Monday, April 29, 2019

Design Wall Monday: Twilight Hopscotch finish

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. 

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 :)


Janet O. said...

Beautiful finish on your stars top! I had seen the close-ups of that green star fabric in earlier posts and thought I must have some of it I could send if you needed it for binding, but it looks like I was wrong. I might have every other Kim Diehl green, but apparently not that one.
Maddening when you find a fabric you love and can't find things to coordinate with it. Looks like you are making it work.
Who is gonna complain about things to do in the sewing room--unless it is mending. :)

Vicki in MN said...

Your Twilight Hopscotch quilt is soooo pretty!

Louise said...

Pretty colors for the placemats! And your TH top looks so good. Sounds like you have just enough for the binding :)

Kate said...

Twilight Hopscotch looks great. Sorry you couldn't find a match to the one fabric, but that set is going to look great together.

Preeti said...

Spectacular!!! Love the Twilight Hopscotch finish.
Mad? You are not mad, although a little bit of craziness keeps me sane :-)