Thursday, 18 March 2010


Hi, today i made this excellent hopscotch for my kids. I used a basic tutorial which can be found at
i had been looking for a pattern for a few weeks and came across many but this was this quickest and easiest way to do it. I don't know how i didn't think of it myself.
The kids love it.
The only thing i did differently from the tutorial was that i treated it like i was making a quilt and added wadding, backing and binding and just stitched in the stitched lines. I used the machine to quilt as it was narrow but i still found it hard to get everything under and rolled out the way for stitching. hand quilting may take longer but it is so much easier. if anyone has any tips on machine quilting i would love to know, i just don't know how to do it without getting in a mess.I have bought many a book and looked at a lot of web pages on quilting but there is not a lot of instructions on the actual process of doing the "quilting", no info on where to start or what patterns to use or how to do them. You always get lots of detail on piecing the patchwork top together but then all it says after that is layer batting and backing and then quilt.
is it so big a secret that you can only be born with the knowledge?


  1. I love it! The colors are great! It takes a lot of trial and error with machine quilting I am afraid... I do love quilting adhesive spray - it takes away the need for all those pins! I also tend to use a really thin batting and that helps a lot.

  2. Just got to thinking last night as I made another quilt... Oh, Fransson! has a lot of great quilting tips, check them out at Hope it helps!