Thursday, September 20, 2012

Dot.....Dot.....Dot........


I have been seeing SPOTS every where!
Even the bowl that I tossed my squares in has dots!

When I signed up to do this dot to dot, I knew I was gonna use the dots in my bundle of Bungle Jungle that I won from FQS earlier this summer. However, I really had no idea what I was gonna do with them. I looked at books and looked at blogs and looked hither and yon and nothing was clicking. I didn’t know what block to make, didn’t know what to pair the dots with- my thinking was rather spotty J Then as I stared at the dots, I noticed the rest of the bundle had A LOT of elephants. “Too bad it’s not an elephant hop.” Then I realized that my day was the 21st. The day before the Alzheimer’s Walk. The Alzheimer’s Walk is also being held on Elephant Appreciation Day (not on purpose)… Well, then Why don’t I do an Elephant dot block!  So I giggled and proceeded to make wonky star ( my first attempt at a wonky star) elephant blocks- and then I added in the other animals too. All of the star points are elephants and I am going to do some rail fences with the elephant parade to go with the grey and white small blocks.
 
sorry' bout the wrinkles- had it folded to bring to work.
it is an elephant block after all





What do you call an elephant in an phone booth?
Stuck!
Even the elephants are dotty- their ears are dots and their toes are dots!  Of course, as I stitched and sewed I realized I wasn’t gonna have enough dots, I was just gonna order some yardage.  and POOF my Fairy California Mother waved her magic wand and I had not 1, not 2 but three Bungle Jungle Charm Packs in my mailbox! Now I have plenty of dots, (but I didn’t have plenty of time- her wand doesn’t do *that*) My plan is to have the blocks in all the color ways that I have dots, but so far I just have the green, grey and white ones done.  One of the earlier Dot enthusiasts (whose name I can not recall at the moment) made an adorable Elephant Tote and I may have to add her elephant somewhere on my quilt!
How do you know if there is an
elephant under your bed?
Your nose is touching the ceiling!
Why do elephants have trunks?
Because they would look funny with a suitcase!









Why did the elephant cross the road?
Because the chicken couldn't be bothered!

Two elephants were under one umbrella- why
didn't they get wet?
It wasn't raining!
As I was rummaging though scraps I also found more dots and although these aren’t the right size I thought they were cute. The Chicken block is 6 inches and the pinwheel is 5ish. The little ones are 3ish.









I am also making a tote bag that will be a door prize at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and It has dots- sorta. My Fairy California Mom made the Purple Ribbon Heart center.

Why doesn't the elephant use the computer?
It's afraid of the mouse!

I am on the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Committee and the Walk Captain. I will be clowning around on Saturday- my outfit is all dotty and I will be making balloon animals- not sure if I can make an elephant or not J. My clown name is Bubbles (which are just iridescent dots floating thru the air) I tried to find my senior picture but couldn’t- I was wearing a blue/white polka dot out fit and had my picture taken in front of a white dot cut out!
Be sure to check out all the other dotty creations! ( I promise they will not have elephant jokes)
You can find the entire list over at Quilt Taffy

September 21st 
Bejeweled Quilts by Barb 
From This to That ( that's me!!!) 
Nati's little things 
Madame Samm (this last dot is sure to be Spotacular)
Madamme Samm and Corrie have done a marvelous job hosting this hop! Thank You!!!
Some more elephant humor(?) to end with.
Where do you find elephants?
Depends on where you lost them!

What did the grape say when the elephant stepped on him?
Nothing, he just let out a little whine.

Happy Hopping and Happy Elephant Appreciation day!

90 comments:

sew.darn.quilt said...

Your wonky stars are super cute! I really like the giraffe, he's adorable. =)

Judy B said...

Really cute dotty stars! Love your elephant humor.

Judith said...

Oh my, I love the dotty hens! So cute. I had fun with the riddles and your blocks are adorable. Enjoy your day at the Walk for Alzhiemers and Happy Elephant Day...Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

Vroomans' Quilts said...

The bungle jungle does have a lot of dots in it as well as some fun animal prints - yes, lots of elephants. Very cute presentaion.

Sunshine Girl said...

Great wonky stars - I love all of the materials you have used. Loved all the jokes too! nice things to cheer me up first thing in the morning! Thanks for sharing.

Cynthia said...

I love your wonky stars, they are happy!

Di said...

Such fun dots with all those animals (particularly the elephants!). Great colours too :-)

Gill said...

I love your dotty animal squares and the jokes are such fun!
Have a great time on your walk won't you!!

