Wednesday, September 19, 2012

It's My Day




It is my turn for the Dots to Dots Blog Hop
Remember it runs through Friday!
A huge thank you to Madame Samm and Corrie from Quilt Taffy. This has been such a fun hop!
The thing I love about these hops is the chance
"to try"
to try, new blocks, new ideas and new skills.

So...First up paper piecing practice!
I know many of us know  Ayumi from Pink Penguin she is amazing! Her paper piecing patterns are so much fun and this is one of her patters. The tutorial and pattern can be found HERE










Something new?
Yes, I tried stamping!
This is fun, really fun!
I believe I got better as I went along, at least I think I did!



 I am not ready to use these blocks as Ayumi has so many new patterns coming out and I would like to add them to these blocks for a wall- hanging.

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Then, I have always wanted to try a Dresden Plate Block, but had no idea how; so my friend Elaine gave me a lesson!
This is what I came up with...

I used my Dresden Ruler and made 5 inch blades. Sewed them together and got this..




Super fun and very easy!  But I thought the middle hole was too big so I made another one with 2 1/2 inch blades. Now this is where I really learned something. I thought if it was smaller you would not use the same number of blades, oh no, I learned it is the width of the blade not the length! 
 I so need more Dresden rulers!

Tombow Glue, have you used it before? I love this glue. I put some on the small blades and positioned it right over the larger blades. It is great for place holding.  Want some, Corrie our cheerleader has it in her store HERE


Now what to do with that hole?
I do not applique, at all!
Here is my brainstorm.

Ny Grand- babies play plate from their kitchen. Aah, a good size!


Trace on cardboard, add pink scraps to my pink vase! 


 cut out the circle, trace on fabric,  use glue,

I know, I know but this is not a quilt and I know the cardboard will not be coming out but that is OK!


Fold over the fabric on to the cardboard.




I then use Steam-A-Seam Two put some in the middle and plopped down my circle and steamed it into place!


Pinned and ready to quilt.



WAIT!
What do you mean my cardboard fabric circle is too big?
Yes, I agree, so off it came and on went a pinking shear circle with Steam a Seam Two


By this point I bet everyone who applique's is cringing.

Sorry!  But I am making this up as I go along!

On to my favorite part.
The quilting.
Again, no idea at all how to applique so I used pink Prescencia thread, (which our cheerleader has HERE) and did a big stitch on the large blades, the small blades and in the ditch of the binding.

TA DA!!





This is how I plan on using my non-conventional Dresden Mini Quilt!



BTW, I have no idea how but the large plate is really 12.5 inches!  Again, no idea how that happened!
GIVEAWAY CLOSED,WINNER PICKED
Thank you for sticking with me for this picture heavy post. As a small token of my gratitude I would like to give you a chance to win a
$25 Gift Certificate from our Hostess
Corrie from Quilt Taffy.
She has amazing fabrics, yes dots, and Prescencia Thread, Tombow Glue and the fleece we will need for the up-coming Coin Purse Blog Hop. I also hear she will be getting the handles as well.


To win this prize.

Leave a comment. Follow if you wish.
For a second chance visit Quilt Taffy and let us know what you love!
I will pick a winner sometime on Friday.

Now please visit the other blogss that are also posting today.

September 19

janesfabrics (you are here)



Happy Hopping!


228 comments:

  1. Oh you are too cute! The drink glasses are a delight - love the stamping. And I think we all fly by the seat of our pants at some time, but what a delight!! And in the end it all came out all right - glad you got rid of the cardboard though.

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  2. Oh I had a nice long browse, and now I know I have way too much fabric as I have so much of what's in the shop! But I adore Puppy Park - so the 10" stacker of 'puppy' caught my eye.

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  3. I love dresden plates. No matter how you do them, they always come out so pretty and you did an awesome job on yours! Your paper pieced blocks look sew much fun. I haven't done those, but will be coming up soon. It should be alot of fun :-) Great job with the stamping.

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  4. Love the paper-pieced and dresden block, very clever! I am a follower :)

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  5. Love the mini quilt and it feels so me, I like thinking things as I go along, get myself in lots of trouble but things tend to come out nicely ;) thanks for the chance to win. Hope to see you in my hop on Friday!

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  6. I love the jelly rolls from Joy Moda that are in the shop! Would love to use the gift certificate towards that!

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  7. Love you paper pieced dotty cups and the stamping of their names! Your Dresden plate worked out wonderfully. I am an email follower.

