Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Hopscotch quilt finished!

Several months ago I promised my sister Carly that I would make her a quit for high school graduation. She is going to the same college that I went to, so I wanted to make her something twin-sized to take with her.  I picked these fabrics out and they have been sitting on my shelf forever waiting for me to choose a pattern.  After I finished my Swoon quilt I was drawn to the Hopscotch pattern, so I decided to add a couple rows and columns to the pattern to make it twin sized.

First of all, let me say that I REALLY enjoyed making this quilt.  The pattern is great because it looks harder than it actually is.  This quilt is important to me so I took my time making sure things lined up and I enjoyed the process of putting something together that I am really proud of.
 I quilted it with diagonal straight lines about an inch-ish apart.  The fabrics are mostly Innocent Crush with a few other Anna Maria Horner prints and some miscellaneous fabrics mixed in.  The solids are Essex linen in white and Kona coal (it looks a little washed out here because it was sunset).
 I backed it with one of my favorite Innocent Crush fabrics.  This is a little bit of a gamble since I know my sister hates pink, and there is definitely some pink in this.  I didn't have quite enough fabric for the back (I actually made the quilt an XL twin since that's what she is going to have in her dorm, but that wasn't my original plan) and I had actually made the quilt too long to begin with so I moved the extra row to the back of the quilt.
 It was chilly at the park this evening so my daughter made good use of the quilt!
It is going in the mail tomorrow so I hope she likes it!

11 comments :

  1. It is stunning! Your sister is going to absolutely love it.

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  2. I have been eyeing this pattern, I love it. I especially like yours, the fabric you chose is awesome. What was the size of the original pattern?

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  3. This is just beautiful! I love that you quilted it on the diagonal.

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous! Looks amazing!

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  5. It is beautiful If she doesn't like it my address is.........

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  6. That's so pretty! And it's nice to hear it wasn't too hard. I was eyeing the pattern but decided to do on a whim instead because it looked a lot easier.

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  7. oh my gosh. I love MY hopscotch but I love yours equally well! Just lovely with your scrappy palette. Love what you did to the back too!! SO nice - your sister must be so pleased!

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  8. this is SO gorgeous! Love the white with those saturated colors, and the backing... it's amazing. :)

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  9. This turned out beautifully! I've been wanting to make this quilt but can't quite figure out what fabrics to use.

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  10. It's official. I want to be you when I grow up.

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