Sunday, June 15, 2008

4-Patch Hopscotch!

I've been playing for ME this weekend! This is called 4-Patch Hopscotch (©2008,yada yada yada!)

Not for the book, not for a customer, not for a workshop or trunkshow.....This was for ME!

On the quiltvillechat list at yahoogroups we are having a June UFO challenge. This "KIND OF" goes along with that, since these 4 patches are leader/enders that have been sitting around for a while. I used a bunch of them up in the Orange Crush quilt, but I wanted to play with them more.

I made the blocks first...using up more 2" strips. Those bins are overflowing to the point of not being able to shut them, so I wanted to see if I could make some headspace!

I also used more 2" strips and squares in the strippy border...fun!

I've pieced a back...browns that I wanted to use up. One is a batik with brown palm trees....palms are the South Carolina state tree. The other piece has forest-y type ferns on it, and the two look good together.

I a fun time meeting the ladies from the Piedmont Quilters Guild of Greensboro, NC. Greensboro is about 1/2 hour drive from me, and a beautiful city. I'm close to Winston Salem, and I never seem to need to head in the other direction to get to Greensboro unless I'm passing through while on the road. It was nice to meet so many great and welcoming quilters there! We had Greek food for dinner before the meeting. Mmmmmmm!! Mousaka and Greek Salad!

Friday was our Crumbs Quilt workshop, and what a fun mess me made!

Saturday I am headed to Woodbridge Virginia for a Sunday afternoon Boxy Stars class. I'd love to meet you if you are in the Woodbridge, VA area.

Here is the info I have:
June 22- 23:

* Cabin Branch Quilt Guild, Woodbridge, VA
o Sun, June 22nd: Boxy Stars Workshop 12pm-6pm
o Mon, June 23rd: Lecture & Trunkshow 7pm
+ Guild Contact: Pam Clifton at pameta@comcast.net

I'd love to meet anyone that wants to come out! Usually my workshops sell out, but this one has plenty of space I think because they scheduled it on a sunday afternoon in the summer. please contact Pam Clifton at pameta@comcast.net for more info

Back to my playground :c)


Myra said...

I love your Hopscotch quilt! The outer boarder is very effective! I shall have to give that a try sometime!
Happy stitching!

Mary said...

This one looks like it was fun - I bet it was nice to do something just because you wanted to!

Kristie said...

Glad you got some "ME TIME" in! Everyone needs that from time to time. Lovely quilt! You are just so creative!

Teri said...

Everyone deserves "ME" time! I like how the second border works with the first border. My 2" bin is busting, so I may have to try this on a future quilt

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh very, very cute! I love it!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Wonderfully scrappy!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

glad you got to play! very fun quilt and I love that border treatment.

Marit said...

That's such a great pattern!!! Wonderfully scrappy. I love your border. Thanks for sharing.

Desert Threads said...

Another beautiful scrappy quilt!

AllyJo said...

My goal in life is to be as cool as you. I want to finish my Orange Crush, but I'm waiting at the store for the ordered "cheddars" to come in. I can't believe you talked me into cheddars. I'm growing up and I'm so happy. LOL

How do you know you're a grown up quilter? You start loving cheddars.

Kindest regards,
Michal in sweltering Florida.

Janine said...

I love this quilt! Can't wait till your book comes out, too. I recently re-found your site and enjoyed the OC Mystery. Thanks for all the inspiration!

bingo~bonnie said...

Bonnie you are so creative. I love that boarder, just perfect for this quilt!

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Lisa said...

Oh Bonnie how did you know that I was just needing a simple pattern to use up my itty bitty flannel scraps? Inspired. This is a beautiful quilt design. Thank you for your generosity in sharing your work :o)

swooze said...

Very nice quilt. Is this your pattern? You sure are fast~!