Wednesday, September 19, 2012

My Dots on Dots Blog Hop Day!!!!!!!







Corrie from Quilt Taffy is are Dotty Host!! Thanks to Madame Samm from Sew We Quilt she has inspired us once again to get our creative juices flowing!! I wanted to use Halloween colored fabrics to get me in the Fall spirit!! These were the fabrics I had on hand to use.

I decided to try my hand at a pieced sunflower. I definitely need to work on my circles. I kept having two spots bunch a little.  My sunflower looked a bit scrunched after trying to fix it so I had to go back and iron it.
I used the same fabric for my center as my border. I decided I liked the black dot background better than the white. The orange fabric seemed to pop better on the black.

I machine appliqued it with a zig zag stitch. It was my first time trying this technique.
I hung it on my black fridge to get a good photo. Those are fridge magnets holding it up. The back is also the black with white dots. Its a little hard to tel.

Here are all of the wonderful ladies showing off their talented creations today!! Be sure to go and visit everyone!!

September 20th



91 comments:

edyB said...

Love your dotty sunflower!

Judy B said...

Wonderful dotty sunflower! Thank you for sharing. I love following your blog to see all your new creations!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Gostei.Está diferente para o meu conhecimento parco,mas o importante é que está visual bonito.Vale a pena fazer.Parabéns!

Joanne said...

This is beautiful and I love sunflowers Thanks for sharing!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Great sunflower for the season! Thank you for sharing with us.

Just Carol said...

Oooo, love those colors in your dotty sunflower--nice! :O)

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh its lovely -I love the back too - so neat and striking. Like the idea of photographing it on the fridge using magnets - takes me ages to precariously balance mine on the wall hanging thingy if i dont sew in the extra loops! Thanks for sharing.

Cynthia said...

Your pieced sunflower is beautiful!

Theresa said...

Love your autumn coloured, dotty sunflower - gorgeous.

Nati said...

So cute! great project... thanks for sharing!

mahoo said...

Love your dotty sunflower. It certainly will get you in the spirit of fall! Thanks for sharing.

Heleen Groot said...

I like your sunflower! Nice fall colours too. The back looks really neat, so if this was your first attempt: AMAZING! I have a slight fear of the machine (full blown fobia sometimes), so I am in awe anyway!

Gill said...

I love your dotty pieced sunflower!
You could make a fabulous runner with more of these!!!

Britt-Inger said...

i love your sunflower. It is so cute! Thanks for sharing
Britt-Inger in Malmö, Sweden

Britt-Inger said...

i love your sunflower. It is so cute! Thanks for sharing
Britt-Inger in Malmö, Sweden

Sue said...

What a great sunflower! I love it!

Madame Samm said...

Good Morning Cherry...reminds me of a candy corn at Halloween...great colour choices and I Love orange..

Di said...

What a beautiful sunflower! Gorgeous work!

Thearica said...

LOVE the sunflower!

charlotte said...

I love your sunflower. It is so cute, did you use a pattern or draw your own?

Michele said...

Really nice. I really need to try my hand at one of those Dresden blocks.

tink's mom said...

What a great flower. Color choice is terrific. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy Staub said...

Love your sunflower block! Love the fabrics you used, very nice :)

Julie said...

That is a beautifully striking sunflower! I love how vivid it is!

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

Hi!!! Your sunflower is very pretty!!! I love the back of it too!!! Thank You

Mommarock said...

Oooohh Wow it is wonderful!!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Looks amazing! I love sunflowers!

Joanne Lendaro said...

Pretty cute!!

krislovesfabric said...

Oh, so pretty...love,love,love that orange!!

Beth said...

Your dotty sunflower looks great!

Diann said...

I totally love your sunflower. The colors are wonderful.

Catherine said...

You sunflower is unique and very nice. I like it !

StitchinByTheLake said...

Cherry I love sunflowers! We were traveling last week and passed a huge field of them...way past their prime in this drought but still beautiful. blessings, marlene

Sheila said...

I love sunflowers and yours is great , a little tip for the next circle you want to applique on. Take a piece of thin interfacing and place it on top of your fabric which you have traced your circle ,sew around the line then make a small slit in the interfacing , turn and then you have a perfect circle you can now iron on .

SewWhatsNew said...

My 2 favorites Halloween and dots. Your block is really pretty. Can I put my 2 cents? If you starch your fabric and have it well ironed before you cut your circle, they will come out perfect. But I like as is. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

What a beautiful sunflower! It's perfect for dotty fabrics!

pinsandneedles said...

