Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Dots on Dots Blog Hop - A Dotty Finish!

If you are a new visitor, welcome to the Kathy's Quilts -one of the stops on the Dots to Dots blog hop
Grab your dotty mug and some tea or coffee, and enjoy all the blogs on today's hop:


I just love love super love all dotty fabrics, and have made many projects over the years with dots. Here are some of the little pin cushions I made a while ago with some dotty scraps, and to see my most recent dotty quilt top called Sweet Treats - click here.

For a long time, I wanted to sew Amber's Scrap Jar Stars. I first saw the blocks on Darlene's post on July 16th showing her beautiful quilt. This was the first dotty star block I sewed. Want to make a blue drink to match your blue dotty mug?!? Don't try this one...you won't like it...it's called Blue Sky. Yuck!
You can check out the other two amazing Scrap Jar Stars quilts that inspired me....Lisa Ann's and Karin'sI started collecting some bright fabrics and planned to combine my favorite Kaffe Fassett Paperweight fabrics with scrappy dots. 
What fun I had searching for polka dot scraps! A big thanks to Janet and  Diane for sending me some extra polka dot fabrics to mix in from their stashes!


I used a slightly varigated yellow Aurifil thread for quilting and enjoyed every minute of the machine quilting with my newly repaired Brother sewing machine.
I pieced a few more paperweights and dotty fabrics for a fun scrappy backing. 
And here is my finished quilt...
"Dotty for Kaffe"!  
I used my favorite yellow paperweight fabric for the large blocks, and the binding...yum!
Thanks again to Madame Samm and Corrie for organizing more blog fun for us quilters...you give us so much inspiration! And thank you to Amber for her great tutorial and pattern for these star blocks, and for giving me permission to use her pattern for this blog hop.
I am going to draw some names from the comments left on this blog post to win a little dotty pillow, so leave a comment and maybe you'll be a lucky winner!
**Draw is closed - the 3 winners drawn are:

**Debbie said...Adorable! Fun colors...fun blocks...all fun together.

**Sara (My Semi-Creative Life) said...




I love how colorful your quilt is! So beautiful!
**Denise :) said...What *fun* dotty projects! Your dotty star quilt is gorgeous--love how bright and colorful it is! Terrific post, Kathy! :)
Congratulations to the winners! Have a great dotty day!

167 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I have seen this pattern around blogland - love your version of dotty stars. Thank you for sharing with us today.

Janet O. said...

I love your little dotty pincushions. And this quilt is so happy--definitely a smile-inducer! : )

Teresa in Music City said...

What a sweet quilt Kathy! I love all the fun bright dots!!! And the rainbow blocks - just so colorful - and you know I love color :*)

Candace said...

What's not to like. Dots are awesome as are your Pincushions and that gorgeous quilt.

Nati said...

What an adorable quilt! it looks really cosy. I love the pincushions as well, have recently started quilting and now I have an urgent need for more of them! definitely will make one with my leftover dots!

Debbie said...

Adorable! Fun colors...fun blocks...all fun together.

Pam said...

Scrappy, dotty and starry, what more could you want. I see a version of it in my future, soon. As for pincushions, I mostly use one I made when I first started sewing **years ago,but I need to make a small one on a wrist band, srap bag here I come.

Judy B said...

Love your dotty quilt! You went dotty big time. Your pincushions are lovely. Thanks for sharing.
jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

Pauline said...

You're a dot-lover, I like the dots you used and love your big bright stars! Thanks for showing.

audrey said...

I love all kinds of dots--so irresistible!

Heleen Groot said...

I can see you LOVE dots! What a beautiful quilt. All the points are so very, very tight! I really like your pincushions too. I do believe I never have enough pincushions.....so I might try to make one of those!

Sunshine Girl said...

Wow a lovely rainbow of colours there - love everything you have made. Thanks for sharing.

Béa said...

Very beautiful, the quilt and the pillows !
XXX

Gill said...

What a great dotty quilt!
Although I would say I love dots when I look in my (rather small!) stash I can see that I don't have many!! I shall have to remedy that!!

Helen in the UK said...

