Overall, this quilt is just different enough from Hopscotch that I was able to finish it without getting bored. I always worry about that when I repeat a design or colors close together. Surprisingly, even though most of the fabrics are the same as Hopscotch, the absence of navy blue, and the extra punches of orange and lime green really give it a much brighter look.
I had lots of fun with the backing on this one, and used several one yard cuts along with the scraps, rather than one main backing fabric. One of my students told me that he really liked the green honeycomb print (from Amy Butler's Midwest Modern line) because it looks like turtle shells. That made me smile, and realize that this quilt will suit a little boy perfectly. By the way, that dark spot on the quilt is an acorn that dropped right at the moment I snapped the picture.
I used a fun royal blue hexagon print for the binding, and even though I really love it, I forgot to take note of the name of it. There are so many positives about buying from a local shop and playing with all of the pretty fabric in person, but I always find that I forget to pay attention to the fabric line or designer when I'm staring at all of the bolts.
ps- it's late November and my roses are still blooming!!!
I've decided to name this one Around the Block. I wanted a name that was still playful, but obviously I couldn't name this one Hopscotch as well! I quilted it with a simple meander which, besides the fact that y'all know it's my favorite, is all I'm brave enough to do on a quilt this size. 80x100 inches is doable on a regular machine and totally worth it, but it is a little bit daunting!
Now, on to the party! Last week, the link-ups were amazing! So, let's get right to the highlights-
Joanie's Trendy Quilts shared this pretty blue and green quilt-
Megan at Tales of Ineptitude revealed her stunning HST star quilt.
and Kelsey at Everyday Fray linked up this awesomely manly plus quilt.
I hope you're ready to bring it this week! Check out the party rules-
1. You can link finished projects or WIP's , but just keep it about quilting and sewing!
2. Link to your specific post to make it easier for others.
3. Spread the word and post my button or a text link.
4. Spread the comment love far and wide!
5. Following me is not a requirement to link, but is so very appreciated!