Hopscotch tiles – April OMG

April was a busy month for me quilting-wise. The first finish was April Flowers – an adorable baby quilt for the Island Batik April challenge. The second was Diamond Showers for the Be a Diamond blog-hop. April flowers was easy and quick. Diamond Showers was not. I’m proud I stuck to it and finished them both.

My April One Monthly Goal (OMG) was to finish piecing a UFO from over two years ago. This quilt is based on the Summer in the Park tutorial from the MSQC.

I used assorted strips of green from my stash. I inherited some of them from my aunt who got them from a consignment store she volunteers at. See story in Storied Dresden. I had cut some of the strips probably 4 years ago to make a scrappy lone star quilt like the one in Burnt Orange. The greens didn’t quite sing together, so that plan was shelved. I brought them out a couple of years later and thought they looked better with whites on both sides rather than bunched together. In addition to greens and whites, I used an orange floral print to give it a more garden/park feel. With the blocks done, piecing the top took just a couple of hours.

Top is done. Quilting to follow. May will be a busy month, so I don’t think I can get to it till early June. Linking to OMG hosted by Patty at Elm Street Quilts.
Also linking to UFO busting @ Tish’s

7 thoughts on “Hopscotch tiles – April OMG

  1. Hi Vashuda! I think those pops of green look so great in this quilt top. It’s rather unexpected, especially the lime strips. I’ll bet it was fun to get back to work on it and to have it all together finally. Finishing UFOs is just the best – it makes room for more new projects in my book. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  2. Happy dance for two finishes in April! I’m glad you stuck with this one, because I absolutely love the pattern and those colors just pop together. Congrats on finishing!

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  3. This is beautiful, Vasudha!!! Love all the shades of green, especially the fluorescent green. That is so me. The setting squares make it different from the original tutorial. This way your design seems to float in a snowy ocean 🙂

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