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  8. You are hilarious, gluing fabric over cardboard for the center of your Dresden....lol! I loved your Ayumi glasses and congrats on stamping, I think it turned out wonderfully! Cardboard... Ha ha ha!!!

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  9. I love the Quilt Taffy store! She has so much, but I would buy the Tombow glue, more Prescencia thread, my favorite. Thank you for sharing and the great giveaway.

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  10. NIcely done dreseden. I've not ventured that way yet but yours is so cute in dots I may have to try it!! Fingers crossed in your giveaway!!!

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  11. Also love those drinking glasses - dots are perfect anywhere :) I am a follower of Quilt Taffy! Thanks for the chance.

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  12. I love the way your Dresdens turned out. Someday I will try those.
    Thanks for your generous giveaway.

    Happy Sewing!
    Nancy

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  13. I think a Riley Blake charm pack of colorful dots would be nice to have. This shop has a wonderful selection of fabric.

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  14. Love your paper pieced drinks, the stamping is a great touch and your Dresden turned out so pretty.

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  15. This post reminds me of my working process.... It came out looking gorgeous though, which is something that not always happens to me.... I loved your stamped blocks too!

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  16. What fun you had! I love your dresden plates and thank you for (honestly!) sharing your process!

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  17. Corrie has a great store!I like the Juggling Summer layer cake!

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  18. That sure was creative "adjusting"! So cute when you finished up!

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  19. I looked around over at Quilt Taffy and found some adorable fabric!(Like I need more fabric!) But have you seen Matryoshka Russian Doll Japanese linen fabric? It is so cute!

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  20. Oooh lovely busy post here! I love your finished dresden quilt - so nice and all the other paper pieced quilts are so lovely too. I also love to stamps (have hundreds of stamps in fact probably thousands!) its very addictive so be warned! Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Your drinks are great. Very summery and refreshing and I love a dresden, no matter how it goes together.

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  22. I love those packs of dots she's got. I guess I have dots on the brain for some reason.

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  23. your dresden plate has my favorite color combination for fabric. i like the way you winged it! thank you for sharing.

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  24. i was going to choose the dots, but i went for Apples to Oranges Sewing Kit PATTERN the moment i saw it. how fun! i am a follower of your blog. thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  25. I love your blocks with the yummy glasses and your Dresden plate is sew cute.
    Thanks for sharing

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  26. I love the Apples and Orange sewing kit and now I know where to buy it for a good price and with good shiping costs. And I have been a follower to your blog for a long time. Thanks for a great give away
    Britt-Inger in Sweden

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  27. Paper pieced blocks with stamping are fabulous! Love them all. And the dresdens - can't get enough of them. Your colors are beautiful and I enjoyed seeing your creative solution to that center circle.

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  28. Jane, I love your paper pieced cups...too cute! And what a creative gal you were with the Dresden plates! The finished product is adorable! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  29. I love HappyHome fabric by Robert Kaufman. Such cute coffee cups!

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  30. It`s all so cute. Your Dresden Plate is just Perfect!

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  31. Quilt Taffy`s store is really something. I like the Apple of My Eye charm squares by Riley Blake.

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  32. Great use of dots. Love it. You can tell you put a lot of love into your project. I already follow. Thanks for the chance.

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  33. A great use of dots. Your Dresden plate turned out very well and makes a beautiful quilt.

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

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  35. I love your dresden block, so beautiful!

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  36. I went I looked. I love A Walk In The Woods FQs.

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  37. Well.. I do love your dresdan plate (and the storyline...made me smile) and if you want the middle to appear smaller do what you did with the blades... Cut a smaller circle and place it over the larger one... Maybe even a third smaller one to keep the graduating on odd numbers.

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  38. Your PP blocks are just sweet and the dresdan experience really gave me a chuckle but glad you persevered and got it made and it is just lovely .Thanks for sharing , it made me smile .

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  39. I went to Quilt Taffy and I love Phenomenal Fall by Sandy Gervais , oh that is gorgeous. Thanks for the chance.

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  40. Fabulous project, Jane~can't believe it's your first dresdon plate! Great job! Love the pinks! Hugs!

