Friday, September 21, 2012

Today is My Day for the Dots on Dots Blog Hop!

Update: The Slice and Stitch Quilt Block Tutorial is now available at Craftsy.com as a PDF Downloadable Pattern for Only $1.00.  Click Here.
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It is the last day of the Blog Hop!  
Wow!  Hopping around gave us all some wonderful ideas using Dots! 
A big "Thank You" to Corrie and Des from Quilt Taffy Blog and Madamn Samm from Sew We Quilt Blog.




Dots are a simple circle and I decided I wanted to create a simple block with the dots in between the dots in the block.

My block can be made in a 10 1/2 or a 12 1/2 or actually any size you would like.

I started with 2 colors of dot fabrics - a light yellow and a medium purple. It works best if you have contrast between the colors.


I roughly rotary cut a square 2 inches larger than 12 1/2".  


Then I rotary cut 3 strips from the purple - 2 inches wide.


I laid them on my yellow block at an angle, making sure I wasn't too close to a corner.


Then I carefully lifted up the strips and cut.  See the next couple photos...








Then I started sewing the strips where I cut.  See the next couple photos.






Do not stretch or pull as you are sewing.  Pins are a good idea if you pin your seams. The angle cuts are bias and may stretch a bit.




Roughly trim off the edges.


Pressed/ironed.


Ready to trim the block.  I made it quite a bit larger, but probably an inch larger would have been plenty.


You could cut it at an angle, but then you are going to have more bias edges to stretch and pull. 


 I rotary trimmed my block "straight on" instead of at an angle -- less bias fabric to work with later when assembling the quilt blocks into the quilt top.



Trimmed to 12 1/2 inch block. Well actually if you look closely -- my ruler is a 13" Square!  So I cut it at 13 inches.


You could sew border strips around each block.




If you did the strips inbetween with the yellow on the purple you could make a whole quilt with just two colors.



My finished block was simple and so very easy to make!



 This weekend I will share a table runner I created using this block.

You can make this block in any size so the possibilities are endless!

Thanks for hopping by!

I am sharing a Giveaway today of the NEW Summer Tomatoes Quilt Pattern and the NEW Summer Tomatoes Fabric Set. Tomatoes not included.



Open to everyone!  You have two chances to win.  

#1 Leave a comment to enter.

#2 Leave a second comment, if you are a follower. And Thanks if you are... You are why I create and post!

Please make sure you leave an email, if you are a “no reply blogger”. Thanks!

Giveaway ends Saturday, September 29th, Midnight CST and will be announced during the following week.

Here are the links to all of the Dot on Dot Participants for today – September 21st.

September 21st 








         Enjoy the Hop!
        Marcia

187 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I love fast blocks - so many possibilities with this. thank you for sharin.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I am a follower

Sunshine Girl said...

Great blocks - i love your tutorial. The tomato quilt pattern looks great too. Thanks for sharing.

mahoo said...

Great block Marcia! Easy's good. Thanks for sharing the how to's!

mahoo said...

I'm a follower.

Cynthia said...

I loved the tutorial and I really loved your blocks :)

Gill said...

What a great idea! I would love to see this as a runner!
Thanks for sharing!

Gill said...

I'm a happy follower!

Britt-Inger said...

Great blocks and so easy to make. Thanks for sharing
Britt-Inger in Malmö, Sweden

Nati said...

Great blocks, thanks for the chance to win!

Heleen Groot said...

Thank you for sharing the tutorial. I will have to try that one too. It is added to my to-do-list because: It looks amazing!

charlotte said...

So cute. I love slicing and sewing back together. Sew cool looking.

charlotte said...

I am a follower.

Catherine said...

That`s a great tutorial. Your block is unique and lovely. I really like it. Thank you so much for sharing.

Pam said...

Love the easy way to a large block, i think I would combine this with the "stack and wack" style to introduce more of a scrappy look. I 'fess up I am addicted to scraps and totally dotty.

tink's mom said...

This is a terrific block. Great impact for such a little bit of effort. Thanks for the tut and the chance to win.

Patty D from NC said...

Nice block idea - many possibilities! Thanks.

Madame Samm said...

Lovely dotted tut...you do it better than anyone

krislovesfabric said...

Nice project, and the close up of the quilting...ahhhhh!

Mommarock said...

I am a follower.

Mommarock said...

What fun blocks, I think they would be quite a challenge for me, but challenges are good for learning.

TheaM said...

those tomato fabrics look delicious!
thanks for being in the blog hop and offering a giveaway!

Thearica said...

