Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Dots on Dots Blog Hop - My Turn




Doing the happy dance!!  Today is my day on the Dots on Dots blog tour.  I am excited to share my dots on dots block!

First up - a block of 4 pinwheel blocks...


Well, actually, this block is no where near the 101/2 inch size requested for the hop.....


It is actually a mini-quilt that I added to my actual block which I then turned into a mini-quilt - follow all of that?

Here is my actual entry for the blog hop:




I call this mini - Quilt on Quilt, Dots on Dots.   All the fabric is from my stash - I just love the red fabric with the dots.  Wonder if you can get a real sewing machine this color??????



My favorite part about quilting is the creative process.  I started off with the idea of making a paper pieced sewing machine block (googled to find one) but I didn't like the way the dot fabric was looking - cut the dots apart in odd places.  So I decided to flip the pattern over, trace it and turned it into a simple applique!

Instead of a mini-quilt, you could surround the block with spool blocks - all the rage at the moment!



This was so much fun to create and will proudly hang in my sewing room.



If you've missed any the entries, the master schedule can be found here.  Now come join me as I check out today's entries on the tour organized by our best cheerleaders - Corrie and Mdm Samm.

A Stitch in Time <<< That's me!
Mary Scharfenberg


Thanks for stopping by!!

Happy Stitching!

109 comments:

  1. How unique and creative! I love it.

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  2. Now that is a mini quilt on quilt love the sewing machine.

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  3. Are you kidding? This is sew darn sweet, I cannot get over it! WOW!!
    Thank you for sharing. =)

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  4. I love your quilt! How fun and thanks for sharing it with us. You are one talented and creative person.

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  5. Who cares if it isn't the exact size when it is so darn cute--love it! I'd be happy to have a polka dotted sewing machine with a quilt that beautiful. :O)

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  6. How cute! I love the tiny quilt under the little sewing machine. Very nice.

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  7. Love your dotty sewing machine and it's very own quilt! Thank you for sharing.

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  8. What a darling little quilt! You could always spray paint your machine red and then glue on white buttons! Not!! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Wow! I love your block,,or is it blocks? The red and white are beautiful together.

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  10. Oooh I love this! that sewing machine is adorable and yes it would be lovely to have one in real life wouldnt it - wonder if I can paint mine??? Thanks for sharing.

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  11. oh that is absolutely fabulous, I love it - especially the dotty sewing machine, marvellous.

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  12. This is so cute, I loved the mini quilt top as it was and then to see it part of another one... so clever! thanks for sharing your project, hope to see you around on my blog on Friday!

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  13. Wow I love your dots on dots block - and they SHOULD sell red and white dotted sewing machines!!!

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  14. I love your block!!! An appliqués sewing machine quilting a mini quilt :) some feather weight machines come in many different colors. Maybe they would paint a red one with white polka dots :)

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  15. That is really lovely! I love the red and white dots. The little quilt-on-the-quilt is a really good idea. 3D quilting, who knew! Well done you!

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  16. Wow! Is this ever a cute block...within a block, etc! I love how it looks so real...like you have actually sewn the block on that dotty machine. Great work and thank you so much for sharing with us all!

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  17. I love your quilt, the color, the funny dotted sewing machine and the pin wheel quilt. You made my day!!!
    Thanks for sharing
    Britt-Inger in Malmö, Sweden

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  18. LOVE this. I was completely fooled by the first picture. Great job!

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  19. I love it! It must be hard to work with such tiny pieces, but the result is wonderful!

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  20. Your mini quilt is absoultely adorable!!!

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  21. Patty, that project is just too cute.

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  22. Good Morning Patty, ohhhh my a delightful project..you had me at the block...and I do think yes I do...you are somewhere else today lol

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  23. Oh I love your dotty sewing machine block. It turned out great.

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  24. Love your block and fabrics choice,very cute.You have a great mini quilt!!

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  25. Your block is adorable, my favorite color! Red! This would look so nice hanging in my sewing room, lol. Congrats!

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  26. That has got to be the cutest sewing machine going. Sew nice.

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  27. Bom dia!Que feliz você foi na escolha e criatividade,sem limites mesmo.Parabéns.

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  28. Oh My! How darling is this! I love the little quilt on the quilt!

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  29. What fun and I love the red and white. The mini pinwheel is the perfect project to be working on. Judy C

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  30. Great block and that little mini quilt looks perfect.

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  31. I love your Quilt on quilt, dots on dots, congratulation with the honourable mention of the day - well deserved it is!

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  32. ROSEMARY B here:
    your actual entry is so nice... now I want to paint my machine RED. I ADORE this creation that you made, oh my goodness... excessive creativity :-D
    thank you so much for sharing your project

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  33. Terrific mini quilt and I love the mini mini pinwheel quilt! ! I agree that you need to be careful with fabric selection when paper piecing because of the number of pieces and shapes. Your color choice is one of my favorites ~ RED!

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  34. This may very well be my favorite of all I've seen on this hop - I truly love it. And how smart to turn it into an applique...I'm sure I wouldn't have thought of that! blessings, marlene

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  35. What an adorable little sewing machine quilt! (Hmmm.....an actual red, polka dotted machine? That would be adorable! Be sure and show us if you ever get one!)

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  36. The mini pinwheel is just precious! Fantastic project!

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  37. Oh my goodness, I am so jealous of how wonderful this is! YIKES!! soooo cute!

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  38. That is SO clever and cute, too!

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  39. Lovely minis! Oh, a red dotty sewing machine, now that is a thought. Thank you for sharing with us today.

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  40. I love your cute little quilt. The red and black and white are all great and the sewing machine plus the quilt are fabulous.