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  41. OHHHHHH Wow Jane....your dotted cups with your stamps...great idea....very coooool ...and your dresden, in the pink is PERFECTLY suited to my taste...are those caramel chocolates there lol. YES removing the cardboard was a good idea lol. YOU make me a dotted lover 4 V R

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  42. Your dresden mini is adorable! I like you paper pieced blocks too - that is such a great pattern - I used it to make a snack bag for my daughter recently.

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  43. I love dresden, double dresden is double delightful!

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  44. From Quilt Taffy, I love Oh Deer.

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  45. Wonderful and entertaining post, Jane and I love how the dresden turned out. Will wait to see what happens to the cups. Thanks for the wonderful opportunity to win. Judy C in NC

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  46. I love your Dresden Mini Quilt! I have been wanting to try the Dresden as well, but haven't got around to it yet! Applique is really not that bad!

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  47. I am a devoted follower. Judy C

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  48. Loving the Flowers Pink Robert Kaufman Fabric.

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  49. very cute drinking glasses! I'm loving this blog hop

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  50. Love your projects, I am an Ayumi fan as well so your glasses steal my heart! Your dresden looks great, unconventional or not, lol!

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  51. I love your drinks, and your dresden - especially the dresden...You've got me thinking now. And I am a follower of your blog - love it. Thanks for writing so we can read.

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  52. Love all of your drink blocks... really cute! (I noticed you even have a pink tape measure!) Thanks for the givaway!

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  53. Count me in! I've purchased from Quilt Taffy before, and am loving my new fabric!
    ltenhage@gmail.com

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  54. I checked out Quilt Taffy's Etsy shop, and what isn't to love? I love the dots, pezzy prints and prescencia. I'd have a hard time deciding what to get, but I'd suffer that hardship should I be the lucky person to win.

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  55. Love your projects, I am an Ayumi fan as well so your glasses steal my heart! Your dresden looks great, unconventional or not, lol!

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  56. Visited Quilt Taffy (again!). I love those charm packs; especially the Simply Color one. ltenhage@gmail.com

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  57. You make me laugh Jane! I do love all your paper pieced blocks! I have bought all the supplies for stamping on fabrics but haven't done it yet...hmmm...your color choices for the double dresden are fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

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  58. what fun to stamp! I have that ink pad and I think those letters too.... hmmm.
    Have you tried ricky tims stable stuff for applique? it's awesome and stiff at first until you are done and soak it overnight

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  59. I been to Corrie's store and she that she has many of my favorite lines that I've been resisting...Summerville, Mama Said Sew, Apple of My Eye and more. I'd love to pick up some of them! Thanks!

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  60. Jane you are just hilarious - I love the way your creativity takes over and comes up with wonderful pieces! Of course, pink is a favorite here too so I love that! blessings, marlene

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  61. Dresden plates are so pretty, a lovely way to use a good range of fabrics. I buy from Quilt Taffey and I just found the little Polka Dot sewing kit, some of those could be squirreled away for Christmas gifts, they are so cute.

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  62. Forgot to tell you - if I won it would be Presencia threads I would buy. I love that thread! blessings, marlene

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  63. I just made my first dresden plate block as well. Sometimes we fly by the seat of our pants don't we? Would love to win!

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  64. ROSEMARY B here:
    Hahahaha I loved reading your post today! I am sooo glad you are feeling better after that stupid cold.
    The paper pieced drinks are adorable, yes, I can see those are somethings to hold onto for the perfect project. Maybe a long with some paper pieced donuts haha
    I have NEVER made a dresden plate. Yours looks really wonderful, love the double plate effect too and your idea for the center is very funny... I thought I was alone lol
    I have to say I love the finished small placemat with the dresden circles. VERY cheerful
    I cannot pick a favorite fabric @ quilt taffy. I want everything :-D I love anything flowers because I love flowers... okay okay, I like Riley Blake stuff, and that Moda Cuzco is pretty cool.
    Thank you so much for sharing your inspiring creations today, dear Jane!

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  65. ROSEMARY B here: oh and of course I am following

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  66. Hi Jane. I really loved reading your blog today and seeing all that you did.I admit that I laughed all the way through the Dresden making block. I have made a ton of these blocks, but I have never seen one made the way you made yours. It really looks very pretty and you did a good job.
    I also like the drink blocks. I think they are very cute as well, especially the apple one. Thank you so much for sharing and for making my day.

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  67. Hey - all are beautiful! Guess we need to SIT AND SEW one of these days! lol GREAT blog! I never win so I'm not even going to dream about it!!

