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:

Quilter Kathy said...

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!

Barbara said...

Your blocks are adorable!

Sheila said...

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

Cheryll said...

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! :)

Pam said...

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

Teresa in Music City said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Nati said...

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.

Judy B said...

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

Janet said...

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

Pauline said...

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

Heleen Groot said...

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

Sunshine Girl said...

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

Joanne said...

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

Gill said...

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

Sue said...

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!

Lyndsey said...

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

hueisei said...

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

Debby said...

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

QuiltSue said...

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!

charlotte said...

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

Britt-Inger said...

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

Thearica said...

aacckk! You forgot the pig! ha!

LOVE your happy blocks! They made me smile!

MdmSamm said...

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...

Betsy said...

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

Quilt Doodle Designs said...

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

Joanne Lendaro said...

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!

tink's mom said...

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.

Linda said...

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

Patty said...

Love these blocks - that crane is so cute!

Dorothy Thornton said...

Love your blocks. Ithank you for sharing them

Lesley said...

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

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

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!

JudyCinNC said...

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

gpc said...

How fun! Love your whimsical dottiness! :)

evelyn said...

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.

Unknown said...

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

Mommarock said...

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!

Cliodana said...

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

krislovesfabric said...

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

Rosemary B❤️ said...

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 :-)

Brenda said...

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

Rosa said...

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

SewWhatsNew said...

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.

Mtntop Quilter said...

Very cute. Love the cow

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

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

Carol S. said...

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)

pinsandneedles said...

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

Joyce Carter said...

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.

Karen said...

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

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

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!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Such cute blocks and they looked like fun to make.

In stitches and seams said...

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

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

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

Brita said...

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

Julie said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Susie said...

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

Patty said...

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
























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mtnquiltr said...

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

Just Quilt It said...

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

Annie said...

What a fabulously fun farm you live on!

Truffle queen said...

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

Wendy said...

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

Linda said...

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

Lyn said...

What a fun group of dots! Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

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

SIMPLESEW said...

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

Corrie said...

Funny! Funny! Really nice job Sharon.

Denise :) said...

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! :)

Judith said...

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

Kathy H said...

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

Chris said...

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

Needled Mom said...

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

blueberrymoon said...

The hen is super duper!! Love it.

Sallie said...

Cute blocks - thanks for the giveaway!

sew.darn.quilt said...

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 =)

Diann said...

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

Anonymous said...

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!

Maria Kievit said...

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

SpartanBabe said...

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!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

Wendy said...

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

Lee Ann L. said...

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!

Mrs.Pickles said...

wow great work!!

barbara woods said...

love your blocks

Laura Ann said...

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

Leah said...

Great use of dots! The piggy is my favorite.

Susan said...

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

carla said...

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

Anonymous said...

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Terry@ a quilting blog said...

What fun blocks...love them!!!

Lisa Cox said...

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

Michele said...

I love your dots :-)

The Slow Quilter said...

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

Unknown said...

really amazing. hugs

Terri said...

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

Annieofbluegables said...

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

MoeWest said...

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

Catherine said...

Your farm critters are simply divine! And adorable!

Barb said...

Those blocks are soooo adorable!

Unknown said...

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.

Deb said...

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

BizyStitches said...

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.

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

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

Smiles,
Kelly

PolkaDotClassic said...

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

Unknown said...

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

KatieQ said...

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.

Bobbie said...

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 )

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

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

Charlene S said...

Such an adorable collection of dotty animals!

Susan said...

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

Sheila said...

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

Sheila said...

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

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

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

LJ said...

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

Kathy MacKie said...

Your dits are sew much fun, thanks.

Quilt n Queen said...

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

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your cow udder just cracked me up Sharon!!

Jeanne Gwin said...

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

Sewgirl said...

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!

dream quilt create said...

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

Lori said...

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

Amy said...

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

Barb N said...

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.

sandra said...

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

Pamela said...

The crane is adorable!

Cindy said...

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

Gmama Jane said...

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

Katherine said...

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!

Kim said...

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

Gosia @ Quilts My Way said...

Fantastic blocks!!! Thanks for sharing.

Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm said...

how fun, I favor the chicken block

Mara said...

What cute blocks, thanks for the giveaway.

Ariane said...

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

Michele said...

Your dotty blocks are a hoot!

Farm Quilter said...

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

Carolyn in Kentucky said...

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

Cecilia said...

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

Vesuviusmama said...

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

♥Duff said...

The dancing cow is "uddderly" fabulous!!

Dolores said...

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

StitchinByTheLake said...

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

Mary said...

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.

Slowpoke said...

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

Rebeckah Austin said...

Love the moo cow!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

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

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Shannon said...

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

hafza said...

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