Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Dots on Dots Blog Hop



Welcome to my day of the Dots on Dots Blog Hop.  Thank you Corrie  of  QuiltTaffy for being our hostess (you can always get the daily schedule from Corrie on the button on my sidebar) and for the lovely Madam Samm of SewWeQuilt for the innovation.  I will be sharing the day with these lovely ladies, so be sure to visit all :









 
I dumped a lot of 'dotty' fabric - dots were every where until I was seeing spots before my eyes.  Yes, these are great dots - they soothed the soul.  AND they helped to find my 'muse'.  Let's go with some fun and whimsy with this.



First my musical hen - hey, chickens clucking and roosters crowing sound like music!  This pattern is from The Quilter's Cache - SillyChickenBlock and even a beginner paper piecer can tackle this block.  BUT, there needs to be more to this little lady as this is an 8" block..........



Lots of lovely little bugs for her to snack on - and look - she's given us lots of eggs in return!  Of course, we need a 'dotty' binding.  And I just had to add some little buttons - yes, hearts for us who love chickens.




We're still on the farm.  We need a dancing cow for our musical chicken.  This is a pattern found at NorthernQuilts (Crazy,Happy,Cow pdf).  Yes, she needs some dressing up, too.............


 
 
 
Now cows like to be in a herd, so I added more 'dotty' cows in the border and borders of daisies and apples - yes there's dots in there.  And a nice big pink button for her udder - silly girl!
 
 


I got a little more whimsical - I love this pattern from 'bonus web page' on Quiltmaker under their 'freebies'.  Yes, I dressed this one up..............




This silly Sand Crane is out for a walk along the beach - looking thru the grass for  her misplaced eggs.

I hope you have enjoyed my bit of fun with dots - and I have a give away for my lovely visitors today.. 




Oh, the delightful 'Pickels' panel by Brian Crane for Timeless Treasures and 1 yd of coordinating fabric.  Just leave a comment, comments open until Friday, Sept. 21st (midnight EST), will ship over seas.  Just be sure you are not a 'no-reply' or anon.  Winner will be contacted and announced on the 22nd.

Thank you for stopping in

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon   

152 comments:

  1. How fun to be sharing the dotty day with you!
    I love your great dotty projects...especially the cow!
    And who knew there was Pickles fabric?!? My parents love that cartoon! Happy Dotty Day!

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  2. LOVE your dotty blocks, Sharon! They are FUN and UNIQUE! How do you thing of these things!

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  3. Love the whimsy of your post Sharon...with lol!
    I'll be back for sure ... would LoVe to win this panel...it's soooo me! :)

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  4. Love the crane, I am sure her eggs are only mislaid, pardon the pun, not lost. I admit to being truly dotty.

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  5. Sharon your parade of dotty animals was so much fun!!! I enjoyed every minute of it - great post!!!

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  6. how clever you are Sharon love the animals the chook is my favourite,well done.xx

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  7. How clever those blocks are! Love the chicken idea. I have a chicken lover in my family so it is a good inspiration for a hand made gift.

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  8. All your little quilts look wonderful! The cow's utter made me giggle. I an a paper piecer, so you get my vote! Thank you for sharing and the great giveaway. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  9. I especially like the sand crane and the lovely dotty green fabric in the layout!

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  10. Super! I like your musical hen, dancing cow and silly Sand Crane (hope she'll find her eggs), thanks for showing your funny Dots!

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  11. You did a lot with a dot! I love the birdies!

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  12. They are all great - lovely giveaway too. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Sharon, these are such fun blocks! Thanks for sharing them. :-)

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  14. Sharon I love your dotty chicken!! I'd love a quilt/flock of these! I'm off to check out the pattern!
    Thanks!

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  15. Love all of your animals done in dots! And I love Mr and Mrs Pickles! They are so funny! What a fun project to work on!

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  16. Love all your dotty animals but the crane is real cute. What a fun project. thank you for sharing.

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  17. I like the silly sand crane. Haha. So funny and cute. :)

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  18. Cranes and cows and chickens - Oh, My! What a lovely story and beautiful blocks. Thanks for sharing both with us here in Blog Land. You did an awesome job.
    Debby in Northern VA

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  19. First I loved the chicken, then the cow, then the sand crane best. I'm so glad I don't have to choose which is my favourite!

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  20. Sharon, the cow cracks me up. I love your dots!

