Thursday, September 20, 2012

Dots in the wind

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Welcome! I'm so glad you are visiting today, whether as one of the stops on the Dots on Dots Blog Hop or as one of my loyal followers. Those of you that read my regular posts know that a few days ago I was unsure exactly which plan I was going to use for this blog hop.

If you want to read that nutty post, go right on over. I'll wait for you.
Humm dee dee.......

Ok, so you are back now. Good. Well as you can see below, I went with Plan D.

This block is called Windblown Square. I followed the tutorial Jeni posted on her blog In Color Order. This is very easy to make and it resulted in some really cool blocks.

Before I show you my blocks though, I have to tell you that I had totally different plans for this photo shoot. I had the perfect setting all picked out but no thanks to the massive thunderstorms and tornado watch we had Tuesday night, every thing in site yesterday morning was S.O.A.K.E.D.  I certainly didn't want to get all my pretty blocks wet. A hunt around the house scrounged up the alternative scenery you see below. I ended up clipping the blocks to the back of my daughter's baby doll stroller and guess what, the seat and canopy is Dots, so it totally fits today's theme.

Enough of my ramblings....I know you just want to see what I made. Well here you go.

  This is my 1st block. I really love the wild pink dot fabric that is the center of the block and chose 2 other dotty fabric that coordinate for the other bits.
Then I was trying to decide which other fabrics in my dotty pile to put together for the next block and thought to take one last look in my stash in case I missed any possibilities. Ya know what? I did...well sort of anyway. I had a bunch of charms left over from the Luving Sunshine quilt and decided to incorporate some of them into these blocks. The colors were all those that I was already working with and a great number of them had dots. Here is my block #2. I just couldn't resist adding the Minnie Mouse ears prop since it teams up so nicely with the red dot fabric in the center.
Block #3 incorporated the little owls. The green center fabric is most definitely dots, just really tiny ones.
Here is block #4. On the alphabet fabric in the side blocks, both the A's and the C's are dotty. The dots on the green fabric reminds me of jelly beans.
These 12" blocks are even the perfect size for a doll quilt for the babies.
Sorry for that little side trip. I know....back to my blocks. Here is the next one I made. Again the center blue fabric is a very small dot print. My baby girl's Pink Dot Ballet Heart Box coordinates perfectly and holds all her favorite treasures.
Block #6 sports adorable turtles. Do you see the dots on some of their shells?
I have 6 more of these blocks in process and would have finished them Tuesday night but a little problem called a power outage for 4 1/2 hours put a halt to that plan. It went out right as we were finishing dinner and didn't come back until after we all went to bed. No electricity makes it pretty impossible to use my sewing machine amd iron, don't ya think?
If you want to see the finished quilt top, check back in a few days. I hope to get the rest of the blocks completed and them sewn together in rows before the weekend is over.

And please remember to visit all of the fantastic stops on today's schedule.


Simple words are not enough to express my deepest thanks to Corrie and Madame Samm for organizing yet another totally awesome hop. I feel honored to be able to participate, to see so many wonderful creations and to meet so many terrific new-to-me-bloggers. This quilty world that we are proud to be members of is pretty fantastic in my humble opinion.


87 of you added your own colorful comments:

  1. You're early! Ha! Luv all those sweet dotty blocks ~ you are a whiz!

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  2. Awesome!!! Love the baby carriage block holder ... hope your daughter didn't mind the loan :) Your blocks are very well done and great job doing so many!! Thank you so much Michele for the share and I'm really glad you're safe and sound in the weather area now.

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  3. Love all your dotty blocks and can't wait to see the finished quilt. Looks like the "twins" love their blankie, lol! Thank you for sharing.

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  4. All of these blocks are so pretty and you better believe I will be back here to see the finished product. I know it will be spectacular. Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  5. A lovely set of dotty blocks - glad you weathered our storm - geesh!! This will be such a sweet quilt.

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  6. A beautiful set of blocks--love them! I'll definitely be watching for the finished quilt. :O)

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  7. They are all lovely - cant wait to see the finished one! thanks for sharing.

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  8. I love your wind blown blocks, and they are perfect for doll quilts :)

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  9. Your dotty blocks are great, I'll definitely be coming back to see the finished quilt. Love all of your dotty props too :)

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  10. so cute! I will be sure to pop by to see the finished quilt top! thanks for sharing your lovely work!

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  11. I love your Windblown Square! I'm sure your little girl will be dotty for that doll quilt! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I laughed out loud while reading your post. So recognizable. I love your blocks, they are (all of them) extremely cute. Well done!

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  13. I love your dotty blocks. what a time you've had getting everything ready to share with us!! thank you!

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  14. Your dotty blocks are all lovely and even an excited quilter can´t stop the storm. Thanks for sharing
    Britt-Inger in Malmö, Sweden

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  15. Those blocks are wonderful. Thanks for letting us see all of your fun work. Darn power outage! I'll be back to see the finished product!

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  16. Good Morning Michele....lovely blocks...this will make a delicious dotted quilt...your pics are very good

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  17. Great looking blocks and the start of a fantastic quilt!

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  18. Such beautiful blocks! I can't decide which Windblown Square I love best, but I'll look forward to seeing them all together - spectacular!

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  19. I love this block pattern! I loved number one and two, I thought they couldn't get better, and then they did. Number 6 is my favorite...I think. I may have to try this block pattern.

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  20. Beautiful blocks. So cute how you pinned them to the doll stroller to take the pics. Like your colors.

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  21. Love the blocks and yes they would be a great baby doll blankie. thanks for sharing with us.

