Monday, September 17, 2012

Dots on Dots Blog Hop


Welcome to my blog! I'm so glad you stopped by. I'm delighted to participate in the Dots on Dots Blog Hop. Be sure to check the end of the post for giveaways.


Polka Dot Dresses
10.5" square (unfinished)
Original design

First, a bit of trivia: My late mother's name was Dorothea, but most of her family called her Dot. My kids called her Grandma Dot.

Second, here is a quilt I made for my now-2-year-old granddaughter Piper when she was a baby:

Piper's Polka Dots
Inspired by her bedroom, which has lime green walls and dinner plate-sized pink dots.

Quilt on display in Piper's room


Back to my block

I wanted to do some polka dot dresses and chose an assortment of polka dot fabrics, as well as a menswear-looking background.

Dress pattern

Used dressmaker's chalk to outline the dress on the black fabric.

Used a Frixion pen to trace the pattern to the back of the red and the white fabrics.

Two dresses in each of the three colors

For now the dresses are held to the background fabric with a couple of drops of glue. I could have fused but I was in a hurry. I probably will do a narrow zigzag in invisible thread around the dresses for a permanent bond and as the quilting. I'm considering attaching a few little bows in fabric or buttons to embellish, as well as doing a binding in the red polka dot fabric. The little quilt likely will hang on the wall of my cubicle at work.


Now for the giveaways. You could win one of the two fat quarters below.

White with black dots (approx. 1/2" diam.)     Pink with white dots (approx. 1/4" diam.)

For a chance to win one of the fat quarters, simply leave a comment by the last day of the Blog Hop (end of Thursday, Sept. 20). Be sure to mention whether you prefer White or Pink. For an extra chance to win one of the fabrics, leave another comment mentioning that you are a new or existing follower. Two winners will be drawn on Friday, Sept. 21.

Be sure to stop by and see today's other Blog Hop participants:
Sew Maybe I Can
Yayaquilter
A Stitch in Time
Ariane Quilts
Karen - Briarside Lane
Joanne 9of12
Traveling Quilter - You're here!
Bacon Then Eggs



Hope to see you again soon!

Debbie

150 comments:

  1. Your dotty dress are darling. I also love the bright colors in your GD's quilt! I am on a black and white kick! Thank you for sharing and the great giveaway,

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    1. Bad spelling, should of said I am a new follower!

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  3. Love your block - dress forms are such fun in sewing arent they - Thanks for sharing. Out of the two I would prefer the black and white quarter.

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  4. These dresses are so cute! I have a friend that would love a little pillow of dresses (and maybe shoes?) ideas already flowing, thanks for sharing it. Hope to see you on the last day of the hop in my blog!

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  5. I love your polka dot dresses, and the cute polka dot quilt you made for your daughter. I like the. Background fabric for the dresses too!

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  6. Love the dresses. So sweet. I actually have a quilt in the exact colours of Pipers Polka Dot quilt. It was my first BIG project and still lives on my bed. Well done you!

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  7. I love your dresses! So sweet. As for the giveaway,,,I don't have black on white dots that size (only white on black LOL), so that would be my choice. (Although I don't think I'm going to be sewing dots for a little while!)

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  8. Those dresses are so cute! I love the pink dots!

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  9. I have been a follower of yours.

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  10. Nice job Debbie. Those dresses are so cute.

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  11. The dresses are sweet. You could put a little necklace of beads round the neck of one. A belt... oh, I'm getting carried away! Lots of possibilities!

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  12. The dresses are adorable and I adore Piper's quilt! As to colors, I was not allowed to have pink anything as a child because I had red hair, and people then thought it 'clashed'. So for sure, I'd choose pink!

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  13. I am a new follower. I love that white fabric.

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  14. I saw an antique quilt while blog surfing yesterday that was made up of all dresses in vintage fabrics.. The dresses were almost identical to yours.

    Have you ever bought the white pens from Clover that have chalk in them that goes away with the steam from your iron.. Love to use those on dark fabrics...

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  15. Good Morning Debbie...you are such a lady, with your perfect dot choices and dresses...absolutely hands down, stunning.

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  16. Love the black and white. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  17. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win fabric.

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  18. Those dresses are cutest.Thanks for the chance!!

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  19. The dresses are so cute and I love the quilt! You are so creative! I love the pink and white! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  20. I am a new follower! Love the pink and white! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  21. I love the dresses, so cute! I love the pink... thank you for the chance to win :) Happy quilting...

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  22. Those dresses are just fantasticly cute! I think I am a pink kind of girl.

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  23. Love those dotty dresses!

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  24. Cute dresses. Thanks for the chance to win - pink!

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  25. I'm already a follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  26. Loving the dotty dresses!! Looks like you had fun making this block. Love your giveaway fabrics too - I'd have either as they are both so darn cute!

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  27. The dresses are wonderful! love them!

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  28. Nice dotty dresses, thanks for sharing today!

