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!


Don't forget to check out the other participants of the blog hop!

June 03


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53 comments:

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

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

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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  10. What a new piece!!! Great colour and structure

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

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

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

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

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  15. Very pretty block. Thanks for sharing

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  16. this is lovely and fun looking. thanks for sharing.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  17. Cute modern pillow. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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

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

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  20. Very clever use of the theme. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. That is lovely - great colors and quilting.

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  22. Beautiful, love the colors!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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

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  24. 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.

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

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

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  34. I really like the green and blue together.

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

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

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  37. Love your design and the quilting is perfect for it.

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  38. Love your color choices. Very pretty

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  39. Love this one! So fun - great colors

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

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  41. I love the quilting.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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

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