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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.