Monday, June 6, 2016



  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
                                                               Mary Mack’s Blog
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 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)