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  68. Oh, I sooo enjoyed your post today!! And i'm happy your cold is on it's way out!! I HATE colds!! I love your Dresden plate!! Making one myself is definitely on my bucket list!! And I love Corrie and Des over at Quilt Taffy!! Thanks for the givaway!!

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  69. So niceto see someone else who makes it up as they go along! Everything turned out beautifully!

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  70. What a trooper! I love that you kept on trying new things until you got a finished project! No tossing away! Good job!

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  71. Lovely blocks. Thanks for sharing. I will try the glue you suggested. Thanks.

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  72. Ohhhhh..... too many pretty fabrics to chose from at QT!! But I do LOVE me some Cuzco and Gypsy girl... YUM!

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  73. I love your Dresden block. I have some cut and ready to sew.

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  74. All your projects were so pretty! (I could teach you a very easy method of applique some time! You could do it, and I think you would love it! I even have a tutorial for it on my blog.)I could tell you had fun with everything! Great job!
    (I've been a follower! Happily!)

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  75. I visited Quilt Taffy and loved the Night Shades! I thought I recognized someone there all dressed up for Halloween!

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  76. This was such a great way to start my morning--I was laughing and learning all at the same time. You've got me wanting to do a dreaded Dresden after looking at your cute block.

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  77. Love Love Love the Dresden Plates! What a great idea to use two! Thanks for sharing.

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  78. WOW! Are you my lost twin?? That sounds like something I would(have)do. Love your plate and glasses.

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  79. Cool quilt, and cool giveaway! I bought a dresden ruler, but have yet to use it. I also do not applique (or at least I have not)... I think I'll probably end up improvising one way or another, like you did!

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  80. Adorable : ) Adorable : ) I love your Dresden Plates : ) Love them dotty dotty and those sweet colors.

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  81. Love the Dresden plate and the best part is now you can really use it because it can be laundered. So, you are going to use the other blocks in a wall hanging? I'll keep my eyes peeled!!

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  82. :ove the drink glasses and the stamped words. How cute, Have never tried a dresden plate, may have to soon.
    Thanks for the giveaway

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  83. Love everything over at Quilt Taffy , but Night Shades caught my eye,
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  84. The glass blocks and the Dresden are too cute (I love when folks can improv and think on their feet)!

    I'm a new follower; found you via the Blog Hop.

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  85. I love going to Quilt Taffy's shop! And I'm currently crushing on the Oh Deer by Momo, so I'd have to say the Oh Deer charm packs. :)

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  86. Love the drinks and dresdens! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  87. Thanks for the opportunity! I love the Woodland Friends Hedgehog, just love it!

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  88. Look at you and all your dotty projects. I like how you printed the words on your blocks.
    I like that double dresden too. I might have to try that.
    I am a follower and I like JUGGLING SUMMER fabric bundle by Moda

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  89. Hello and thank you for this fun contest. I like that Riley Blake, Apple of my Eye...but there are a lot of good fabrics at Quilt Taffy. I enjoyed your Dresden experience...funny!

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  90. Love your paper pieced drink blocks. Great giveaway. Thanks
    for the chance to win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  91. Oh, yay Jane!, you're stamping! And having fun with it. And it shows too! Those are such cool drinks...I'm thirsty now for something more than coffee! I can just imagine your quilt that will come from Ayumi's patterns.

    I just LOVE pink and green. Your Dresden "creation" is so pretty! I'm so laughing along with your make-it-up-as-you-go. I've spent my crafty life doing that. hahaha And it works too, doesn't it. Proof of it, right here on your blog! Well done.

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  92. The drink blocks are so cute. I love your dresden mini, and i like how you just made it up as you went. It turned out really nice.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  93. I'm impressed with your Dresden. You're inspiring me to actually try one!

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  94. Checked out Quilt Taffy...such a great shop! So many choices!
    A layer cake of Adventures with
    Alice by Kaufman would be quite
    nice. Thanks for the chance to
    win!!
    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  95. Quilt Taffy is one of my favourite sites. Recently I loved their popsicle blocks, I so want to make that!

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  96. I had a hard time chooseing just one item that I liked. LOL But I really like Henrietta Turtle Pattern and all their dot fabrics.

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  97. Great blocks! Love the dresden design.
    I am following!

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  98. You are too funny with that cardboard and the pinked circle!

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  99. Over at Quilt Taffy, I love Millie's Closet.

