Thursday, September 20, 2012

Dots on Dots Blog Hop



Here is the schedule for my fellow dots on dots blog hoppers for today.



Today is my day for the dots on dots blog hop. I have been inspired by all the dotty cuteness going on.  I decided to make a wonky log cabin for my block.  I used a tutorial by quilt dad  at the following: http://www.quiltdad.com/2009/09/quilt-along-3-wonky-log-cabin-block.html.  I will walk you through the steps.

First you need a center block. It can be square or rectangular.  Somewhere around 2.5 - 3".  You add another strip to the bottom.  No need to pin or trim to size before sewing.


Sew the two strips together and trim.  You want to make one side a little wonky.


 Add another strip on the right.  Trim a little wonky.


 Keep adding strips like a regular log cabin block.


You want to keep those slightly wonky angles.


More dotty goodness.


You keep adding strips to the block and keep playing with your slight angles.


When you think your block is getting close to size check it against your 12.5 inch ruler.


You want to make your outer rows of strips a little larger than the ruler so that you can add some final wonkiness to your block.  Quilt Dad added a white strip around the edge but I prefer to keep going with my strips.


This is the final result.  Even the dogs paw prints look dotty.  I have to admit I really had to scrounge through my stash for dots.  They are cute but not necessarily me.  Hope you enjoyed your venture into the wonky log cabin world.



Finally I have some dotty fabric left from my project.  Who does not love big scraps.  Scraps are wonderful.  Just leave a comment in order to win. I will announce the winner on Saturday.



Thanks to Quilt Taffy and Madame Samm for this fun blog hop.  If you want to see more wonky log cabin blocks head over to The Modern Quilt Guild and check out the blocks for September 20.  Modern Quilt Guild members from all over submitted QuiltCon challenge blocks to be used in charity quilts.

104 comments:

  1. So Dot Wonky! Great Tutorial and the fabric is lovely. Enjoyed my stop today. Love your sweet block. Thanks for sharing. Judith, Texas

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  2. Love the way you started with a print for the center of your wonky block! The doggy footprints are dotty too! Thank you for sharing the tutorial and the great giveaway.

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  3. Love the doggy center of your log block. Great fabrics and colors. Thank you for sharing your tutorial and block with us today.

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  4. Oooh I love the wonky block and the colours you have used. Great tutorial too. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I love your dotty doggy block :)

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  6. Love your wonky doggy log cabin block, especially the dotty paw prints!

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  7. I love your wonky log cabin! I find wonky hard to do - I seem to keep automatically straightening everything!

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  8. I love your wonky log cabin with the cute dog in the center piece. Thanks for sharing

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  9. Absolutely love the block, and it will work perfect for my charity quilts. Thanks for sharing it and hope to see you around my blog as well :)

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  10. That is a lovely dog! Thank you for the tutorial. I think it will be a great way to use up all those scraps. Your block looks amazing!

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  11. That is a great block. I love the dog. I can certainly make up this block to help use up some of my scraps. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I love log cabin blocks and that puppy is the cutest thing ever!!

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  13. I love log cabin blocks but am too much of a control freak to handle wonkiness. I love dots and dottiness but I just adore scraps, I love to bring order and pattern from the chaos of a HUGE pile of scraps, so fingers crossed. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  14. So cute! Thank you for the tutorial. Log Cabin blocks are the best!

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  15. Love your puppy in his wonky cabin. thanks for sharing his construction.

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  16. Oh I see the wonky now.. I would be so freaked out sewing things that weren't straight.. gosh sewing straight is difficult for me LOL.

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  17. I will have to try these wonky log cabins. I love the dog print fussy-cut center you used. Thanks for showing the process and I'd be happy to take those dots off your hands.

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  18. Looks fantastic! Wonky log cabins are my favorite block and I love your fussy cut for the middle. Cute!

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  19. Love your block! Wonky is my middle name!

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  20. What a great wonky log cabin , so cute , thanks for sharing .

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  21. I really like the way your block turned out, a combination I never would have thought of!

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  22. fun block, would love some green dots

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  23. Nice job! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

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  24. I loved all that dotted goodness. Green is my favorite color so I am very fond of this block. It is very pretty. Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway.

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  25. Great job on your wonky log cabin and showing the process! I'm a dot lover so every scrap is a precious piece to me. I will gladly give a home to yours. Thanks!

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  26. So very cute! This gives me an idea for my cousin's toddler's quilt! :)

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  27. Very cute block and the log cabin is always a favorite. I love the little dog in your center.

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  28. cute block. love the dog in the center. log cabin blocks are so much fun to make.

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  29. This was a great wonky tutorial for that lovely little block of yours. Thanks for hopping with us!

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  30. I like wonky blocks and the dog in the center is so cute.

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  31. I'm a sucker for anything with dogs but your block is a real yowler!

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  32. I love your wonky log cabin block! The little puppy in the center is so much fun!
    Great job!

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  33. I love your wonky log cabin block! The little puppy in the center is so much fun!
    Great job!

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  34. ROSEMARY B here: superb! I love the doggie in the middle and the colors and design are just fantastic! You make this look easy
    thank you for sharing your creativity, you are inspiring

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  35. That block is so pretty. I know what you mean, wonky is maybe not me either...yet! I'll give it a try, with some dots!

