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 my Pattern Shop (hard copy or PDF available) or Etsy (pdf only).
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.)