Monday, June 6, 2016

A WORLD OF RED AND WHITE

A WORLD OF RED & WHITE 


  What a delight to join Marian's blog hop on Opposites Attract. She challenged us to stitch projects using two, three at most contrasting colors. 

Red and White were my choices. I began by pulling reds  from my stash. Since it was snowing on April 16 nature provided the perfect white chilliness. RED is a color associated with heat, passion, activity, anger, joy and love while WHITE has been defined as a color without hue, a sign of innocence, of goodness, of cleanliness, of light and neutrality and a sign of purity.


There are so many variations of red. This simple nine patch block stitched into a delightful table covering for tea. 

I took this picture on June 7. From the same deck that the snow picture was taken back in April. A beautiful, warm sunny Sunday. Great for sitting out. 

Nothing is prettier in red and white than our Canadian flag. A new flag print was a must buy. Bordering red crazy hearts it will be a perfect accessory for July 1 Canada Day celebrations.


I added a third color, shades of brown, to this banner. It is a All People Quilt pattern - Sidewalk Cafe - which was on my "to do" for a long time. 

My intention to add a red applique name above Cafe disappeared when I saw the latest fabric with license plate names for the 2016 Row By Row.  The words were perfect and it does have a cheerful red bird nesting above "Happy".  

Marian's design of Sewing Notions symbols were perfect for the banner. (Available in her Craftsy shop)

I am stitching the Pat Sloan's Splendid Sampler using random scraps. So I will now have cheerful red blocks in the quilt.

This is one of the earliest patterns I made from a magazine many years ago. It is red squares with white lace corner pockets. We use it in our church at Mothers Day where we ask if anyone wishes to include names of mothers, those with us or those gone before, they will be honored on their special day with prayers. When I stitched this I never imagined it would be used this way. 

An ideal day to see the world in red and white.


So brew a cuppa and visit all the creative ladies as they explore the attraction of opposites.  

Thank you Marian for giving us this opportunity to explore sew many opposites. 


                                                                June 06
                                                                     Ravelly1
                                                               Mary Mack’s Blog
                                                              Tea Time Creations
                                                                      123 Quilt
                                                                Sew Many Yarns

 And if you would like to win a prize : This hop has two great giveaways during it’s run.. Each day a $25.00 gift certificate fromThe Fat Quartershop will be given away, and DJ Inkers will be giving away a cd of their wonderful Kids All Year CD (If your an international winner, you will receive a download link)


48 comments:

  1. What a lovely array of wonderful red and white projects! I do love the license plate addition on your cafe name. That's perfect! Thanks for sharing these.

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  2. These are fun and wonderful projects today Frances, I'm sew happy you shared them all with us. I love seeing all the different things that can be done with red and white. I never realize just how cool the two colors look together. I'm enjoying it more than I thought I would. Thank you for the plug, and it's nice to see those patterns get used.

    I'm sew happy you joined us for Opposites Attract, you made it much better with your wonderful show and tell.

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  4. Love all your red and white projects. I also really like your red tea pot. I can't decide which I like best, the cups or the hearts. raydeer@memlane.com

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  5. I love all of your projects. Red and white looks gorgeous together. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I love all of your projects. Red and white looks gorgeous together. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Some great projects! Can't go wrong with red and white.

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  8. I love the classic red and white quilt... You made some real beauties!!

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  9. I adore all of your red & white projects! It's such a classic color combo that works so well.

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  10. You can't go wrong with red & white! Love all your projects!!

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  11. I love EVERY THING about this post. I need to explore those letters and coffee cups!!

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  12. These pieces are adorable!!! I love red and white, and yiu have such nice designs going on.

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  13. Love the tea cups!! So cute! Red and white are very dramatic together!

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  14. Red and white is truly a classic.

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  15. I like red and white quilts, and yours are really nice! Especially like the first one, where you used the R/W print background.

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  16. Wow you have been busy....there all great but really love the coffee cups... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  17. Wow you have been busy....there all great but really love the coffee cups... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  18. Thank you for showing all the possibilities of red and white.

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  19. your projects are wonderful. l love the coffee cups
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  20. Thanks for sharing all your fabulous red and white quilts. So many options for this color combination.

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  21. I love your tea cup banner. It looks so fun x
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  22. I love the red and white! They are such cheery colors.

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  23. What fun opposite projects. I must admit, my heart goes out to the SideWalk Cafe quilt. I love my coffee and those cups are just adorable!

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  24. What a CHEERFUL post! I love all the red and white projects! SO HAPPY!!!

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  25. I love red and white quilts too! You have a beautiful collection of them. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  26. Cute collection of quilts. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  27. Wow, love the red and white 'trunk show'. Thanks for sharing!

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  28. So much red and white beauties!!!

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  29. So much red and white beauties!!!

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  30. Wow, so many beautiful projects!

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  31. Those are all gorgeous! Red and white has always been a favorite color combination of mine.

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  32. Red and white quilts are so timeless and classic. I really enjoyed seeing all your different projects!

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  33. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netJune 6, 2016 at 6:38 PM

    Love your red and white projects. I have a red work quilt in the works, myself.

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  34. Fun projects. Red and white is the most common color combination in antique quilts - always a classic. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. So many pretty projects. Love the hearts one and the hat.

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  36. Wow!! You sure have been busy. The hearts are so sweet

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  37. I love your quilt. I need to make a red and white one.

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  38. I love your quilt. I need to make a red and white one.

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  39. Love the colors. Thank you. tljeo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  40. Boy, you sure have been busy! I'm also working on the Splendid Sampler. I'm trying Black, white and red, but some of the blocks just don't work well with those colors!

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  41. Very nice. I may have to make a coffee one

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  42. Your teacups and hearts are absolutely delightful! Thanks for sharing them.

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  43. I love the little red and white quilt. :)

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  44. Hi Frances, your reds are gorgeous! You have made some beautiful quilty items. Love those sewing notion blocks too!

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  45. Oh, Frances, how beautiful each and every piece is! I don't work with red very much, but I sure love the end results!

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