I’m happy to announce that my quilt, How to Play Hopscotch, will be on exhibit at QuiltCon East 2017 as part of the APQ Nine-Patch Challenge.
I like challenges. It focuses my mind, and it’s fun to see what I can create within the parameters of the challenge.
I sketched a lot of designs which were very complicated. I even cut a large stack of squares and played around with them on my design wall, but they all seemed contrived.
About that time I was at a party where two little girls were playing hopscotch. The adults had a lengthy discussion on the rules of hopscotch and of course we researched that on Google. There are many ways to draw a hopscotch board but it’s a simple game — tossing and jumping.
I thought a simple nine-patch would be best and each block could have white lines representing the chalk lines. I also used a variety of fabrics — lightweight denim, shot cotton and regular cotton.
Once the quilt sandwich was assembled, I hand quilted each number in each block. Then, multiplies of each number.
The finished quilt is 51″ by 51″.