The faster the better I always say!

Emily C said...

Love your dots and the tomato fabric is an awesome color. Love the orangey red.

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

I love your photos of tomatoes (and fabric)!! Always makes my mouth water! Super giveaway!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Yay and I am a follower (and I still need to get something to you to work your quilting magic on!). Thanks for the chance.

Bud and Marsha said...

I love the simplicity of your block, Marcia but I especially like the idea of alternating blocks of the two colors. Strking!
Thanks for the idea!

Bud and Marsha said...

I am a follower also; sorry I forgot to say so in the first comment.

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

Hi!!! Love the block and the tutorial is great!!!! I will probably try this so be on the look out!!!!

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

Hi!!! It is me again!!! I am a follower!!!!

Jamie Lee said...

Can't wait to see the tablerunner. The block looks very modern.

Sue said...

What a nifty block. I think I may have to try it! Thanks for the info on making it.

Sue said...

I am a new follower!

Sheila said...

Lots of possibilities with this one , thanks for the tutorial . I am a follower .

beaquilter said...

cool block

beaquilter said...

i follow

gpc said...

I love this, can't wait to try it!

gpc said...

I am a (new) follower.

Sallie said...

What a fun block to make! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

Sallie said...

I'm a follower.

suemac said...

I always wondered how people inlaid strips of fabric. Very good tutorial. Thanks. Love that red tomato fabric and your quilting.

Joyce Carter said...

Hi Marcia. Your block is so sweet and simple, but looks so beautiful. It would make a beautiful quilt. Loved your fabrics.

giddy99 said...

Thanks for the tutorial; I've been wanting to try this style of block!

giddy99 said...

I'm a follower; thanks for the chance. :)

Carrie P. said...

interesting technique. thanks for sharing.

Carrie P. said...

I am a follower.

Kathy H said...

Good instructions to make your block. I can see how it can make so many different things. WIll look forward to seeing the table runner. Love your circle quilting too at the bottom of the post. You are always inspiring.

Kathy H said...

I am a follower.

patchouli moon studio said...

Interesting block ans looks easy to make. Thanks for showing how. (I'm a follower.)

patchouli moon studio said...

Interesting block ans looks easy to make. Thanks for showing how. (I'm a follower.)

Just Carol said...

Such a great block and tutorial--nice! Your tomatoes look so yummy. Thanks for hopping with us!

♥Duff said...

fast and easy--I like the sound of that!! Thanks for the quick tut!

Pierro said...

ROSEMARY B here:
I have been a follower for a long time now.
I love your creations, you have a lot of good advice for us newbies -- that are hesitant to take the big steps haha
I love your first idea, really great, and the circles in the tomato colors are just divine!
Thanks so much for sharing your amazing creativity

Linda said...

What a nice block! Can't wait to see the table runner! Great job!

Linda said...

I'm a new follower!

mtnquiltr said...

Simple, but very effective. quilt in your blocks will look stunning! Thanks for the idea!

mtnquiltr said...

I'm a new follower.

Charlene S said...

Your tutorial made me feel like I could make this block.

Margaret said...

Very madern but simple block. I love it. I would be so excited if you were to pick me to win.

Margaret said...

I am a very happy, loyal and friendly stalker/follower.

Ellie Q said...

I like the block--wonky is so much fun!

Katherine said...

cute idea!

Katherine said...

love the summmer tomatoes
following you now

Connie said...

What a neat block Marcia! You always have the greatest ideas! Thanks for sharing.

Connie said...

I am a follower, thanks!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

What a fun block! I would love to try this in all different colors. I bet it would look wonderful. Thank you so much for showing us how!

sew.darn.quilt said...

This is so cool! Would make for a fairly quick quilt with alot of bang for your buck!!
Thank you for sharing =)

sew.darn.quilt said...

I thought I was following you already, I've got that rectified now! =)

JoyceLM said...

Thanks for sharing the quilt block tutorial - love how quilt it is to make. And thanks for the chance to win.

Lyn said...

That was such a great way to make a block! Thanks for sharing

Lyn said...

Yes I am a follower. Thanks

JoyceLM said...

I've been following by email & now I'm also a follower by GFC too (thought I'd already done that). Thanks for the giveaway.

Leah said...

Great tutorial! Thanks for the inspiration! Love the dot fabrics you choose too, they are fun.

Leah said...

I am a new follower. :)

Pauline said...

A lovely dotted block, thanks for the tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

Prima Donna said...

Nice block and tutorial.

Prima Donna said...

I am already a follower.

Patricia said...

I'm a follower.