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  29. Beautiful block and wondering what "it will become" ... Love your granddaughter's quilt - so bright and perfect and truly a treasure. Judy C

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  30. ROSEMARY B here:
    The dresses are lovely, very nice color combination. This is wonderfully creative
    So is the little quilt for your grand daughter WOW

    I like the white fabric with the black dots!
    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!

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  31. I like the white and black dots the best. Love your little dresses. They will make such a cute mini. Your daughter's quilt was perfect with her room and so cute.

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  32. I have followed you for a while.

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  33. What fun you are having with the Dots. Love the dresses and the colors.

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  34. Cute dresses you made, thanks for showing how to do the black one! The contrast with the dresses and the background fabric is a super choise! Thanks for sharing!

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  35. Cute, cute quilt - would you mind sharing where you found the dress pattern? I'd love the black and white polka dot. blessings, marlene

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    1. Stitchin, I just found a dress shape that I liked and used it. There is no pattern for the block, either. I just made it up. But you could find a simple dress shape to get a similar result. Repeat the shape several times to fill your space nicely.

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  36. Your granddaughter's quilt is adorable! I do love the dress forms too. One of the things on my to do list. I'd love the black and white polka dots. Thanks.

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  37. Your little "dotty" dresses are so cute!!!
    (I love Piper's wall! What a great room for a little girl!)

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  38. I'm an existing follower, by the way!

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  39. So fun, it all looks so cute. I love the pink dots.

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  40. Your little dresses are cute. I am wishing I had the pattern so I could make some of my own. I prefer white.

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    1. Charlene, there is no block pattern. Find a simple dress shape that you like, print it, cut it out and use it several times. Easy!

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  41. Hi!!! Fun!!! Fun!!! Love the dress block!!!! I like the white dots!!!!

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  42. Hi!!! I have been a follower for a little while!!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

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  43. Love the dress block and a cute baby quilt - just adore the baby room decor, how sweet.

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  44. I love both white and pink, so either would be lovely!

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  45. I love the polka-dot dress mini quilt! I'm a new follower, too.

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  46. Such cute little dotted dresses--love them! Thanks for hopping with us. :O)

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  47. I love your little dresses on your block!! Gorgeous!!

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  48. Cute dresses! White for me (although if I get pink it would just go into a project for my daughter, who seems to be leaning towards becoming a "pink" girl!). Thanks for the chance.

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  49. Darling dresses. The pink and green quilt is beautiful too.

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  50. Sweet little dresses -- love 'em!! Especially *pink*! :)

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  51. your block is really cute. I would like the pink dots if you draw my name.

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  52. Your block is going to be really cute. I love the quilt you did for piper. I like the pink polka dots. Thanks for sharing.

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  53. I love your dotted dresses. I use to have one in the past made from white fabric with black dots. So if I am lucky enough to win, I would love to have that piece. Thank you for sharing.

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  54. Those polka dot dresses are so cute! I love the quilt you made for your grand-daughter. It's so fun and bright.

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  55. Such cute dresses! and I love the quilt you made for your granddaughter!
    I like the pink/white fabric best!

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  56. Those are darling. I would love to have one of those cute little dresses for myself!

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  57. Lovely dresses. I have always liked black and white.

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  58. Nova seguidora número 297.Obrigada.tiacarminha@gmail.com

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  59. Isto que eu estava procurando,algo que me surpreendesse...LINDO<LINDO!!!Que vestidos maravilhosos.Quanto ao sorteio...escolha para mim,os dois são lindos.Obrigada.tiacarminapezzuto@gmail.com

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  60. Your dotty dresses are adorable.

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  61. Love the dotty dresses! I like the black and white dot fabric if I win. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  62. Love your dot dresses, how beautiful! Thanks for sharing how you cut out the dress on black. I like the black and white dot fabric too!

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  63. HELLO! I LIKE THE DOT DRESSES!
    I'D SELECT THE PINK DOTS!
    THANKS FOR A WINNING CHANCE!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  64. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU VIA GFC!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  65. Love your dresses block - sweet! Thanks for sharing.

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  66. Love your dresses. Nice way to sew a quilt. I love pink :)
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  67. Another lovely block. I am a Follower

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  68. I like your blocks, they are very unique and different. That was a great idea making dresses. Thanks for sharing with us all.

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  69. My MIL was called Dot. Love the red fabric

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  70. Love the dress I once had a black and white polka dot dress. I also had a cousin who was called Dot. The world is small, thanks for sharing.

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  71. I love pink and I love your Dotteness... its been fun hopping with you. Shirley from SimpleSew.blogspot.com

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  72. I'd love a little wall quilt like that at work--to remind me to be a lady!!! (OH, sometimes you'd think I was a sailor....)
    White :O)

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  73. Debbie- It seems(no pun intended) you were destined for dots! I love your little dotted dresses and embellishing them with buttons and bowes and other things might be real cute. I love dots of all kinds, no particular preference. From the Bay Area, thanks for sharing.

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  74. Oh boy, I'm happy follower number 300. Now that's got to be lucky. White dots.

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  75. Very cute idea with the dress dots. Sound like it will end up being charming. Thanks for the give away. I like both, but maybe the white dots would be nice. Either is fine if I win.

