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.