Very cute sunflower...just in time for fall! I'm intrigued by your piecing. Thanks for the inspiration.

Pamela said...

Your block is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

gpc said...

What a good idea - dots are perfect for a sunflower, both so cheerful! I love it!

Patty said...

pretty!

Joyce Carter said...

So pretty! The colors are fabulous!

Prima Donna said...

Very nice! Really love the Fall feel of the piece. I know what you mean about those centers. I just posted a similar complaint on my blog yesterday. Thanks for sharing.

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

I love it Cherry! It's so bright and cheerful and fall(ish)! :)

Tammy

Judith said...

Beautiful block and the fabrics are Lovely. Thanks for sharing today...Judith, Texas

Lori said...

This is wonderful Thaks for shairing

Corrie said...

That's perfect for this time of year. It looks really good on the black.

Barb said...

I just love it!!!

Chris said...

Beautiful! A nice sunny spot when the days shorten and turn drab.

Gmama Jane said...

like your Halloween Sunflower theme dots
Gmama Jane

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Cherry, a perfect sunflower! The colors are amazing! Great job!

Rebeckah Austin said...

I love it!

Nellie Duclos said...

Love your bright and seasonal sunflower block. Thanks for sharing, from CA, USA!

BizyStitches said...

Fun Sunflower. I like the black background too. I looked at the other post and you have so many cute Halloween decorations made.

Kathy H said...

Very pretty sunflower and I love the colors you chose.

Needled Mom said...

What a cute dotty sunflower!!!

sew.darn.quilt said...

It's wonderful, so cute.

Bev Kirk said...

I'm feeling your Orange... fall festive feeling..... dot to dot... glad to hop over to see you... I'm next on Friday

Barbara Woods said...

beautiful

Abbigail said...

Very nice! I love the sun flower shape this has and the colors!

Susan said...

Love your sunflower and your set in blocks came out fantastic!

sandra said...

Love your dotty sun flower very appropriate for the season. Thanks for sharing.

Pierro said...

ROSEMARY B here:
REALLY bright, so cute and Fallish!
Oh the back is really cool too! This would make a great little wall hanging for your kitchen

thank you for sharing this creation

Mrs.Pickles said...

oh that is so darn cute!! thanks for sharing

Pauline said...

What a beautiful sunflower! Very bright and shiny, a lovely contribution to all the shown Dots on dots-projects. Thanks for showing.

Denise :) said...

Very cute -- great colors, too!! :)

blueberrymoon said...

Love your sunflower!!!

Leah said...

I love those orange dot fabrics!! They have made a gorgeous flower block. Well done!!

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy said...

Great job, Cherry.
Tam

Patty D from NC said...

very nice, thanks for sharing.

Quilter Kathy said...

A wonderful design! I would be tempted to put some french knots or black beads in the centre. It's such a perfect fall decoration!

Fiesta said...

Wow! Simply delightful!

Susan said...

What a beautiful block! Thank you for sharing!

OhioLori said...

You did GREAT job!! Loooove your sunflower!! Colors & fabrics used are super choice too! :)

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

Great sunflower, Cherry!
Perfect colors and subject for fall with lotsa dots!
Thanks for joining in the fun and hopping along.

Farm Quilter said...

Super sunflower!!!

evelyn said...

Your little sunflower block looks almost as good from the back as it does from the front!

LJ said...

Cherry, I think your dotty, Halloweeny sunflower block is sweet. Thanks for sharing.

MoeWest said...

Your sunflower is very nice. I like the orange fabrics that you chose. You did a good job on the applique.

Vesuviusmama said...

Great job using new techniques!

Karen said...

Great job! Your sunflower looks amazing!

Connie said...

What a beautiful sunflower! Thanks for sharing!

Kim said...

I love the fall colors in your sunflower block. Very pretty :-)

♥Duff said...

Very fall and fun! thanks for sharing!

Ariane said...

Your sun flower block is beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Mimi said...

Great idea!! Thanks for sharing a fall themed project.

Wendy said...

Wow, your sunflower is just amazing!

Debuko said...

Beautiful block!!! Thanks for sharing!

Aurea said...

what a beautiful design and really lends itself to dots. Beautiful.

Maria Kievit said...

Love those colours you used for the dotty blog hop! Thanks for sharing!

Quilt n Queen said...

Cherry, great sunflower...great minds think alike as I'm working on some sunflowers too. Thanks for sharing, enjoy your weekend. Pauline

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Terrific sunflower! Thanks for sharing.