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I’m in love!

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

with Hopscotch and Terrain (and Mr H too of course!)

I just knew that if I got my point colours right then this pattern would sing and really bring out all the pizzazz of Terrain. That’s why I got myself into such a dithering tizzy. Before I started I really thought that Kona coal would do the job, but it just didn’t. It made the terrain fabrics look drab and as I think I mentioned the white/dark grey combo in the stars looked like the chequerboard tiled hallway of a big posh house in England.

The purple on the other hand makes Terrain sing. The fabrics are seriously cool.

It’s making me deliriously deliciously happy. I LOVE these fabrics and I (quite) love the pattern. No, I take that back – I do love Hopscotch. I love the fact that it’s so different – I work with triangles all the time, but never, ever equilateral triangles. A word of warning though – this is not a beginner’s pattern. There are a phenomenal number of points to match all of which are at a 60 degree angle and because of the strong contrast from the white/purple combo if those babies aren’t a perfect match, then they really do stand out like a sore thumb. They really need to be absolutely nailed down perfect…..which they are, of course šŸ˜‰

(Did I mention that I’m doing a LOT of ripping out!!)

I now have to make a zillion triangles. I won’t be getting into any other mischief for a fair while…

Helen

Helen

11 Responses to “I’m in love!”

  1. MelD Says:

    Oh, how the purple works… ohh, yess!! šŸ˜‰

  2. Stephanie Says:

    Soooo pretty!

  3. Meredith Says:

    Have fun. The purple looks great. How big is this going to get?

  4. Flying Blind Says:

    Looking great!

  5. Jennifer Says:

    Brilliant! The purple is just perfect (as are your points, of course!).

  6. Katy Says:

    It looks fab! I think that pattern would stress me out too much trying to get everything to match up perfectly o.O

  7. Elaine Says:

    Amazing! I’m not a quilter, but I admire and appreciate the skill and work involved, and I just love your colour combinations. Keep us posted – happy quilting šŸ™‚

  8. Kathy E. Says:

    LOVE the looks of that! You tempt me to try one of these, but I absolutely do NOT have time for another project right now. Great work on matching those points!

  9. Julie Says:

    I completely agree with you Helen…the purple made all the difference! It’s stunning, as usual. Good job on being tenacious until you found just what you loved! xx

  10. diane stanley Says:

    This is beautiful. Are you doing the QAL on Flickr? http://www.flickr.com/groups/1904864@N22/

  11. Dianne Neale Says:

    Isn’t it great when it all comes together?