Hopscotch, Butterscotch

I finished up my Hopscotch, Butterscotch quilt.

Hopscotch-1

It’s from Bonnie Hunter’s Adventures with Leader and Enders book.   The quilt turned out pretty good considering it’s start.  I cut the quilt out and then realized the pattern instructions were incorrect….ugh!  I checked the website but there weren’t any corrections listed.  I contacted the publisher and yep…there was a misprint.  Those corrections are now listed on Bonnie’s website, www.quiltville.com.

Being I had the border cut out already, I decided to just go with it and modify the pattern.  I ended up having trouble with the corners and had to make an adjustment.  It’s not perfect, but it will do.

Hopscotch-Corner

A splash of cheddar sure makes quilts “pop”!

I made leaves for the quilting pattern.  I’ve been wanting to try leaves and this seamed like a good opportunity.

quilting

If you look, you can see I used a patriotic print for the back.  The quilt is a graduation gift for a family friend.  He’s a junior fireman on the local fire department….I am hoping this is a “boy” looking quilt.

The original quilt is in a 4×5 setting.  I made extra blocks so it has a 5×6 setting….I thought a bit bigger would be best.  It’s 72″ x 80″.

As you see, my little buddy Gracie is feeling a bit better….at least well enough to pose for a few pictures.

Hopscotch-2

I am working on another quilt from the book, but it’s going slow….true leader and ender projects do.  I am guessing I’ll get anxious and will be sewing on it as a regular project before long….

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20 thoughts on “Hopscotch, Butterscotch

  1. Donna

    I think your quilt turned out beautifully – and I love the name! Glad to hear Gracie is better!

  2. Toni Anne Potter

    Great name, love the colors. Your quilting is beautiful, I’ve had a nolting hobby quilter for 4 years and I still can only meander. As I’ve said before your Gracie is just the cutest!!! ;>

  3. kwiltnkats

    I was happy to see Gracie looking more herself again. Your Hopscotch, Butterscotch quilt is real nice. What’s not to like about cheddar? I’m glad that you were able to overcome the error in the instructions. I’ll be sure to mark the book with the corrections. Sandi

  4. Shirley Albertson Owens

    I love it.

    I am like you, JO, I loved it so much that I cut the entire quilt out (before finding out there was an error!) This is ironic becuase I NEVER CUT OUT AN ENTIRE QUILT – but I was going on retreat and wanted all of the pieces of the puzzle with me. (I haven’t made it yet – trying to decided whether or not to recut or go ahead with the incorrect border measurements.) Since you have BEEN THERE, what do you recommend?

    sao in Midlothian, VA

  5. Linda in NE

    That turned out very nice. And, thank you for finding the error and getting corrections made. You save me and others the agony of finding out the hard way. I’m glad Gracie is feeling better.

  6. Leslie

    Jo,
    I think it’s a “boy” quilt without having to be all dark boy colors. I like the leaf quilting design. Did you use a long arm or a DSM? I ask because I’m finishing my very first quilt and am trying to quilt it on my DSM and it’s been quite a challenge.

  7. bingobonnie

    This is the perfect color combo for a “guy quilt” ;) Your Gracie looks as if she may have already claimed the quilt though… ;o)

    I went looking at quiltville.com for the edited instructions and could not find the correct place to click to get them…? I must not be looking in the right spot…? I hate to bother Bonnie as she gets so many emails and travels all the time… maybe you could edit your post and tell what the revised measurements SHOULD be…? so I can write it in in my book copy. Thanks.

    Happy Weekend & Love from Texas! ~bonnie

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