Quiltmaker’s Back to School Party: Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of QM’s Back to School Party!

Today we have instructions for making blocks. We have two more quilts to show you from two fabric companies.

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Hip-Hopscotch Day 2: Making the Blocks

Hint: Today your fabric chart is going to come in really handy.

Sew a fabric #1 A, a fabric #2 A, a fabric #3 A, a fabric #1 B and a fabric #3 B together as shown below to make a block W. Make 8 block W’s.

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Sew a fabric #4 A, a fabric #2 A, a fabric #5 A, a fabric #4 B and a fabric #5 B together as shown below to make a block X. Make 8 block X’s.

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Sew a fabric #3 A, a fabric #2 A, a fabric #4 A, a fabric #3 B and a fabric #4 B together as shown below to make a block Y. Make 8 block Y’s.

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Sew a fabric #5 A, a fabric #2 A, a fabric #1 A, a fabric #5 B and a fabric #1 B together as shown to make a block Z. Make 8 block Z’s.

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I hope you’ll enjoy making these blocks. Remember that this isn’t a race, so take your time and savor the moments at your machine. For most of us, they are too few!

Here are a couple of accessories that help me make the most of my sewing machine moments:

Mighty Bright Sewing Machine Light
Q Tools purple vinyl sewing guide (one accessory I cannot live without!)

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Q Tools Sewing Guide creates a little ridge against which to run your fabric.

If you make a few Hip-Hopscotch blocks, please post them on our Facebook page with the hashtag #qmbacktoschool. We’d love to see what you’re making.

Let’s look at a few more Hip-Hopscotch quilts.

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Made by Pam Snow; Hip-Hopscotch in Artisan Batiks from Lunn Studios for Robert Kaufman

This lively edition was made by Pam Snow from Mesa, Arizona. The colors could be described as “citrus.” The fabrics are Artisan Batiks from Lunn Studios for Robert Kaufman.

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And here’s a completely different take, this one in fabrics from Moda Fabrics.

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Made by Kathleen Gilson; Hip-Hopscotch in Rambling Rose by Sandy Gervais for Moda Fabrics

This one speaks of shabby chic with its soft hues and a punch of old-time red. The fabrics are Rambling Rose by Sandy Gervais for Moda Fabrics. It was made by Kathleen Gilson from Waterloo, Nebraska.

Please scroll down to learn more about this year’s reader-sewers. We’ll be back tomorrow with instructions for assembling the quilt top. Don’t worry if you’re not that far along yet—keeping up with the pattern parts is not the goal. Enjoying the process is what it’s all about.

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You might enjoy our Moda Medley of the Month—very shabby chic.

About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email: editor@quiltmaker.com.
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5 Responses to Quiltmaker’s Back to School Party: Day 2

  1. Sandra Haak says:

    Looking great now that I found the cutting instructions and sizes of the blocks! Thanks

  2. Sandra Haak says:

    Where are the cutting sizes, can’t print these!

  3. I have my fabrics cut and ready to sew. I enjoy seeing the variety of color combinations used by other quilters.

  4. Lisa Marie says:

    I am enjoying this series and seeing how the same quilt can look so different with a change of fabrics. Thanks for hosting this back to school party!

  5. Mary C in WA says:

    I like the different ways the fabric makes these quilts look. Easy Block -many looks!
    Thanks for encouraging sewing this month.

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