Today is my Day to post what I came with for the theme "Dots on Dots" in either 10.5 or 12.5 in Squares. I was so excited when this theme was announced. I had so many different directions that I could have gone; I kept sketching and scheming with many projects in my mind.
Dots on my Little Dot
I don't know what exactly happened but I definitely had dots on the brain this week! The funny part was I actually didn't realize it until I was reading Jane's Post. I was quite proud that I had not bought Dot fabric this past weekend, just some backing fabric for my City Weekend Project. <Sigh> And then I took another look at the fabric and it was a light blue dot fabric on a darker blue background. I also started to notice that all my fabric choices this week while "shopping" my fabric stash has had dots on it like these two blouses I am working on for my little Darling!
My Husband came up with this idea of making a Dachshund dog out of dots, he was excited about being so clever so he gets an extra 1,000 points for giving me the idea--the points don't really mean anything. It's just a fun thing we picked up from Whose Line Is It Anyways? (which is an American TV Show). It's a good idea though it did not go anywhere, but it was great to have my husband try to participate!
I loved this paper-piecing block project as soon as I saw it. If it wasn't for the Bowls With Borders Blog Hop I would not have had the courage to go into projects involving paper-piecing. I cannot for the life of me remember where I got the pattern for this block besides somebody's blog (As soon as I can figure it out I will give credit!). I have 3 more blocks that I plan to make into another baby quilt, pillow cover or wall hanging perhaps. My First paper-piecing project had been the Bowls With Borders Blog Hop project (Another SEW We Quilt Blog Hop).
I tried to make HST using the new-fangled "sew on the outside of a square on square" method, but no matter how careful I am, I seem to end up a little off. I decided to use that to my advantage and purposefully make my pinwheels wonky this time! Wonky blocks are new to me since I first took part in the Wonky House Block Exchange earlier this year. My original idea was to make a larger block of 4 blocks with sashing that would make the blocks alternate but I went on auto-pilot and ended up sewing the wrong sashing and so this is where the project ended up! Nice straight rows with lots of dots--even the white fabric has dots printed on it!
I also ended up swiping a couple wonky pinwheel blocks to make this quick little table runner in Purples & Greens.
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