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  21. I love your blocks with the different animals. All sew fun and dotty Thanks for sharing

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  22. aacckk! You forgot the pig! ha!

    LOVE your happy blocks! They made me smile!

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  23. Good Morning Sharon...oh wow...look at these delightful dot blocks, completed, framed, buttoned...and dotty...YOU did it again...YOU made me smile....your dots has me dancing too...

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  24. Love it! So creative and unique. Great use of your dots.

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  25. Your blocks are adorable, I love the chicken block! Thank you for the chance to win such a lovely giveaway.

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  26. The first two are just perfect for the farm and the sand crane is just cute and fun! Love the way you have used your dots! Thanks for the fun!

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  27. One is dottier than the next. Can't even pick a favorite. The critters are great but the overall minis with their embellishments are just terrific. Thanks for hopping with us.

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  28. So cute! Your Paper piecing is so nicely done. Love the cow. She looks very happy.

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  29. Love these blocks - that crane is so cute!

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  30. Love your blocks. Ithank you for sharing them

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  31. Sharon, your blocks are adorable! Love the paper pieced blocks and how you added some great fabrics to complete them. Well done!

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  32. Wow you are so clever. The button as an 'udder' is well done - nice embellishing :) Supe rgiveaway too!! I love dotty fabrics and this has been a super hop so far!

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  33. You really outdid yourself with your wonderful whimsy and creativity - I cannot not pick just one as a favorite - all so cute and dots everywhere. Thanks for participating. Judy C

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  34. How fun! Love your whimsical dottiness! :)

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  35. What do you get when you cross a button with an udder? Butter! Your animal farm brought a smile to my face-that won't leave. Wonderful.

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  36. Sharon they are adorable i dots. I love the cow.....

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  37. I'm just giggling. Every animal I saw was wonderful, and then I saw another that was even cuter. I couldn't decide which I loved the most. Wonderful work!

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  38. oooo your paper piecing are amazing. love the last one. thank's for sharring and hopping with us

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  39. Each block more fun than the last, great little set of projects!

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  40. Rosemary B here:
    I love the musical chicken... so cool and cute at the same time. and that last block is also pretty nifty... and the cow, I know someone who loves cows. Your fabric choices are so nice.
    .... that musical chicken though.... really rang by bell haha
    thanks for sharing your expertise
    I did not know Pickles had this panel. How cute. I love her yellow machine :-)

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  41. I have to admit that the sand crane is my favorite! Cute as can be!

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  42. Your dotties blocks are just prettiest and love your set.The last two ones are my favorite.

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  43. I can tell you have a lot of fun with your quilting. I love all of your blocks; but I am crazy about chickens and dots, so that is a winner in my book. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Your little quilts are adorable!! Thanks for sharing your dotty creations.

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  45. Such a fun collection of silly creatures--a great way to start my day with a smile! Love them! Thanks for hopping with us. :O)

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  46. Your dotty blocks made me giggle! Thanks for the whimsy and the links to the fun blocks.

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  47. Your blocks are really cute and funny. I especially liked the sand crane.A wall hanging made from these blocks would cheer me up and make me smile on a bad day. Thanks for sharing and thank you for your lovely giveaway.

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  48. I love your sand crane and the addition of the tall grasses next to him. So awesome! Thanks for putting him together. :)

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  49. What wonderful work Sharon! I can't decide if I like the chicken or the crane or the cow the best! Too cute! The chicken wire background is perfect!

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  50. Such cute blocks and they looked like fun to make.

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  51. 0h I just love your dotty creations. they make me want to come over to play,as you are just having sew much fun. If distance and time were not and issue I think I would.... ;)
    in stitches

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  52. I just loved your birds and dancing cow!! Super Cute!! Such fun blocks!!

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  53. Sharon, you just made my day sunny and bright! I LOL'd over your delightful critters. Thanks!

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  54. Your whimsie blocks are super cute! Pickels on fabric??? No way...I have to get some of that!

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  55. Oh my gosh!! I love them all!! Great job!

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  56. Hi Sharon I love the sand crane she looks so cute. Thanks for sharing and the Giveaway. Susie x

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  57. I like your animals, especially the crane.
    I didn't know Pickles was on yardage. Thanks for the giveaway.
























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  58. What cute animals! I specially love the crane, the look on her face...!

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  59. Your animals are so cute. I love the sand hill crane!

