Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Opposites Attract Blog Hop




Here is my newest creation for the ...

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Opposites Attract Blog Hop

Marian @ Seams To Be So
created and organized this hop.

What a great idea for a blog hop ...
two colors,
small quilt
... the possibilities are endless!

This concept really inspired my quilty muse and I had a few ideas.

This is the new design idea that I finally chose ...


I am calling this new pattern

+ Opposites + Attract + 

as it incorporates plus signs in opposing colors.



Here is the  +Opposites+ block I designed.


To further emphasize the opposites theme
I made this block in opposing fabrics and


included both in the layout.

I really enjoyed making this quilt


I chose a simple wave design for the quilting.



For the backing, I used the blue on orange dot fabric
that inspired the color choice,
 which I blogged about HERE


As always, Katniss was very helpful in the making of this quilt.

I think she really likes this one for and have promised her she may have it for her basket after summer is over.


Right now it is the perfect size for our outside table.

This quilt measures 34" by 21"

I hope you have enjoyed reading about this quilt 
as much as I enjoyed making it.

I have other quilty visions for this design ... 


and an alternative block to explore!

You may be seeing a lot more of this 

Opposites + Attract

pattern idea on my blog!

Be sure to visit all the beautiful creations today >>>  

June 01

Tweety Loves Quilting


Quilt In A Not-Shell


Life in the Scrapatch (you are here)


My Quilty Musings



This blog hop is attracting some fabulous opposites!

Before you go be sure to enter our fabulous giveaway from

Fat Quarter Shop

a Rafflecopter giveaway



On the homefront in the scrapatch,
things are still somewhat frustrating.
My quilt computer is still down.
My blogging capabilities continue to be greatly reduced.

At least we have the yard swing back up to enjoy the yard!

Happy summer!



45 comments:

  1. I like your summer table runner, Pat! Great design and yummy opposite colors; bright and perfect for the season.

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  2. Almost has a southwestern appeal to it with those colors you chose. I love both of the fabrics, the design is really quite unique, I will look forward to seeing what else you do with this.. Wonderful Wonderful, so happy to see you again with a great new project.

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  3. Oh that turned out great Pat! what a fun pattern.

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  4. Such a fun and bright color combination! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  5. What a clever pattern, and a great choice of colors!

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  6. I love it! Thank you for posting as it gave me an idea to quilt a top that I am just finishing. Did not know what to do with it and I think the wavy line idea will be perfect!

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  7. Love the opposite colors in your quilt. Thanks for the giveaway

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  8. Pretty summer project. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  9. i love your table top. such a bright one for summer
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  10. Very cool idea and the wavie way you quilted it brings it even more charm... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  11. I love your choice of colors...and thwe kitty if beautiful :)

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  12. I love the pattern and your choice of colors.

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  13. One of my favorite color combos. I love your fabric and pattern choice as well.

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  14. This is a beautiful combination of colors and design. Love it!

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  15. Kitty approved! That's the most important part in my house. Love the blue and orange together. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Wowziers! This is just awesome. I love your opposites and am blown away with the precision piecing. Great job!

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  17. Love your pattern. The wavy quilting makes great movement.

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  18. Wow! This looks 3-D. The colors are great. I can't stop looking at it!!!

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  19. Love your bright summery topper. I'm sure Kitty will love it too at the end of summer. Thanks for the draw. raydeer@memlane.co

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  20. Love your table runner - very dramatic!!

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  21. Love your table runner - very dramatic!!

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  22. Your runner is awesome, and I am sure Katniss will love it in her basket. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  23. Love your quilt -- looks like your helper likes it too. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  24. Love your choice of colors and creativity in the name and plus signs, great job.

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  25. I like how the plus signs are not only opposite in color, but opposite in placement!

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  26. Hi Pat, very clever. Love blue and orang

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  27. Different combination but they are opposites. Nice work.

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  28. Your colors look electrifying! As if they are plugged in! Nice.

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  29. The wavy quilting makes the lines appeared curved--optical illusions all round
    nl@ridder.ca

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  30. Beautiful, and NOT black and white, thanks!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  31. I really love how you used the original block and its inverse for this mini quilt. Really great job on this!

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  32. The colors go beautifully with thee swing. Maybe Katness would like to lay on the swing. The pattern reminds me of a maze. I agree with the Queen, cute quilt.

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  33. That is pure fun! Katniss obviously thinks so, too. What a great design. Thanks for showing how you made it, too. It creates such a great secondary puzzle when both blocks are put together.

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  34. You have designed a very cool block and the table topper turned out great! Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Thanks for your very interesting explanation of your process/quilt. Love your cat, by the way.

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  36. Katniss sure does like "his" quilt. Nice job.

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  37. I really enjoy your site. Thank you

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  38. Your Table-topper is Awesome!! Definitely screams Summer! Loooove it!! Your sweeeet Helper is Beautiful too! & such a gooood lil' Helper at that!! :)

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  39. Very cool table topper...almost seems like a labyrinth in some ways. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. I love this combination of colors. Great inspiration,I never quite know how to use orange. Thank you for sharing!

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  41. Great quilt, Katniss looks like she's trying to be so sneaky, stealing your scissors!
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  42. liking this runner a lot both colour and design see Katniss is loving it too.

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