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  22. Beautiful blocks, they will make a wonderful quilt :)

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  23. Those look like really fun blocks! Great job!

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  24. Love the blocks, and thanks DD for the use of the stroller so we could see the beautiful blocks :)

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  25. Hi!!! Your blocks are sew pretty!!! Love your photo shoot!!!! I will be watching to see the finish!!!! Thank You

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  26. Nice! Love your blocks! thanks for sharing!

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  27. Love that pattern! All your blocks are wonderful! Nice work.

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  28. The windblown square is a pretty and versatile block and you made terrific fabric choices. Nice job!

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  29. This is a great block pattern - it really uses the dot fabrics beautifully. I'll be looking forward to seeing the top. blessings, marlene

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  30. Love your quilt blocks. It will be a gorgeous quilt. Thanks for sharing

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  31. What pretty dotty blocks! We're so glad you didn't get blown away by the storms and could share these with us. Thank you!

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  32. What pretty choices of fabrics for all your dotty blocks! Your blocks will look terrific together!

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  33. Beautiful blocks and they will sure make a fantastic quilt !! Thanks for sharing ,

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  34. Wow, you've been very busy!! I like the pattern you chose, the blocks will be a great quilt but would be beautiful totes or dolly blankets, too!

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  35. Your blocks are lovely...looking forward to seeing the quilt. Thanks for sharing.!

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  36. You made a lot of pretty blocks,despite all the trials and tribulations you've had.

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  37. Gorgeous blocks! I loved the fabrics that you used in each and everyone of them! Great job. Thank you for sharing.

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  38. Lovely blocks and the fabric find was great. Look forward to seeing what you put together. Thank you for sharing today...Judith, Texas

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  39. I am sorry, I am sitting here laughing about the doll carriage...that was soooo fun and cute...

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  40. That is a nice block design & it's a great size. I love the red & yellow one. They will all be really nice together. Cute!

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  41. Oh that's gonna be a lovely quilt. Living in Mickey & Minnie's back yard, I loved the Minnie hat with the dotty bow.

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  42. Beautiful dotted blocks, Michele. They are going to make up into a fabulous quilt! I'll be watching for it...

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  43. Oh I will be back! I just love your blocks and the colors you used.

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  44. GREAT blocks and the dotty doll stroller is perfect for showing them.

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  45. Michelle-Those Wind Blown square blocks will make a great quilt. From California, thanks for sharing.

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  46. Very pretty blocks. They will made such a nice quilt. I think those dollies might want a doll quilt with some of those blocks!

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  47. When the adorable blocks are put together they will make up into a really fun colorful quilt. Thanks for sharing your story and talent.

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  48. Oh these blocks are fantastic, I like 'em! =)
    Thank you for sharing

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  49. Your blocks are beautiful...I can't wait to see them all together. It is going to be a very cheerful quilt.

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  50. enjoyed spotting your dots... I'm next on Friday!

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  51. I love them all and the cute color choices.. you really did a great job. Its been fun Dotting with you shirley from Simple Sew

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    1. These blocks should make a very cute quilt! Sorry about losing the power!

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  53. ROSEMARY B here:
    I like this block, I also love the different colors you made. REEALLY cute
    Oh I will come back and look at the finished project for sure!
    thank you for sharing today

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  54. You did a beautiful job with all of these blocks even with all of your problems I hope that your storms are over. Thanks for sharing

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  55. Absolutely lovely blocks, sweet colored fabric. Thanks for showing!

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  56. Your blocks are lovely! Wonderful inspiration! Thanks for being a part of the blog hop.

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  57. Thank you for sharing your lovely blocks! I especially like the ones with red in them. It really pops the design.

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  58. Great blocks, Michele, but I especially love your block holder! ;-)
    I hope the weather cooperates so you can get some more sewing in.
    Thanks for joining in and sharing your blocks... lovely fabrics, too.

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  59. I really like your blocks! They are so bright and cheerful. I can't wait to see what your quilt ends up looking like...and you will have so much fun quilting on all that white space on Lucy!!

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  60. Love all your Dotty Blocks!!! Excited to see the finished Quilt! You are sooooo creative!! :)

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  61. Great blocks. Love your fabrics. You are right about them being the right size for a dolly quilt.

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  62. Cute blocks. My favorite of them all is the one with the red - and Minnie's ears, too. Aren't we all really tied up to the power thing...when ours goes out I can think of a million things to do but they ALL require electricity. And I always think that's the perfect time to iron but, oh dear, I just can't because, ya know, no electricity! lol

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  63. Your blocks look great! I'll be back to see how it all comes together.

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  64. Your blocks turned out perfect! These will make a gorgeous quilt.

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  65. Beautiful blocks and they will make a great quilt!

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  66. Your blocks are so pretty. I love the beautiful fabrics and they will make gorgeous doll quilts.

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  67. holy smokes, lady! You're out-sewing the rest of us!! And wow are those blocks gorgeous!

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  68. What wonderful blocks!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  69. Love your blocks and they turned out perfect!! Thanks for sharing!

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  70. Your blocks are lovely! That's going to be one pretty (and quick!) quilt

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  71. Love your dotty blocks!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  72. Love your blocks! Thanks for sharing!

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  73. Michele, great blocks....they would make an adorable doll blanket. Thanks for sharing!! Enjoy your weekend, Pauline

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  74. Love the design. The 2 with red fabric are my favorite. Love the turtles.

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  75. Love these blocks! Still catching up from last week.
    xx

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  76. Great block I also chose it for a block swap at my quilting retreat last week fun to do love your dots and the photo shoot setting is perfect

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