When Emily Dennis reached out to see if I had time to participate in her new Modern Quilts Block by Block Blog Hop, I think my response was “Heck ya, I’m there. You rock.” And rock she most definitely does. I waited to decide what I’d be making until I received the book, because much like fabric, I needed to see what spoke to me when I had the book in my hands. And since the fabric was already selected since my Aura Collection just came out, the Hopscotch Pattern screamed out at me telling me to use the entire collection with white & gray.
So with fabric selected, these are the other supplies that I used:
- 50 wt Aurifil White for piecing & quilting (my go to for piecing & the quilting called for the purity of a cotton white)
- Hobbs Heirloom Cotton Fusible Batting (I just discovered this stuff oh em gee is it amazing)
- Roxanne Glue Baste (matching the seams & basting the binding)
Once I prepped and cut everything, this quilt came together with the quickness, especially since I decided to chain piece like a boss. If this concept is new to you, I created a super short YouTube tutorial on chain piecing.
After I was done with the tutorial, I decided to continue chain piecing as much as I could and I created this magical grid attached by the thread, which also allowed me to match up the seams super easy.
For the quilting, I did straight line quilting 1/8″ on both sides of each main seam just for reinforcement and bound it with my favorite color in the universe both in fabric (Tile Blue Pure Element Solid) & thread (Dark Teal Aurifil).
I absolutely love how easily this went together and the beauty of this pattern in Emily’s Modern Quilts Block by Block. There are so many awesome patterns in the book that I would definitely recommend this as a staple in your quilty library.
And make sure to check out all of the other amazing makers in the Modern Quilts Block by Block Blog Hop.
- October 15 – Mathew Boudreaux of Mister Domestic (that’s me)
- October 16 – Jeni Baker of In Color Order
- October 17 – Faith Essenburg of Sarana Ave
- October 18 – Kristen Olson of Heartfully Handmade
- October 19 – Karen Lewis of Karen Lewis Textiles
- October 20 – Jemima Flendt of Tied with a Ribbon
- October 21 – Samantha Dorn of Aqua Paisley Studio
- October 22 – Meghan Buchanan of Then Came June
- October 23 – Rebecca Bryan of Bryan House Quilts
- October 24 – Brooke Osborne of Oh Sew Brooke
- October 25 – Angela Hoey of Comfort Stitching
- October 26 – Erica Jackman of Kitchen Table Quilting
- October 27 – Cindy Lammon of Hyacinth Quilt Design
- October 28 – Karen Lee of Quiltaposy
- October 29 – Lou Orth of I’m Studio Lou
- October 30 – Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter
- October 31 – Saija Kiiskin of Saija Elina
- November 1 – Shannon Fraser of Shannon Fraser Designs
- November 2 – Keera Job of Keera Job
- November 3 – Lindsey Neill of Pen and Paper Patterns
- November 4 – Sedef Imer of Down Grapevine Lane
- November 5 – Susan Ache of Yardgrl60
- November 6 – Holly DeGroot of Bijou Lovely
- November 7 – Nicole Daksiewicz of Modern Handcraft
- November 8 – Anna Graham of Noodlehead
- November 9 – Christopher Thompson of The Tattooed Quilter
- November 10 – Elizabeth Chappell of Quilters Candy Box
- November 11 – Amy Sinibaldi of Nana Company
- November 12 – Anne Marie Chany of Anne Marie Chaney
- November 13 – Megan Pitz of Canoe Ridge Creations
- November 14 – Melissa Mortenson of Polka Dot Chair
- November 15 – Stephanie Kendron of Modern Sewciety
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