Sunday, September 16, 2012

Dots on Dots Blog Hop - My Day is Here!

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 Thanks for joining me today for my contribution to Corrie's (from Quilt Taffy) and Mdm Samm's Dots on Dots Blog Hop.   A big thanks to them as well for all the work to prepare for such a fun blog event for us all!!

I struggled a bit to decide what to do for this hop but settled on a kid's quilt, possibly for Project Linus. I did raw-edge fusible machine applique along with some hand applique details (very similar to the type done on the Hello Sun QAL for this year) on some lady bugs I designed...

Here are the individual 12" blocks...




And here is the finished quilt top...


Then I did a frog just for fun... he will probably hop along on the back...


If you'd like to make something similar, you can either draw out a line design to use as I did or use a design from something like a coloring book.  You then trace it onto Steam a Seam Lite 2 fusible or something similar and fuse to your fabrics, layering as the design dictates.  Then to get the child's drawing-look, use a black thread to top-stitch the design with your sewing machine, going over the design 2-3 times in a semi-messy fashion and use a pearl cotton thread to hand stitch certain things like eyeballs and antennas.

Thanks for stopping by to see my dotty project!  I have a small giveaway if you are interested in 3 dotty fat quarters.  Leave a comment on this post (and make sure I have your contact information if you are a no reply blogger) and I will draw for them on the last day of this hop which is September 20th.  I would love it if you were a follower but it is not required to win.

Please be sure to visit all these other great folks I am sharing the day with below:

September 17th
Krislovesfabric <--you are here!!

And the complete schedule can be found here
by clicking on the Dots on Dots button on her sidebar. 

144 comments:

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

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bets said...

Love your ladybug quilt! Very colorful and just fun....some little boy or girl will enjoy it! Can use some more dots in my stash too...thanks for the giveaway!

evelyn said...

I love your lady bugs. How cute! They make a pretty awesome quilt for some young person. The frog-well,he has me smiling. Thanks for the how-to. With a little grand daughter, I have lots of colouring books for inspiration.
Thanks for a chance to win.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Adorable! I love whimsy!
Thank you for sharing your technique.

TexPat said...

Love your ladybugs and that frog...adorable! That will make someone very happy! Thanks for a chance to win some dots. One can never have too many dots!

Quilt n Queen said...

Kris, your lady bug quilt is adorable, and the frog is sEw cute. Thanks for your inspiration and for sharing in the hop. I have used coloring books for ideas too. Happy stitching, Pauline

Ruth Ann said...

Love the ladybugs quilt!
A child will be blessed to receive that quilt.
I'm a follower. Thanks for the chance to win!

lynaeve said...

thanks for the chance! i love your quilt

Karen said...

Those ladybugs are adorable, but I think I like the frog the best! You're so creative. That will make one child very happy to be the recipient of that quilt! Nicely done. :)

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Oh my...I just love your ladybugs and frog..so cute!!! Thanks for the inspiration...I'm already a follower...thanks for the sweet giveaway!

Wendy said...

Kris what a wonderful job you did!! I adore your froggie :) fun, fun!! Of course, I am a follower already and thank you for the opportunity for your dotty giveaway!! Thank you so much for sharing your dots!

Judy B said...

Oh so cute! Love how you did your machine applique. Someone will be so lucky to receive your quilt. Thank you for sharing and the great giveaway.

Judith said...

Sweet quilt Kris! Ladybugs are adorable. I am a follower and Thanks for sharing with us. Judith, Texas

Nati said...

Really cute project! I will now become a follower, I am also doing the hop on the last day so hope to have you around then!

Joanne said...

Oh how fun! I really like to frog. It just makes me smile. Thanks for sharing your work.

Pam said...

Cute blocks, in my home county,Norfolk, we call them Bishiebarneebees. The frog is a good way to liven up a quilt back.

Theresa said...

Love your ladybirds, that quilt is going to put a smile on somebody's face - the frog on the back is a fun idea :)

Sunshine Girl said...

Those ladybirds are fabulous - looks wonderful finished up doesnt it - love the frog too - thanks for sharing.

Heleen Groot said...

You found a way to make creepy crawlies look adorable. I love your quilt top. The hopping frog looks amazing too! Good job.

