Friday, November 11, 2011

Scrap Pile III

Hopscotch and Butterscotch

Hopscotch and Butterscotch consists of two 4 patchs and two half square triangles. I have seen it in books and magazines called the jewel box or variation of a Jacob's ladder.

 The sashing and cornerstones make a secondary pattern frequently called the shoofly, churn dash or hole-in-the-barn-door block. Quilting is folkart and the names of blocks were made up by plain folks so there are many names for almost every block.

I places a dark blue cornerstone where the 4-patches intesect for continuity of the strong diagonal movement. I placed and orange or red cornerstones where the triangles meet to call your attention to the shoofly.  A few butterflies flit across the quilt where the inside triangles meet.

This is where I'll be snuggled up when the cold winds blow.
Happy Quilting,


Vicki W said...

Very nice! I love scrap quilts like this. It's so warm and inviting.

Frances Leate said...

Scrap quilts are a lot of fun to make and this one is lovely. Take care.