Quiltmaker is having a Back to School Party and you’re invited! Come sew with us!
Each day from Sept. 8 to 12, please join us here on Quilty Pleasures for a free quilt pattern in bite-size morsels plus tips to make it successfully and more fun and surprises.
The idea of the Back to School Party is to celebrate fall with a fun, easy new project. You’ll find camaraderie, guidance and inspiration each as we work on the quilt together. (Of course you can tuck it away to make later if you can’t sew while the party is happening.) The quilt is called Hip-Hopscotch; it was designed by Janice Averill.
We knew you’d need some time to gather sewing supplies so today we’re sharing a diagram and photos of Hip-Hopscotch along with the yardage requirements. The grayscale quilt diagram below is keyed to the fabrics in the yardage further down.
Hip-Hopscotch is a 48″ x 60″ throw.
Each block finishes at 6″.
You can have some fun with fabric placement in this design. As soon as we have photographed the eight quilts our Back to School team has made, we’ll post photos for further inspiration. You’ll love all the possibilities.
In the meantime, here’s a line drawing of the design. A line drawing has only the patch outlines. You can often see new shapes you didn’t see when the values were in place. Playing with line drawings is so much fun! Get a printer-friendly line drawing to play with.
We’ve put together a materials list that is keyed to the gray-scale quilt diagram above and below. Remember that your values do not have to match those in the diagram. For example, you can make the fabric that is shown as black be lighter in value if you wish.
I would encourage you to shop your stash to make this quilt. What’s better than a quilt for which you don’t need to buy any more fabric? The line drawing will come in handy as you look at the fabrics you have on hand and decide on a color/fabric recipe for your own version.
To help you plan your own quilt, if you wish, download and print the fabric chart below. Customize it by plugging in your own fabric choices.
We’ll give you the first step of Hip-Hopscotch construction on Monday, Sept. 8. During the party you’ll also get to meet our team of reader-sewers, and we’ll have daily doses of learning. Plan to take photos of your quilt along the way so that we can share them with everyone and multiply the fun. I’ll see you at the party!