Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.(Philippians 4:8)

Monday, September 10, 2012

Dots mark the spot!

 
Okay .... confession ...
 
You'd think I'd know enough to follow
all the rules  ... um ... guidelines ...
DUH! 
I could have sworn I took a photo of
my block before I put it in my project ...
but could I FIND the photo????
No! .... so .... slap my wrist ...
 tell me no more ...
oh wait ... too late! 
It's my day to post ...
 
Ha!
 
Close up of my project, to get as much
of a "block" photo as possible:
 
Using left-over 1 1/2" strips from a couple
of honey buns I had in my stash,
I sewed together the strips and
cut them apart and re-sewed
them together again to make four 6" blocks,
which I then pieced together to make this
one 12" inch block ...  which I turned into this:
 
 
As we've had so much smoke in the air, there was
never a good time of day to take photos, but the
edge of the pillow is ruched with the same material
that I used on the back here:
And, of course, me being me, I had to
carry the dots to the extreme and
even sewed dots on the edge of the
pillow casing ...
I love dots!!
 
Oh and the backdrop to the pillow ...
the leaves ...?
 they've been falling for a week ...
guess Fall is starting already.
 
Well, then, since I misbehaved with the "guidelines"
I decided to make another block and came up with this:
 
I do believe you will be seeing this block,
and it's unfinished companion during the
upcoming Wicked blog hop ...
keep your eye open for it :)
 
The other project I started and decided
also didn't fit the guidelines was this pillow: 
 
The circle ended up being 18" round,
and as I really did want to make a dot pillow,
I decided to keep the block and share the photo
with you.  The pillow is not finished for
those of you that look closely enough,
you will notice that the center needs
a button to cover the gathering in the middle ...
or so my daughter pointed out to me.
 
So ... these are my Dots on Dots shares.
Thank you so much for visiting.
 
Please visit the truly inspirational and creative
bloggers on today's hop list as I'm certain
there will be Dots galore and beauty to behold!
 
 
Corrie ... I thank you for all of the work you've
done in putting this hop together! 
You've done a marvelous job!!
Madame Samm ... you're ideas are amazing!
Thank you!!
 
If by chance you get sidetracked along the way,
enjoying all the creativity and inspiration,
be sure to look for the Dots on Dots button,
like the one on the right side of my blog
and that will take to back to Corrie's blog, Quilt Taffy,
which will give you the full schedule to the hop.
 
Thank you and please come again ~
  
 
P.S.    For my fellow Americans ...
 
 
God Bless ..

113 comments:

  1. I love all of them, whether in the rules or not! and super to add the ps...

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  2. Hi!!! Love all of you dots!!!! Curious about the one that is going to be in the wicked hop!!!! It is very pretty so far!!!! I will be looking forward to seeing what you do with it!!!!!

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  3. Love your pillows! Thank you for sharing.

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  4. I love your pillows with all the colorful dots. Thanks for sharing

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  5. Really nice pillows, and thanks for quickly explaining how you join the squares together! I have a pile of little squares to sew... only if I would have thought of sewing the strips before cutting.

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  6. Oooh I love all of your projects - look at your autumn leaves falling already too - we still seem to be in the height of summer here in England at the moment!

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  7. Oh, you rule breaker! Love all you dots! Especially love the round pillow!

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  8. Love all your projects - especially the ruched bit on the first pillow and that gorgeous circular pillow.

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  9. I'm not bothered with you not following the guidelines! Not one bit. Those projects are lovely. I especially like you round pillow. Amazing work!

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  10. Naughty, naughty, but what a charming pillows - I'm dots on your dots!

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  11. Your dotty projects are Divine! Naughty folk make life interesting!

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  12. I love your dotty projects. Your pillows look perfect for snuggling up with.

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  13. I am a pillow lover and guidelines or no, yours are great.

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  14. They may be larger than 12 1/2" but they are awesome! LOVE that pillow!

