful!

Quilter Kathy said...

That is a funny video! I'm going to go back and watch more of that comic. Great blocks!

evelyn said...

Wonderful dresdens. Love the blue/brown colour combo.

OhioLori said...

Love your blocks!!! Both ways are Awesome!!! GREAT job!! :)

LJ said...

Your block is so cute. You did a great job of incorporating dots into this block and he and his buddies are darling/handsome together. Just lovely.

Vesuviusmama said...

What a pretty block! I love your color combo.

MoeWest said...

Your Dresdens are very pretty! You picked a colour combo that I love.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Loved your colors!! Loved your quilt!!

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

Great Dresden!
Thanks for sharing and hopping along.
Love your faceted jewels, too... took a quick look and now am a follower.

Karen said...

Great job! I've never seen a full dresden like that before. Thanks for sharing!

Cynthia said...

Your blue and brown dresdens are gorgeous! I really like the quilt. I also love the first block you made with the half dresdens in the corners. Well done!

Kim said...

Awesome dresdens. I love those color combos.

♥Duff said...

wow! gorgeous beginnings of a quilt! I always figured that the reason the Dresden blocks are covered in the center is due to so many seams intersecting, but yours look great...must be some other reason!:O)

Connie said...

What wonderful dots and your dresdens are beautiful!!

Ariane said...

I really love your block!! Your quilt will be gorgeous!!!

Mimi said...

I love it!! I love the colours you chose too!! Thanks for sharing a sweet idea.

Wendy said...

What a beautiful block! I love it and it looks great with its friends too!

Debuko said...

Lovely block!!! Thanks for sharing !

Lisa in Port Hope said...

Great Dresden!

Maria Kievit said...

Fabulous dresdens! WIll make a really sharp looking quilt! Thanks for sharing.

Quilt n Queen said...

Dots and Dresden Plates sure go good together. Your quilt is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing, enjoy your weekend. Pauline