Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Dots on Dots Blog Hop!!

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all enjoying the Dots on Dots Blog Hop.
There has been so many wonderful blocks and projects shared.
Thanks to Corrie and Madame Samm for organizing this event.

I made the Japanese x and + block with my dots fabric.
It's a 10 inch finished block.


I didn't just make one block, but 16 blocks.
If you want to learn how to make this block, I have a tutorial in PDF format for you.



These are part of a bright family lap quilt that I'm making.
My brother and his wife just had their second baby on Saturday.
A beautiful little girl.
So, I made this quilt for all of them.
It will be big enough to cuddle Mommy, and baby and big sister.
And daddy too!!!!
It will be a fun quilt to lay on the floor and play on, or take on a picnic.

I was struggling with what kind of border to use.
Then last week I purchased the book Word Play Quilts by Tonya Ricucci
That gave me the inspiration I needed.
I got three sides done in time for the blog hop.
Here is my quilt top in progress!!


The color words are all made of dotty fabric.
The black is a Kona cotton solid.

Well, I hope to have the quilt top done by the end of the week.

Don't forget to stop by the other blogs in todays hop.


September 18th
Mary Scharfenberg


Hugs



97 comments:

CeLynn said...

Love the quilt for your brothers family! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Sharon said...

FAB-ulous! what a great quilt, so original. I love using Tonya's Letter Play, one that I made hangs in my office and I get to see it every day!

The Slow Quilter said...

What a great lap quilt I love the colors, that for the pdf file.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Magnificent! The border is a great touch of drama!

Joanne said...

This is wonderful and I just I love the borders! They make the quilt sing to me. Thanks for sharing you work.

Judy B said...

I am sure your brother and family will adore your dotty X quilt. The color names on the border pulls it all together. Thank you for sharing.

Truffle queen said...

What a great quilt! Your family is very fortunate to have such a sweet auntie!! Thanks for sharing!

Theresa said...

Your family are going to love this fabulous quilt, the border is just perfect.

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh its lovely - lovely and bright too, love the words around the edge they finish it off nicely dont they. Thanks for sharing.

Cynthia said...

Wow, your quilt is gorgeous!!!

Heleen Groot said...

I am loving the hop. You did a lot of dotty quilting! Your top looks amazing. Beautiful colours in there and all the blocks look very neat (I am one of those people-should-see-I-made-this-myself-quilters myself, so I am always in awe of neat quilters). I love it.

mahoo said...

Love your family quilt! Thanks for the tutorial, and the wonderful blocks.

Sue said...

Great dotty quilt. I love the bright colors! Your family is going to love this quilt.

Britt-Inger said...

I love your dotty quilt. Wonderful bright colors. Thanks for the tutorial.
And most of all thanks for sharing
Britt-Inger in Malmö, Sweden

charlotte said...

I liked the block, but I love the quilt. nice job. Great border too.

gpc said...

Wow, you have been busy! I love the bright colors!

Barb said...

That is just awesome!!!!

Thearica said...

This is going to be such a fun quilt for your brothers family! They should love it!

Fiesta said...

WOW, you went all out. Looks fabulous!

Madame Samm said...

Good Morning Ariane..holy cow , these are a lot of dots, and the words around it..absolutely brilliant...
yes brilliant

Michele said...

Great idea to use the words as the border.

Rosa said...

Awesome quilt with that stunning and lovely fabrics!

Mommarock said...

Oh gosh that turned out so fantastic! I love it and I am sure they will too.

Cindy Staub said...

What a beautiful quilt!!! Love your dotty blocks and the border is fantastic!

Abbigail said...

Bold and bright! Who wouldn't love to have this quilt? great looking!

JCnNC said...

Love Tonya's book and so wonderful that you made your "block" into something so fantastic. I am sure it will be a treasure. Judy C

krislovesfabric said...

That border is truly stunning!

Pierro said...

ROSEMARY B here:
I love those kona cottons!
I really like your dotty creation. It is bright and happy! this is a great block too. I love what you made! thank you so much for sharing this

Pauline said...

Oh my, the first block you show already conquered my heart, the quilt with 3 borders is absolutely fabulous, what a great gift!

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a wonderful idea for your borders - perfect! blessings, marlene

pinsandneedles said...

Great idea to use color words in the border! This will be a fantastic quilt for the family...I'm sure they will love it! Nice work!

Linda said...

What a beautiful, colorful quilt! Love it!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

wonderful!! Love the bright fun colors and what a super idea to add the words!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Great block to use dots with and made for a fun and bright quilt. Love the word play added. Thank you for sharing.

Just Carol said...

Your blocks were fabulous, but adding that border just wow'd me--love it! Thanks for hopping with us today. :O)

giddy99 said...

It's a lovely quilt, I especially like the wording around the edges!

patchouli moon studio said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the colors and your border is just wonderful. They will love it.

Denise :) said...

GREAT dotty job!! Those blocks are such fun! Congrats to your brother and his wife! :)

Joyce Carter said...

WOW! That quilt is just gorgeous! I know your brother and his family will love and appreciate it.

carla (http://dancingmoon-carla.blogspot.com/) said...

Hi!!! Your quilt is wonderful!!! I love that it is so bright and cheerful!!!

Carrie P. said...

fabulous!

Lori said...