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

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  16. Wendy. I love the addition of ruching on your pillow edge. Very nice touch. And that circle pillow - wow! I think it's quite a winner. Don't worry about breaking the rules/guidelines. There are no quilt police or else I would be serving several life sentences concurrently! And thanks for reminding us of what this day recalls for all Americans! God bless you. Debby

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  17. well they do say rules are meant to be broken! your projects turned out lovely, despite the lack of before photo!

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  18. Love all your gorgeous dotts pillows !!

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  19. Beautifully done. I especially love your first pillow!! :0)

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  20. Good Morning Wendy....and yes oh yes YOU dotted this perfectly, YOUR pillows, your stitching, your color choices , DOTTED oh yes...and I think ...yes I do....someone
    ahhhh can't say any more lol

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  21. Great dots! Thanks for being part of the hop.

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  22. Nice projects, thanks for sharing :) Really enjoyed those pillows!

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  23. Love your creativity and blocks turned into something. Thanks for sharing these - Judy C

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  24. lovely dot pillow, I love the 3D effect is gives ( I know IS 3D- being a pillow- but you know what I mean)

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  25. Cool blocks! The first is a stunner. Is it called around the world?

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  26. Great projects. Cute to have a giant "dot" shaped pillow of dotted fabric. Congrats on being one of the chosen.

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  27. I love the pillow the most - so eye dazzling.

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  28. great pillow, love the back fabric of the first one! thank's for sharing

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  29. Great projects! I'm LOVING all these dots! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. What wonderful pillows! I must organize my dot fabric...

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  31. LOVE the pillows - especially the edge on the "trip" pillow!

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  32. Love you dots projects especially the first pillow with the cute ruched sides. Can't wait to see how you use the block in the upcoming Wicked hop! Thanks!

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  33. I especially love the dotty round cushion!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  34. Awesome job, Wendy! =D Congrats on the honorable mention. =)

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  35. Really like those dotty fabrics, and how they came together!

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  36. Silly rules...they were made to be broken and you did it so wickedly well. I've never heard of "ruched" so now that's something new I need to learn. Love them all!

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  37. Thanks for sharing your dot creations. Nice assortment.

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  38. I suppose it might not meet the guidelines, but that dotty round pillow is really cool. I'm glad you included it.

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  39. LOVE all the dots ... the pillows are amazing - all of them!! So striking to the eye too - kinda like a kaleidoscope effect.

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  40. Oh how fun! I love them all! You are very talented! Clever girl!
    Thank you for sharing your 'remembrance' with with us...

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  41. I love all of your dot projects. And the backing for the first pillow is perfect.

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  42. I love all your dots projects!! Both pillows are gorgeous!!!

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  43. Love how you worked with all the dotty fabric. Nice results! Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Yeah, way to not follow the rules. :) It works. They all turned out great!

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  45. I think I like the round pillow best.

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  46. I Love all your projects and I really like the ruching on the pillow.Who says rules have to be followed?

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  47. I am at a loss for noticing any guidline mishaps. Your dotted projects are all very fun!

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  48. You pillows are lovely and I did not notice any guidelines either. Thank you for sharing...Judith, Texas

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  49. Hi Wendy, love the blocks especially the first pillow, the colours. Thanks for sharing. Susie x

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  50. Your pillows are great and I really like the circles on the edge of the casing too. Fun, fun, fun!

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  51. Wendy- love your blue/green combination block and your round pillow. Dots can be addicting-I like them too and gingham, but not together. Thanks for sharing-from California

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  52. Love your Dotty creations and....I will Never Forget!!! 9/11 let us always remember!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  53. Not one but 3 projects! I love the pillows! Oh I have one of those daughters that will find the littlest thread out of place lol

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  54. Dear Wendy...rules, guideline...humbug!! I love all your dot projects, especially the sweet addition of the ruching. Great job, thanks for the inspiration and sharing your dots. I think every quilt should have dots....happy stitching!!

