Hopscotch in Dream On






oh, this feels so good to finish up some of these quilts!  this one has been on the partly finished pile for a long time.

pattern: Hopscotch by Thimbleblossoms

fabric: Dream On by Urban Chicks jelly roll (no this line is no longer printed, and i'm not sure if it's available)

backing fabric:  the floral print is Dream On and the chevron is Riley Blake Chevron


about the pattern:

slightly more complex than beginner, only because you need to be quite accurate in your cutting and piecing to get all your points to match up.  (yes i'm talking from experience)  when i started out cutting, i was impatient and didn't make myself a template as the instructions recommended.  i just measured the length between angles and cut away!  So I had a lot of trouble with inconsistent pieces.  Oh, well, in the end it's quite a busy pattern and the fabrics are not high contrast so you don't really notice all the points that don't match.

all in all, i definitely want to try this pattern again.  i want to change up my value placement to put more focus on those little 'stars'.  When you use a jelly roll, the focus tends to be on the strips that form the triangles, but i think it would look awesom with the corner pieces being the ones that pop out.  Here is an example of darker values being used in the corner pieces to make stars.

about the fabric:  i've always loved this line.  i had the one jelly roll and was always 'saving' it.  inspired by vintage sheets, it's one of those lines that i actually like just by itself without anything added.  Like this, this and this! oh, and this!

about the backing and binding:

i think my favorite thing about this whole quilt is the chevrons on the back.  mixing something so graphic and modern with something so soft and girly is just fun!

i bound it with a solid yellow and this time i hand stitched the binding to the back.  hmmm... not sure why, but i think i feel a post about bindings coming on.

32 comments:

  1. It looks SO cozy! Makes me want to curl right up with it!

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  2. Wonderfull!!!!
    Wonderfulll!!!!

    Hufs of MF

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  3. beautiful! The stars do pop. They are the first thing I noticed.

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  4. I love this! I want to make another Hopscotch too, and I love Dream on. You're motivating me to finish up as quilt that is my unfinished pile that is made out of that line :)

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  5. totally gorgeous! luv front and back!

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  6. It's beautiful, love the soft colors.

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  7. Gorgeous quilt, love the fabrics you chose, Urban Chiks always bring out lovely fabric ranges. I have a Hopscotch quilt that is unfinished (made with blue and green batiks) after seeing your finished one, I definately have to get it finished....

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  8. I've been sitting here gazing at your beautiful quilt. It's the perfect antidote to the gray weather outside. Lovely!

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  9. I love everything about this quilt. It looks so soft and cozy. Gorgeous!

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  10. please, please, bring on that post about bindings! Would LOVE it.

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  12. I'm cutting up vintage sheets in pinks and yellows to make a quilt. I've got some of those Dream On fabrics and I can't decide whether to mix them in or not. Would they always stand out for not having the vintage texture?

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  13. Your quilt looks amazing. :0)
    I know what you mean about this line of fabric.
    I have two charm packs that I cant wait to sew
    into something special. :0)

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  14. This is stunning! It looks so vintage. I love the pink and white stars. You did a great job!

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  15. I like the color choice you made for the points and centers. This is a darling quilt. Never thought of using a dream on jelly roll. very girly and yet the chevron backing is a yummy unexpected touch.

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  16. I like the quilt you made the best of all the ones you mentioned. It is by far my favorite!!

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  17. I love love love your quilt. It's so pretty and hotly but not baby-ish. I love everything about it.

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  18. Delicious! I love Dream on! The only quilt I ever made within went to my Urban Home Goods swap partner :( I have got a layer cake though so I might just have to make something for myself :)

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  19. Gorgeous!! I love Dream On, love the Hopscotch pattern... the two together = bliss.

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  20. Outside it's snowing but Looking at your quilt I can smell spring!

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  21. Wow, another stunning quilt! I asked today for folks to share a favorite quilt of theirs, however it doesn't have to be their own, and you were linked to several times! ;)

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  22. Gorgeous! I love the yellow binding.

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  23. Oh, this is just gorgeous!! Love it!

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  24. It's lovely and I am extremely interested in hearing your thoughts on bindings. That chevron does mix nicely with this quilt.

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  25. I love this quilt-such gorgeous fabric and I think the solid white and pink give it nice balance.

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  26. Gorgeous! And I'm quite flattered you linked to my Dream On quilt! Thank you. :)

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  27. Jolene--I always admire your quilts but this one is just delicious. Such gorgeous gorgeous work.

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