Friday, September 14, 2012

Dots on Dots Blog Hop

It is finally my turn on the Dots on Dots Blog Hop. Many thanks to Madame Samm from !Sew WE Quilt! and Corrie from Quilt Taffy. They are the ones who organized this hop.

Before I show you my blocks, I don't want to forget to tell you where to find all of today's posters. They are:

September 14th
Archimedes' Bathtub (That's me!)
 
 
Hopefully, I did that right and the links are clickable! Now this hop started on September 10 and continues until September 21. To find the information for any of the other days click on the Dots to Dots logo off on the side. The blocks and projects that people have shown so far are well worth checking out. 

Good. Now that I've taken care of business, I'm eager to show what I made. FYI, all of my blocks are 12 1/2" square (unfinished).

First up is a Dresden Plate block. 
Every single one of those fabrics except for the background has dots on it. I've had to laugh at how many people so far have included a Dresden block in the Dots on Dots hop. It just seems to fit! They're all different though. I needleturn appliqued the plate onto the background and the center onto the plate. I just like how it looks with that applique method.

The next two block were just me playing around to see what I could come up with. They aren't  particular named blocks that I know of.

The red is a little flange I added to spice up the block a little. I like the way it came out.


I hope you've enjoyed seeing my work. I'll be participating in another hop during October called Wicked (see side bar). It has a Halloween theme and I've been planning my contribution to that one.



89 comments:

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Fun blocks...especially love the black and white with touch of red! TFS

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Dresdens are classics, not matter what fabric used. Love the improve block very much! Thank you for sharing today.

Connie said...

What wonderful blocks Diann! I think dots look so perfect in a Dresden block and that is why we've seen several of them, love the great dots you have used!

Joanne said...

These blocks are so fun! I love the touch of red and often use either that or yellow in my black and white quilts. Even though many have made the Dresden block, I never tire of seeing them. They all look different because of the fabric choices. Thanks for sharing! :-)

Theresa said...

Great blocks - particularly your lovely Dresden.

Sunshine Girl said...

Great blocks - I love the dresden plate one and the red on the black and white spots really do make them stand out dont they - lovely.

Judy B said...

Love all your blocks! The black and white with the red sashing is stunning. Great job. Thank you for sharing.

Heleen Groot said...

I especially like your last block, the colours are amazing. I have to congratulate you on your amazing applique! It looks stunning! I simply cannot do round shapes..... but I start a applique course in October, so hoping I will be able to applique round shapes soon.

Britt-Inger said...

Your blocks are very fun. I love them all, but my favorite is the black and white.Thanks for sharing
Britt-Inger in Sweden

Sue said...

Great blocks. All of the dresden blocks that have been used is making me want to try one myself. Thanks for sharing.

charlotte said...

Very nice. Love the black and white.

Fiesta said...

Great blocks.

Debuko said...

What a great blocks!! Thanks for sharing.

Thearica said...

Dresdans are always fun! I have enjoyed seeing them all because they are each unique!

I also forgot to turn off my word verification for the hop to make it easier for the hoppers. I had to go back and redo my settings. :)

Patty D from NC said...

thanks for sharing - I like that dresden block

Gill said...

Great blocks! I especially like your dresden plate!

Jamie Lee said...

All of the dresdens are lovely including yours!

Mommarock said...

The dresden's do fit, and I think they have been among some of my favorites so far. I love it!

Cindy Staub said...

Love the black and white block! You did a lovely job with your dot blocks...

gpc said...

I love them all, each has such a unique mood!

Kim said...

I love your dresden block. It's really pretty.

Sheila said...

Great blocks, everyone does love the Dresden Plate block. Thanks for being part of the hop.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Like them all. All sew different. The green is soothing, calm. Love the red white and black (one of my fav color combos) and the diagonal across your last block is terrific.

Leah said...

Wonderful! Love your Dresden block

pinsandneedles said...

Great blocks of dots! Love the black and white with the touch of red and your modern strip block! Thanks!

Joyce Carter said...

Oh! I really love your Dresden. Green is my favorite color so this one just made me so happy to see. Thank you so much for sharing it.

Rosa said...

Dresden love color and love the fabrics you have used.Thanks for sharing!!

krislovesfabric said...

Your blocks are all fun and imaginative...thanks for sharing!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love your blocks!!

Linda said...

I love the Dresden plate block! It does seem to lend itself to dots!
Great job!

Chris said...

Hmmmm.......very modern and very nice!

Katherine said...

Oh, what fun you've created with your dotty blocks, Diann! That touch of red on your b&w block was inspired - it really adds some sparkle. I especially love your Dresden block - the fabrics you chose are perfect.

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

Needled Mom said...

Love the Dresden Plate block!!! The others are wonderful too - especially the modern one.

Marjorie Paul said...

Love the green dotted Dresden! And really like the black and white with the bit of red - striking! I enjoyed what you did - thank you.

