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New Quilt Pattern for Sale – Hopscotch

I’m excited today to finally release a new pattern. This pattern is called Hopscotch and was the Craftsy mystery quilt in June. It is now available for wide release and can be purchased from Big CartelCraftsy, or Etsy.

 This pattern includes instructions for the original throw size (67″ x 78″) as well as new additional instructions for a crib-size version (39″ x 51″).

I just picked up the crib version from Melissa at Sew Shabby Quilting this week. She quilted my original throw-quilt and I just had her do and over-all hard angle meander design. On the baby quilt I gave her free-reign to play with her custom quilting. 
Wow! She did such an amazing job! This pattern has so much negative space, it’s a really fun one for quilting. I love Melissa’s creativity. I need to get it bound and get some proper pictures this weekend!

Want to hear about one of my recent most embarrassing moments? (*slaps hand to face*) I was SO EXCITED and honored when Craftsy asked me to design a project for their mystery quilt of the month. I’ve had a lot of experience with deadlines lately and last spring seemed to be extra busy, but I was feeling pretty good about my time management skills to get this quilt finished and shipped off on time.

Then all you-know-what broke loose. In my defense, my kids were home for Spring Break and I was planning to take the quilt with me in the car on on our road trip to bind and ship but life got crazy including my daughter getting pneumonia, not sleeping much a few nights in a row, etc and I was not functioning at my best.

I quickly finished the quilt and got it shipped off and did not even realize my embarrassing mistake until I got this marketing photo from Craftsy. Oh. my. heavens. Can you see my mistake? How I could piece, and bind it looking like that without noticing just attests to the chaos that was reigning.

Thank heavens for photo-shop so that I could doctor the picture at least (see top photo) so that I didn’t thoroughly confuse those that signed up for the class. That one silly block will be immortalized permanently as my humility block. D’oh.

Ever since making the original, I’ve wanted to make a new version that was darker and included prints. I decided to shop-my-stash and pulled out a bunch of Denyse Schmidt prints from various lines and collections. They all play together so nicely. I’m excited to see this version come together! (Now if I could just find the time to work on it like I’d like! and the other forty-two recent starts…)
If you are looking for a kit using the original Kona Solids new brights roll-up, kits are still available on Craftsy and they’re even on sale! (Pattern is included, so you don’t need to buy a separate pattern.)
The pattern alone is available in PDF format only for right now and is available to purchase from Big CartelCraftsy, or Etsy. Happy weekend!

(A few other patterns in the works for release soon. Hang tight those who’ve asked!)

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25 Comments

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    Jen Barnard
    October 3, 2014 at 2:20 am

    I think the quilt looks wonderful, I didn't notice the rotated block until you said it was there, and even then I had to hunt for it. Look on the bright side, you know have a quilt that will always bring back memories of your life when you made it.

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    randi--i have to say
    October 3, 2014 at 5:17 am

    It took me a while to see it! And it just means you are human! <br /><br />The quilt is playful and fun and I love it!

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    KathyinMN
    October 3, 2014 at 5:50 am

    It also took me a minute to see it. I did that once with a log cabin quilt. Its so funny-when its on the bed most people don&#39;t notice it at all unless its pointed out to them.

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    Beth
    October 3, 2014 at 6:30 am

    In the version with the prints, I like the addition of polka dots.

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    ~Diana
    October 3, 2014 at 7:29 am

    What a fun design…love the baby version especially! I looked and giggled when I saw the boo-boo…we&#39;re human 🙂

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    dolores
    October 3, 2014 at 7:36 am

    Bwhahahaaaaaa! Saw it right away and I LOVE it!!! I really think something like that on a quilt makes it even more precious!!:)

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    Nedra
    October 3, 2014 at 8:40 am

    I&#39;m surprised your quilter didn&#39;t catch it either. We just call those Humility Blocks:) And yes, been there, done that. Love your new pattern Amy!

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    Melissa Corry
    October 3, 2014 at 9:06 am

    I love that little special block!!! Its such a great reminder that no matter how many quilts we make we are bound to make little mistakes, keeps our seam rippers busy 😉 I love the new pattern and am looking forward to see the rest 😉

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    Lauren Deel
    October 3, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Ha ha! When I first saw the mistake, I thought that it was a different quilt, since the first picture didn&#39;t show it. So then I thought, (especially with the scrappy binding below it), it was an effort to be &quot;modern&quot; and &quot;not care.&quot; Love the story!

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    Sew Stitching Cute
    October 3, 2014 at 10:56 am

    I literally LoL&#39;d… in a great way! It really gives it so much more character. I don&#39;t know if I would have noticed off hand without you pointing it out. I love that Craftsy has it up on their site like that too… every quilt has it&#39;s own unique &#39;&#39;mistake&#39;&#39;. I purchased this kit back in July and haven&#39;t been able to dive in just yet… but I can&#39;t wait to!

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    Laura
    October 3, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    I had to look super carefully to even find the switched block! Still a beautiful quilt with great colors.

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    Anina
    October 3, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    I had to look twice to see your error. It&#39;s a lovely quilt, even with the &quot;mistake&quot;.

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    Beth
    October 4, 2014 at 12:51 am

    If you hadn&#39;t identified it as an error, I would have thought your renegade block was a design decision. I&#39;m sure I would have been thinking to myself, &quot;I should be more daring! Look how great that looks, how much energy it adds.&quot;

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    October 4, 2014 at 4:59 am

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    Susan Linder
    October 4, 2014 at 8:26 am

    I love the crazy block at the top – makes your quilt unique!!<br />

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    Ben
    October 4, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Clever placement of your pattern title. :)<br /><br />I like the way your DS version is coming together too.

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    Karen
    October 4, 2014 at 10:26 am

    What is it the Amish say about perfection in quilts?.Thank you for letting this new quilter know that quilts can still be beautiful when they have some goofs!

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    fjm
    October 4, 2014 at 11:49 am

    I had to look for your mistake like everyone else. I love the comment that named it a &quot;humility block!&quot;<br />Your quilt definitely has a story to tell, and it is beautiful.

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    OPQuilt
    October 4, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    This made me laugh after a very long day (although I did get half of a quilt pieced while I watched conference). Great story, I loved it. And I love that quilt! Really a stellar design.<br /><br />No need to answer me back (my gift of time to you!)–<br />Elizabeth<br />opquilt.com

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    Lea
    October 5, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    It&#39;s a little rebel block that dares to be different from the rest. 🙂 If you hadn&#39;t pointed it out as a mistake I would have thought you did it on purpose.

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    ✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾
    October 7, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Oh that&#39;s funny! Everyone makes mistakes, and sometimes I think it&#39;s even harder to see when it&#39;s your own work. Glad you were able to photoshop it without having to so any crazy quilt surgery. And I hope your daughter is much better now.<br /><br />I bet the new version with prints will look a lot more grown up. Looking forward to seeing it!

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    Katy Cameron
    October 8, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Oh I love the effect of this, and, of course, always love a good rainbow!

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    Joyce Miller
    May 29, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    took me a. while to find it. perfect example of. why we learn to applique

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