I'm a big lover of dotty fabrics too - been collecting them for years, but can't decide which big project to make first. Until I cut into those fabrics, I won't have scraps - bummer!!! LOVE your dotty projects :)

Sue said...

Dotty stars are wonderful and you did a marvelous job with that quilt!

Lyndsey said...

Your dotty stars are fabulous and I love the dotty pin cushions. Thanks for sharing.

charlotte said...

Love the scrappy dotty stars. another great use for scraps!

Debby said...

Kathy. Love the stars. And I recognize the KF Paperweight prints. I have a whole pile of KF fabrics and need to use them. Why are we afraid to cut into these? They look so much better in your stars than on my fabric shelf! And now I can hear them whining upstairs because they have heard about your stars and they want to become Block Stars, too! I'm in big trouble (maybe I can sew one more block using them and have them in my blog posting on Friday?)
Debby, in Northern VA

Britt-Inger said...

I love your cute pincushions and the quilt is sew wonderful with all the dotty stars.
Thanks for sharing

Thearica said...

WoW! You were busy with your dots! Love the quilt!

Madame Samm said...

Hi Kathy...yes I will pass on the blue contents in your lovely blue mug...lol but I love your mugs and all your dots...a lovely gathering indeed...

Fiesta said...



So creative and unique. Great use of your dots. I love your pincushion display. So unique!

Marla Nelson said...

Love the quilt. It is so bright and colourful. Grest job.

Cindy Staub said...

A beautiful collection of dots! I love your quilt, very nicely done!

Joanne Lendaro said...

Your blocks are great but all of those little pincushions!! Went back and had to look at them again and again!! Great job on those adorable little treasures! thanks for the fun!

tink's mom said...

Great use of Dots. That block is a great way to showcase them. And I love the pincushions. Thanks for sharing.

JoyceLM said...

Love your dotty stars. Thanks for sharing.

Patty D from NC said...

love star blocks and your look great (or should I say dotty!)

Dorothy Thornton said...

Love the blocks and the resulting quilt.

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

I love this quilt! It's darling! My favorite fabric in artsy style is that paperweight fabric too! I love it in all the colors, but the brown is my fav. I like that your dotty fabric does not overwhelm the design of the star. Sometimes dots can take over if you don't mix them up correctly. You did good!

Lesley said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I love the pattern and also hope to make it some day. A wonderful post to see and read! Lots of eye candy...thank you!

JCnNC said...

Dotty Stars is wonderful and so colorful. Never underestimate polka dots to bring something alive. Judy C

gpc said...

What a beautiful, cheerful quilt - I love it!

Ellyn said...

ohhhhh so many dots! Lovely!

evelyn said...

Love your dotty stars with matching mugs! A very happy quilt.

Mommarock said...

Oh my gosh I love the quilt you made! Bright beautiful colors! Love it!!!!

Cliodana said...

your quilt is beautiful, love all those bright colors! thank's for sharing

krislovesfabric said...

Love all the color in your stars, nice job!!

Missy Shay said...

Your quilt turned out great! I love polka dots!
missysaprons@gmail.com

Abbigail said...

I like the little mug but I don't think I would like a blue drink either! I like the blocks you have made, very nice! I love all the little pin cushions you made. They are so cute!

Rosa said...

Your dotty stars are just beautiful !!

SewWhatsNew said...

Lovely blocks. What a fun way to use dots. Thanks for sharing.

Mtntop Quilter said...

I like your dotty stars, they are so fun

Karen said...

I love all the bright colors. What a great use of all of your dots! Thanks for the chance to win!

pinsandneedles said...

Your scrap jar stars blocks are lovely as is the finished quilt! Love all your little pin cushions too! Thanks!

Joyce Carter said...

Your quilt is so gorgeous! I love it with all the dots. I am currently working on my version of the Scrappy Jar Stars quilt and now I wish that I had used some dots.It really sparkles. Thanks for sharing.

Just Carol said...

Lots of dotty blocks in so many beautiful colors--very nice! I love those little pincushions, too. Thanks for hopping with us. :O)

Connie said...

What wonderful scrappy dot stars and pin cushions!! The dot mugs are just too cute! Thanks for sharing Kathy!

Sherill said...

