Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Opposites Attract Blog Hop

OPPOSITES

Welcome to my stop on the 'Opposites' Hop and thank you to Marian @ Seams to Be Sew for organizing.  This has been a while in the making and when it was first put out as a possible hop it was also when our Quilt Guild issued their Challenge.


Yes, a Paint Chip Challenge with two colors to encourage members to also participate in the Empire Quilt Fest show - theme "Two by Two".  Fate?  Since I knew I would use this challenge for the Opposites Hop, I entered another quilt in the show because I didn't want to share my Opposites project by mistake with show photo's.

Now I got two paint chip colors I don't have a lot of in my stash or use a lot.  Yellow gets added in bits for some pop and purple - luckily is my SILs favorite color.  So I dug into my scraps and her scraps to find 'May Tulip Yellow' and 'Violet Illusion'.  As I was planning my piece, the suggestions for the hop 'protocol' kept changing - I kept to my challenge piece.

  
I've always have wanted to make the 'Twirl' (or twist or wrap depending on who's pattern you see on the internet).


And if I twirl it, the yellow photo'ed better.  The purple is textured and the yellow has tiny dots.  The black and white are left over Kona strips from another project.


The backis the same as the binding and came out of the scrap bin.  All fabrics used up.  Well enough scrap to make one of my little dolls to go with this mini.


A mini project that made me use a combo of color I wouldn't normally do and two challenges met with one piece.


And some help, too.  Although not really - she grabbed the doll and ran off with it.

Be sure to visit these other lovely gals posting today:


And Raffle Copter still will not work with my firewall (no I am not taking it down) so please visit the others to enter for the Fat Quarter Shop give away. 

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

66 comments:

  1. Great work! I like the pattern you used for the hop quilt.

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  2. You were lucky to draw two paint chips that were of colors that go well together!

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  3. I love your mini; gorgeous colors!

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  4. That is just fun! I love the idea of drawing paint chips, but, as Claire said, that could have gone so badly if they hadn't gone well together! Thanks for sharing today! desertskyquilting.wordpress.com

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  5. What a sweet pattern and the colors go so well together. Lovely mini quilt.

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  6. Interesting combination of colors! The little quilt looks so well! I would grab too the doll and ran off with it. I understand very well your cat.

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  7. What a sweet little quilt! Love the twirl pattern!

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  8. Very pretty. I think it looks like ribbon weaving.

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  9. Yellow and purple is always a great color combo. Great job!

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  10. Great little mini! The colors are perfect together.

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  11. I love this pattern!!! Wonderful piece

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  12. A fun pattern, beautifully executed. Congrats on a lovely finish.

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  13. Great mini. Love the color combo.

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  14. How pretty. And such a little piece with a big statement. I've seen this design on Pinterest and want to try it.

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  15. How pretty. And such a little piece with a big statement. I've seen this design on Pinterest and want to try it.

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  16. Wow that is such a cool pattern!! Your colors are perfect for it. I LOVE it. Not just saying that, I really do love it.

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  17. She knows a great project when she sees one! Beautiful color combination and I just love the doll too. Running off with sounds like a great idea.

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  18. I love mini quilt projects. Thanks for sharing your cute project.

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  19. I love that pattern! What a great little quilt!

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  20. What a lovely pattern. The colors "make it".

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  21. Very cute. I love that twist, I've never seen it before.

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  22. Sew...you have a doll thief on your hands huh! LOL!!!!! Gotta love them kitties. :-) What a fun twirl quilt. It's so much fun to dig thru scraps and bring projects to life!

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  23. A lovely mini. Hope you were able to retrieve the doll.

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  24. this is truly lovely. so funny the cat grabbed the doll and ran.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  25. I am the program chair for the quilt guild I belong to, and I am looking for programs for this next year. Do you mind if I steal the paint chip challenge?

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  26. My cats like to help also!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  27. Pretty doll quilt. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  28. Pretty little quilt. Would love to have link(s) to the pattern you used. This is my favorite one today.

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  29. I love the purple and yellow together. My guild had a crayon challenge (I missed the meeting) that I'll be using for my challenge.

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  30. I've done the crayon/paintchip challenge before. Out of my comfort Zone. My Children's school colors. I have seen this pattern many times. I like your colors best. Go TEAM!

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  31. I love that color combo. Your piece is so striking. The block is a perfect showcase for opposites.

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  32. That looks wonderful, Sharon. I love how the design twists and the color combination is terrific.

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  33. Love the matching doll even if the cat took off with it :)

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  34. Sweet design a what a cute doll! Purrfect that kitty stole her away while you were taking the photos!

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  35. I love it when I can do one for two. It looks fantastic!

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  36. Love your mini quilt - great choice!!

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  37. Love your mini quilt - great choice!!

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  38. Interesting pattern. Love that the cat took the doll! 😀

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  39. Your quilt is lovely. I love the pattern and your color choices.

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  40. Very effective. I'm glad you have a "quilt inspector" that approves!

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  41. What a fun challenge! Challenges are so much fun. Great job on yours.

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  42. Naughty, naughty Bella!! Someday my flower gardens will be all purple and yellow - a combo I enjoy outside but, come to think of it, don't think I've done much with in the Quilt Lab. Great project! Congrats!

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  43. Your quilt is lovely. Like the twisty quilts I see.

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  44. I love the economy of this project: used up scraps, tried out a new pattern, fulfilled two challenges, and can be used as a cat toy apparently!

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  45. This is soooo cute! Love the twisty effect. Doll was cute as a button. Wonder why Bella wanted your doll.

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  46. What a cool mini, Sharon! It's wonderful and I dearly purple and yellow together. So glad you joined this hop!

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  47. I love this quilt! It would be awesome as a full sized quilt. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  48. Love that design and think it would make a great bed sized quilt. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  49. Those colors would have been hard for me too -- but you did a wonderful job! The pattern is very interesting, something I might need to try. Thanks for sharing, and hooray for dual purpose projects!

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  50. I love the twirl design. The mini is great!

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  51. I love the little quilt, the colours are great and the twist makes the design so interesting. Great work.

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  52. Great pattern choice and colors. Nice to get two challenges accomplished in one beautiful stroke. Kitty likes to play with dolls, eh? That is a new one on me. My cats do not seem to look at them. Fun read. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  53. That's like a teeny tiny miniature of my son's wedding quilt. How cool!

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  54. That is such a fun pattern. I think it's hilarious that the cat ran off with the doll.

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  55. Great quilt. tljeo&yahoo.com

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  56. Yesss love that pattern its on my bucket list... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  57. Sweet little mini..and using up scraps, even better. Thanks for sharing!

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  58. I love that pattern and would love to try it my self. Great job.

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  59. Love it..i will have to do one of these mini quilts

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  60. Love your quilt along with your sweet baby doll.

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  61. I love that pattern! And a lovely color combo, too!

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  62. Great pattern and I love the colours you chose.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  63. I would not want you to take down or remove your firewall in order to run rafflecopter. I love your project, the use of the prints is well done and I love the color choices. That doll is just adorable to. I'm so glad you joined us for Opposites Attract. Thank you.

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  64. That's a really nice pattern and I think the colors look great. I was admiring your doll then read the part about Bella running off with her, I'm laughing way to hard at this.

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