Patricia said...

Wish I could taste those tomatoes!
Easy & fast is good!

Bonnie58 said...

Love the block. thanks for the oportunity on the great giveaway.
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

MMMMMMM....summer tomatoes!!

Ariane said...

What a great block!! Thanks for sharing!!!

legato1958 said...

Beautiful blocks!
Thanks for the giveaway chance!

Susie
legato1958@aol.com

Nellie Duclos said...

Marcia-Love your dotty blocks, the purple and yellow are striking together. I saw your post on the hankies. I also have a collection but they're all different sizes, so I like you idea, however, I want to preserve the edgings on many of mine because they are lacy and/or unique, so I am still pondering what to do. From California, thanks for sharing.

pinsandneedles said...

What a cute block! So many possibilities, so versatile. Thanks for your tutorial if dotty goodness and a chance to win!

hueisei said...

Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

hueisei said...

I'm a follower

Corrie said...

Really cool! Thanks for the tutorial & for joining the hop.

Needled Mom said...

Thanks for the fun tutorial. It is a great dotty block.

The circular quilting is fabulous too. Very nice.

Needled Mom said...

I am one of your followers.

Shirley Tener said...

You are so Dotty in a BIG way and way cute. thanks for sharing the tutorial, inspiring. its been fun Hopping with ya. shirley from SimpleSew at funnymesjc at gmail dot com.

Shirley Tener said...

I am a follower, I dont know why Google plus made me a no reply follower but its in the works being fixed. funnymesjc at gmail dot com.

Mimi said...

Those pictures were most helpful - thanks for sharing!!

Ruth Ann said...

Your Dotty block is great. Love the tomato pattern.

Ruth Ann said...

I am a follower.

Barbara Woods said...

love your block

Barbara Woods said...

i am a follower

JanesQuilting said...

Your work is always so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

JanesQuilting said...

I am now a new follower.

Kathy MacKie said...

You did a great tutorial, thanks for the great giveaway and too bad we don't get any of those yummy tomatoes.

Kathy MacKie said...

I am a new follower.

Linda said...

HI! VERY NICE TUTORIAL+GIVEAWAY!
THANKS FOR SHARING!
HAPPY STITCHING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Diana said...

Cute block, looks easy, thanks for the tut and the giveaway.

evelyn said...

I like your combo of colors. Two colour quilts are so classic looking.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Muito bem explicado o seu tut,e o bloco ficou lindo,parabéns.

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

What a simply great block! Endless possibilities and room for some applique as well.

Thanks for the great giveaway... love "tomatoes." :-D

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

Already a happy follower...

Chris said...

Really cute. I like the two simplicity.

edyB said...

A fun block and I really like the fabric choices.
That Tomato Quilt Pattern and fabric is yummy! Thanks for an opportunity to win some...

edyB said...

A fun block and I really like the fabric choices.
That Tomato Quilt Pattern and fabric is yummy! Thanks for an opportunity to win some...

Mrs.Pickles said...

Lovely dots thanks for sharing!!

Wendy said...

Such a lovely block, thanks for the tutorial

The Slow Quilter said...

Are you sure the tomatos are not included, because they sure do look good. I am a follower.

The Slow Quilter said...

That was a simple block and I can some more possibilities with it. Thank you for sharing.

BizyStitches said...

I'm happy follower number 524. I feel like that might be a lucky number.

BizyStitches said...

Love the block, never have to worry about making a mistake or not matching the seams. Thanks

Love Of Quilts said...

Great block and so easy.I follow you.

Diann said...

Your block is very effective. Nice.

Patty said...

Nice blocks, but please do not put my name in the pot. I don't have much time any more. Life is getting in the way. LOL

maggie said...

Hi
I am a follower and love your blog.
cheers
maggie

maggie said...

I love your fast & easy blocks, I see great possibilities.
Thanks for sharing.
cheers
maggie
maggiemine42@gmail.com

Rebeckah Austin said...

I am interested in seeing the runner :)

Farm Quilter said...

What a fun block that you truly could make any size!!! I can't wait to see the runner you make with it.

Farm Quilter said...

I am a follower - thanks for the opportunity to win your beautiful tomato fabric (the real thing looks good too!!!).

Deb said...

Love the tomatoes fabric and hope i win! thanks!

Joanne said...

This is a fun block and my head is swimming with ideas on how to incororate it into some of my projects. Thanks for sharing this with us today!

Joanne said...

I am a new follower and can't wait to see your next creation. :-)

Lisa said...