Wow I love your block. And the quilt is fantastic. I love the border you came up with. So perfect for a little one. Congrats to your brother and you.

Carla said...

Super fun quilt and you are so fast!

Kim said...

I love it! The quilt is beautiful with all those fun colors.

Needled Mom said...

It looks wonderful and I LOVE the wordy border.

Needled Mom said...

It looks wonderful and I LOVE the wordy border.

Patty said...

Nicely done. I am sure your brother and his wife will really enjoy this quilt, and the baby will learn letters and colors with it.

Gill said...

This block is on my to do list!
I love the addition of wordy borders!
Thanks!

Phyllis said...

Great colorful quilt!
Thanks for sharing.

Nellie Duclos said...

Ariane-Love your block and what a stunning quilt all those blocks make. OMG! Those words really look fantastic, but I bet they're not easy! From California, thanks for sharing.

Connie said...

Wonderful block and your quilt is awesome! The color words in the borders really add a lot to this! Thanks for sharing!

Diann said...

What a wonderful gift your quilt will be for your brother and his family.

Mimi said...

This quilt is sooo different and colourful... love the words in the borders - cool!

Patty D from NC said...

Very nice quilt - that is a great idea for the border.

sandra said...

That is so adorable and the border just brings it up one more notch to fabulous. I am sure it will be well loved.

Shirley Tener said...

I told you, I would come see ya, and I am so glad I did, I was looking for a pattern and I think you inspired me and I hope I can use it. I love your quilt. shirley from Simplesew..

Barbara Woods said...

love your flimsy

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Love the bright colors and the design. What a wonderful gift!
Thanks for the tut.

♥Duff said...

Wow, Ariane, the words really make this quilt jump off the screen! Dont' forget to add it to Tonya's flickr page :O)

BizyStitches said...

Your family is going to love this colorful quilt. Thanks for sharing how to make it.

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely dots thanks for sharing!!

blueberrymoon said...

Awesome!! Cool !!! Fantastic!! I love it !!! Great work.

Rebeckah Austin said...

Love the bold colors :)

Lyn said...

Very nice block! Love it all put together.

edyB said...

Love it and aren't you so sweet to make this for family! They will cherish it!

Can't get to the tut for some reason. I'll try later...
Thanks ~

Lesley said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Love your quilt with the wonderful border. Very creative...yay you!

Julie said...

That block makes a cool looking quilt! Your lettering adds a nice touch!

Vesuviusmama said...

What a wonderful quilt! It will be so fun to cuddle up under for the family that receives it.

Cindy said...

Wow...you got so much done! I totally love the words border....clever, original and perfect!

Sheila said...

What a great quilt for the whole family! Thanks for being part of the hop.

Katherine said...

Amazing. I was loving your pretty block on its own... but seeing it together with others AND with the colours spelled out... it took my breath away!

Thanks so much for sharing.

Corrie said...

Stunning. That is a perfect border. They'll love it. Nice job!

MoeWest said...

The borders are perfect for this quilt! I love it!

Sheila said...

Wonderful colorful ,fun quilt , just adorable ! Thanks for sharing your talents with us :-)

Quilter Kathy said...

Fun quilt with a fantabulous border...love your idea!

Catherine said...

Gorgeous quilt and so unique. It`s wonderful!

evelyn said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the colours, and the background fabric is perfect. Your border words are the best finish I could imagine. Thanks for the pdf..

Beth said...

I really like all the color! And what a great idea to add the words - especially in dotty fabric!

Susan said...

What a fun and thoughtful quilt! The bright colors make one smile. I am sure your sister's family will be blessed by your thoughtfulness.

Karen said...

I love all the colors in your quilt! It's going to be fabulous once it's all done. Great job!

LJ said...

Wonderful block and fantastic quilt. Yes, that border is just the thing; love it. That fabric with the multi-colored rings/dots is adorable.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Very pretty Ariane!

Susan said...

Very creative! Thank you for sharing!

Quilt n Queen said...

Ariane, bright, bold and beautiful quilt. Your brother and his family will love it. Thanks for sharing in the hop. Happy stitching, Pauline

Chris said...

Wow.....what a great baby quilt. And congratulations to the new familly!

auntdebbiequilts said...

Gorgeous! Love the bright colors and the Liberated words. Fantastic job! Debbie

Suze said...

Nice quilt! I love your border, too! I love the quilt and the bright colors for baby. The dots are bright and cheery!

Debuko said...

Beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing and being a part of the hop!

Maria Kievit said...

Love your blocks, and the colours in them! Also like the idea of the names of the colours on the outside! Will be educational as well. Thanks for sharing.

Leah said...

Great blocks, love the border. I also like your blog header. Very cool.

Judith said...

Beautiful dotty quilt! Sweet...Judith, Texas

tink's mom said...

great quilt, wonderful gift. terrific use of Dottie fabrics.

Bobbie said...

what a great idea to make it for the whole family! very nicely done too! fun colors and of course fun dots!

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

What a colorful quilt! And I love the "color words." What a great idea for kid quilts.
Happy to be hopping with you.

Neomed said...



Thanks for the information... I really love your blog posts... specially those on NEOMED

Michele Pacey said...

Great job on this quilt Ariane. Those free-pieced words kinda look like fun!

sherry said...

wow all those dots and crosses...looks really nice