Its Design Wall Monday! Off my design floor is the Twilight Hopscotch quilt. I added a full row of blocks to Kim Diehl's original layout, requiring yet more cutting and sewing sewing sewing (interspersed with a bit of ripping, boo). I'm happy to show the finished top today.
The outer border design continues the chains, which I just love. Fingers crossed that I have just enough of the star fabric to bind the quilt. The pattern, from her Simple Comforts book, called for 8 strips of binding...I have 8 1/2 strips. The top currently is roughly 62x80" so on paper it looks doable.
See more Design Walls on Judy's Small Quilts and Doll Quilts.
Daughter Erica and I went dress shopping for her brother's upcoming wedding. The wide variety of sizes in dresses between manufacturers makes for quite a guessing game amid the racks. The couple wants to wear light colors for picture taking, so that adds a focus for the search, though neither of us found a suitable option this outing. Erica has asked me to make new placemats for some time, so we went into Joann's afterwards to look at fabric. She fell in love with a precut roll's mauve print, to which we were unable to find a match in yardage. Nor was there a single bolt of fabric with that exact color in it!
We bought two jelly rolls so she can at least have one or two strips in each placemat. I looked through my fat quarters when I got home and found only ONE fabric in my stash that was complementary---the bottom one in the photo. We did find a very nice dark purple print for the binding and backing. The neverending list of things to make keeps my sewing room busy! I'm not mad :)