Hoppity Hop in FONS AND PORTER’S EASY QUILTS (Winter 2014)


Hello Friends, I am happy to share with you today my Hoppity Hop quilt, featured in Fons and Porter‘s Easy Quilts (Winter 2014).  This is technically a leftover feature from 2014 that I didn’t manage to get to sharing before the New Year.

Design 2a_49 x 61

Hoppity Hop was such a fun quilt to make I would make it again! hoppity hop

image source: Fons and Porter

The quilt features rectangular snowball lily pad blocks (with a twist!) that are really easy to construct.  Plus the fun and cheerful fabrics from Benartex’s Leap Frog will certainly make one smile.  Click here to view the fabrics.




Quilting is done with Aurifil Mako 50 cotton thread over Hobbs Tuscany silk batting! I used my Jester’s Hat allover motif.  My Jester’s Hat motif (here, here, and herehas become my “stippling” in that I have used it a lot for utility quilt designs, and also when I have limited time in getting a quilt finished.

You can also see I tried quilting rounded zig zags in one of the inner borders.  Not perfect for a first attempt, but I did learn something to carry me forward.


You know, every so often, I end up really really liking the back of a quilt!  And it is certainly the case with Hoppity Hop.  You can see why…


These frogs are fun!  I actually have fond memories of frogs.  I remember my mother drawing out a frog for me on a piece of paper to identify the various parts of a frog in preparation for an exam when I was in first grade.  And of course, I used to try to catch the tadpoles that hatched in a ditch by where I lived as a teenager (no joke – I was at least 15 or 16 years old then!), ha. I wonder how many teenage girls out there empathize with my tadpole catching, frog egg watching experiences. But then, my life was simple growing up in the tropics…

You can see why the free-to-use pattern I designed for Benartex, At The Pond, really struck a chord. You may click here for information on downloading the pattern instructions.

High Res_1h_59.5 x 77.5_white

I guess this will be the last time I will show my 2014 line up.  But I am already starting to have a 2015 lineup when I share about my next feature quilt.  Before you completely hop off the Hoppity Hop train, do head on to Sew In Love with {fabric}, would you?  There are a few more Hoppity Hop facts you might like to know… Also, if you want to be kept updated on new Benartex releases, that’s the blog to be!

With that, I shall hop off.  I have a very very two days where I have to get A LOT of things done. Have a great weekend, my Dear Friends!  I will see you next week.


Editorial features:

American Patchwork & Quilting (Calendar 2015): Get Happy

American Patchwork & Quilting (Calendar 2015): Migration

Annie’s Row Quilt Book (March 2014): Stardom

Annie’s Dazzling Diamond Quilts Book (May 2014): Solar Star

Australian Quilters Companion (Issue 68): Stars Aligned

Australian Quilters Companion (Issue 70): Pocketful of Daisies Welcome Banner

Fons & Porter Table Toppers Book (September 2014): Silver Maple

Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts (Summer 2014): Teething Rings

Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting (January/February 2014): Hurry Home

Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts (Winter 2014): Hoppity Hop

Generation Q (May/June 2014): Hole in the Wall

McCall’s Quick Quilts (August/September 2014): Owl Be Your Friend

McCall’s Quilting (January/February 2014): Spiral Squared

McCall’s Quilting (July/August 2014): Bird Watching

Popular Patchwork, UK (April 2014): Mending Fences

Popular Patchwork, UK (September 2014): A Mother’s Love

Popular Patchwork, UK (December 2014): Christmas Wreath Runner

Popular Patchwork, UK (December 2014): Yuletide Snowflakes

Quilt Trends (Winter 2014): Enchanted Forest

Quilt Trends (Winter 2014): Urban Stars

Quilter’s World (Spring 2014): Urban Oasis

Quilter’s World (Summer 2014): Starry Repetitions

Landauer Publishing’s Recreating Antique Quilts (October 2014)

The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Farm Crossing

The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Boxing Day

The Quilter (April/May 2014): All Squared Up

The Quilter (April/May 2014): Tulip Trail

The Quilter (June/July 2014): Garden View

The Quilter (August/September 2014): Song of Praise

Free to use designs / PDF download:

January: Midori’s Place using Gramercy by Benartex

January: View on Lexington using Gramercy by Benartex

January: Everything’s Coming Up Rosey using English Rosey by Benartex

February: Verde (Quilt) by Quilting Treasures

February: Verde (Banner/Runner) by Quilting Treasures

March: Hot Topic by Quilting Treasures

March: Poseidon’s Adventure using Neptune’s Dream by Benartex

March: My Cozy Sweater using Palm Springs by Benartex

March: Wild Kingdom using Sew Rousseau by Benartex

April: Fun with Frosty (Quilt & Runner) by Quilting Treasures

April: The First Thanksgiving (Quilt & Runner & Placemat) by Quilting Treasures

May: Party Poppers using Paintbox/Shadows by Benartex

May: Sprinkled Sweets using Paintbox/Shadows by Benartex

May: Dino Craze using 10,000 B.C. by Benartex

June: Monster Mash by Quilting Treasures

June: Santa’s Sleigh using Starry Night by RJR Fabrics

June: Learning is Fun by Quilting Treasures

August: Lovey Buggy using Luv Bugs by Benartex

August: Hot Little Dish (Wallhanging/Table Topper & Runner & Placemat) by Quilting Treasures

August: Sweet Hearts using Luv Bugs by Benartex

August: Pagoda Paradise using Little Harajuku by Benartex

October: At the Pond using Leap Frog by Benartex

October: Expressions of Faith (Sofa Quilt) by Quilting Treasures

October: Expressions of Faith (Tablerunner) by Quilting Treasures

October: Expressions of Faith (Infant Quilts) by Quilting Treasures

November: Sunshine using Sunny Days/Sunny Bonnet Susie by Benartex

November: Sew Lovely using Made With Love by Benartex

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