Britt-Inger said...

You have certainly made a big smile on my face. Thanks for the jokes! And your wonky stars are adorable.
Great thanks for sharing and the elephant walk was so wonderful to watch,
Britt-Inger in Malmö, Sweden

Nati said...

Such cuteness! they are adorable!

Heleen Groot said...

Loved reading your post. Great to hear about your work to help end Alzheimers too. I love your blocks, the elephants are adorable! Keep up (all) your great work!

charlotte said...

such cute blocks. love the chickens!

Catherine said...

This is a great post! I enjoyed all your critters. Very nice work.

tink's mom said...

What a fun way to start my day, thank you. Your wonky stars are great.

Patty D from NC said...

Thanks for sharing!

Madame Samm said...

What a lovely visit to the zoo..imaginative and a great theme...

Madame Samm said...

What a lovely visit to the zoo..imaginative and a great theme...

Mommarock said...

Loved all the animals in their polka dot environments.

krislovesfabric said...

My fave is why do elephants have flat feet...to stomp out burning ducks gag....thanks for sharing your beauty of a project.

Thearica said...

Those wonky stars are very sweet!

Jamie Lee said...

Great job! I have a thing for elephants so I love that block!

Sue said...

How do you keep an elephant from charging? Take away his credit card!!! Sorry, I couldn't resist! Love your blocks....and your jokes! Thanks for sharing.

Sheila said...

Fun post , your elephants are just too cute and I enjoyed your little jokes !

gpc said...

What cute blocks, I love the fabrics!

carla (http://dancingmoon-carla.blogspot.com/) said...

Hi!!! Love it all!!!! Thank You

Joyce Carter said...

You have really made my day with all of your elephant jokes. SOOO funny. Your blocks are so very cute with the animals in the center. I love star blocks so I am excited about finding another way to make them. Thank you for sharing and making me laugh!

pinsandneedles said...

Hehe! Cute post and cute dotty blocks! Thanks for sharing!

giddy99 said...

Very cute blocks, indeed!

Kathy H said...

Fun wonky stars. I am amazed at how many different dotty fabrics there are.

Just Carol said...

This has been such a fun visit this morning with all the jokes and adorable dotty zoo animals. Your blocks are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a darling quilt this is going to be! blessings, marlene

patchouli moon studio said...

Cute animals in the centers of our blocks!

♥Duff said...

fun post with plenty of dotti-fied animals and yuck-yucks in between!

Linda said...

How nice to wake up and find something to laugh about right off the bat! Thank you!
I love your blocks! How adorable!

Pierro said...

ROSEMARY B here:
Your blocks are adorable, just super sweet! You are too! I am thrilled you are a clown, I know you will have a great day at the walk.
I love the music you selected, so fun and perky.
Thank you so much for sharing your creativity today!

Connie said...

What wonderful wonky stars and all the animals in the centers are so neat! Thanks for sharing.

Ellie Q said...

Great wonky stars and cute fabric!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Bubbles, I just love your blocks! So bright and fun. Have fun making balloon animals this weekend.

Prima Donna said...

I love stars and wonky stars are even better. Great job!

Pauline said...

Dear, dear Bobbie, you made the funniest blog of this hop! I laughed reading and admiring your blocks, I love the chickens who can't care less about the road crossing elephants. Great fun, thanks for sharing!

Leah said...

The elephants are too cute! Great blocks!! Thanks for sharing.

Ariane said...

Your blocks are adorable!!!

Nellie Duclos said...

Your dotty little animal blocks are very sweet. The elephant joke is cute and I love your "helpful" Stanley. I have three feline helpers, Just recently while pinning at one end of a quilt I was working on Tabitha, my black little rascal, started pulling out the pins on the other end with her teeth! It scared the living daylights out of me! My husband alerted me and I grabbed her before she could get them in her mouth-she's such a "pistol" If she had opposable thumbs, we'd really be in trouble as that little brain never stops. The two males just patiently watch her antics. Never a dull moment when she's awake! From California, thanks for sharing.

Corrie said...

What a fun project...bungle in the jungle. Cute! Perfect use for all those dots.

Needled Mom said...

I'm so elephant educated now!!! Very cute and the blocks are each wonderful.

Shirley Tener said...

You really have Dotted, fabulous ! Nice hopping with you, shirley from simple sew, funnymesjc at gmail dot com

Mimi said...

Thanks for the jokes!! Love your blocks and the centres are the sweetest part!!

JanesQuilting said...

They are all so sweet. They would make for a great children's quilt. Thanks for sharing all the cute elephant jokes. I must remember to tell my grandsons.