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  41. Oh I really love this little quilt! It is just gorgeous!!! It would look amazing in my sewing room too!!! Lol!!!! Thanks for sharing it with us. I might just have to make one of these!!!

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  42. Oh my gosh -- awesome! Your mini is fabulous and what a terrific block overall!! :)

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  43. This is such a cute block. I would love to hang it in my sewing room!--BTW: I did see a sewing machine some where that was decorated with all kinds of colored stones and it actually looked pretty cute. Your machine reminds me of that one. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. This is a wonderful block. Thanks for sharing.

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  45. too cute. love that mini quilt and wouldn't it be fun if you could actually buy a polka dot sewing machine!

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  46. Oh I love what you did. Your sewing machine block is beautiful. It would match my sewing machine :-)

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  47. I like your block. I have my moms Featherweight machine(black) that I think looks a lot like the block.

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  48. That is super cute. The red looks so crisp and fresh too. Just darling.

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  49. Wow! this is fabulous!
    I'd love a spotty sewing machine too!

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  50. Great block with the red dot sewing machine and mini quilt. Thanks for sharing!

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  51. Patty-Love your Quilt on Quilt-how original and very cute. Thanks for sharing, from California.

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  52. This is so neat and precious! The mini quilt looks great with that dotted sewing machine, great work!

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  53. What a wonderful quilt within a quilt. Who wouldn't want an red dotted sewing machine?

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  54. Love your minis!! I've never tried making them but I should because they are just so stinkin' cute!!!

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  55. I too love to design, to put your imagination to the test and then see the results. You did a great job. I like the dotted sewing machine.

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  56. Well that is so creative and cute. I love thinking process that everyone has gone through on this hop. You ladies are the greatest .

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  57. Very nice and dotty from simplesew.blogspot.com

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  58. Genius! Absolutely awesome. I love the creativity. Congrats on being one of the chosen. Thanks for sharing.

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  59. YOur actual entry is terribly fabulous! I can't imagine trying to match all those tiny points but you make it look easy!!

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  60. Wow, very creative. I wish I had that much talent. Loved it. Thanks for sharing your pictures and your talent

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  61. It's gorgeous! I thought the pin wheels were great, but then I saw the sewing machine!

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  62. I adore your quilt...exceptional and brilliant!

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  63. Love the sewing machine , what acute idea ,thanks for sharing .

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  64. Wow I really love your block! Thanks

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  65. Cute Cute Cute! Love that polka dot sewing machine!!

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  66. Perfect ~ a RED dotty sewing machine and stitching out a really cute mini!
    Clever you, girl!

    (can you tell I love red ~ check my icon)

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  67. I would love to own a red/white polka dot sewing machine!! Someone should make them! Love the mini...its adorable.

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  68. It is wonderful, and that mini sure is mini! Impressive!

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  69. Such a nice little block, sew creative! Thank you so much for being part of the hop.

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  70. Gorgeous! Wouldn't it be fun to have a real machine in dots... oh, my... I would love mine in red like your stitched one. ;o)

    Thanks so much for sharing!

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  71. Oh Patty, I love it! Are you sure it isn't your giveaway today :)? It's adorable. I would die for a machine that looked like that.

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  72. I absolutely love this mini quilt! You know, I have an old machine that no longer works. Maybe I should Modge Podge dotty fabric all over it.

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  73. What a darling mini quilt! Guess I could get out the red acrylic paint and a stencil...

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  74. Patty, that is just the cutest wall hanging...I would be proud to hang the quilt in my sewing room. Thanks for the inspiration and for joining the hop. Super adorable block and well deserving of 'Honorable Mention'. Happy stitching, Pauline

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  75. OH my goodness, that is one tiny mini. Love it. Glad you decided not to pp the sew machine.

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  76. Such a wonderfully creative sewing machine and quilt wall hanging. I love it and the dots make it perfect!

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  77. I love your sewing machine & quilt block!! Thanks for
    sharing it with us.

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  78. I really like your little quilt. You should make a pattern and sell them!

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  79. Oh my gosh your mini quilt is amazing! I love how original it is.

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  80. Great, great, great! Loved your block(s)! lol You are a creative soul and it shows in your work - loooove it.

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  81. How very cute! What fun!! Thank you for sharing!

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  82. Love, Love, Love your block. Thank you for sharing.

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  83. This has to be the greatest block I've seen yet! Wonderful creativity..!

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  84. What a happy, cheerful block. Nice work! Debbie

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  85. What a lovely addition to your sewing room! The red quilt is very cute hanging off the sewing machine. I love polka dots and red and white is very striking. You did a wonderful job on the project. Thank you for participating and sharing with us. It is certainly an inspiration to me!

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  86. Beautiful mini quilt!!! Thanks for sharing and being a part of the hop!

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  87. Wonderful! Love the dotted sewing machine and the tiny quilt.

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  88. Nice! Love the thinking out of the box on this one! Thanks for sharing.

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  89. Love those dotty sweet pinwheels! Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

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  90. This is an incredible block. Just love the sewing machine and the mini quilt, absolutely perfect. I too would like a machine in that dottie look.

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  91. What a perfect thing to hang in your sewing room! I have seen machines that people have decopouged and they were amazing- so you Could have a dotty machine!

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  92. That is the cutest sewing machine block! Love that red with dots. Now that would make a great, custom painted machine, vintage, of course! Sew cute!

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  93. Love this quilt and the way you presented it and the surprise of seeing it on another quilt.

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  94. What a great addition to your sewing space!
    Thanks for sharing your design technique... very creative!
    Great to hop along with you!

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