Sue said...

That quilt top is wonderful! The ladybugs are great but I sure do love that frog!

Lesley said...

These little creatures are so cute! Love the froggie!

Sheila said...

Great Ladybugs, I love the colors! Thanks for sharing.

Pauline said...

Kris loves fabric, I like what Kris does with it! Cute ladybugs and a happy hopping frog! Thanks for showing.

Britt-Inger said...

I love your cute ladybugs. And the frog put a smile on my face.
Thanks for sharing
Britt-Inger in Sweden

Pat @ 501quiltblocks said...

Such a cute quilt top! Someone is going to love it! Thanks for sharing.

Debby said...

Ladybugs and frogs - a real cuteness combo! Thanks for sharing your creativity. Debby

charlotte said...

Love your ladybugs, Kris. I am now following you too!

Karin said...

EXTREMELY CUTE!!

Fiesta said...

Great use of dots. Love it.

Cindy Staub said...

Adorable ladybugs! Thank you for the chance to win :) I'm a new happy follower...

Lisa Marie said...

Love your ladybugs and your frog!

Sheila said...

Your ladybugs are so cute and I love the little frog , thanks so much for sharing !!

Patty D from NC said...

very creative - love the frog!

Thearica said...

Love your ladybugs and the frog!

Laura VanVleet said...

Adorable little quilt!~I especially love the frog! Following as of today!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Kris I love your ladybugs and that frog is darling. I would never have thought of the black and white fabric for the borders but it sets the bright colors off beautifully! blessings, marlene

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

I love lady bugs!! I had a pair of Ladybug shoes when I was a kid and I have a photo of me at my aunts house putting them on :) Love all your dotty fabrics!

Madame Samm said...

Good Morning Kris...welll you had me at the first bug...and then they multiplied and I was in absolute awe when I saw they joined in on a topper...lovely, brilliant and most deserving of well you know ...go and see...delightful morning shared with you.

Abbigail said...

Such cute ladybugs! And so is the little frog!

Mommarock said...

Oh goodness, that was a brilliant idea! I love the ladybugs!

Julie said...

Wow! Super cute! I enjoy this type of applique too.

Suze said...

Love the ladybugs and the hippity hoppity frog is just the icing on the back!

beaquilter said...

cute blocks would love to win some dots

mtnquiltr said...

The ladybugs are so cute! Well done with those and the frog, I love them all!

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here: adorable project, Kris. I adore the color choices and those cute antennae (I almost called them antlers haha) I love the white background and the finished creation. The frog will be adorable on the back
thanks for sharing your expertise!

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

Kris - I love your ladybugs - awesome!

pinsandneedles said...

You are very creative to draw your lady bugs and frog. They are so cute. Thanks for sharing!

Rosa said...

Your ladybug and frog are just beautiful !!

B Greene said...

Your Ladybug Quilt is just adorable - I especially love the material you used for the sashing. So nice of you to think about donating this beauty and for hosting the giveaway :-)

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

Hi!!! Love the Lady Bugs!!!! Very sweet!!!! The little frog is adorable!!! Thank You

Cindy said...

I absolutely LOVE the bugs and especially the orange dot fabric!! Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

How adorable! Lady bugs fit the theme so well!!

Linda said...

Love it Kris! Hope to see it in person this week!

Kathy H said...

What a perfect animal to wear dots and I love the border fabric too. Thanks for sharing them all.

Kathy Gordon said...

Love your buggy dots....

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

Your lady bugs are adorable!

Charlene S said...

I just love those Lady Bugs and the frog. They do make a great kids quilt.

giddy99 said...

EEEP!!! Those ladybugs are SO cute! My M-I-L collects ladybugs; thanks for the idea.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

What a cute way to use those dots! Ladybugs are instant dots themselves and the little frog on the back is a delightful touch to your quilt. Thank you for sharing such a great idea.

Just Carol said...

Such colorful ladybugs--I love them! The frog is just too cute. Thanks for hopping with us. :O)

Connie said...

Your little ladybugs are so cute and that frog will look perfect "jumping" on the back of this wonderful quilt!! Thanks for sharing!

Denise :) said...

Kris, the ladybugs are *darling*! You did a fabulous job with them and putting it together!! :)

Ariane said...

