Ocean Hopscotch Maze

This quilt created an interesting and different outcome.
Sea Creatures Hopscotch Maze
My local sewing center suggested I teach a beginning quilt class using this pattern – (Hopscotch Maze in Teal). Even though I had made the pattern more than once, I wanted to time how long it took me to sew up. While the pattern is suitable for a beginner because there are no seams to match up, there is a lot of piecing to be done and I thought maybe it wasn’t the best “first” pattern especially in a class setting where only so much time was allotted.

My brain then kicked into overtime and within days I had written this pattern – Woven Sticks and Stones, made it twice and sent it off to some of my pattern testers.

In the meantime this quilt top sat waiting for me to finish it.

Hopscotch Maze

Between preparing for and teaching the 2-part class, along with other projects that crowded in, this quilt did get finished, but not posted. I used the charm pack “In the Ocean” by Riley Blake, “Cornflower” by Robert Kaufman for the sashing and border and a Dr. Suess print for the backing.

Ocean Hopscotch Maze with view of back

The binding which I love is “Basic Orange” by RJR.

Ocean Hopscotch Maze Binding

I used the “Wind and Water” pantograph by Willowleaf Studios. I think it looks more “wind” like than “water” like if you are close,  but from a distance it does have a wavy/water look.

Ocean Hopscotch Maze

Ocean Hopscotch Mazze

I used Aurifil for piecing and Superior So Fine 401 (white) thread for quilting.

Finished the quilt is 40 x 41 and makes a great baby quilt or play mat. The pattern can be found in my Etsy shop, as well as the quilt.

Switching gears (again) on the journey, Jackie