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:

  1. 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

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

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  3. 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.

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

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  5. A beautiful project and a great gift idea.

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    1. Thank you. I like projects that do double duty.

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

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

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  8. Your project is beautiful and will make a wonderful gift!

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

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

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

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

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  13. Fun projects. Thanks for sharing

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

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

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  16. your block is lovely. thanks for sharing.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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

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

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

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

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  21. 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.

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  22. Very pretty, thanks for sharing!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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

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  24. 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.

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

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

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  27. 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.

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  28. 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.

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  29. 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.

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  30. 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!)

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

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    1. Thank you. I do like the GO! Cutter.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  39. I love using my die cutter on fabric also

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

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

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  42. I love the off set and flower versions.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  43. 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.

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