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  100. What is not to love at Corrie's shop but the Curio jelly roll by Moda caught my eye.

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  101. The glasses are just darling and I have always loved a Dresden Plate pattern. The colors in yours are just glorious.

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  102. I have followed Quilt Taffy for a long time and order from them. I love their precuts and it is always fun to see the new fabrics on their Thursday giveaways.

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  103. I have shopped at Quilt Taffy several times. I really love the cute coaster I get with my order. I'd get some of that glue because I haven't found any locally

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  104. Jane your paper pieced cups are really cute and I really had to laugh when I read your adventures with the Dresden Plate! Love the way you used 2 different sizes, it is beautiful! Sounds like that Tombow Glue is pretty neat, thanks for sharing!

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  105. I really like this mini, it's so cute and in the end it all came together. Thank you for the tutorial and the chance! =)

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  106. Oh Jane I love you!! I giggled all through the dresden circle thingamajiggy!!! it is SO ME!!! Trial and Error!! I love the final product. You are so brave for showing us "behind the scenes" in Jane's sewing cave!!! LOL!
    Here is a GREAT link for free Riley Blake patterns. I have actually paid for several of these in the past!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  107. Love your double layer dresden!

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  108. I loved your posted, I would rather have pic than a bunch of words, and I learned something too. thanks for hopping Dots with me. shirley funnymesjc at gmail dot com, SimpleSew

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  109. I went to the Quilttafy shop and pick not one but quite a few, and I want Christmas Joy jelly roll and some of that glue.. thanks

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  110. Jane-Your juice blocks are delish and love your double dresden plate block, one of my favorites, perfect with the Frango candies. I also noticed your Peanuts fabrics-my sister and I visited the Charles Schultz Museum last week and had lunch at the Warm Puppy Cafe in the Ice Arena-what a treat! From California, thanks for sharing.

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  111. Great blocks! Love your Dresden too. I am working on one of those myself. :)

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  112. I love Quilt Taffy! I have ordered from her before and they have great service!

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  113. The drink glasses are adorable, make mine Apple. I love the greens

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  114. Hi!!! WOW!!! Your story is as wonderful as your blocks!!!! Love that you shared and didnt give up!!!! Fun Fun Fun!!!!

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  115. Your juice glasses look great. I like the stamping too. I'll be waiting to see the finished wall hanging. I really like the idea of a double dresden. It reminds me of a double coneflower that I have in my garden (echinacea purpurea doppelganger).

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  116. Haha!! I loved your dresden 'walk thru' -- gaffs and all! And I love that you constantly try new things. The stamping was awesome! :)

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  117. I favorited Quilt Taffy while I was over there -- she does have some fun stuff! The "Apples to Oranges" sewing kit pattern caught my eye, for one thing! :)

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  118. In the Quilt Taffy shop, I like Red Bird Meet the Gang fabric by Marisa and Creative Thursday.

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  119. I enjoyed reading about your dresden adventures. I have never done anything with dresdens, and I have always wondered about what to do with that pesky hole in the middle as well! Glad you figured it out :)

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  120. As someone who does like applique I had to laugh at your dresden adventures. Whatever works, huh? Lovely colors you chose and you paper pieced blocks are fun too.

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  121. This is my favorite item in the store http://www.etsy.com/listing/106386172/6-half-yards-merlot-bundle-from-kona. I'm really liking the colors!

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  122. My favorite item is ze 12 Finca Perle Cotton Prescencia Thread. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  123. What very a very fun Dresden! I'm getting very inspired by all these fun dots, thanks!

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  124. I loved the peek a boo bag pattern. And the whole site. Thanks

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  125. I love your glasses and your Dresden plate. I wish I were as free as you when it comes to just trying something without having written instructions. I'm a new follower so that I can see what else you attempt. :-)

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  126. I just loved all the paper pieced drinks. what fun thanks for being part of the hop!

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  127. Hey Jane, been a while....

    I love all the things you have done...super cute. I went and purchased those letters as well when I saw the tutorial on Madam's blog that one time...but have yet to try it...tooo scared...HA!!

    I love Quilt Taffy, that is where I buy all of my Schnibbles patterns.

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  128. I would love to get a few of Quilt Taffy's charm packs, such as Simply Color, Oh Deer, an Summersville. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  129. I just love your blocks!! And your little Dresden quilt turned out beautiful!!!

