Friday, 3 June 2016

Opposites Attract Blog Hop - Country Home pillow cover

This is the third day of the Opposites Attract blog hop, hosted by Marian, here.
The challenge is to use only three colors and keep the project under 35 x 50".
Here is my project:


Country Home pillow cover
pattern by Mihaela Alexandrescu (me)
17" x 17"

The first impulse was to express the theme through the colors: two complementary colors on the white background. But I liked too much how this warm green and navy blue looks together. Because they are both cold colors I expressed the complementarity in the way they participate to the layout: placing them symmetrically, facing each other.



When I designed the quilting I continued the theme, on the one hand, by alternating the straight lines with the curved lines and on the other hand, by alternating the surfaces with different quilting density.




The binding relaxes the whole composition. It gathers all the three colors but refuses the opposition. Even if it was also about attraction in there :) One corner is a little different than the others. No more symetry!



Thanks for stopping by!


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June 03


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53 comments:

Susan said...

I love this! Blue and green are my two favorite colors, and your quilting is terrific. Thanks for sharing these close-up photos.

Edie said...

Love the color combination, especially lime green. Thanks for the fun project inspiration. raydeer@memlane.com

Marian said...

I really like the colors. The blue and green really dance well together, and the binding really does not take away from the inside project. It's a great design also and I love the flow of the quilting. Having you join us for the first time in a hop, I hope their will be many more to come, Loved your project, and Thank you for participating in Opposites Attract.

Anita said...

I love your pillow cover, the design is so modern! The cool colors are perfect, actually blue and green is my favorite color combination. Thanks for sharing.

Cynthia Woodham said...

A beautiful project I would love to see a matching quilt to go with it.

Teatime Creations said...

So much creativity in this project. So modern and pretty. The colors and design work so well together. Beautiful pillow. Thank you.

Teatime Creations said...

So much creativity in this project. So modern and pretty. The colors and design work so well together. Beautiful pillow. Thank you.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

I love your pillow! It's got a great design and use of color!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Very contemporay. I like it a lot. The color combo reminds me of a dress I wore in the 70s.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

What a new piece!!! Great colour and structure

Dorian said...

Oh very nice! Love the colors together, sucha great pillow.

Monica said...

Wow. As soon as I saw your project I loved it!!!! Love It! Very Modern

Yanicka said...

Wow I love your piece. I am a sucker for modern quilt and this one is wonderful

Charlene S said...

I have always loved blue and green together especially navy and lime.

Renea said...

Very pretty block. Thanks for sharing

Sandra said...

Nice project.

Tammy Wiseman said...

Nice quilting ...Nice quilting

Tammy Wiseman said...

Nice quilting ...Nice quilting

Lori Smanski said...

this is lovely and fun looking. thanks for sharing.
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Quilting Tangent said...

Cute modern pillow. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Calicojoan said...

This is just too cool! Love how you walked us thru your thought process with it too!
:-)

Allison CB said...

Very nice! Love that quilting too! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

Seacoast Quilter said...

Very clever use of the theme. Thanks for sharing.

Needled Mom said...

That is lovely - great colors and quilting.

Janet Bowman said...

Love this!

quilter said...

Beautiful, love the colors!
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Laura said...

This is a wonderful modern feeling design. I could see this used as the center for a mandala type larger quilt.

barbara woods said...

Love your block and your quilting

Suze said...

Hi - I read your profile and am blessed to meet you who lives in Romania. I live in the United States in a suburb of Tulsa, Oklahoma. I love your quilt. Blue is my favorite color. I would never have put the green with it myself and love it when you do it. That's what is great about seeing other people's creations - they do things that we would not and we see and like it. I am such a perfectionist that if I do not like it, I either do not start it or rip it out. I have thrown out a few things and that number is very small. I have always had that tendency and I think it comes from being a math major and then becoming a computer programmer where there was an expectation of perfection. I added you so I can follow you through Bloglovin'. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration. I enjoyed your explanation of your thought process, too.

Sarah@123quilt said...

This is gorgeous. I really love how the binding enhances the project.

delaineelliott said...

This is a beautiful pillow cover! I love it. Thanks!

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Lisa Marie said...

Wow, so beautiful! Love the colors, the design, the quilting -- all of it!

TADVR said...

What a great block! Love your colors too. Really starting to embrace the Modern movement, thanks.

Melody Lutz said...

Everything about this is SPOT ON!! Design, color, quilting, project. Super.

Sally said...

Very cool modern quilt! I love blue and green together and alternating the colors is perfect (amazing quilting too)

Tina Jeo said...

Great interpretation. Thank you! tljeo(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mary Ann said...

Liking the color combination.

Mary Ann said...

Liking the color combination.

anna brown said...

The green and the blue really pop ty for sharing... happyness04431@yahoo.com

Nancy said...

How cool is this! I think the block is gorgeous and so much expresses the theme.

Susan said...

I really like the green and blue together.

Susan Stanton said...

A very nice design and use of color. Quilted just right too!

Unknown said...

I love your color choices as well as the pattern. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

Vicki H said...

Love your design and the quilting is perfect for it.

sewlost said...

Love your color choices. Very pretty

Diane' said...

Love your colors

Patty D from NC said...

Love this one! So fun - great colors

carol mcnab said...

great quilting

apple blossom said...

oh, I love the quilt

AlidaP said...

Really lovely, very modern!

Mama Higgins said...

That bright green really does emphasis the beauty of the blue... and vice versa. Nice choices.

Jen Barnard said...

I love the quilting.
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Fifi said...

Jos palaria ! ;) sunt fanul tau :))))

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