Thursday, September 20, 2012

Dots On Dots Blog Hop - My Turn!


It`s the last day for the Dots on Dots Blog Hop! Today it is my turn to show my blocks in this wonderfully creative blog hop! Thank you to our hard working hostess Corrie at Quilt Taffy  and to Madam Samm at Sew We Quilt, the inspiration behind this  and many blog hops to come. This has been a great experience. We share, learn and grow and we meet quilters from around the world!

My blocks are unfinished, 11 inches square, made with scraps. I`m crazy for stars and that`s the theme I went with. Yes, I know my last blog hop was starry too.

The star in block one is made from a vintage 1930`s apron. Red and teal are some of my favorite colors. The fabric is linen with sweet red dots.  Isn`t that a sweet flower? The pictures are a little off center because I was standing on a chair on my porch to try and get the good natural light.





Block two. I thought the black dots would look nice against the blue print because there`s a teeny bit of black in there. I`m still not sure about that pink gingham in the center of the star.  Both blocks will be in a star quilt I`m making for my daughter in law. She is worth every stitch. Works full time, is taking double college courses and takes care of my son who has a broken back. 


Please visit the links below to view more great blocks from fabulous quilters. You won`t be disappointed!



Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate it!  I have tried to straighten out my font but it is not cooperating. Sorry about the tiny print.

Cathy

93 comments:

  1. Cathy, I love how your red dotty flower punches through against the Teal! Lovely block...So Dotty Sweet. Thank you for sharing. Judith, Texas

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  2. Love your use of a vintage linen with your dotty block! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Very pretty star blocks. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. They are both lovely - thanks for sharing.

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  5. Your blocks are really pretty and eye catching !

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  6. I loove your dotty stars. They are sew cute!!! Thanks for sharing
    Britt-Inger in Malmö, Sweden

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  7. Great blocks! I love the idea of using a vintage apron for the first one!

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  8. Lovely blocks! thanks for sharing them!

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  9. Great blocks. What lovely fabric. Adorable!

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  10. Love those stars!! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Great stars, love the flower. thanks for hopping with us.

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  12. Good Morning Cathy...some beautiful blocks you created...

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  13. I love how it frames the center like it does!

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  14. Nice stars in dots, thanks for sharing!

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  15. I love your blocks!!
    Super cute. :0)

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  16. Oh those are so pretty! I love the first one with the fussy cut!

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  17. Great blocks! Your stars are so pretty!

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  18. Great dotty stars !! Thanks for sharing .

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  19. Very sweet - for some reason, they remind me of my aunts when I was a little girl.

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  20. Hi!!! Both of your blocks are very pretty!!!! I know your DIL will love them!!! THank You

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  21. I love star blocks, also, and yours are very pretty. Your daughter-in-law is very lucky to have someone to make her a quilt as beautiful as this one will be. But she sounds like an amazing person herself. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  22. Dot and stars make wonderful blocks! The quilt will surely be a star! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. I like your dotty stars. My favorite block is the star block also. Your quilt will look so nice with all those beautiful blocks.

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  24. I love the vintage apron square in your first block--very nice--and the other block looks great with the pink in the middle. It sounds like your daughter-in-law is worth the time and effort a quilt like you're making requires. As for your son, a broken back sounds painful and I hope he has a speedy recovery. Thanks for hopping with us!

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  25. Great blocks. All the best to you and your family

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  26. Cathy your blocks are wonderful and I especially like the one made from a vintage apron. blessings, marlene

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  27. Stars are a go to block. Sure to please.

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  28. Beautiful blocks! And I really like the pink in the center of the blue one! What a wonderful mother-in-law you are! Great job!

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  29. great blocks--way to stash bust, sister!!

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  30. Wonderful blocks and I love the flower in the center!

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  31. I LOVE your first block--that fabric is so sweet!

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  32. Oh my, your first block is a beauty and the second has an cosy flair about it, they will look great in a quilt! Your DiL will be so pleased to have you as MiL!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Oh those are so pretty, I love how you fussy cute the middle. Glad you did not fall off the chair!! LOL!

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  34. Oh I do like these. Very sweet!
    Thank you for sharing =)

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  35. ROSEMARY B here:
    super cute blocks, I like both of them, the first one is lovely because it is red and red pops. The second one, I love the gingham center because it brings out the little pink flowers in the background fabric! really sweeet
    thanks for sharing your creativity today

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  36. I love star blocks! That red one really caught my eye. I know your D-I-L will love the quilt.