Kathy, I love your dotty quilt and pin cushions! So colourful! Thank you for sharing them.

Anonymous said...

Dotty fabrics should make anyone smile...they are so fun.Live the dotty mugs too......have some of my own!haha
Northern Blog Stalker!!

Annette said...

sew cute to have matching cups for your quilt / stash. Sure made up a beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing your creation with us.
in stitches

patchouli moon studio said...

I like all your dotty creations. I have the same Brother sewing machine too and I love it.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love it!! Its super fun and screams summer!!

Julie said...

That's a perfect block pattern for lotsa dots! I love it!

Kiera, It's Sew Kiki said...

Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! Great job on everything!

Susie Q said...

Hi Kathy, love the dotty quilt so bright. Thanks for sharing. Susie x

Patty said...

I like your stars. Thanks for the chance to receive your pillow.

Kathy said...

Your colors are so bright and cheery! Beautiful work!

Linda said...

How beautiful!!If that doesn't inspire us all to make a dotty quilt, I don't know what will! Great job!

Kathy Gordon said...

I'm seeing dots before my eyes. Hope I win! Great projects!

Lyn said...

I love your dotty block and quilt. Thanks for sharing.

Shirley Tener said...

Stunning.. .Hope to see you tomorrow on my Dots to Dots Blog Day..

Corrie said...

Yum--those colors are wonderful. It turned out really nice. Great post!

Denise :) said...

What *fun* dotty projects! Your dotty star quilt is gorgeous--love how bright and colorful it is! Terrific post, Kathy! :)

Kathy H said...

I love that quilt! All those dots and Kaffe's fabrics too. It all goes together so beautifully. Love your little cushions too. I have a box of dots waiting for some great ideas. I have found many on this hop. Thanks for sharing.

Judith said...

Oh my, so dotty today! Lovely quilt and those mugs, sweet...Love the colors. Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

Needled Mom said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love the dots and you did a great job on them. The mugs are super cute too.

Chris said...

Oh my.....I can see making this bright, happy quilt. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Laurel09 said...

Wow - that quilt is great! Thank you for sharing it. This blog hop has been lots of fun so far!

Sallie said...

Love your dots - what a pretty quilt! Thanks for the giveaway!

blueberrymoon said...

Fantastic Stars!!1 I love every block!

sew.darn.quilt said...

This quilt sats one thing above all else...F-U-N!!!
It's a wonderful piece. Thank you for sharing. =)

Diann said...

I love your bright and cheerful dotty quilt.

legato1958 said...

Your dotty quilt is so beautiful and fun! And your pincushions are delightful!

Susie
legato1958@aol.com

Maria Kievit said...

Oh, really love this pattern! It's simplicity makes it stunning. Thanks for sharing.

SpartanBabe said...

I. LOVE. IT. Stars are fantastic and you took them out of this world with the dots! I am keeping that tutorial in my little book of secrets so I can try it myself. Thanks for sharing with us and what a great job!

Nellie Duclos said...

Kathy-Love your bright dotty stars. Thanks for sharing, from CA,USA!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Wow! The star quilt is awesome! Love the colors and fabrics. Cute pincushions and gotta love the dotted mugs.
Thanks for sharing.

bethstrand said...

What a lovely quilt! I may have to start combing my stash for dots! pbstrand@msn.com

Gwen said...

Oh my goodness-- I LOVE your dotty quilt!!! It is so beautiful!! I've got to add it to my "to do" list!! Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway!! :-)

Mimi said...

Love your stars and dots!! Thanks for sharing in the blog hop - I'm always looking for inspiration.

Wendy said...

Wow, I love your little pincushions, so sweet! And then I saw the quilt... it's gorgeous!

Mary said...

All those Dots make me smile! Glad you got to finish it on your re-habbed machine. Hope you still have some $$ left for Fabrics...

Teresa said...

Love the way you have used your dots. Thank you.

Lee Ann L. said...

I love stars. I love dots. What a perfect combination!

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely dots! Thanks for sharing :)

AnnieO said...

How brave of you to actually use your dotty fabrics--I am still mostly hoarding mine :) Love your stars and all those dotty mugs! Congrats on another great finish!

rutigt said...

