Thursday, July 15, 2010

I'm Hot, for Dots . . . .


Polka-dots!!

It just kind of snuck up on me, I didn't wake up one day and say, "I need some dots in my life", it was more like, I woke up the other day and noticed, "I've GOT some dots in my life"!!

I think it started with this......



I've been working with Fig Tree fabrics and Joanna has some lovely polka-dot fabrics in several of her families. And her latest family, Breakfast at Tiffany's...has a few fabrics with some cute BIG dots!

I picked up these socks.....


and this bathing suit.

Which looks nothing like this on me, by the way!!

I needed some new reading glasses,

and this is what caught my eye.

I also couldn't resist this

tea set and dessert pedestal.

I now drink my morning coffee from a polka-dot cup instead of my Christmas mugs.

Even my breakfast,

bagel with cream cheese and strawberries has a polka-dot feel to it!

Where's it going to end...I'm not sure, but I think a polka-dot quilt is in my future.

Robyn Pandolph has a lovely line of Christmas fabric called Fancy Hill Farm that has some wonderful red polka-dot fabric.

Deb Strain also has some great fall polka-dot fabric in her Saltbox Harvest line of fabrics.

I also noticed Rita had a cute polka-dot State Fair Schnibble in the Year of Schnibbles of Parade.

I'm trying to decide if dots are hot, or am I hot for dots?
I don't really know....

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21 comments:

  1. ha ha - I always knew you were a little bit dotty, Thelma!

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  2. Moda has a whole line of Dots Essentials too! Dots are great, but I don't use them as much in quilting because I always find they look off center! I think I adore dots because one of my favorite dresses from childhood that I really remember loving was big polka dots on the skirt and little ones on the bodice.

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  3. I, too, am so attracted to dots lately. They are just fun!!

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  4. I LOVE polka dots! Whenever I see a color I like at the quilt shop, I usually buy a little to add to my stash. Love the DOTS!

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  5. my 11 yr old is collecting polka dot fabrics to make a quilt one day. On her 6th birthday her whole party was based on dots. At that time i couldn't find much, but now they seem to be everywhere. Whatever you make will be wonderful.

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  6. Dots are Red Hot! Red Hots are dots! LOL

    I just finished a flimsy using Breakfast at Tiffany's and I LOVE the BIG dots!

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  7. There is something about dots that get me every time and checks too. I just picked up some pink and black fabrics - dots and checks. Love that bathing suit too - I wouldn't look anywhere near that good in it either. :o)

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  8. I've been going dotty for polka dots lately too. I'm amassing quite the collection! I love the new ones in the Robyn Pandolph Christmas line - I may have to get some just because!

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  9. Welcome to the "hot for dots" club! LOL I am obsessed with dots...particularly on fabric. While quilt shop hopping back home, my sister started rolling her eyes everytime I found a dot fabric and started gushing over it. I did manage to come home with quite a few :-).

    Oh, and I love the bathing suit! My newer suits both have dots too, in black and white. More slimming you know LOL.

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  10. Hey, weren't we just talking about this, LOL
    dottie love from your dottie friend, pokey
    *smiles*

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  11. well I love polka dots, that cup would make me smile every morning!
    ah yes love those dots!

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  12. Now the last time I bought a polka dot bathing suit, I discovered a little problem. The fabric stretched a bit over my more generous bits, and the polka dots on those areas were enormous. Not a good look on me. I wish I had checked out my rear view in my mirror before going out in public.

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  13. I'm with you--I love polka dots... and would love to find a polka dot bathing suit! um, maybe just the top!LOL but the more dots the better!

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  14. LuLu was wearing polka dots today - the last time she wore polka dots, the other kids heard "poke a dot" and started poking her, so today we called them bubbles - which wasn't a good idea, either - cuz then they tried to pop the bubbles (Auntia just HAD to teach them that stupid Tiny Tim the Turtle song)... anywho, polka dots are a lotta fun and i'm glad they're back "in"

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  15. Polka-dots brighten everything. From quilts (every quilt should have some) to clothing (love the socks) to tea. I'm a dot lover and glad to meet another.

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  16. I love dots, too, especially red/white combination. I had a beautiful pieces of red with small white spots and just couldn't find the right project. I ended up using it for part of the pieced backing on a quilt for my granddaughter. I figured I will love snuggling her in it, so it will get lots of use that way.

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  17. I love to put dots in my quilts. It gives it such a special quilt. I just used dots to bind a quilt and it always adds that special touch.

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  18. I'm dotty, too! Love the dishes with dots. I'd love to know where you purchased them. I have a friend who loves red and white. Many thanks! Love your blog!

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  19. I like polka dots, its interesting to me how little dots can be so cute and fun....but they are.

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  20. Oh, I love spotty and dotty fabrics! Started collecting them for one quilt I wanted to make (still haven't make it) but I bet I have fabrics enough for several already :)

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