Thursday, September 13, 2012

Dots on Dots Blog Hop

Today is my turn to show you my blocks. I love Moda's Hometown collection by Sweetwater. These prints have little dots on them. I love the colors and the prints in the collection. I created these blocks to turn into a table topper. The blocks measure 12 1/2".


Homecoming Block 1

Homecoming Block 2

If you create blocks using my tutorial, I would love to see it. Please upload it to my Flickr group.

Homecoming Block 1 Tutorial

 Materials:
4 - 6" square light print (A)
2 - 4 7/8" light print (B)
4 - 4 7/8" med. print (A)
2 - 4 7/8" med. print (B)

The picture below has more squares than what's listed above. Please ignore them. They were supposed to be for me to make extra blocks.

Draw a diagonal line on the wrong sides of all 4 7/8" squares.



Take the 4 - 4 7/8" squares of the medium print and place each square right sides together onto a 6 1/2" square. Sew on the drawn line.



Cut 1/4" away from sewn line. Pin the excess triangles and sew together using a 1/4" seam. These are just extras that you can use for another project or save for block 2.



Press open. Repeat on the opposite side of the 6 1/2" square with the remaining light and medium prints. 



You will end up with 2 of each of the blocks below. 



Assemble them as shown in the finished block.


Homecoming Block 2

Supplies:
8 - 4" squares of various light prints
8 - 4" squares of various medium prints

NOTE: If you are using the extra half square triangles from block one, trim to 3 1/2" squares. You'll then need to cut 4 - 4" squares of light and medium prints.

1. Mark a diagonal line on on the wrong side of each light print. Pin each to a medium print, right sides together.

2. Sew 1/4" from drawn line. Do this on both sides of drawn line. Cut apart on drawn line. Press open.  Trim if needed to 3 1/2" squares. You'll have a total of 16 - 3 1/2" half square triangles. Sew the half square triangles together following the finished block below.


I was hoping to accomplish more but I had to stop what I was doing because we had to wash our carpet then I got sidetracked working on another sample for my pattern and finished writing up the instructions for it. Here's a peek of what  I was working on. It's got lots of circles and dots :-)


Don't forget to go and visit these talented ladies for some more fun and inspiration.



Feathered Nest Studio 
Bee in My Bonnet



P.S. I lost my head somewhere in all the craziness going on around my home that I forgot to thank two important ladies that made this blog hop all possible :-(
Madame Samm and Corrie, thanks for putting this blog hop together. You are sew awesome!

107 comments:

Sunshine Girl said...

Great blocks - I love those fabrics havent seen them before! Thanks for sharing and the great tutorial too.

Heleen Groot said...

Lovely blocks. I like the combination of print and dots. Great job!

Sue said...

That is absolutely gorgeous fabric! It is so calming and would be great to cuddle under.

charlotte said...

Love the pattern. Hometown is one of my favorite lines too.

Catherine said...

Nice pattern and I like your subtle fabric colors. Thank you for the tutorial.

Britt-Inger said...

Love your blocks and your great tutorial.Thanks for sharing

Pauline said...

You stand out in choise of color, a beautiful choise, thanks for the tutorial and show.

Rosa said...

Wonderful blocks and fabrics.Thanks for the tutorial!!

KaHolly said...

WOW! I love it. The color combination is so subtle, yet dramatic.

Fiesta said...

Great project! So creative and unique. Great use of your dots.

Gill said...

I love the blocks - especially #2!
Hometown is such a great fabric line!

Debby said...

Lovely neutrals. Excellent tutorial. Most of the dots postings use bright fabrics (my favorite) and it's refreshing to see another color palette. Thanks for sharing!
Debby from Northern VA

Thearica said...

Love the block and especially the fabrics..

Patty D from NC said...

Thanks for sharing. I like anything in Hometown fabric!

Wendy said...

Such beautiful blocks, the fabrics are gorgeous

tink's mom said...

Thanks for hopping witu us. Your blocks are great.

Martha said...

Great tutorial..and I love this fabric. Thanks for sharing.

Madame Samm said...

YOU just can't go wrong with this collection. Nice to see you on our hop.

