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May 30, 2011

Hopscotch Quilt: CMQG Kona Challenge

May 30, 2011
Pin It Well, I've done it.  I've gone and quilted the largest playmat ever.  Well, maybe not ever..... but this thing is HUGE!


Our Modern Quilt Guild was given a Kona Charm Pack in the bright color palette.  We were to make a quilt using "Summer Fun" as a theme.  One day in the shower it came to me that I should make my Kona quilt a hopscotch game.  After all, the Twister quilt went over really well.... this would be just as fun.

We were allowed to add one solid for background and one additional print or solid.  At first I chose, a green print from Tweet Tweet by Keiki for Moda.  But after sewing the print into the cornerstones for ALL TEN blocks AND adding the number appliques, I decided I hated the look!!

There was a ton of green in the charm pack and the green print added sensory confusion in my opinion.  I debated just to leave it and finish the darn thing.  (Enter "Angry sewing")  So after a little break from working on it, I decided I couldn't let it alone.



CRAZY = I took all the frames off the center squares, removed the cornerstones, replaced them with Kona Bahama Blue, cut new center squares, repieced the blocks, recut all the numbers, fused 1-10, and zigzaged all the applique.

Yes, I feel really crazy writing it too.


BUT.  

Now I like it.

Here's the back (Amy Butler and Metro Rings, leftover Kona Bahama Blue)



Only problem is....AGAIN, I am giving away another game quilt.  This time to friend having triplets this summer.  So my four-year old is AGAIN denied (I gave away the original Twister quilt too).  He's the perfect age for this.  My two boys have loved playing on it all gloomy rainy spring.

I've really got to fix this for him!


Quilt Stats:
Name: Charmed Hopscotch
Size: 28" x 90"
Design: pieced framed blocks with number applique
Piecing: Me
Quilting: Me -  Stipple on my home machine

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http://lilysquilts.blogspot.com/2011/06/fresh-sewing-day.html



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50 comments:

  1. What a fun little quilt!!! Your poor kiddo :) He needs a game quilt of his own!! That is an awesome idea, AM, I just love it. :)

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  2. SO COOL! I love it! What a great idea, it's beautiful!

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  3. This is a very fun quilt! I hope you make one for your son too!

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  4. Cool!!! So I guess this means you endorse jumping on the bed? LOL. And I don't think it's crazy to change things to how you want. I change things a lot -- it is worth it in the end.

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  5. This is fantastic. The idea of a hopscotch quilt (with tic tac toe and checker boards on the back) have been in my idea book for a while. So cool to see it out of my head and actually sewn by someone! I love the pieced squares around the numbers!! Awesome job!

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  6. Wow!!! So fun. I can't believe you ripped out all of that sewing, but you're right--the Bahama blue is perfect!

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  7. I can attest to its hugeness! And I can also attest to its awesome-ness!

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  8. It looks great! I think the decision to go back and repiece was a good one. Although I like the green print, the blue really pops!

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  9. This is the cutest thing ever!
    I have to make one - my girls would go crazy over this!

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  10. I love this..and so would my girls. I must make this one. Wonder if it will happen before summer or not??

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  11. That is such a fun idea! Great quilt!

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  12. What a fun quilt idea! I will be keeping this idea in the back of my mind, great job!!

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  13. What a great quilt! My girls would love it. And I totally know how you felt when you decided to change all the cornerstones and numbers. That's happened to me before - it's the WORST feeling to get something done and not like a certain aspect of it! And I know from experience that it will just drive you crazy FOREVER if you don't change it, so FWIW I think you made the right choice. (And I like the Bahama Blue MUCH better as well!)

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  14. I'd keep it. The twins won't get to use it for a long time anyway! You could make them bibs instead...you know they will need a ton! really cute playmat!
    I'm really bad about keeping any quilt my boys show an interest in (which is all of them that don't have pink) so you might not wanna listen to me.

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  15. I love it! I think you made the right decision with the blue, although I must admit I wouldn't have redone it if it were me. I am wayyy too lazy to re-do all that work! (I'm sure if I were willing to do things over my quilts would improve greatly, but oh well.)
    I guess you're gonna have to make another for your boy?

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  16. That is such a darling quilt...yes, your boys deserve one. I love the blue alot better then the green print.

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  17. What a terrific gift for triplets! They'll have loads of fun playing with it I'm sure. And I like the blue better too. I'm not a big fan of ripping out things but I think it was worth it this time. I've loved seeing all these Kona challenge quilts!

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  18. This is fabulous. Keep it and make something else, or a similar quilt, for the other family :)

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  19. Awesome! I love it. So fun and I love the blue numbers. Really great AnneMarie!

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  20. This is fabulous. My kids would love it. And I may even copy you... :-)

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  21. This is soooo great. You are crazy to rip everything out, but I have to say...the blue does look so much better. Beautiful! I'm inspired. :)

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  22. I LOVE it! How big are the blocks? I'd love to make one (add to my to-do list) for my girls :)

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  23. It does look so much better without the green, definitely worth the effort of removing it. Turned out really cute!

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  24. Oh my gosh! I used to love playing hopscotch. That is the coolest thing ever! :)

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  25. The decision to remove the green was definitely the right one but not the easy one. This quilt is wonderfully bright and for sure evokes summer fun.

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  26. Oh momma, you certainly do!

    That is gorgeous and, while I agree you're crazy (LOL), I also think you were right to change it!

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  27. That is super fun! I wanna play now too! :)

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  28. This is wonderful! Why not keep it for your son to use, since he's the perfect age, and make bassinet blankets for the triplets. They'll certainly get more use from those than the hopscotch quilt, and your son will be pleasantly entertained as well.

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  29. My son wants to keep everything I make too. My projects are much smaller scale though, so it's a lot more possible to do. One of the previous commenters is right: those triplets won't use this for years. Why not make THEM the dupe?

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  30. Adore this!!! Rockin' it my friend!

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  31. This is so cute! Great job! :)

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  32. Very cool! My "quilt imagination" keeps getting bigger and bigger, thanks to all you really creative bloggers!! = )

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  33. I am in love with this!

    --Found you at Quilt Story. :)

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  34. Ok this is awesome! Great way to keep the kids busy on those really hot days that you can't go outside.

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  35. You are a genius and it is just awesome. Love it!

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  36. Your time on the redo was not wasted. It looks better this way. I'm wondering did you make a fabric "rock" to go with it? I mean do kids even play that way anymore? Pretty cool! Came to you from Quiltstory!

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  37. How cool is this?! This hopscotch quilt is awesome. I'm glad you took to the time to redo the corner blocks. I love how it looks with the blue. So cheerful and summery!

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  38. Great quilt. Wonderful (long) project. Works so well with the solids.

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  39. Fabulous idea and looks stunning, great job!

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  40. This is amazing! I don't think you're crazy for re-doing it. The first version was nice but the 2nd version is really gorgeous!

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  41. Amazing quilt--I agree that the 2nd version really pops, but I can't believe you redid it!

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  42. A wonderful quilt! Definitely worth the unsewing.

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  43. Love it! So stinking cute! Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great week!

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  44. Fan-flipping-tastic!! I want one!

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  45. Hello! That is just amazing and fantastic quilt! I love the way you finally finished it with the bright solid colours! But also with the green fabric it's beautiful - has sense of garden!
    Thank you for a great idea and inspiration!

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  46. I love this! I'm also inlove with the twister quilt. I just did a series about sewing things inspired by games you love. Tomorrow, friday, I'm doing a link love and am including both of these! great inspiration!

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