Wednesday, 11 July 2012

WIP Wednesday - Hopscotch begins

I've been getting a bit of sewing done in the last week or so which has been really nice.

A few more blocks for my Mendocino quilt


I've made my first two blocks (and photographed all the steps) for the upcoming QAL I'm co-hosting with Jess (if you're interested in joining us we have some great prizes up for grabs!). I'm actually organised for once, which has surprised me no end. I'm using this stack of prettiness:


And then this little beauty arrived in my letter box today and everything else stopped. Someone was destashing it in an Aussie Facebook destash group (?!?) and I was lucky enough to nab it.



Au-then-tic was Sweetwater's first collection and it's brilliant. Black, cream, greens and pale brown, loads of text prints and dots and stripes. Very rarely do I start using fabric as soon as I get it, but I was compelled to cut into this while I was still spellbound (and before I lost the nerve).


I bought the Hopscotch pattern by Thimble Blossoms a while ago, but hadn't gotten around to using it. To be honest I was a bit put off by the equilateral triangles - so many bias edges! But as soon as I got this jelly roll I thought it would be really cool in a Hopscotch quilt. I pulled out some of the green Reunion print below (which coordinates really well with Au-then-tic) and some Kona Ivory (I think?). I've also cut some Kona green - I think it's sage but I'd have to check - for some of the triangle points. After fighting with the templates a bit (for some reason none of them printed with the right angles, even with no page scaling. very frustrating.) I kind of winged it and hoped. But the first one turned out fine, so I think I'll keep doing what I did :o)


I love the greens (it's my very favorite colour) so I think this quilt will be just for me. I don't have a lap quilt for wintery nights so I think this will be perfect. Off to make a few more blocks - they're still at the 'oh these are fun' stage :o)

x Jess

20 comments:

Kristy QP said...

Love those Mendocino blocks- what a gorgeous quilt will that be!

Nice score on the Sweetwater fabric! I've been eyeing off the Hopscotch pattern - can't wait to see how your quilt looks!

Jessica said...

You have been busy! I am so green that you got the Authentic JR - but your plans for it look fantastic!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Your hopscotch will look fantastic in this. When I made mine I didn't use templates. You can work out the markings on your ruler. I then used some 1/4" tape to mark and cut from there, Have fun. Hugs

Kelsey said...

Oh the hopscotch will be fantastic - I love the green! I have all of the fabric to start mine I just need to get around to making it!

Deborah said...

Amazing fabric! I'm really in love with green right now! And super quilt pattern too!

Shontelle said...

Your Hopscotch will look gorgeous in the Authentic. Also I love the first blocks you posted. The fussy cut centres look awesome - I'm looking forward to seeing it complete.

Heather D. said...

LOVE the mendocino blocks. So adorable. And what awesome stacks of fabric there! Do you know what that purple one is, right in the middle of the left stack? I won some of that recently but I don't know what it is!

Sue Bone said...

Reunion and hopscotch a marriage made in heaven or at least Moda heaven. Mine is now ready for quilting.

Needle little Balance said...

Can´t wait to see more of your green hopscotch quilt! Is this pattern hard to sew with all the bias edges?

Katy Cameron said...

Love where your Mendecino is heading, and looking forward to seeing your hopscotch :o)

Catherine said...

oooh, lovely fabrics you have there! The authentic looks great with the hopscotch pattern

Rosa said...

Beautiful blocks and green is my fav color too.The Jelly roll is just beautiful.Happy sewing!!

Kati said...

So many great projects!! I love those hexagon blocks. Such a great way to frame the prints. I can't wait to see how that turns out. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday!

Cherie said...

Such gorgeous stacks and rolls of fabrics! =D

Kirsten said...

Hopscotch will be lovely in the Authentic - I used some of my stash of it last year to make my dad a quilt for his 70TH birthday and he loves it!

Janine said...

I love how your Mendocino quilt is coming on :)

Kelly said...

Love those Mendocino blocks!

Kelly said...

Love those Mendocino blocks!

Nicky said...

Both of these look fabulous! Hopscotch - I bought the pattern but have done nothing since!

Helen said...

Love what you have done with that sweetwater--gorgeous!! Now, off to find that destash group...