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  130. Jane, you are always full of inspiration and creativity. Love the paper pieced glasses...clever to stamp on them. DH bought me a stamping kit for Christmas last year...I asked for it but I've not used it yet...not even sure where I would find it. The Dresden plate is beautiful...great fabric choices... pink is your color!! Happy quilting, happy day, Pauline

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  131. Necessity is the mother of invention. I love using anything circular I can find for a template....just find a size that works.

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  132. Jane, I hopped over to Quilt Taffy and I love it all...lots of lovely dots and a whole lot of quilty goodness. Thanks for sharing in the hop and for the chance to win some fabric to love!! Pauline

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  133. I really love your Dresden circles and talking us through all the steps. I'd love to receive some of that special glue and some size 12 Presencia thread. The jelly rolls are beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  134. Fun blocks, I'd never of thought to use stamps, You did great. Love how you take your pictures. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  135. As for what I like in the shop. Well truth is: everything. LOL
    I really would like to get some of Mama said Sew, I've seen it on a lot of blogs. I love charm packs as well as layer cakes.

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  136. Love Dresdens too, thanks for the giveaway!

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  137. Scrumptious glasses!! Love'em!! You have big talent!!

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  138. HELLO! YOU'RE SO GIFTED!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  139. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU +QUILT TAFFY VIA BLOG LOVIN'! I'D SELECT THE FQ BUNDLE:"A WALK IN THE WOODS"!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  140. what cute projects!! thanks for sharing

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  141. I think you did a lovely job on the dresden plate, that's what quilting is all about, learning and improvising and do it your way. Love the drink glasses to. Thanks for sharing

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  142. That Dresden Mini Quilt is very nice! I like the coulors :)
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  143. Thanks for the inspiration! I will have to give the stamping a try. Your blocks and dresden plate are wonderful. I am a follower.

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  144. The Quilt Tafy site is so fun. I like their notions and patterns and kits pages. I may have to get me some of her Precencia floss.

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  145. Well you are pretty spectacular here today Jane, look at all those drinks you have. shall I come help your finish them off? LOL Love the Dresden Plate and I am going to try my hand at it today later. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  146. My favorite thing about Quilt Taffy is Corrie, she is so sweet and special. All about the customer and meeting their needs. And one heck of a blog hop cheerleader too. Go Corrie, Go Corrie, Go Corrie! Thanks for a chance to win this gc, I would love to fill some of my wish list,

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  147. I am one of your very happy hoppy dotty followers. Been fun dottying along with you!

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  148. Your applique technique sounds like something I would do. I follow your blog. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  149. I love visting and this is so dotty sweet today. Thanks for sharing with us today. Judith, Texas

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  150. I went to Quilt Taffy, what I really like and couldn't find is A Ghastly Night, so I ordered some while I was there.

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  151. I love all those shake drinks. It would make such a cute wall hanging. The dresden came out beautiful too. I keep telling myself to try one but have to finish at least some of my projects first.

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  152. Trabalho bonito,obrigada pela chance.Sou seguidora de vocês.

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  153. Well, besides all that beautiful Ghastlies' fabric, I love the Henrietta turtel pattern.Quilt taffy has some really fun fabrics.

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  154. I feel really encouraged by the way you did that Dresden. Maybe I will have a go.

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  155. Love your Dresden mini quilt! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  156. Love A Ghastly Night natural white The Ghastlies Alexander Henry Fabric. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  157. I love all their Hallowe'en themed fabric. Trick or treat street is great

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  158. Your dresden and the pieced blocks are gorgeous. I never really liked dresdens, but seeing these modern ones, I'm coming round to them...

    If you don't want to applique, you could sew two circles right sides togther. Cut a slit in the back and turn through... ta da, fake applique!

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  159. Oh Jane...that was funny. Come on over & we'll talk applique. It turned out really cute. Pretty fabrics. Love love the drinks! Recognize some of the fabric! Well, I love everything at Quilt Taffy!

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  160. I think your block turned out great in the end! You just kept on solving the problem!

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  161. This was such a fun stop. I love your non tutorial. The finished extra large mug rug is perfect. Any one would be honored to use it.

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  162. Your dresden mini quilt is sew cute. I love the colors! Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  163. That double Dresden is as delicious as your drink blocks! Wow! I love them!

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  164. I would love some of the Halloween fabrics at Quilt Taffy!

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  165. There's just something extra special about the double dresden plates - never thought to do this!! Thanks for sharing a great idea!!!

