Thursday, February 16, 2012

Hoppin' along with Hop to It

After all of the excitement of testing out border options for my Hop to It quilt, I realize that I never actually shared the final picks. Doh! So, here is the top with borders and all:

Robin's completed Hop to It top

I ended up going shopping and chose an inner border that actually looks pretty similar to my previous options, but it is cooler-toned and more blue/green than brown. Then I decided to bring the lightness I was craving into the outer border. I'm so happy with how they work together and with how the quilt looks as a whole. Huzzah!

This week, I managed to sit down and plan out my backing and get it pieced together. And then...

me sitting down and basting my Hop to It quilt... go me!

Basting! That's me in the picture above, keepin' it real with my crazy hair and surrounded by toys. I have to say, there is nothing like basting a quilt on the floor for making one feel old and decrepit. My back was killing me after this. But, the basting is done. Woo!

I took the plunge and entered this into my quilt guild's April show. Here's hoping they decide to hang it; based on my entry picture (of just 12 blocks hanging on a wall), they might decide I'm a lost cause and say no. LOL! Regardless, I'm motivated to get it quilted. I have a plan. Now I just have to get up the gumption to do it.

I won't mess up my quilt; I won't mess up my quilt...


  1. It looks good, Robin. I'm working on putting my borders on too. I think my outer border is going to be the lighter one as well. Still deciding back and forth!
    Can't wait to quilt this baby up and move on to something else!

  2. Oh wow, that looks absolutely fab! And you won't mess up - you've made so much amazing stuff that I genuinely don't think it's possible for you to mess up. You go for it!!

  3. WOW! It looks so great. The guild would be foolish not to hang it up.

    My back kills me when I baste a awl hanging, I can't imagine doing one that large on the floor. I would need physical therapy.

  4. I love the border you went with! They have to hang it! It would be sad not to display that beautiful work of art! You have done a great job!!

  5. You won't mess up your quilt! lol
    WOWEE!!! it is fabulous Robin. I am sure the guild will accept it.
    You should be very proud.
    Oh, yeah, pin basting a quilt is not fun at all when you have to do it on the floor. Good luck!

  6. Looking great! Love the inner border and the whole thing. Re: "keepin' it real," the bright plastic in the background say to me, "I've been waiting all day to get my hands on this thing!"

  7. I love it! It looks fantastic! I know you aren't going to mess it up. It is so great to see how all those pretty blocks came together!

  8. I like the hair and when you said Huzzah I had memories flow into my head from ren fair :) It is not often we get pictures of ourselves doing what we like to do.

  9. Very familiar picture of you basting on the floor and the toys in the background. My children are now 20,21,22,24 and 25. I was a very busy Mom but I always found time to quilt and piece when they were little.

  10. By chance do you have a good photo of how you quilted this one? Thanks