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Jun 6, 2016

Opposites Attract Challenge Blog Hop

Marian from Seamstobesew has done it again! What a wonderful challenging blog hop this is. Two, no more than three colors in a mini quilt.  But I'm getting ahead of myself.

Schedule for today......
You are here at Ravelly1
Make sure you visit all the bloggers to see all the great creations they've done!!

The fantastic give-aways....

First, there's the $25 gift certificate from The Fat Quarter Shop. You can really find some "wonderful-ness" there for sure!!!
Then, there's a stupendous give-away from DJ Inkers of their Kids All Year CD. How exciting is that!!!



Details on how to participate in today's give-aways......
Just leave a comment mentioning your two favorite colors!! That's all it takes to be considered. Marian will announce the winners each day on her blog. So please do check in with her.

Now, back to the main event.....
I took up the challenge, dug into my stash and came up with two unlikely fabrics.
I've had these two in my stash for many years, can't remember or imagine why I purchased them in the first place.

I chose a quick design block which consist of two and three inch strips.


Here, I've sewn and cut four blocks just to see if my idea is going to work. I like what I see, so, onward!!

Sixteen blocks later I can see a secondary design along with the spinning star design.

Next, I added a border.


With pins, a choice of thread, my trusty adhesive spray and a backing fabric, it's time to get this mini quilted.

I decided to stitch around the star design.


All done & bound!! A 17 inch square mini quilt I've named " Cosmic Spinner Dance."

Finally, I'd like to show you all a little quilt that I designed but never quilted years ago. It measures 24" square. Maybe I'll get it quilted soon but don't count on it. I'm already eyeing a new project.
Don't forget to leave a comment mentioning your two favorite colors. BTW, my two very favorite colors are shades of Green and  shades of Gray. I'm mad about them.






49 comments:

Edie said...

Your block is very striking and makes a neat pattern. Thanks for sharing your inspiring project. raydeer@memlane.com

Marian said...

I can't tell you that I ever would have purchased those two fabrics, let alone put them together, but WOW WOW WOW!!!

I LOVE it, and I am frankly very amazed that they work sew well together. I love the wallhanging, I love the secondary design, and I love the older one.. if you decide you wanna give either of them away.. I'm putting my name in the hat first for them. :p

You've done it again Rhonda, Thank you so much for astounding me with your wonderful projects and participating in Opposites Attract.

Anita said...

Cosmic Spinner Dance is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Dorian said...

Thats a cool design! You did a great job with those two.. interesting...fabrics :) My 2 fav colors are green and purple.

Michele T said...

Wow!! These fabric work get her and the pattern is fantastic!! The two colours I love together are Aqua and Res.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your projects are both awesome! My favorite color combo has got to be the red/off-white that I used for my project.

Lisa J. said...

That is for sure a cosmic spinner dance. I'm still crushing on orange and blue.

Monica said...

Who would have expected your combination of fabric to turn out so lovely.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Wow....it looks great. One never knows how things can look together, eh! I love just navy and white together

Scrap and quilts said...

Never would have thought of putting these fabrics together but they do look good. Congrats!
I love blue and orange, not necessarily together. ;^)

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Just like my husband. Love's to remodel but never quite gets the walls trimmed, lol. Those first fabric choices made a great spinning star quilt. An unlikely fabric combo turned out great!!

sewlost said...

Very pretty. Love your unquilted one too. My favorite colors are pink and blue.

JANET said...

Really don't have favorite colors. I just seem to like what I see at the moment. Love your little quilt from years ago. Will have to try the squash pickles!

Allison CB said...

My fav colours are purple and teal! Love your block! Always fascinated to see what blocks people do! I also use basting spray - so much nicer than pins!

Gene Black said...

Two favorite colors? Just two? Can I say "Rainbow" and "Sparkle"?
If not I will have to choose a blue that hints at teal, and a rich pure purple.

The fact is, I love every color on any given day.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What a neat design! Thanks for sharing.

anna brown said...

