Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Twilight Hopscotch

For my next project, I'm turning to my Pinterest quilts to-do list and starting Twilight Hopscotch.  The pattern is by Kim Diehl from her book Simple Comforts. 

 
This will be a Christmas quilt.  I'm using this snowflake batik fabric with a green tone-on-tone with gold metallic flecks.  I'm not "into" batiks but saw this one at my LQS, liked it, and thought it would be good in this particular quilt.  The background will be Kona white. 
 
I have the pieces cut and ready to sew.  This will be a good project for evenings after work, when I have 20 or 30 minutes to spend sewing after dinner. 
 

 
And speaking of cutting, I've been meaning to mention these new rotary cutters from Olfa.  Do you have one?  They are worth buying because they've made changing the blade so much easier and less hazardous.  The old one pops off with the flick of a switch; put the new blade in place and flick the switch back, and voila, ready to go!  No nuts and washers, no wondering about the correct order for replacing all the parts - so easy!
 
 
 

3 comments:

Sue said...

This is going to be a beautiful Christmas quilt ! I would love to make one in Red & White but can not justify buying the book just for this pattern :-( Looking forward to watching your progress on this quilt . I have this rotary cutter and it is AWESOME !!!

Kyle said...

Kim's patterns are always great. It will be fun to follow your progress. Thanks for the info about the rotary cutter. I'll check it out.

Sue said...

I'm so out of the loop I didn't even know there were new cutters... Yeesh. Can't wait to see where you are going with this quilt - love the batik.

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