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  36. Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing the construction of that fantastic block.

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  37. What a cute wonky log cabin block and the little dog in the center is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  38. Neat block! I've used that same tutorial. It's great!

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  39. I love your block and the colors you used. Thanks for sharing!

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  40. I love the wonky dog block! So cute.
    Thank you for sharing this tutorial, you did a great job. =)

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  41. I love it! I have used his tutorial before too. The colors you picked are so soft and pretty, thanks for sharing.

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  42. I love how you did the wonky blocks. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. Cute block -- I like that you did dotty fabrick on half the block and solids on the other half. It looks great!

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  44. Great job. It seems that today is "wonky dots day" on the Dots on Dots blog hop. LOL

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  45. Awesome block! love the dog center and the rest of the fabric layout. It is perfect!

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  46. I love your wonky dotty doggy block! Thanks for sharing!

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  47. I love dots too! And your wonky log cabin is perfect for dots!

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  48. Your wonky block is beautiful!! Love it!!

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  49. What a fun and pretty wonky block!!
    Just love it!

    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  50. Suemac-Love your cute little block with the great dog fabric in the center. Don't ya' just love wonky blocks? After completing a sampler block where everything had to be perfect and match, I stumbled on the "wonky" concept and have now embraced it-what a relief! From California, thanks for sharing.

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  51. Super cute dog fabric and the dots really make it. How fun! I need to embrace wonky more, it's so fun.

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  52. That is just darling and I love the colors.

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  53. Its precious and dotty fun ! Thanks for dot hopping with me, shirley from SimpleSew at funnymesjc at gmail dot com

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  54. Now that is just the cutest block ever!! I love dogs and wonky... you have made a perfect match!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  55. I like your wonky block. It was a great idea. Thanks for sharing with us and hope I am lucky to get your left overs, then I can make a wonky block too.

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  56. Scraps make the greatest projects, thanks for the giveaway and love the wonkiness!

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  57. I love wonky and I love dots, so this was an enjoyable stop for me. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  58. LOVE THIS BLOCK!
    THANK YOU FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  59. Love the doggie center complete with fire hydrant. Thanks for the tut.

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  60. log cabin is one of my favorite blocks, your's is so cute. just started adding dots to my stash,
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  61. Log Cabin block is a favorite and you've chosen my favorite color... GREEN!
    Thanks for sharing your tutorial, block, and great giveaway.
    Oh... and howdy from faaaaaaaar west Texas.

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  62. such a funky block, I love the dog in the middle!

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  63. Love you wonky block. Thanks for the chance to win some dots.

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  64. I love the block, you know I have never even try to do a log cabin, and I do not no way. Well, I guess when another hop comes along that will be the block I will do.

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  65. The center square you used is so cute and fun.

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  66. Nice wonky dog house. Love the dots.

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  67. Your wonky log cabin block is great! Love the contrast between the solids and dots! Guess I'm gonna have to make a wonky log cabin myself, now that you taught me how!!! Thanks!!!

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  68. This block is so darn cute. I love the "wonkiness" of the logs and think i may just have to make one this weekend. (You are being a bad influence on me. hehehe!) Thanks for sharing your talents today. :-)

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  69. Love your fabrics and love scraps! Wonky blocks are so great!

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  70. Sue I love your block. The center is just perfect.
    Hugs
    donna

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  71. Love the dog in the middle! A fun wonky log cabin!

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  72. Beautiful block!!! Thanks for sharing and being a part of the hop!

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  73. Omg! Love that your log cabin dotty block is green,my fav color :) Your center is very cute too. Thanks for a chance to win some green dots!

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  74. your wonky log cabin block is so cute! Please enter me in your green dot drawing

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  75. Love your wonky log cabin block. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  76. I so happy to see your wonly log cabin block! It seems mine come out that way with out even trying! LOL!

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  77. Thank you for the chance to win.....Pretty dots, pretty dots,for all to see. I'll love you a lot, if you just come to me.

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  78. I like your block. I also like wonky so it fits right in. Don't know if you planned it or not, but I liked that you kept mostly dots on the one side and the solids on the other.

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  79. Such a cute little dog! Thanks for the tutorial...I just might give it a try!

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  80. I was anxiously waiting to see if your doggie hiked his leg, whew you kept it clean! How sweet are your blocks. Thanks for sharing and of course we all love BIG scraps!

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  81. Love your Block! Doggie is so cute....and I LOOOOOVE the greens, & Dots! Love the block...thank you for sharing where the pattern came from....went over & definitely want to try! Love the BIG Wonky block!!

    Thanks for chance to win your Drawing! :)

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  82. Thanks for sharing your wonky block!

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  83. Suemac, super cute wonky block with the fussy cut center. Cute doggie, thanks for sharing in the hop, have a wonderful weekend! Pauline

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  84. I love your block with all the greens. Thanks for sharing.

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  85. Your block is so cute, love the little dog! Thanks for sharing.

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  86. Awesome block! Love the little dog!

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  87. Your wonky log cabin is sew cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  88. Thanks for the tutorial and for sharing your block on the hop!

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  89. Terrific tut. Thanks for sharing. Sorry for the late comment as I have limited internet access on vacation.

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  90. Terrific tut. Thanks for sharing. Sorry for the late comment as I have limited internet access on vacation.

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