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  60. What a fabulously fun farm you live on!

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  61. What fun blocks! That crane! and that udder! Classic!! Pickles is my favorite comic strip! thanks for sharing!

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  62. Sharon, you are always so creative and fun! Thank you so much for your parade of dotty birds :) :)

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  63. I love your dotty blocks and your generous give-away.

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  64. What a fun group of dots! Thanks for sharing.

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  65. How fun! Thanks for the laughs this morning! Your dotty animals are so cute!

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  66. Wildly cute, .Hope to see you tomorrow on my Dots to Dots Blog Day..

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  67. Funny! Funny! Really nice job Sharon.

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  68. Oh my gosh, all your blocks are great, but I *ADORE* the chicken! That is SO fun!! And the addition of the little ladybugs in the bottom corner was just brilliant! Fun dots on dots post -- great job, Sharon! :)

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  69. Your dots put a smile on me. How to start the day off. Im dancing dots today! As always, happy to visit. Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

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  70. I have been having so much fun looking at everyone's dotty creations. I love all your dotty animals. So much fun.

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  71. hahaha.....what fun - an animated band! Love your creativity with dots.

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  72. Those are all just darling!!!! I LOVE the dots with the designs...it makes them even whackier!

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  73. Cute blocks - thanks for the giveaway!

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  74. Your pp polka dots criiters are so stinkin' cute! Thank you for the links for these characters sew we can stitch up some too!
    Thank you for the chance =)

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  75. I enjoyed your fun dot blocks-especially the sand crane.

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  76. Love your whimsical blocks and your feline helper-I have 3 so there's always extra help when I need it. My husband said little Tabitha, our black rascal, took pins out of some fabric I had on the ironing board the other day. It's amazing what she can do without an opposible thumb! As a result, there's never a dull moment in our house. Thanks for sharing-from CA,USA!

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  77. Love your whimsical blocks! Great choice of colour and variety! Thanks for sharing.

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  78. Love the fun blocks Sharon! That snd crane could be turned into a stork with a hat too...sister in law is having a baby so everything I see turns into nursery stuff! Thanks for the giveaway- I love Pickles. Muffin is my favorite!

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  79. Love the animals, especially the sand crane and chicken. Love the beige backgroud fabric for the chicken....where did you find it? I've been looking for some like it without success.

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  80. What fun blocks! Thanks for the dotty inspiration! pbstrand@msn.com

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  81. He he, your blocks are so funny, I LOVE that dancing cow!

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  82. That Sand Crane and the chicken blocks look fun! I'm a fan of Pickles and am so surprised someone else has this panel and coordinating fabric!

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  83. Happy Dotty Wednesday!! I love your cow.. its so cute!! I love pickles!!

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  84. Great use of dots! The piggy is my favorite.

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  85. Love your chicken and sand crane! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us and inspiring us all.

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  86. Hee Hee!!!! These are just adorable!!! Love them!!!! Thanks for all the links!!!! I certainly would love to have these around!!!!

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  87. love the c

    mindingmomma at aol dot com

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  88. Just LOVE your blocks! Especially the chicken one. So cute. I'm going to have to get that pattern now and make myself a little lap quilt. I can use it when I sit out and watch my chickens.
    lisa(at)vetteklisa(dot)com

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  89. So I see you have been doting along, and your blocks are great.

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  90. Love the Pickles pair! Him and me are just like her and he. LOL
    Hugs

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  91. I love the silly hen from quilters cache, as well as the sand crane. Love Dots! Great post, great blocks, great blog. <3

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  92. Your mini quilts are all so much fun! I especially like the silly chicken. Thanks for a chance in the giveaway.

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  93. Your farm critters are simply divine! And adorable!

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  94. Those blocks are soooo adorable!

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  95. Very clever use of dots, Sharon! I love the Sand Crane and the others as well. "Pickles" says it all for us quilters, doesn't she!" Wonder if the author has a quilter for a wife! Thanks for the opportunity to win the giveaway.

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  96. Love the chicken block! I'd love to be included.

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  97. Oh my these are all really 'sew' funny. Love the cow the best. LOL
    Thanks for the give away and here's hoping I win.

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  98. You really polka dotted the entire farm and what fun you have had. Thanks for sharing...those are wonderful!