Love your blocks. I think summer tomatoes is awesome would love to win and make it! Thanks for the giveaway!

Lisa said...

I am your follower

Vesuviusmama said...

I'm not sure I'm eligible to win since I won from you so recently, but I really like your block. I've been planning to do one like it for a couple of months now. Your block inspires me to get started!

GG said...

I just joined the Group & now follow you.

GG said...

Thanks for the tutorial on your 12.5" or 13" block!

Cindy said...

That block makes me think of the game "pick up sticks"...a whole quilt of them would be so cute. :)

Pamela said...

Very nice! I love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

Debuko said...

Fantastic tutorial !!! Thanks for sharing and being a part of the hop!

CeLynn said...

Thanks for sharing how to make your pretty block with us. I like that it is a fast block,that looks complicated.

Homemaker Honey said...

Great quilt block! And, terrific tomato fabrics!

Deborah
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

Homemaker Honey said...

Follower

Deborah
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

Rita E in AZ said...

The tomato colors are so pretty!

Rita E in AZ said...

I am now a follower of your blog.

Abbigail said...

What a different but easy block! I'll have to try this!

Suze said...

I'm definitely a follower NOW~

Suze said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I love the block - you are very creative. Thanks for participating and sharing - that's what made this very successful.

Marcia W. said...

This is a lovely block. I'm a follower and my late father frequently said "any color as long as it's red"

Marjorie Nath said...

Great colors, I like vibrant and bright material gives me a happy day. Also, the quilting is very interesting, I haven't tried free motion yet, have to find a Viking store that will ship me the feet I need.

Marjorie Nath said...

I'm a follower.

VickiT said...

Great looking block Marcia and fairly easy too. I really love those colors.
Thank you

VickiT said...

I'm already a follower on GFC and by email.

Have a great weekend Marcia.

Marcia W. said...

I like the slice technique for your block and using the dottie print in periwinkle and yellow colorways. Very imaginative block! Thanks for the post.

Marcia W. said...
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LJ said...

Yes, the two color combinations would make a darling quilt. I like that the dots were outlined in black - it really made them stand out. Thanks for the tut.

LJ said...

I do follow you in Google Reader Friend Connect.

Julie said...

I like this new idea for making a block! I can't wait to see what you make with it!

Jeanne Gwin said...

I really like what you did and your tut was spot on. thanks for sharing

Jeanne Gwin said...

I am a follower of your blog

OhioLori said...

LOVE your easy block!! Is way cool bordered too! Thanks you for sharing how to do 'em too!

Also love your summer tomatoes fabric! Happy colors for sure!

Thanks for chance to win your drawing! :)

OhioLori said...

I'm already a Happy Follower! :)

Thanks for second chance to win your Drawing!! :)

jmniffer said...

Your block is my kind of block, fast and easy! Thanks for sharing.

Sewgirl said...

Nice job with the tutorial. Love the fabric choices!

jmniffer said...

I am a follower.

Sewgirl said...

I am a follower!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Loved your tutorial!!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

I'm a follower!!

MoeWest said...

I like your block, it has lots of possibilities.

MoeWest said...

I'm a follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

Maria Kievit said...

Totally different and modern dotty block. Thanks for sharing.

Quilt n Queen said...

Super fun fast block...it's a great modern block. Thanks for sharing, have a wonderful weekend! Pauline

Quilt n Queen said...

I'm a follower, thanks for the chance. Pauline

Lori said...

Wow, I love how creative you were in making your block. Thanks for sharing.

Phyllis said...

Love your dotty block! Thanks for sharing!

Phyllis said...

I am a follower!

blueberrymoon said...

Love the block.....very modern:) Thanks for sharing.

Cindy Staub said...

Love your block! Very cool :)

Cindy Staub said...

I'm a happy follower :)

StarFond said...

Love the blocks, Great tut. Thanks for sharing

StarFond said...
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Susan said...

Love your quilting. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

Susan said...

I am a new follower and look forward to seeing more of your creative goodness!

Grandma said...

So creative. Thanks for sharing!

Kim said...

Your block is beautiful and your machiine quilting is amazing.

Karen said...

Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Your block looks great! Love your fabrics.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

I love how wonderful this easy block looks!
Sorry for late comment. On vacation and limited internet

SeeingStars said...

Your tomato quilt pattern is really cute! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

SeeingStars said...

... and yes, I'm a follower.

Pam Smith-Graham said...

I can do this. I'm not a quilter - but I can do this one. Thanks for posting it.

Sonia said...

Thanks for sharing the block. :)

Sonia said...

I'm new follower. :)