Very nice table topper.....I really like the looks of dark green and purple ..happyness04431@yahoo.com

Nancy said...

Both your quilts are great. I am interested in how you cut 3" strips to get the star design. My favorite colors must be green and blue because they take up more shelf space than any other colors.

Lori Smanski said...

your quilts are lovely. i love pink/grey and purple/white
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Laura said...

Wonderful movement created by your block design and the fabrics. Way to go.

Claire Sutherland said...

That looks fab. My favourite colours are blue and pink.
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Quilter Beth said...

My favorite colors are orange and red. I'm a Leo, so I guess these colors fit with a fire sign.

Calicojoan said...

Love your Cosmic Spinner. What a fun way to use those fabrics, we aren't sure why we bought! LOL!! And I'd love to say I have no idea what you mean that your quilt won't likely get quilted any time soon. Other projects.... yep that's what our minds do to us! My favorite colors are lime green and purple.

barbara woods said...

red and white! Thanks bewtjwatgmaildotcom

desertskyquilts said...

Wow, you really DID challenge yourself in the two colors you chose! I love your spinning star design. I also love the gold and black one. Both winners in my book! Thank you for sharing. My favorite color is green, and I like it with white or red or purple or blue ... most anything!

Magpie Sue said...

Your finished quiltlet turned out great! I also really like the second top you showed. My two favorite colors at the moment are fuchsia and orange. :- )

delaineelliott said...

Your block is amazing! My two favorite colors are blue (any blue) and purple (any purple) Thanks!

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Quilting Tangent said...

Pretty Quilts. Cosmic Spinner Dance is a great name for the quilt. My favorite colors Orange/yellow and purple. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Sewgirl said...

My favorite colors are blue and green...you can tell by the amount of fabric in those colors in my stash!! Your piece turned out delightful. Thanks for sharing!

Melody Lutz said...

Super fabric choices. Lime and purple!

Melody Lutz said...

Super fabric choices. Lime and purple!

Lisa Marie said...

I like blue and green. Of course, neither of them is really just "one" color, there are tons of lovely variations! I'm so impressed with what you did with your stash fabrics.

Needled Mom said...

I really like the secondary pattern that is showing up with more blocks. I LOVE your little mini. You need to get it finished.

Unknown said...

Love your color choice and the project. I guess I like red and blue although I really don't have a favorite color. I think that is because I like scrap quilts so much. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

Sarah@123quilt said...

Wow, Rhonda! I'm amazed at how well those unlikely fabrics work together! I think "Cosmic Spinner Dance" is a perfect name for it. I also really like your older project. It's too bad that it will be a while before you quilt it. I hear you though, I'm already working on new stuff too! I'm not entering the giveaway today but my favorite colors are teal and chartreuse. :)

Seacoast Quilter said...

I am in a navy blue and orange phase. I've always liked blue the best, and sometimes green and purple, but I'm really liking orange. Love your little quilt.

Emily C said...

I love blues and purples.

Peaches1003 said...

Wow! Your block reminds me of molten lava. My favourite colour is aqua but I love too many others to pick just one
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Kathy said...

Love your block. My 2 favorite colors are punk and purple.

Kathy said...

Love your block. My 2 favorite colors are punk and purple.

Barb Johnson said...

My two favorite colors are bright pink and royal blue. But not necessarily together!
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Teatime Creations said...

I love the design you created with two very unusual fabrics. Very beautiful. Today My favorite color choices would be red and white.

Kathy H said...

What a great mini.my 2 favorite colors to work with are blue and white.

Diane' said...

My favorite colors are purple & yellow

PK Sews said...

Cosmic Spinner really spins! It's gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it. My favorite colors are green and purple.

Vicki H said...

Another challenge met, great quilt. I like Red and Aqua.

Bec said...

My two favorite colors are aqua/turquoise and coral. Not sure that they would look good together in a quilt, though. lol

Tina Jeo said...

Cool effect. tljeo(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kathy E. said...

You are so creative! I would have never thought to put those colors together and have them look so compatible! I like to put together purple and lime green...they make good friends!

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