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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Hopscotch

The weather around here finally dried out today, and chilly temperatures followed right behind the rain.  The rain and wind also cleared lots of the leaves off of the trees.  Although my husband dreads all of the raking that will inevitably come when the five gigantic red oaks in our yard finish dropping their leaves, I like the distinctly autumn look that it gives the pictures of this quilt.


This quilt is one that has grown on me as I've worked on it.  When I first pulled the fabrics for this quilt, I purposely went with a palette that was a little bit clashy, and when I put the blocks together, I wasn't even sure I liked them at all.  Once you've got 25 blocks finished though, it's "in for a penny, in for a pound," and you just plow forward (or I do anyway).


I'm really glad I did, too.  Now that it's finished, I think the bright colors of this quilt are really fun, and since it's completely un-floral, it's gender neutral.  I think I even like the back of this one as well as the front.


The fun colors and squares made me think of the brightly colored hopscotch squares that my students love to make with sidewalk chalk.  Last year particularly, I had some very artistic girls that enjoyed creatively coloring them during recess.  So, Hopscotch seemed to be a perfect fit for the name.  The finished quilt measures 50 x 50 inches.


By the way, if you haven't already, you should hop over to QuiltStory and check out their Holiday Tutorial Series.  I've put together a tutorial for a Holiday Table Runner that will post tomorrow morning.  I'll post it here too on Saturday, but you can catch it first over there!

27 comments:

  1. Your yard looks like a very expensive photography studio. Any photographer would be green (or autumn-coloured) with envy! Nice quilt too!

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  2. Looks great! My computer screen makes the colors look very orange and navy which I love.

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  3. What great pics! This quilt is amazing for sure. The bold colors and prints are fantastic. I especially like the blue and green chevron.

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  4. I think this quilt is great!
    Makes me happy!
    Kram//Maja

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  5. This IS awesome! Love the chevrons!

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  6. What are the demensions of the blocks? I love the colors you used, they speak to me. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  7. Very pretty! I love how bright it is!

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  8. Funny you should mention about selecting fabrics that were a bit clashy. When I first saw your quilt in another post, I sent the picture to my daughter and asked her what she thought. Because I have a hard time selecting fabrics, I told her I probably would not have put these fabrics together. Her response? "I like it!!" So I guess I should have my daughter pick fabrics for me :o)

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  9. Hello Kelly,
    Another wonderful quilt! I love these colours and fabrics together. Awesome job picking them out!
    Esther

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  10. I think the fabrics are fabulous. Sometimes you have to wait to see the whole thing to get the wow factor!!

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  11. Fun quilt. I love how you come up with such fantastic names for your quilts. Mine are always nameless or just the color/pattern of the quilt. Another wonderful finish. You must not sleep much!

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  12. Your fabrics harmony is a great success

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  13. Hopscotch is beautiful. I love the mix.

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  14. Loved the table runner! Great block for it. The binding on this one is too perfect:) Another great finish, so fun.

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  15. I know what you mean about picking colors thinking one thing then thinking...um not so much and then finishing and really liking it. I love it when that happens. The only problem is if I like it too much I never want to give them away. :)

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  16. Your quilt looks so beautiful outside! Wonderful finish :)

    -Soma

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  17. This quilt is so versatile. I love the back too!

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  18. Kelly, the colours are beautiful, and I have to say, very girly. The colours have inspired me so much that I am sitting here thinking of what I have stashed in the cupboard... Love, Muv

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  19. I really like this quilt. Such a fun cheery quilt. Can you tell me the dimensions of the block? I think this would be a perfect quilt for my daughter's dorm room. Would it be possible for you to share with me how you made one block?

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  20. Love this one Kelly. Great job!

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  21. This is pretty high on my list of favorite quilts you've made. Like, probably top 5. Congrats on a great finish and thank you for linking up!

    xo -E

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