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  166. The item that caught my eye was the Apple to Orange Sewing Kit - too sweet!

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  167. http://www.etsy.com/listing/109909124/sale-1-yard-costume-club-haunted-house I love this

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  168. LOVE your dresdens - so pretty! I follow :)
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  169. LOVE the Urban Zoologie quilt kit in their shop!

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  170. I love these blocks, especially the drink block! Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  171. O, what do I love from Quilt Taffy? Well I think it would be easier to say what I don't; but that's what you asked for so here it goes. I absolutely love the green apple zipper pull! Crazy, right? I don't know why, but I love this and I'm not even a huge purse maker. I'm headed to the sewing room to look at patterns and fabric so I can use this. Oh what the heck, I'll just do more shopping at Quit Taffy and not mess up the sewing room. :-)

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  172. You were a busy lady! Love all of your blocks, especially the double Dresden Plate. Thanks for being part of the hop.

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  173. I just have to say I love your fruits! And the dresden. Dahling.

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  174. Ha Ha,you are way to funny! Those glasses are just too cute. I love how you just jumped in and made it up as you went,I tend to do that a lot. I Love your pink and green dresden plate mini,Well done you :)

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  175. Loving the Apple of my eye charm pack!

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  176. You make me laugh with your wit and lively banter; thanks, I needed that. I've never made a dresden though I've always wanted to - who would have thought you needed to widen the blades. Good to have a thumbs-up on that. Never heard of the glue but it looks like it works well. I loved that you put both of the dresdens together to make your block - very cute idea. I did get a chuckle out of the cardboard center - he, he, he :). Second attempt was much better!

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  177. Of course I follow you and Quilt Taffy. You know, I can't seem to get The Ghastlies from Alexander Henry out of my head - so - that's my choice.

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  178. I love it when folks "wing" it and have fun in the process. You did a great job with your Dresden plate quilt, and I love your drink blocks. They would look cute with a pitcher of lemonade, or a bowl of fruits nearby.

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  179. I love the dessert fat quarters at Quilt Taffy, but of course I am a sucker for my treats! At least those are low cal!!

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  180. Love the dresden mini quilt! awolk at rogers dot com

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  181. I love Costume Clubhouse! awolk at rogers dot com

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  182. Your Dresden is gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing it!

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  183. Your Dresden dots on dots is very cute. I follow your blog.

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  184. I like the Quilt Taffy charm selections, such as Joy, and am tempted by the new pre-cut of Dessert Rolls. I can see sewing these together to make giant 9-patches for disappearing nine patch quilt (though have never made one).

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  185. You make me laugh!!! I looked at the cardboard and went "WHAT"! Then let out a big sigh when you didn't use it!!!! hahaha gelswood@aol.com

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  186. I'm so glad that you, like me, sometimes just "jump in" and are not afraid to show mistakes. It's important for all readers to know things don't always go right...but we keep on trying. That's what's fun. Hope the shoulder doesn't keep you down and out for long. Best of luck. Marsha
    http://quilterinmotion.net

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  187. Love the blocks, and the way you but that circle on your dresden is one for the books. I am already a follower.

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  188. I really liked the Dresden block. It will be perfect as a coaster for your drink and perhaps a piece of Chocolate Cake? You did a beautiful job. I enjoyed reading it all.

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  189. I checked out all the fabrics and liked "A Walk in the Woods". Even though it was a very hard decision to pick just one.

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  190. Sorry to hear you're not feeling well. This was my first opportunity to check out the blog hop due to a long work day.

    Love your blog. It's so fun to read. I enjoyed seeing your fun cups with straws. The Dresden is very nice, hard to believe it's your first try. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win. I am a follower.

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  191. I love Ayumi's paper pieced patterns. Your glasses look wonderful! And I like the double layered Dresden.

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  192. I am a follower. On Quilt Taffy, I love the jelly rolls and the pretty thread. So much pretty fabric and thread. Hard to choose, but would love the opportunity to try!

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  193. Ouch! Hope your shoulder feels better soon!!

    I am a follower! Your juice blocks are so cute!! And I love your Dresden Plate! I plan to make a Dresden quilt some day. I have the ruler, but have never tried it.. :-)

    Thank you for taking part in the hop and for the chance to win! :-)

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  194. There are so many beautiful fabrics at Quilt Taffy. One of my favorites is the Apple of My Eye line by Riley Blake!! SO pretty!!

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