Lori said...

Love your dotty blocks. Especially the black and white one. Thanks for sharing.

giddy99 said...

Love the Dresden plate, especially!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Love your blocks. There is something about black and white that just pops! Trhanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

Your blocks are very creative and lovely! I love Dresdens too!

Just Carol said...

Very nice blocks! Your Dresden is beautiful and maybe one day I'll be brave enough to try making one. Thanks for hopping with us.

Kathy H said...

Great blocks and I especially love the dresden.

Diann said...

Checking to see if I actually managed to turn off comment moderation.

Gmama Jane said...

Can you believe I've never made a dresden block before??? I need to make that a to-do list priority! Like your dotty dresden.
Blessings
Gmama Jane

patchouli moon studio said...

Love your Dresden plate. Great colors and dots.

BizyStitches said...

Thanks for the fun read, and thanks for sharing your talent.

Abbigail said...

Yes, there were are lot of dredan plates in this hop! Your's is so crisp! Good job! I like the last block you made with the string look to it. Wonderful!

Cynthia said...

I love your blocks, especially the Dresden!

Pauline said...

Great blocks, I love the Dresden Plate, but the others are super aswel.

Kathy said...

I love your Dresden plate block. Thanks for sharing!

Patty said...

I guess everyone likes your dresden plate. I do too.

Sheila said...

I also love the dresdans plate block , as you said it is perfect for dots.

Catherine said...

Really great blocks. Your green Dresden Block is my favorite.

Charlene S said...

Neat block! I can't wait to see what you come up with for Wicked!

Phyllis said...

Great blocks!

SpartanBabe said...

There are a lot of dresdens aren't there? They are so fun! Thanks for sharing your blocks with us :o)

Donna said...

My first stop at your blog, now it's on my Favorites List.

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
WOW beautiful blocks... all of them. I love the black and white with the red border, snazzy.
Thanks for sharing your pretty stuffNoecte74

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

Hi!!! All of your blocks are very pretty!!!!

blueberrymoon said...

Fantastic fun blocks!!! Thanks for sharing:)

Judith said...

Fun with the dreseden block and dots. Great show today and thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely dots thanks for sharing!!

Barbara Woods said...

love your work

Wendy said...

It's funny, but I'd noticed all the dresdens too! Yours is lovely, love the colours.

Ariane said...

Your blocks are beautiful!!!! Love them!!!

Cindy said...

Nice blocks...love the Dresden the best.

Shirley Tener said...

I love Black and white,, had fun with you today !

Beth said...

That Dresden block looks great!

Susan said...

Love your blocks! Thanks for sharing.

evelyn said...

Beautiful blocks, and each so different. I love the black and white with the red flange. The red is a perfect addition.

sandra said...

Your blocks are really cute and a lot of fun, Dresdens always look good in any fabric and are my favorite.. Thanks for sharing.

Snoodles said...

Your blocks are wonderful...thanks for sharing today!

Pamela said...

Love your dresden plate.

Maria Kievit said...

Love the colourful Dresden. Am partial to that block, also. thanks for sharing.

LJ said...

Your dresden was very sweet. I do love the black/white and the last modern block so much. That pop of red was perfect and your "fashioned" fabric in the last block is a great way to use those small pieces and it adds so much interest to the block.

Susan said...

Yes I did enjoy youe blocks very much! Thank you for sharing them! Nice!

Barb said...

Love the Dresden

Karen said...

I really like your last block. So modern and fun! Thanks for sharing.

Debby said...

Diann. Love that Dresden Plate. Did you see that Madame Samm has a survey to see if we'd like that for future blog hops? I also like your free spirit strippy block with the purple and pink. very refreshing. Thanks for sharing. Debby

sew.darn.quilt said...

Thank you for sharing, I really like the addition of the red to the black/white. It looks terrific! =)

MoeWest said...

Your blocks look great! I like the combination of black, white and red too.

Vesuviusmama said...

Dresdens are just classic, aren't they?

Quilt n Queen said...

Diann, yes there are lots of Dresden plate blocks made with dots and everyone of them are unique. Yours is beautiful with it's different shades of green. Thanks for sharing in the hop. Happy stitching, Pauline

Julie said...

The red really makes the block perfect on the black & white one! All of the blocks are so well done!

Corrie said...

Diann, These are really fun. Your Dresden is wonderful. I've never made a circle one - pretty cool. Nice job on all of them!

Farm Quilter said...

Love your black and white, popped with red block!!! How creative of you!!!

Michelle May said...

Love the dresden!

Rebeckah Austin said...

Thanks for sharing :)

CeLynn said...

I love them all!

♥Duff said...

Love the flange--that red really pops!

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

Another Dresden... love seeing all these! And, yes, all different and unique! Great creativity in your other blocks. Thanks for joining in and hopping along.