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  37. Love the blocks and the pink center looks perfect. It will be a wonderful quilt for a wonderful daughter-in-law!!

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  38. Your blocks are beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  39. Cathy-Love your little blocks, my favorite is the red one. Your pictures of the high desert are beautiful. It must be scary when you get an electrical storm never knowing what havoc it will leave behind. The weather this summer has been so crazy. Here in the SF Bay Area it's been cool-I just keep waiting for us to get the high heat that everyone else had, but so far it never came. I'm hoping we'll have some good rain, as we can certainly use it and it will keep the pollen down as my allergies have forced me to stay inside. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hello Nellie,

      Thank you for the nice comment. Our monsoon season is over so the storms should be gone. The lightening in the phone line was scary. All my neighbors had the same experience. I hear rain is slowly moving up this way from Mexico. My friends next door were in SF about a month ago. They liked the cooler weather. Thank you again for stopping by.

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  40. That is the sweetest little red flower, I bet it was a cute apron, that's a great idea to put it in your quilt. Your dil is a lucky girl.

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  41. Wonderful dots. I love that color combination too.

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  42. Great Dotting,, its been fun hopping with you. shirley from Simple Sew, funnymesjc at gmail dot com. I dont think its you and your computer, its google they are having problems from the switch over.

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  43. Love your star blocks - great use of colours that make them pop! Thanks for sharing!!

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  44. Your blocks are beautiful. Are you making more to make a large quilt? They will go together and look great.

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  45. Sweet blocks! There's just something about stars that makes me make them over and over and over again!

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  46. I love stars too, as well as dots, so yours is a winning combination. What a blessing to have a great daughter in law. So sorry about your son.

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  47. Great blocks. I love the vintage red, and the blue background fabric.

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  48. HI! VERY PRETTY RED DOT BLOCK!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  49. Pretty blocks. There's an old-fashioned gentleness to them.

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  50. Very nicely done!
    Thanks for sharing you dot blocks and joining in the fun.
    (I am a new follower, too.)

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  51. ooops, no, I'm not a new follower. :-/
    Must've followed from a previous hop... but nice to visit you again.

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  52. Is it nice to use vintage fabrics. The block are really nice.

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  53. Fab blocks! I love red so that one is my favourite

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  54. Thanks for sharing your very nice dotty stars.

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  55. I like your stars. The quilt will be fab.!!

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  56. Oh wonderful stars, I love how you did that scallop . Really lovely
    I am follower of your blog.
    cheers
    maggie

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  57. Red star with flower center is my favorite. Love it. Thanks for sharing. Debby

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  58. Your blocks are beautiful! The quilt for your DIL will be a lovely gift. Best wishes for your son's recovery.

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  59. These are beautiful. I especially like the first one. Thanks for sharing your work with us today. :-)

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  60. Sweet blocks. Thanks for sharing.

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  61. Lovely blocks. I can see why you like stars (and dots)! Thanks for sharing.

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  62. I love the stars. I'm surprised each time I visit a site to see what a fellow quilter has designed. I love stars and I love dots - what a create team. Thank you for taking time to particpate and share with us - that's what it has taken to make this successful. Thank you!

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  63. Love your dotty blocks!!! Thanks for sharing and being a part of the hop!

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  64. I think the pink gingham looks perfect there! Just love both of your dotty blocks. Well wishes for your son's quick recovery.

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  65. The fussy cut center is cute! I like starts too!

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  66. These are beautiful quilt blocks! I'm sorry to hear about your son --I hope all will be well!

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  67. Love the dotty red block and the flower is just as sweet as can be. Some people (like your daughter-in-law) are the unsung daily heroes in our lives.

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  68. I love all the vintage-y fabrics you used.

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  69. You had me at the red and then you added a pink. WoW factor for you!! Thanks

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  70. Nice star blocks! That will be one sweet quilt when done! Thanks for sharing.

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  71. Love your Star blocks...the vintage apron block is my favorite..love the flower in the center! :) Great job!

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  72. Catherine, I love your red polka dots and the fussy cut center. Great job, thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend, Pauline

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  73. Love the dotty red block, I really love how you fussy cut the flower for the center! So cute!

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  74. Love your dotty stars! Very nicely done. Thanks for sharing.

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  75. Your stars are adorable! What a wonderful idea to use a vintage apron!

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  76. I love your vintage stars. They are beautiful.

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  77. I love stars too, they are always the blocks I am drawn to. Thanks for sharing!

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  78. Very pretty blocks, especially love the red one. ( I love red)

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  79. Very pretty blocks, especially love the red one. ( I love red)

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