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  55. Hi! Wendy
    Love your first pillow is just too adorable with all those litte squares !
    and the round block is just great! it will def. make a great pillow!
    Thanks for sharing

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  56. Really Great!! I love the pillow. You can really piece!!!!!

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  57. I love your pillows! I think you did a great job with your blocks.

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  58. As always you have just blown me away Ms. Wendy - ruching? Seriously? Once I tried that. Once. And I can't wait to see how you use that block in Wicked! blessings, marlene

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  59. I loved the circle embroidery/sewing! What a fabulous idea and I may just steal it. :-)

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  60. Love your pillows - very sweet!! Thanks for sharing some great, creative ideas!!

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  61. I love your pillows! So beautiful!

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  62. Rosemary B Here: Oh I always break rules too. I love all of your projects. The pillow is very nice, I also like the block! and the flashy pillow too. WOW
    Thank you for sharing your creativity

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  63. Love all the dots you put into the projects. Rules are meant to be broken.

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  64. Very nice - thank you for sharing all of your fun projects.

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  65. Thanks for sharing your amazing creativity!

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  66. Your pillows are just wonderful! I love what you have done!

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  67. Your pillows look great and I love the ruching!

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  68. I love the first little pillow with all the dots...what a great idea to use up stash! Thanks!

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  69. Looks like the dots carrided you away! And yes, I will look for your project on the wicked blog hop coming up!

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  70. You are an overachiever! :) I love all your pillows!

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  71. Oh Wendy, bless your heart for saying you might have, um, skipped over something in the hop rules. I didn't realize we were supposed to make BLOCKS until Sunday, when I had my SKIRT all made and photographed! Love your pillows anyway!

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  72. Your dotty projects are adotable! Or is it adorable! You know what I mean...love them all, especially that little square pillow...so cute!

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  73. Such great blocks , the pillows are both lovely!

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  74. Cute dot projects. Love the ruching on the pillow. Will be fun to see what goes with that block in the Wicked hop!

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  75. Rules shmules. Your "blocks" are awesome Wendy! That Dotty squared pillow is awesome - crazy up front, but mellow farther out. Thanks for sharing :o)

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  76. Your pillows are adorable you just can't have too many dots. Blessings Sandra

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  77. Thanks for sharing your "dots" with us. I am always amazed at the number of projects you and other presenters make. You guys are so ambitious and creative.
    On this the 11th of September, may we all take just a moment to remember...

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  78. Rules?-what rules? Your blocks are great. I love the pillow with the ruching-how cute is that!

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  79. That's an awesome pillow! I love how striking it is. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  80. Love all of your "dotty" work! Beautiful.

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  81. The "guidelines" arent meant to hender your creativity, right? Clearly that is what happened...your creativty captured you and you allowed it to take a path of its own.

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  82. love the pillows your dots hit the spot....
    in stitches

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  83. Clever! Your talent is showing!

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  84. I love all your dotty projects!!! That pillow makes me want to take a nap! Who says you always gotta follow the rules????

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  85. How fun! I love all the pillows and really need to get busy and make some! Thanks for sharing. :-)

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  86. Great work!! Love all the dots. Your pillows are perfect.

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  87. I am leaving your blog with dots before my eyes. Love everything you did. Don't forget to drop in and see my inspiration for my dots on dots the 19th

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  88. I really love your dotty pillow :)

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  89. Oh, Wendy! Your dotty pillows are divine. I just love them. I can tell you had a lot of fun creating for this hop. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  90. I lLOVE your pillow. The colors are so pretty.

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  91. Great job on your projects. I love them.I love the colors of the first one.

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  92. Love your Blocks ( in a pillow) :) this hop has been way too much fun!

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  93. Rules schmules your "blocks" are great. I'm sure the hop police won't come knocking at your door.

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  94. Oh, that's okay... I guess. Your pillows are wonderful. I can''t decide which I like best! I'm late to the hop but wanted to stop by anyway. Catch you in the "next" hops, too, but a bit more timely I hope. :-)

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