Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Opposites Attract - Blog Hop (and giveaway!)


  Wednesday it's time for the blog hop Opposites Attract hosted by Marian of Seams To Be Sew.


For this blog hop we were to make a small project using maximum 3 colors (or fabrics). Good contrast between the colors would be optimal, for example green/red or blue/orange in the color wheel above are good examples of opposite (or complementary) colors.

 I chose to make a table runner from the book Lines by Design Quilts by Debbie Grifka. A couple of months ago I won this book myself in a blog hop. There are 17 wonderful modern quilting projects in the book. Of course the selection was kind of limited since there was a size limit for the chosen project.


I chose the table runner Watermark, with a finished size of 13 1/2" x 30". My three colors are black, white and coral.


The background fabric is a black and white print, the accent color is a coral print, and the contrast are white circles. The circles remind me of the marks a water glass leaves on a wooden table.


The table runner has a masculine feel to it, and it would fit in well next to an open fire.

I used the Basted Bias method to create the circles, and it is the first time I have used that method. I think the result is pretty good. Watermark is quilted with circles echoing the applique.

You can see the quilting more clearly on the back. I stuck to my three colors also on the back, with Britten Nummer by Ikea. The binding is a coral solid. There was a pretty powerful breeze during the photo shoot, that explains my fingers holding down the corner of the runner.


I wanted to make a few extra small projects for the hop, and when Make Modern came up with the #MMminimini challenge on Instagram, I knew I had to make a few.


Above are the first three I made, in three colors each. The first one is 5" x 5", the second (tulip) is 2 3/4" x 4 1/2", and the last triangle is 3" on each side.


Now for the giveaway:

The Fat Quarter Shop is generously sponsoring the event,
with a gift card of $25 each day of the hop.

Giveaway  for June 1:

a Rafflecopter giveaway.





This is the entire schedule for the blog hop:

June 1

June 2

June 3

June 6

June 7
Marjorie's Busy Corner



43 comments:

  1. Looking forward to following the hop.

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  2. your table runner looks stunning and liking all the other makes too. Some new blogs to view on this hop, I already follow quite a few of them

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  3. Oh lovely, those are great colors!

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  4. Denice to see new bloggers!! Love the circles........

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  5. What a wonderful design, I love the "olympic" feel it also has to it, even tho there are more rings, I still can see that Olympian love.. :) Thank you so much for participating in this hop.. You've definitely made it special with your great project and modern look.

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  6. Lovely and modern! I really like that pop of coral! Great job with your piece!!

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  7. Great job! The circles definitely look like watermarks left by glasses.

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  8. Love the pop of coral in your table runner. Thanks for the giveaway

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  9. love your table runner and your little projects are fun
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  10. Nice small projects. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  11. I like this had to enlarge the picture to see the print.It looks like lamp pulls...I have some black white with some color every now and then hippy girl print,,,,I think it would be cool just like what you did ty for idea.. happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  12. Wonderful project for this challenge. Nice photos. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  13. one of my very favorite color combos is blue and orange. This is a really cool table runner.

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  14. Very pretty. I am not sure I could make the circles.

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  15. Love the circles and your color combinations!

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  16. Very modern. Great use of the coral accent. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. I love the circles. with the coral accents.

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  18. Your white circles really make the quilt.

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  19. What a fun piece. I just love the movement you have created with your opposites.

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  20. I love this look. Great job!

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  21. Lovely piece. I don't think I have ever worked with circles before. Looks like fun! Thanks for the draw. raydeer@memlane.com

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  22. I love the colour coral and enjoy the movement the circles make.
    nl@ridder.ca

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  23. I love your runner - you are right, it would look good by a fire. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  24. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netJune 1, 2016 at 8:41 PM

    Love your color choices

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  25. I like your contrast color - it is not the typical choice, and it really stands out!

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  26. Interesting runner, cute moinis.

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  27. Nice color combo and striking layout.

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  28. Different color choices but it works.

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  29. Beautiful and well said, thanks for sharing! I like 2 color quilts, but not always black and white!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  30. I really like your table runner! Great choice of accent color!

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  31. Remindes me of an abstract painting. Great job on your circles and quilting too. The tulip is sweet.

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  32. I LOVE your table runner! The small projects are cute, too. Thanks for sharing, and for linking.

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  33. Oh wow, I love the runner! So modern and graphic looking.

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  34. Thanks for sharing. Love the impact of those circles.

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  35. I really like how you placed the circles on the runner. I also like your mini minis.

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  36. Love your Watermark Runner! So cool! & so are thos darlin' lil' Mini's too!!!

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  37. Fun runner. Thanks for sharing!

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  38. I always love these two colors together. Thank you for sharing.
    Dmac5958@aol.com

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  39. I won a copy of Lines by Design too, I'm planning to make a quilt from it after I've finished my current WIP.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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