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Great tutorial - thanks for sharing!!! Super blog hop :)

Mommarock said...

I love that fabric line too! The tutorial is fantastic. I'll have to look around your blog and see if there are lots more of them, because that is what I love about a blog.. the ability to teach me something. I need learnin!

Jamie Lee said...

Those are pretty! I love your fabric choices!

beaquilter said...

love the grey look! great fabrics and blocks

Sheila said...

Great blocks, thanks for sharing!

Cindy Staub said...

Great blocks, thank you for the love tutorial! Enjoy the dot hop, Happy quilting!

krislovesfabric said...

Thanks for the tut and the great block inspiration :)

SewWhatsNew said...

Great blocks and tutorial. Thanks for sharing your inspirations.

gpc said...

Wow, I really like the look of that block! The fabric is fabulous, haven't seen anything like it. Very modern and a little edgy, in a 50 shades kind of way, lol!

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here: This is a really fancy block. I love the choices of your fabrics and they go together so well!
Thank you for sharing your inspirational creativity

Kiera, It's Sew Kiki said...

Great blocks and a great tutorial. Thank you for sharing!

Helen said...

Love your fabric choices...so subdued and give me such a calm feeling. I usually gravitate toward brighter, but REALLY like this. I think I have to give this a try!

Thanks so much for sharing.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Great tutorial!! Bet it will look great all finished!!

Joyce Carter said...

I loved the first block and I really loved the fabrics you chose. I haven't seen these before.But they go so well together. Thank you for sharing.

pinsandneedles said...

Great blocks and I too love the Hometown fabric line by Sweetwater! I recently finished a tablerunner and placemats! Thanks for sharing!

Frummie said...

Love those fabrics. Thanks for the tute!

Kathy H said...

Great blocks, it will make such a pretty table runner.

Fignie said...

I went WOW to the block one -then saw block 2 and did it again -- really nice blocks ... the color combo / fabric combo looks really neat!

Patty said...

nice dots and pattern tute. Thanks

Abbigail said...

I think I see a purse in the making!

Lori said...

These are great blocks. Can do so much with them. Thanks for sharing.

Judith said...

Great pattern and the you fabric choices, I love them. Love you block and thanks for the tutorial. I will try it. Beautiful block and love the print too. Thanks for sharing. Judith, Texas

Chris said...

neat dots! Thanks for posting.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Thank you for sharing with us today.

Needled Mom said...

Great fabrics and wonderful blocks.

Joanne said...

These blocks are wonderful and I love your choioce of fabric! Oh my, and the sneak peek looks interesting. Thanks for sharing and having really nice tutorials! :-)

Connie said...

What neat blocks! Love the fabrics and thanks for the tutorial! Looks like you are working on a pouch or bag with the black/white dots.

Susie Q said...

Hi Kim, love your blocks. Thanks for the tutorial and sharing. Susie x

Just Carol said...

Great tutorial to go along with that beautiful block--love it!

Linda said...

So elegant looking and all with dots! Wow! Great job!

Corrie said...

Hometown is a great line. I have an unfinished project out of it too. Thank you for the block tutorials, those will come in handy!

Sheila said...

Interesting fabrics for this neat block , thanks for sharing.

Cynthia said...

I love your table runner and the soft colors of hometown that you used :)

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm totally smitten with the Hometown collection...love what you did with it! Blessings, Marlene

Judy B said...

Love your dots! Thank you for the tutorial and for sharing.

Phyllis said...

Great blocks! Thanks for the tutorial!

Barbara Woods said...

love that block thanks

blueberrymoon said...

I can not tell you how much I love these!! Okay , maybe I just did. Beautiful!!! The fabrics are so elegant.

Shirley Tener said...

Great Block, I want to order me some words material.. If I ever were to design some material, it would be words.Hope to see you tomorrow on my day of Dots to Dots..

Susan said...

Great blocks! I have always been very fond of Modas' Hometown collection! Nice!

BizyStitches said...

Love the blocks, and truly love the fabric you picked.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I like the Sweetwater line too--cool block!

Diann said...

These fabrics give a very restful feel. I'm looking forward to the completed table topper when it is done.

Snoodles said...

