Yep, I joined another blog hop! But how can I resist this one - dots! Looking back at my recent mosaics, it appears that I use at least one polka dot fabric in almost all my projects - hmmm . . . (see here and here.)
I'm not going to talk about my sewing machine drama again but let's just say it is a good thing that this blog hop only asked for a block and not a finished project!
For my first block, I used the quilt-as-you-go method and this will soon be a bag for my daughter to carry her ballet shoes and other items to class. Since it will be used for a bag, I wanted to use dense quilting but I didn't want to quilt over the little ballerina so I just used a bit of random stitching for the middle square and then organic - in other words, "not straight" lines - for the rest.
Also, not sure if you can tell from the photos, but the ballerina is surrounded by very pale yellow dots! Maybe with a closer look (but not too close up - again, the sewing machine situation!)
I've also been wanting to try reverse applique circles (I think that is what these are called). I added a bit of embroidery to the gray/green block - I'm thinking I might use that to make a journal cover and stamp "inspiring" words onto the embroidered lines (hopefully I can press out those wrinkles in the green dot circles - yikes!)
Oh, and here is a little mosaic showing several projects that I've made using polka dot fabric - I've used dots as the main fabric, as binding, as sashing, as background, for pockets - yes, I guess I really like dots!
If you would like to enter the giveaway for a Moda Happy H"owl"-o-ween Layer Cake sponsored by Material Girl Quilts, click here. If you click on that link, you'll also find a wonderful Advice for New Bloggers post written by Faith from Fresh Lemon Quilts and this week's calendar for the Let's Get Acquainted Blog Hop.
Thanks to Corrie from Quilt Taffy and Madame Samm from Sew WE Quilt for organizing another super fun blog hop! Click here to see the full schedule for the Dots on Dots Blog Hop and here are the hoppers for today:
Thanks for visiting!
And since the ballerina bag is my main WIP of the week, I'm linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.