Opposites Attract Blog Hop


Can I just say that sometimes, just sometimes, I get  a little discombobulated?  Well, somewhere along the line I got the idea that I was at the end of this hop, not the beginning.  My ideas were percolating along nicely.  I was planning on a small piece to add to the little quilts I did during the Project Quilting challenge.  I never have really worked in two colors before….30, yes, lots of the same color in different fabric, yes, but not two actual, factual colors.

I also didn’t really think too much about it because I was knee-deep in designing my row for the row-along in September. (It’s done, by the way, but I can’t show you yet.)  So, after getting home from a rather long day (we had graduation at my little school this evening and I was doing work stuff from the wee hours to the much later hours), I was cruising my favorite blogs when I discovered that my day was tomorrow…not in a week or two but tomorrow!  Well, it was time for the gloves to come off and the sewing to begin!

I’ll get a better picture in the morning and, obviously, we are only at the top stage but here’s my little mini – and my first, two color quilt!

And here it is in daylight!

I thought I would be taking a picture on the grass but, well, Oregon was being Oregon (much to the dismay of two naughty kitties who would not come in last night) and it looked like this today

I love how “punched up” the red looks next to the white and the crisp contrast…of course, I could add a blue border and be ready for the 4th!  Again, my apologies for being so under-prepared for this one…I’ll make it up on the next one!

Do hop over to my fellow bloggers and see what the more together bloggers have done…I’m sure it will be awesome.  I’m going to set some time aside to finish this little one and will post it before the hop ends. Be sure to leave a comment at each blog then hop over to http://www.seamstobesew.com and enter to win a Fat Quarter Shop gift certificate! Thank you to the intrepid Marian for corralling all of us (especially me) and making all this fun happen!  (And, of course, to the Fat Quarter Shop…I mean, seriously, can you even look at their site without drooling?)  So, go forth and hop…come back and see my finished project and maybe, just maybe, I’ll add a little something new to it!

June 02
DesertSky Quilting
RidgeTop Quilts
Words & Stitches

Oh, and happy quilting!




53 responses to “Opposites Attract Blog Hop

  1. Teatime Creations

    The red and white color contrast is so striking. Pinwheels are one of my favorite patterns This makes a sweet runner.

  2. This is a great start of a mini/runner, and congratulations on your first two-colored project!

  3. Very pretty. I love two color projects.

  4. You and I shared the same thoughts for this hop…you’ll see what I mean when I post my project on Friday! Great job.

  5. It’s a start to a great little mini. Have fun quilting it up.

  6. Well…it is going to be very pretty. Nothing like red and white

  7. What a nice start. Red & white quilts are striking!

  8. Sometimes our best projects come out of a down-to-the-wire deadline. I like your colors and the pinwheels.

  9. Not sure my comment got posted. But I like your colors choices and your pinwheels.

  10. Red and white are always right. Hey!! That rhymes.

  11. Red and White always makes a striking combination.

  12. Renea Yarolim

    Very pretty table runner.

  13. Your off to the races with your project. It is very lovely.

  14. Sandy Wootten

    I love red and white. It’s very pretty

  15. What fun! Using white sure makes colors vibrant!

  16. what a lovely start. this would make a sweet table runner with red binding. thanks for sharing

  17. Hey, it happens. We all commit to projects that creep up on us before we realize it. You’ve made a good start.

  18. I laughed out loud when I read your post, because it sounds so much like me! I know something is coming up, and I think that I know when, the all of a sudden, it’s here, and I’m not ready!!! I’m glad you posted anyway. Your little pinwheels are really cute!

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  20. Quilting Tangent

    Cute pinwheel tablerunner.

  21. I like it!!! thanks for sharing

  22. I like red and white quilts. I also think it would great with a blue border.

  23. Monica Richardson

    I understand. I’m still thinking about my quilt. I’ve had the material and the pattern for over a month now.

  24. YES, do add the Blue to make it patriotic.

  25. Red and white is always such a fabulous combination. It will be terrific.

  26. Sandra Visser

    Classic pinwheels. Can’t go wrong with that.

  27. Congrats on a quick start and almost finish! You can always add the blue for the binding I think that would be a good choice! Congrats!

  28. What a great first two color quilt. I have to say I’m so glad to hear that other people run into things like that…thinking you have lots of time when you don’t!

  29. I love pinwheels – my first quilt was a pinwheel with hot pink sashing!

  30. Nothing better than red and white together! Thanks for sharing.

  31. Red and white – always a good combination. The pinwheels make this runner feel so happy.

  32. Good start. Red and white always looks so pretty and Your pinwheels are perfect.

  33. It’s so easy to lose track of time these days (in my wold at least!). You’ll have a charming little red and white quilt when this is finished. Binding in red?

  34. Love your red you are using and Red and white are my favorite.

  35. Love the red you used and red and white quilts are my favorite

  36. I love red and white quilts! Thanks!

  37. Red and White quilts are wonderful! Yours looks great (and yes, I’d add that blue border….for President’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day and Veteran’s Day!)

  38. I love red and white! and triangles!

  39. I love red and white together. In fact I am in the process of making a redwork quilt.

  40. Your quilt top is cute as-is but I agree it would really shine with a blue border. Thanks for sharing!

  41. A red and white quilt is on my list of quilts I would like to make. Great work meeting your deadline.

  42. Pinwheels are one of my favorite blocks, they look great in red and white.

  43. Very crisp looking pinwheels. A blue border would be a great way to go … 🙂 Pat

  44. Isn’t that what we call “life happens”? It sounds like you have been really busy! I like your little mini, and red and white does make a great contrast. I guess that’s why so many people like red and white quilts? Thanks for your photos. Weather? You wouldn’t want to be in hot and humid TN right now!

  45. I can’t wait to see how you finish it!

  46. Very very nice 2 color table topper or could be a nice wall hanging… happyness04431@yahoo.com

  47. I’m sure your quilt with be very charming when completed. Thanks for sharing!

  48. This is a great share looking forward to seeing it finished.

  49. We all fall behind at times. A 4th of July table runner would be great

  50. It looks great so far.

  51. A blue border would be lovely to finish this off!

  52. As busy as you are, I really appreciate that you still came thru and participated with a project. We all have such busy lives and the fact that you could just throw together this project so quickly attests to that. I love the crispness that separates the red from the white, it really makes those stars pop. I will look forward to seeing the finished project.

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