I love polka-dots and I´ve seen this pattern before, but I think this is a wonderful combination you made!
Gun, Sweden
gun@lapp.se

Barbara Woods said...

i love dots

Laura Ann said...

Love this pattern.. I'm just itching now to run to my sewing room and start :) its SEW cute!!
Happy Hopping~

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Love your Kaffe and dotty stars - three things I love most actually! Kaffe - stars and dots! Super giveaway too!

Leah said...

oooh, scrap jars is on my to do list!! This dotty version is absolutely beautiful!!!

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

Hi!!!! I love your dotty stars!!! I love the fabrics you used too!!!! My fave is that yellow!!! So pretty!!!!

Susan said...

Love your dotty pincushions and quilt. They are just lovely!

mindingmomma said...

beautiful quilt. I love that it is scrappy.

mindingmomma at aol dot com

Rebeckah Austin said...

I love it!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Love your quilt...so pretty and colorful! TFS

Lisa Cox said...

I LOVE that blue star block. So gorgeous! Your quilt is just lovely. Thanks for being part of the blog hop.
lisa(at)vetteklisa(dot)com

Sally Ann said...

Hi Kathy,
Love the polka dots!! Love the pin cushions!! I am going to try and make some. Your quilt is wonderful and cheery too!!

AlessandraLace said...

really amazing. hugs

The Slow Quilter said...

This is a great block and oh so colorful, great job.

Annie of Blue Gables said...

I love your taste in fabrics and talent for arranging them so beautifully. I love dotty pillows, count me in on the drawing. Thanks
~a

Leslie said...

Your dotty stars are delicious and delightful.

Kay said...

I never knew spots and dots could turn into something so stunning your quilt is just so much fun. Thank you for the giveaway too.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Julianne said...

Your quilt is so colorful! I just adore it! Would love to win your giveaway!

Barb said...

Love the quilt....great choices in dots!!

Janet said...

I love what you have done with the Scrap Jar Stars design! Very pretty and I especially love all the orange/yellow.

Bud and Marsha said...

Lovely quilt; lovely pincushions. I wish I had HALF as many dots as you do but woe is me! No dots in my stash. Seeing your stars makes me want to change that though.

MoeWest said...

I like that quilt block. Your dotty stars quilt looks wonderful!

Quilt Rat said...

LOVE all those dots too......fabulously fun!!!! I have GOT to send you a photo of a tea set I have....I am pretty certain you will like it. :-)

Catherine said...

Love your quilt! Makes me smile.

BizyStitches said...

fun projects, I have to say stars are one of my favorites and with all the dots I'm really loving it. Thanks.

Polka Dot Classic said...

Beautiful quilt!
Love all those bright and happy Kaffe's
Thanks for sharing
Marta

Mina said...

This looks like a super fun quilt!

Becky said...

The quilt is fabulous, but I LOVE your dotty mugs:) Coffee or tea? Take care!

Homemaker Honey said...

Your star quilt turned out beautifully!

Deborah
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

Susan said...

Very nice...you have done yourself proud! Pretty work!

Bobbie said...

what a fun happy quilt! I too love your yellows and oranges- vibrant!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

beautiful quilt!! I love what you did.

Deb said...

I love your dotty stars!!! I copied the pattern and saved it for a future project! I'd love to be included to win.

LuAnn said...

Great post Kathy. I love your dotty quilt, and those are GREAT dotty mugs.

Sheila said...

Wonderful dotty stars , a really fun quilt thanks for sharing .

Sheila said...

I love your dot quilt. I'm wondering how many different fabrics you have in your quilt? Thanks so much for sharing.

Sara (My Semi-Creative Life) said...

I love how colorful your quilt is! So beautiful!

Jamie Lee said...

I love your scrap jar quilt! It looks so pretty! Where did you get those super cute polka dot mugs?

LJ said...

Those stars are wonderful. Great colors as well as dots. What an ambitious project - beautifully done.

Rhonda D. said...

Love your dotty stars quilt. Thanks for sharing!!

wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
Oh my goodness, so beautiful and really love the colors, Kathy.
I adore the pin cushions too, so cutiecute. I love the quilt!
Thanks for sharing your creativity

Joanne said...