These are great blocks...thanks for sharing them with us!

Marjorie Nath said...

Nice block, even as a beginner I think I can do it without too much trouble. Unusual material, don't think I have ever seen them before. As an american living in Mexico it is harder to shop in person. The nearest quilt shop is in Mexico city, a 4-5 hour drive away. So I shop online and hope that my laptop shows an accurate color display.

SpartanBabe said...

Hometown is very cute - totally understated but totally cool at the same time. Great blocks an thanks for sharing with us!!!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Thank you for sharing these wonderful blocks =)

Rebeckah Austin said...

Loving the text print.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh I love these, great choice of fabrics!!

sandra said...

Very interesting blocks a much more sophisticated and elegant looking dots. Thanks for giving a different look.

Mrs.Pickles said...

Lovely dots thanks for sharing!!

Leah said...

Very nice block. Great tutorial!

Maria Kievit said...

Like your blocks, and thanks for the tute. Thanks for sharing your blocks. Will be one nice looking runner.

https/me.yahoo.com/thomasvbrody said...

Thank you for a new "up-down" block which is so very different from traditional blocks.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

great tutorial thanks

Slowpoke said...

I love Sweetwater's Hometown collection too. Thank You for sharing your tutorials for those lovely blocks. Luba

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

patchouli moon studio said...

What a nice fabric assortment. I like your blocks.

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Thanks so much for all the work you put into your tutorial. Great job and fun blocks too.

Smiles,
Kelly

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Great blocks. I love Hometown by Sweetwater.
Thanks for the tut. I hope to try it out soon.

Laura Ann said...

cute tuts.. :) I'm going to follow you so I can look at them again :)
hugs from MN~

Beth said...

Great blocks! I like the fabrics you used.

evelyn said...

What great subtle colours. It almost looks black and white. Love your blocks. Would be nice to see the finished quilt someday.

Cindy said...

You have to finish this tutorial. I love what you have so far, and I can't wait to see it finished! You are really talented.

Aunt Marti said...

Kim, your blocks look great. I love Sweetwater, too, not ONLY because they are from Colorado!

Lyndsey said...

I love your blocks and the fabrics are beautiful.

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

Hi!!! Very pretty blocks and thanks for the tutorial!!! I love those big black circles!!!! I will be looking forward to seeing the finish!!!!

MoeWest said...

I love the blocks and the fabric! Thanks for the tutorial.

Gmama Jane said...

Graphic dots...so cool
Blessings
Gmama Jane

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Love your blocks and fabric choice...thanks for the tutorial!

Dora, the Quilter said...

Those text-printed fabrics just become more and more appealing. I like what you have done with them!

LJ said...

Great two blocks. Thanks for the tuts on them both. Your little peek - makes me wonder if it is a small bag that you are working on.

Quilt n Queen said...

Good morning Kim, I love the Hometown line too. Thanks for the tutorials. I'm definitely going to try Block 1. Thanks for sharing in the hop. Happy stitching, Pauline

Debuko said...

Lovely bloks and great tutorials!!!

Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

Love the Low Volume of that fabric and your blocks are awesome. Thank you.

Ariane said...

What great blocks!!! Thanks for the wonderful tutorials!!!

Sallie said...

Love your fabric choice and blocks!

Julie said...

Nice designs and great fabrics! Excellent work!

Karen said...

I love the fabrics you used! Thanks for sharing. :)

Suze said...

Thank you for participating and sharing the tutorials with us. I love, love dots and dots and dots.

hueisei said...

Gorgeous!

Carolyn in Kentucky said...

Thanks foe the tutorials.

Dandelion Quilts said...

Great blocks Kim!

Vesuviusmama said...

Fun blocks!

♥Duff said...

Oooh, thanks--I love tutorials! I like the "low volume" of your blocks :O)

Jeanne Gwin said...

You have great talent. So cute things. Thanks for sharing.

Katherine said...

Fantastic blocks! I'm crushing on the second one... chevron patterns always call to me and ones with dots... oh, they make me swoon. lol

Thanks for sharing!

Shannon said...

Great blocks! I love that top block.

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

Love these blocks!
Thanks for the tutorials, too!