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  76. Love your dotty dresses...too cute! My favorite fabric is the black and white...thanks for the chance!

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  77. I love the dresses, they're so glam and fabulous! I love black and white.

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  78. Let me just tell you that I love the dresses! And I am now a follower :)

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  79. I am planning a black and white quilt for my next project. Would love to win the black and white fabric.

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  80. I really liked the white and black! loved your block

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  81. Such cute little dresses! This little quilty will be so cute and brighten your work area!

    Thanks for the opportunity ~ I love red and white.

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  82. Cute 50's style dress...perfect for dot fabric. Nice block.

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    1. Cute dresses. White would be my choice if I were to win.

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  83. Very cute! I actually have a red dress with white polka dots that looks very much like the ones you made! And if I win, I'm easy - I like both the white and the pink.

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  84. Love your little dresses. It sounds like you were very much into Dots even before this hop! Thanks so much for being part of the hop.

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  85. Your dotty dresses are divine! Wish I had a closet full of pretties like these. ;o)

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    *Pink, please! ;o)

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  86. Perfect little dresses! We are fans of pink and green too!

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  87. I am a follower. Thanks for the opportunity to win some black/white dotted fabric.

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  88. Love your sweet dresses. What a cute wall hanging it would make. The pink / green quilt you made for your Granddaughter is precious.
    Thamks for sharing and the opportunity to win (b&w) fabric.

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  89. Those dresses are so retro and cute. What are you going to do with them? Love them. Well done!

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  90. Love the dresses , really cute , thanks for sharing and I love pink !

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  91. Your dresses are so darling!!! You are so creative! I love both the fat quarters you are giving away, thanks for the opportunity! I am a follower so I can see what you choose to do with your dress block!

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  92. Your dresses remind me of some I had in the 50's & 60's. Love both the fabrics, but having to choose I would take the black & white.

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  93. Your granddaughters quilt is beautiful. I love your new wardrobe! I think you are right with the idea of adding embellishments. I am a followers.

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  94. I absolutely love your block. How creative! Thanks for the tutorial. This will be a nice block to add to my daughter in law`s quilt. I like a happy blog and yours is happy!

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  95. I love the black and white dots. Your dresses are wonderful! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

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  96. I am a new follower. I love to find fun and creative blogs.

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  97. Love your dotty dresses. I would prefer pink. Thanks for the chance to win!
    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  98. I am a new follower. Glad I found you!
    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  99. Great dresses! I would prefer pink if I won, but I'd gladly accept either fabric. Thanks for sharing your block on the hop!

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  100. Very cute block. Ribbons and bows and a few buttons would look so cute on the block. Loved hearing your stories about Grandma Dot and your granddaughter's dotty room. :) I can't choose as I like them both; you choose.

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  101. I love the pick dot. I have a granddaughter who loves pink.

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  102. I have just become one of your followers.

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  103. How very fun! Very nice! Thank you for sharing!

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  104. Your dresses block looks sweet! Thanks for a chance in your giveaway - black and white for me.

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  105. Oh my,love those little dotty dresses!

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  106. Debbie, cute little dresses. Thanks for sharing on the hop and for the chance to win a FQ. I like them both but would probably pick the hot pink. I have an Aunt...her name is Dorothy but we always call her Aunt Dot. Happy stitching, Pauline

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  107. Aren't they all cute......polka dot dresses and a dotty Granddaughter's room. Terrific.

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  108. I love these dresses and the pink dots! Thanks for sharing your projects today. :-)

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  109. Thank you for taking time to participate and show up how you made your block. Also, thank you for sharing about your mom. Mom's are important to all of us. I still miss my mom after all these years - it's been 13 years and as time goes by I realize she wasn't as great a mom as I thought she was, but she was my mom. I'd be thrilled with either of the fat quarters. I think I'd prefer the white and black and I'd be thrilled with either one. You are very giving to take the time to participate and share with fellow quilters. Thank you very much.

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  110. Fantastic dresses!!! Thanks for sharing and being a part of the hop!

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  111. Those dresses are adorable! So is the pink and green dotted room. Thanks for sharing both.

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  112. Love the dresses on your quilt block! Thanks for sharing.

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  113. Love the dotty dresses! Inspirational. Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

    Also, I am already a follower...

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  114. Great interpretation of the Dot Hop. The dresses are wonderful but the baby's quilt is special. Love it and the colors.

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  115. The dresses are gorgeous. Love the black and white. Thanks for the opportunity on the draw
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  116. I am an existing follower Thanks for the opportunity on the draw. Love the pink dots
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  117. love those dresses- do they come in my size? :)

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  118. white
    thanks for sharing your dots on dots - really cute quilt - today I saw a mini quilt of shirt-and-ties - wonder how it would look in manly dots? mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com is alternate email

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  119. Such cute little dresses... thanks for sharing them and joining in the hop!
    Would love the pink with white dots. Thanks for the give away.

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  120. The dotty dresses are just what I need for my bedroom - thanks for the tute

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