Barbara Woods said...

love your blocks would make a great baby quilt

Vesuviusmama said...

Thanks for sharing the blocks AND the jokes!

evelyn said...

Love your elephant jokes, almost as much as your blocks. LOL The giraffe is my fave.

Linda said...

LOVE ALL YOUR BLOCKS-BEST IT THE LITTLE PARACHUTER! THANKS!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Chris said...

Oh! You have made one of my tall blondes! I've been a giraffe collector for years so you can guess my favorite. What a fun post!

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

Such cute blocks... love the fussy cut centers for the wonky start. Thanks for joining in the fun and sharing all your dotty blocks.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Parabéns!

suemac said...

Don't you just love fussy cutting block centers.

Mrs.Pickles said...

Lovely dots thanks for sharing!!

BizyStitches said...

I enjoyed your humorus blog, thanks for the fun. I bet you make a great clown named bubbles.

Diann said...

Seems like you had a lot of fun with the Dot hop. Thanks for sharing.

Wendy said...

Such fun blocks, that will be a fab quilt

The Slow Quilter said...

Love the animals in the stars the look great. Have fun at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Lisa said...

How fun you and your blocks are. I love your fabric!

Patty said...

Love the elephant jokes! Your blocks are good, too.

maggie said...

Oh the elephants are wonderful. I love dots and elephants. I think that you have inspired me to make another elephant quilt.
Chers
maggie

Rebeckah Austin said...

The elephant is too cute!

Farm Quilter said...

Love your blocks! Your pinwheel with dots and stripes is fabulous!!! Love your purple heart - embroidery? It is really beautiful!!!

Joanne said...

How fun! I make wonky stars too and loved them! Thanks for sharing them and thanks for being involved in "The Walk." It is such a worthy cause. :-)

Cindy said...

The wonky stars are so sweet. I can totally see them in a childs quilt.

Pamela said...

Fun blocks! Thanks for sharing.

Suze said...

I love the stars. I am using the same fabric line to make quilts for my twin great nephew and great niece born this past Wednesday. I love the fabric. I wanted something gender neutral. I think it so cute. They already have a little girl who is 2 1/2 and they did her room in brown, yep brown. Mom does not like pink and I don't think Ilona has worn pink yet. So this line was perfect for boy/girl combo anyhow. Thank you for taking time to participate and make this successful. I love your projects! You go, girl!

MoeWest said...

Your wonky stars are very cute! Thanks for the giggles with the elephant jokes. I'm going to try them out on my grandson. Have fun clowning around on Saturday.

Debuko said...

Beautiful wonky stars!!!
Thanks for sharing and being a part of the hop!

CeLynn said...

Oh my goodness!! You were so right,your blocks do go with mine :) You sure have been seeing lots of dots lately ;) What a sweet fairy California mother to send you more dots!
I love all your dot blocks,but my favorite is the chickens!!! Where on earth did you find that fabric?

Wendy said...

You are so enjoyably funny :) Thank you for sharing and your blocks are wonderful! I'll be back again for more visiting soon and can't wait to see what you have to share!

Abbigail said...

I love the fussy cut animals in the centers! So cute!

Julie said...

Animals pair well with dots! I'm partial to the chicken one!

LJ said...

It's a jungle, it's a farm, it's just plain dotty!!! Great blocks and geat charity.

Beth said...

So cute!

Jeanne Gwin said...

Wonky stars indeed and elephant jokes to keep us smiling. Thanks for sharing all with us.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

You were super busy!! Loved your blocks!!

Maria Kievit said...

LOve your elephanty dot stories! Thanks for sharing.

OhioLori said...

Love your blocks! Waaay cool! (laughed at your joke too!)

You did great job...and I know a lil' person will be very Blessed to snuggle with it! You're real Special too!!

Ohio Hugs..& Blessings!

Quilt n Queen said...

Bobbie, I love your star blocks, love how you fussy cut the centers. Thanks for sharing, have a wonderful weekend! Pauline

blueberrymoon said...

Super cute blocks!!! The gator has my heart!!

Cindy Staub said...

Love the wonky stars!

Susan said...

Love your blocks with the animals. It will be a fun quilt! Thanks for sharing.

Kim said...

I love your wonky stars. Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

Well I love the elephant block and all of the jokes. :-) Hope the walk went well!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Pretty blocks. The elephants are sweet.
Thanks for sharing.

Madame Samm said...

HI Bobbie, can you send me an email....please...
madamesamm@me.com