Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Welcome to Opposites Attract Day 5

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Welcome to my stop on the 'Opposites Attract Blog Hop'.  Thank you Marian at Seams to be Sew for organizing this.   When I ran across the invitation to join this hop I thought this would be great for me as a beginner blogger.  I had just decided to participate in my guild's Crayon Challenge so I thought I could do this.   My crayons were Navy Blue, Hot Magenta and Dandelion.  







I immediately new what pattern I wanted to make.    It was the Snowflake Block Tutorial originally designed by Madame Parfait. So here is the matching fabric.




I think the crayons and fabric match up pretty well.  The blue shows darker then it actually is.  OK on to the pattern.



Well the pattern was pretty easy to do.  Here are some pictures of the cutting and stitching.  








Just a note:  I made a mistake between end of Part 1 and beginning of Part 2.   The tutorial didn't mention anything about trimming, but when I went to Part 2 the segments were trimmed (I probably lost a page somewhere).  So I trimmed the segments but I forgot the 1/4 inch seam allowance.


Before I trimmed the segments.
After I trimmed too close to the top of the diamonds.

Well a few diamonds are not pointy.   Quilting and a scrappy binding and I'm done.




Thanks for dropping by.  I hope to participate in a lot more hops this has been fun.  Be sure to visit these other quilters posting today:

June 07
I Can Quilt 2 me


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42 comments:

  1. I love your "hot" Snowflake Block!

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  2. It looks easy enough but I never have good results when I sew on the bias. I should revisit a project like this b cause it really is striking!!

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  3. Beautiful! What a fun way to be inspired for a project, via crayon colors!

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  4. Wow...I just love this piece. Great colours and style.

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  5. I haven't seen that pattern before -- very cool! The navy fabric is a great background to make the colors pop.

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  6. You did a fabulous job! Lots of points and seams in that block, but it looks wonderful. And congrats on your new blog!

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  7. wonderful job!!! and a great method to use for inspiration :)

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  8. Oh, this looks very fun and also sparkling to me! Love it!

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  9. Welcome to blog hopping! Great color choices & two thumbs on your project!!

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  10. your mini is wonderful. life is not perfect. that is what makes it challenging and fun. so the way i see it, our projects should not be perfect. they show who we are.
    great job with colors and executing.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  11. It looks great. (points are over-rated!)
    I love the color combo.

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  12. The brights against the dark are very effective.

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  13. Wow. Looks great. tljeo(at)yahoo dot com

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  14. Ahhhh points or no points, it's looks awesome! Love your color choices too! :-)

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  15. What a great idea, love your colours.

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  16. Gorgeous mini quilt- love your choices of fabric and colour!

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  17. What a neat quilt block. Really like your crayon colors too. raydeer@memlane.com

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  18. Thanks for participating. I love the little quilt you made and have saved the pattern.

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  19. So pretty! I love the colors together!

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  20. Wow - your block is fantastic! I will have to make one. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  21. Wow, that's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Love your colors, thanks for sharing.
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  23. Love the colours you have used x
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  24. Gene is right, points are over-rated. :) This is a stunning project Monica, I love the colors you chose, the background is amazing against those colors and this is a perfect fit for Opposites Attract. I am sew happy you joined us. Thank you for participating today.

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    1. Thank you Marian. I almost gave up with sooo many scheduling conflicts. But I'm very please with how everything turned out. Thank you for the chance to participate.

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  25. Great way to start a new blog! I love that pattern, and I can't recall seeing it before. You did a great job, and I love the way the binding is split in colors, too. I would never have put those colors together, but they are stunning! desertskyquilts.wordpress.com

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  26. Very pretty give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done

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  27. So loved the way you used your crayons...It turned out beautiful ty for sharing.. happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  28. I think it turned out great. When I miss the points I just think it is my new design element!

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  29. Lovely colors. Nice project even with some missing points, great save!

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  30. Lovely colors. Nice project even with some missing points, great save!

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  31. Excellent block, colors really shine!

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  32. Excellent block, colors really shine!

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  33. Excellent block, colors really shine!

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  34. What a pretty project. And the colors work so well together. Welcome to blogland .

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  35. Wow....that looks awesome. Great job and wonderful color choices.

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  36. I love those warm colors and the way they burst from your design. Beautiful!

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  37. I love your snowflake block, the colors are great.

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  38. I love your block. Thanks for sharing

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  39. Who said all snowflakes have points? Creative license is what I believe in. :) Love the color choices for your block. It is great.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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