6/03/2016

My Actual Day to Post Opposites Attract and Giveaway

Today is my day to post in the 


Thanks to Marian at Seam To Be Sew who organized this blog hop. 
She has so many ideas on how to get quilters involved with each other via the internet. 

Also thanks to the sponsors who supplies giveaways to this event. 
Fat Quarter Shop
and 
Kids All Year CD

We were to design a block using 2 colors. 
I saw the block in a quilt book I was looking at and decided to use it. 



I didn't have much time left in May to make a large project. 
I made one block and decided to make a table mat to give as a Christmas gift this December. 


I drew the block in EQ7. 
I made a few layouts and realized this block was used to make the Storm at Sea quilt. 


Offset

Flower

Star

Standing Stars

I wanted to use my Accuquilt GO! Cutter with the Triangle in a Square die. 
I do not have a die for the 4" finished Half Square Triangles in the corners, so I cut them myself. 
(I have this on my wish list.)


The center baffled me for a moment. I printed the templates from EQ7. 
The center square I cut with a rotary cutter, but the triangles in the corners could be cut with the triangles in the Economy die that came with the cutter. That helped save time. 



So now for the giveaway. 
Enter through the Rafflecopter. 

Visit the other designers participating in the next few days. 

June 3

June 6

June 7

Thanks for visiting. 
How many new ideas did you see today?

54 comments:

Susan said...

That makes a great Christmas gift! The colors in the drawn green and cream block almost make the lines seemed curved, but your piece looks straight. I don't know if it's the reversal of color, or the quilting lines, but I found that really interesting. Thanks for showing possible variations and combinations, too. That standing star is kind of intriguing, too. desertskyquilting.wordpress.com

Edie said...

Lovely Block. "Bonus" that you have a Christmas gift done. Thanks for showing the variations too. raydeer@memlane.com

Marian said...

I like it.. I've pieced a Storm At Sea with the traditional block and it was not fun. This block looks much easier to do. I did that one in Purple, Black and Red. I'm so happy you participated in Opposites Attract today Thank you Nancy.

Anita said...

A beautiful mini! This will be a great Christmas gift.

Cynthia Woodham said...

A beautiful project and a great gift idea.

Teatime Creations said...

What a pretty block design. And to have a Christmas gift stitched by June is wonderful.

Teatime Creations said...

What a pretty block design. And to have a Christmas gift stitched by June is wonderful.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your project is beautiful and will make a wonderful gift!

Mihaela said...

I like the unexpected contemporary look of the block. Lovely, just lovely!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Thanks for showing all the layouts...very neat. Storm st sea is the only one I remembering seeing before

Dorian said...

Very nice! It will be perfect set out at Christmas time.

Monica said...

I have to pull out my Accuquilt GO! Cutter. I love your colors and different arrangements.

Renea said...

Fun projects. Thanks for sharing

Charlene S said...

Using the Go cutter is always a time saver. I like using mine.

Sandra said...

Nice project.

Rhonda said...

Using the EQ makes ideas much easier to stitch out. Great jov!

Lori Smanski said...

your block is lovely. thanks for sharing.
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Calicojoan said...

I love that block. Storm at Sea is one of my favorites! Someone is going to get a great Christmas gift! :-)

Quilting Tangent said...

Pretty star block, I like the offset layout. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Allison CB said...

Thanks for sharing - I really need to buy a cutting system!! so envious!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

Needled Mom said...

I really like this block and it looks great in a full sized quilt.

Seacoast Quilter said...

I didn't recognize the block at first. I've made a storm at sea but with separate pieces constructed as blocks. Thanks for sharing.

quilter said...

Very pretty, thanks for sharing!
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Laura said...

Love the way this block "changes" dependent on the fabric choice. Thanks for sharing.

barbara woods said...

love all of yours!

Suze said...

I was shocked when you showed that it was the Storm at Sea block. I'm been impressed with quilt kits that I have seen lately for "heart" quilts made from the Storm at Sea block. I think I also saw a whale quilt. I adore your block. Someone is going to be extremely happy this year when Christmas rolls around and your are inspiring us to get busy. As a matter of fact, Christmas in July will be here soon. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration.

Sarah@123quilt said...

I love Storm at Sea quilts but I've never made one. I really enjoyed seeing the different layouts you showed.

delaineelliott said...

Beautiful! I really like the color combination that you chose. Thanks!

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TADVR said...

Thank you for including your use of the Accuquilt dies, I'm trying to get better at doing that. Currently I just end up frustrated.

Lisa Marie said...

I believe I saw something new at each blog on the hop today. On yours, it was the offset blocks. I've made storm at sea blocks but never have seen them offset, very cool.

Melody Lutz said...

I just kept saying ohhh ahhh with each new picture. You were on a roll with this one and for good reason - great designs with simple blocks.

Sally said...

One of my favorite blocks--thanks for showing alternate colors in the block and the offset quilt--EQ is great, isn't it? (Accuquilt too!)

Tina Jeo said...

Thank you for great inspiration. tljeo(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mary Ann said...

Great idea with the cutter.

anna brown said...

Love the different color ways and ty for sharing... happyness04431@yahoo.com

Patchwork and Play said...

Aren't you a clever thing! I have only ever designed one block- and it too me days to perfect it!

Susan said...

Your block is my favorite of the day. Love all the different ways it can be arranged and the different color combos.

Susan Stanton said...

Your block is lovely in green and white. It will be a wonderful gift for someone special.

Unknown said...

I especially liked your off set model. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

Vicki H said...

Great, you met the challenge and have a Christmas gift done as well.

Diane' said...

I love using my die cutter on fabric also

Patty D from NC said...

fun block!

carol mcnab said...

great quilt

Nancy said...

Thank you. I like projects that do double duty.

Nancy said...

Thank you. I do like the GO! Cutter.

Nancy said...

Thank you.

Nancy said...

Thank you.

Nancy said...

They are very helpful.

apple blossom said...

nice job love it

AlidaP said...

Very beautiful blocks! It looks very different in the different layouts, love it!!

Mama Higgins said...

Your table mat is beautiful! I love the green fabric that you used.

Nancy said...

Thank you.

Jen Barnard said...

I love the off set and flower versions.
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Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

The off set layout makes for a very interesting arrangement. That's what's so fun about playing with a block design. Finding new ways to use it.