Your quilt is adorable and I love all the Kaffe Fassett fabrics you've used! :-)

Quilt n Queen said...

Kathy, you definitely love dots too. The pin cushions are adorable...and your Scrap Jar Stars quilt is beautiful and your Sweet Treats is awesome too. Great choice of fabrics for both quilts. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration!! Happy stitching, Pauline

Jeanne Gwin said...

That is an awesome quilt. Great job

Kira said...

Look how flat your pinned quilt is!! I really struggle with that.

Lori said...

I love your quilt. And these dots just make me want to dance.

Cynthia said...

I have really wanted to make that scrappy star block too! I love how you used polka dots on every single fabric.

Amy said...

Love your scrappy star quilt and all the fabulous rainbow of colors! Great work!

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

I absolutely love how you used the Kaffe prints with the more tame dots - it all goes together so well! Glad to have found you in this Hop.

Jean said...

Love your dotty post and dotty quilt! I love dots as well!

Snoodles said...

Your dotty stars are stunning!

sandra said...

Hi Kathy I love all of your dotty dot patterns and especially the cute little quilt you made. Thanks for sharing

Pamela said...

Your quilt is so sweet. Thank you for sharing!

JanesQuilting said...

I like the idea of the dotted stars. I am sure they make a beautiful pillow. Thank you for sharing with us.

Katherine said...

Wow! I'm blown away by the dotty goodness. Seriously. Gorgeous quilt! (Paperweight is one of my all time fave fabrics, too. ;o)

Cindy said...

I love Kaffee! Your star blocks are wonderful and oh so happy! Great job.

Kim said...

Your star quilt is absolutely gorgeous! All the various fabrics are beautiful. Great projects.

Debuko said...

I love it!!! Your stars are fantastic!!!! Thanks for sharing.

Kathleen at Rose Prairie said...

You out "DOTTED" yourself.
Love it

Ariane said...

Your quilt is just gorgeous!!!!

Kindred Quilts said...

My first visit to your blog, and I will be adding it to my favorites! Love the bright and cheery fabrics in your Dotty Scrap Stars quilt! Thanks for the chance to win a little dotty pillow!

Darlene said...

Love your Scrappy Jar stars, Kathy.

Suze said...

Nice quilt and I love the pillows! Dots rock!

Cathy Tomm said...

Great dot quilt Kathy. I love the colours and fabrics you have used.

Kristie said...

Looks like we have something else in common, I have fabrics for the scrap jar quilt laying on the table to be cut! I love how yours turned out, just lovely.

Have a wonderful and Blessed day
Kristie

OhioLori said...

LOVE your Quilt!! And love the different colors of Dotty mugs too! How cool is that! Matchin' the Blocks with 'em! :)

Thanks for chance to win your drawing too! Excited! :)

Farm Quilter said...

Your dotty stars are so cheerful! A warm and happy hug from you to share with all of us!!! Thanks!!!!!!!!!

Carolyn in Kentucky said...

Your star blocks are great. Thanks for a chance for the giveaway.

Cecilia said...

I love your star blocks! Thanks for sharing.

Vesuviusmama said...

What a wonderful, dot quilt! All that color makes me smile.

Sheila said...

Love your dotty stars! Love this star pattern and the rainbow colors!

♥Duff said...

wowie zowie! Stars and spots--a favorite combination!! Yours is bewilderingly ethereal!

Dolores said...

What a lovely little quilt. It's so bright and cheery.

Thearica said...

Congratulations to the 3 winners!

Patty said...

Congratulations to the 3 lucky winners.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I know your drawing is over but I wanted to tell you I love your quilt - so bright and cheerful! blessings, marlene

Amber said...

Oh it turned out so great! Thanks for sharing photos! Your setting and colors are wonderful. I too love dots! What a happy quilt! Fantastic job!

Amber Johnson

Shannon said...

I am sorry I missed the give away. Your dots are so great. I love those cute blocks in that quilt!! So cute.

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

Congrats to the winners!

Love all your pincushions!
And the Dotty Scrap Jar Stars is beautiful. Love all the colors! Thanks for joining in the fun!