Your blocks are adorable!!! I just love them!!!

mara said...

I am a new follower, I absolutely love lady bugs and call my daughter my little lady bug, so thanks for the great idea.

patchouli moon studio said...

Such cute ladybugs and the frog is darling too. Dots are perfect for ladybugs!

Lyn said...

I love your ladybugs and the frog too! Thanks for joining in.

Corrie said...

That would be the cutest Project Linus quilt. It turned out darling.

Laurel09 said...

I like your quilt top, but I especially love your frog block! I bet whatever child ends up with that quilt will *love* it! Thank you for sharing, and for the chance to win.

Deb said...

I love dots and polkas and would love to be included!
LOVE your teapots!

KatieQ said...

I follow by email. Thanks for sharing the Ladybug block idea. They are adorable.

blueberrymoon said...

So cute!! Very nice work!!

BizyStitches said...

What an adorable quilt. Some little person or anyone would truly love this quilt. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Nellie Duclos said...

Kris-Your Lucky Lady Bugs are very cute. Thanks for sharing, from California.

Lori said...

Your lady bugs are too cute. I love your frog also. Im partial to ladybugs, and the dots fit them perfectly. Thanks for sharing.

Gmama Jane said...

Cute cute cute
Blessings
Gmama Jane

JanesQuilting said...

Lady Bugs, who would have thought, they are just fabulous. I really like them and the frog, just sets them off,

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Super cute ladybugs! I especially like the pink girl! The black dots really set it all off! Thanks for sharing.

Joyce Carter said...

I love ladybugs and your project is the cutest. Some child will be so happy to receive this. Thank you for sharing.

Maria Kievit said...

Love the ladybug quilt! Very nicely done. Thanks for sharing.

Patty said...

You did a wonderful job on the ladybugs. I have seen patterns for others that I didn't like/ but loved yours. And that frog.Wonderful.

Mimi said...

Your lady bugs are sooo sweet - sure to brighten a little one!!

Phyllis said...

Love the ladybugs! I am a new follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

http://tubakk.blogg.no/ said...

You inspire me with your ladybirds, and I think I have to make one right now. I'm a follower, and I'm happy for that. Thank you again. tubakk@online.no

Kim said...

Those ladybugs are so cute. I love those prints.

MoeWest said...

Your ladybug quilt is fabulous! And I love the cute frog block too. This will make some child very happy.

TheMugglePuggle said...

Oh my goodness, that quilt is adorable. I know that any kid would love to have it! :)

Susan said...

Very nice! Your 'ladies' are so sweet! Thank you for sharing them!

Chris said...

Oh......so cute! The happy frog and the little ladies.

Rebeckah Austin said...

Of course I am interested in a giveaway! Not only that but I think the frog is adorable!

edyB said...

Oh how I love those lady bugs and then that fun frog hops into the pic! Cuteness!

Thanks for the opportunity ....

Barbara Woods said...

love your dots

Karen said...

Love the ladybugs. They are so cute. Thanks so much for participating.

Barb said...

sooooooooooooooooo cute!!

Rhonda D. said...

Love your ladybug quilt! Thanks for sharing!!

wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sallie said...

I love these! So cute!

Carrie P. said...

lady bugs are a perfect way to feature your dotty fabrics. really cute.

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely dots thanks for sharing!!

Diann said...

I love your ladybugs and your frog. He definitely deserves a place on the back of the quilt.

Shirley Tener said...

iTS been fun doing Dots to Dots with you, great job on you projects. I think its really fun and dotty. funnymesjc at gmail dot com

Farm Quilter said...

Love your ladybugs! Such a cute quilt that will be a warm hug! And I really like it that you don't forget to "pretty up" the back - your frog is adorable!!!

Rita E in AZ said...

Ladybugs are a perfect quilt theme and the dotty fabric is so cute.

rutigt said...

Your LadyBugs are so cute! I love them :)
Gun,Sweden
gun@lapp.se

gpc said...

How cute!

GG said...

Hi Kris,
I love that pink lady bug fabric! Dots upon dots. Do you happen to know where that's from?

And, I am a follower!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Your ladybugs are darling! No wonder you were one of the chosen! Thanks for the info on how to sew such cute designs and for the opportunity to win.

