Tuesday, April 16, 2013

V and Co: reverse hopscotch done

 i finally finished quilting and binding my reverse hopscotch quilt for my friend.
and keep getting asked the same question:
how did you make it.
okay well here is how i made it:
*first i got my hopscotch pattern
*and where the stars are i just reversed it and placed the printed fabrics where the white fabric was and then made the stars white.
*and then because i wanted to use up some of my scraps, instead of doing a square in square, i did a nine patch.

 yes? now you see it?
super fun, stash buster quilt
 then for quilting what i did was:

straight line quilting. i've only quilted a few of my own quilts and by far i love the look i get when i straight line quilt.
how i created the straight lines was by using my walking foot and the little bar attachment that i can adjust and measure out how far i want my lines to be.
after i make my first line i use that line as my guide to create the next line...and you just keep going so forth and so forth. 

till you finish the whole quilt and it looks totally awesome all straight line quilted.

 for the back i wanted to pick a fabric that would go nicely with my two fabric lines and the green in the pezzy print by american jane was the winner.
i wanted to have a back that would look cute all on it's own

 so which ever way you fold the quilt...
 you end up with cute and nice to look at quilt.

i love making baby quilts. and i will make them for patterns all the time. but what i love making baby quilts as patterns, is when i make a baby quilt that is going to be given to a specific baby. 
when that little guy shows up i hope to take a few pictures with him in it. :) 
now, i have ANOTHER friend having a baby...this time it's a girl.
i'm thinking my bloom quilt  or kaleidoscope baby sized. or maybe i'll just have to make something new all together. hmmmmmmmm. 
the wheels are a turning.


lbhaydon said...

Lovely! And I should blush, I have just realised what the little bar that comes with my walking foot is :O

gretbert said...

Stunning, makes me want to get the sewing machine out!

trish said...

I love your baby quilt!!
Cant wait to see what you create
for the sweet baby girl on the way!
Have a great week. Trish

Threads by Terry said...

I have done straight line quilting a couple of times and I love it
love the baby quilt

Rebecca Grace said...

I really love this quilt and it's amazing how different a pattern looks when you reverse positive/negative space. Love, love, Love it! :-)

Meredith said...

I really love how this turned out! Another quilt I need to add to my list!

Darley said...

It looks beautiful! Can you tell me what color thread you used? I am quilting at home and have tried out a few colors on a multi-colored quilt like this. From the pictures, I don't see any colors, just the pretty and very straight lines! Thanks, Karen

Anonymous said...

Hi Vanessa,
Quick question...when you do straight line quilting, do you do all of the lines in the same direction? Or do you start in the middle of the quilt and do 1/2 of the lines in one direction and then flip the quilt and do the other 1/2 in the other direction?

mascanlon said...

Great quilt, so sweet and yet sophisticated at the same time!

Barbie Mills said...

This is such a cute, quick, and easy pattern! I love how it turned out. This idea would really come in handy if you need a quick gift.

Mary Deckert said...

Great quilt! Can you tell me what batting you use? Thank you!

able mabel said...

I just adore this one, especially the fabric prints and colors! You have lucky friends!

Michelle@factotum-of-arts.com said...

I loved your quilt so much, and even more the fabric line. I just finished a special gift for a dear friend...thank you for the inspiration:

n Carter said...

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I hope you agree with that! I copied your quilt. Almost exactly. Well, I didn't have a pattern so I don't know what size your squares are. But regardless ... Somehow your photos just grabbed me - the colors, the pattern. It spoke to me. I saved that page of your blog in my Favorites and looked at it every day until I finally bought the same fabric and made my own quilt. And I just love it. It makes me happy to see it's bright colors. http://carterscards.blogspot.com/2013/09/quilting-passion.html

Diana said...

Fantastic quilt!
Thank heavens for Pinterest, it led me to this great post. I had not noticed the 9-Patch, that will make it much easier to put together.
I've got several charm packs of Lexington by Minick & Simpson and a star pattern that won't require getting the star's inner angle right on the seam. The quilting is great too.
Thank you!

Unknown said...

I totally agree with Diana, thank god for pinterest :-) ... I too want to throw myself into this quilt .. Thanks

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