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  99. Love all you Dotty animals :) specially the crane! he is just too adorable !
    Thanks for sharing
    Marta

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  100. What a fantastic little farm you have growing. I can just imagine adding sheep, ducks, pigs & horses until there are enough to make a baby quilt. would be great for a girl or boy. Thank you for the chance to win.

    Marj in Mexico

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  101. All of your dotty animals are fun. I love the cows udder. Your giveaway looks like fun, but no need to put me in for the drawing.

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  102. I peeked at your creations over on pintrest and love that silly crane! The cow and the chicken made me smile- especially her udder ( the cow's not the chickens )

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  103. What fun blocks.....lol. love them all!! thanks for the giveaway

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  104. Such an adorable collection of dotty animals!

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  105. I love your chicken and your sand crane! Thanks for sharing.

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  106. Just delightful Sharon ,your blocks made me smile , so very creative , thanks for sharing .

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  107. Sharon, I am not sure which block I like best, they are all great! Thanks for being part of the hop.

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  108. That chicken is awesome! When the kids go to bed I'm printing it out so I can have the pattern. Thanks for sharing!

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  109. Love all your dotty, silly blocks! The crane is my favorite.

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  110. Your dits are sew much fun, thanks.

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  111. Sharon, I really enjoyed your bit of fun with dots. The chicken is just the cutest...I love it!! Thanks for sharing your fun blocks. You are always an inspiration. Happy stitching, Pauline

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  112. Your cow udder just cracked me up Sharon!!

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  113. Oh I love all your fun blocks. You are sending me off to sleep with a smile

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  114. I especially liked your sand crane. Very whimsical and fun. And I love the fabric giveaway...I love the pickles comics...my mom cut out the one where the husband mistook the word quilter for quitter...so funny.
    thanks for the chance at a giveaway!

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  115. I love your paper pieced animals, they are really great! I also like the easel that you display them on. Very original!

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  116. Your panels are wonderful. You had so much fun. Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win.

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  117. My favorite is the sand hill crane, love his long stride. Love the all.

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  118. Sharon - I love your whimsical dots - very ingenious! And I love Pickles and could make up something good for a friend who needs a laugh.

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  119. Wonderful blocks and they made me smile. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  120. Loved all your dotty animals. I love your giveaway a lot too. Thanks for parting with it for one of us lucky readers.

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  121. You do know that Pickles is my FAVORITE cartoon cuz it is just like my husband and I!!!! Love your quilt blocks too
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  122. Your dotty blocks have me smiling in delight! I'm in love with your musical chicken - too cute.


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

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  123. Goodness your blocks are so cute! I love those farm animals. Sew fun!

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  124. Fantastic blocks!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  125. What cute blocks, thanks for the giveaway.

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  126. You little quilts are so fun and whimsical!! I just love them!!!

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  127. How adorable!!! Living on a farm, your critters fit right in here!

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  128. I love your polka dot critters, they are awesome. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  129. I really enjoyed your blocks. They made me smile.bthanks for sharing.

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  130. My goodness, they are all wonderful! The sand crane really speaks to me, though.

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  131. The dancing cow is "uddderly" fabulous!!

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  132. Oh my, you really did have fun with these. Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway.

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  133. Sharon we're traveling so I'm a bit behind my Dots blog hopping but couldn't help but tell you I love your chicken and your cow and your sand crane - so much fun! I can't believe you had fabric that looked like eggs for the chicken - love that! blessings, marlene

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  134. Cute, Cute, Dotty Projects. The animals are adorable. The story that will go with this quilt will be entertaining. Love the Pickles Fabric! Reading that cartoon is too close to home some days.

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  135. I'm re-visiting the Dots-on-Dots blog-hop as I didn't get to some on their day. Love your farm animal blocks, especially the cow! What a great idea with the button. :-)
    I have never seen the Pickles in fabric before, and the comments on the panel are so true for me.
    Thank you for a chance to win (I wish). Luba

    chris.luba@sympatico.ca

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  136. Such cute blocks, Sharon. Love that they are all animal related.

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  137. Loooooooooove! Way to cute! Of course, I'm running late as usual! Wonderful blocks girlfriend. Just wonderful!
    xx

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  138. Oh, I love the cow, Sharon!!!
    AND the Quiltmaker bird! I need that one!!!
    Thanks for joining in the fun again.

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  139. Great blocks. The pink button on your cow is wonderful!! I love that panel. Thank you for such fun projects.

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  140. Beautiful work. I love the sand crane block...look so real!

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