Linda said...

HELLO! Loved your post-gives me some hints!
Thanks for sharing fabric too>everyone loves dots!
HAPPY STITCHING!

mssstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

I'm a follower and love your dotty ladybirds.

Wendy said...

I was scrolling down thinking how cute your ladybirds are when I got to the frog - he's adorable!

Teresa said...

Love those dotty lady bugs, we call them lady birds where I am.

Cynthia said...

What a cute idea to do ladybugs, they do have spots! You cute little frog is adorable too!

Susan said...

Thanks for such cute and creative bugs and a frog! Love them.

Marjorie Nath said...

Darling quilt! Simple enough that I could do it but first I need to start getting some dot material. Thanks for the chance to win,

Marj in Mexico

Homemaker Honey said...

Cute spotty dotty lady bugs!

Deborah
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

Frances said...

Love the ladybugs. Cute, dotty, buggy project.

sandra said...

What and adorable quilt, just love the lady bugs. Thanks for sharing.

Aunt Marti said...

Oh, Kris, I know a little model from my blog who LOVES Ladybugs! Thanks for sharing your blocks.

Leah said...

Wonderful ladybugs!! And the frog is just as cute!!

Needled Mom said...

The ladybugs are just darling and I LOVE the frog!!!!

Vesuviusmama said...

How adorable! I have (and love to use) that orange dot that you used for the first ladybug. It is always so fun to see your own stash in someone else's projects- gets the old gears in the head turning for sure!

suemac said...

Love your bugs. So cute and creative.

Leslie said...

Lady Bugs! Perfect for a dotty hop.

Michelle May said...

Totally, totally cute!!!! Love them girlfriend!

CeLynn said...

Those are just the cutest little ladybugs! Sweet project and for a great cause too :)

tink's mom said...

Your ladybugs are great but I yearly love the frog. Thanks for a chance to win your giveaway.

LJ said...

Your ladybug quilt is adorable; I loved the black/white dotty fabric you used in it. Froggy looks ready to hop right off that block. :)

Cecilia said...

Beautiful quilt! Your ladybugs are beautiful and your frog is handsome. Thanks for sharing.

The Slow Quilter said...

Love the ladybugs they made a great quilt.

OhioLori said...

I'm a new Follower! Your blog is Grrreat! LOVE the Ladybugs....but I am partial to the Adorable Frog!! The Dots fabric you used is Perfect for him!

Thanks for chance to win some Polka dots too! Yay!!! :)

Cindy said...

Adorable lady bugs. Some youngster is gonna really love that quilt.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Loved those Lady Bugs!!!

Jeanne Gwin said...

Your dotty ladies are outstanding and what a sweet giveaway, a quilter can never have enough dots in her stash. Thanks for sharing.

hueisei said...

Super cute dotty lady bugs!

Teresa in Music City said...

Love your lady bugs!!! You did a great job on them ;*)

Kathy MacKie said...

Those bugs are sew cute, well done.

Michele said...

Great ladybugs. And the frog is adorable too.

Pamela said...

I love ladybugs. Yours are very cute! thanks for sharing.

Gill said...

I love the ladybirds! My daughter would love a quilt of these!

Tinliz said...

What a fun quilt! The child who receives it is going to love it. The frog will be a great touch.
Liz

Gwen said...

Such a cute project!! I love the ladybugs!! :-) Thank you for the chance to win the pretty dotted fabrics!! I just love polka-dots!! :-) Oh, and I am a follower!

Katherine said...

Oh! I'm loving those polka dot ladybugs. Super cute!!!
Having 2 sons, I also have soft spot for hippyity-hoppyity frogs. ;o) Yours is sweet in dots.

Thanks so much for sharing!

♥Duff said...

Love your projects. I had to laugh when I read that you went over the top in a "semi-messy fashion." I'd be jumping for joy if my sewing was that straight! and BTW, your ladybug design is delightful!

Debuko said...

Beautiful blocks!!! Thanks so much for sharing and being a part of the hop!

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

Adorable ladybugs! Great idea using simple coloring book designs, too.
I've done that as well.
Thanks for joining in and hopping along.

Marcia W. said...

Those are such cute lady bugs and perfect for dots on dots spots! alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com