Easy Hopscotch Baby Quilt Pattern

  • 01 of 03

    Make a Hopscotch Baby Quilt

    Hopscotch Quilt Pattern
    Two Versions of the Hopscotch Quilt Pattern. Janet Wickell

     

    Use your imagination when you devise a layout for the Hopscotch Quilt pattern. The quilt example on the left is made from just three fabrics, while the colorful quilt on the right is fat quarter friendly and makes a wonderful I Spy quilt when you use novelty fabrics in the large squares.

    • The quilt on the left finishes at 40-1/2" x 48-1/2"
    • The quilt on the right includes 4" finished borders so is about 8" wider and taller, perfect for a toddler or lap quilt.

    There are no triangles...MORE in this quilt, and that means you'll work with patches cut along the fabric's sturdier straight grain.

    If you like the Hopscotch quilt be sure to take a look at Scots on Point, an easy Sew and Slice pattern constructed in the same way we create Disappearing Nine Patch quilt blocks.

    Choose entirely different fabrics to change the quilt's appearance. Yardages refer to the quilt on the left.

    Finished block size: 8" x 8"

    Quilting Fabrics & Other Materials

    Medium blue: 1 yard

    Dark blue: 3/4 yard

    Light blue: 1-1/8 yard

    Batting: about 48" x 56"

    Backing: 3-1/8 yards -- you will have leftovers (Quilt Backing Instructions)

    Optional Border cut from 4-1/2" strips: 3/4 yards (sew top and bottom borders first)

    Binding: about 205 running inches of doublefold binding that is sewn to the quilt with a 1/4" seam allowance for the quilt on the left and about 230 inches for the quilt with a border. (Binding Strip Instructions)

    Continue to 2 of 3 below.
  • 02 of 03

    Sew the Hopscotch Baby Quilt

    Hopscotch Quilt Block Instructions
    Hopscotch Quilt Block Instructions. Janet Wickell

    Cutting Instructions for the Hopscotch Quilt Blocks

    Alter colors to suit your own quilt design.

    Medium blue:

    • (4) 6-1/2" wide strips cut from selvage to selvage

    Dark blue:

    • (2) 4-1/2" wide strips cut from selvage to selvage
    • (5) 2-1/2" wide strips cut from selvage to selvage

    Light blue:

    • (5) 4-1/2" wide strips cut from selvage to selvage
    • (4) 2-1/2" wide strips cut from selvage to selvage

    If You Use Fat Quarters for Large Squares

    You can cut multiple 4-1/2" squares from each fat quarter...MORE sew ​them separately instead of creating strip pieced segments as instructed.  D​o try to choose as many fabrics as possible to make the layout more interesting. Other patches can be cut from fat quarters, too.

    Make the Hopscotch Quilt Blocks

    Each Hopscotch block is assembled with segments cut from three different strip sets, plus a single bar. Refer to the illustration during assembly.

    1. Top left illustration. Sew a 6-1/2" wide medium strip lengthwise to a 2-1/2" wide light strip. Press seam allowance towards the medium strip.
    2. Square up one end of the strip set. Cut as many 2-1/2" wide segments from it as possible. Make a second strip set. Cut a total of (30) 2-1/2" segments.
    3. Top illustration, second from left. Sew a 4-1/2" dark strip lengthwise to a 2-1/2" light strip. Press seam allowance towards the dark strip.
    4. Square up one end of the strip set. Cut as many 2-1/2" wide segments from it as possible. Make a second strip set. Cut a total of (30) 2-1/2" segments.
    5. Top Illustration, third from left. Sew a 4-1/2" light strip lengthwise to a 2-1/2" wide dark strip. Press seam allowance towards the dark strip.
    6. Square up one end of the strip set. Cut as many 4-1/2" segments from it as possible. Make additional strip sets and cut a total of (30) 4-1/2" segments.
    7. Top illustration, right. Cut (30) 2-1/2" x 6-1/2" bars from remaining medium strips.
    8. Bottom left illustration. Arrange one of each segment as shown. Dark/light segments are shown already sewn together -- complete that step first and press the seam allowance either direction.
    9. Sew the medium bar to the right side of the dark/light unit. Press seam allowance towards the medium bar.
    10. Sew the remaining unit to the top of the block. Press seam allowance either way. The block should measure 8-1/2" x 8-1/2". Make 30 quilt blocks.

    Assemble the Quilt

    1. Arrange the quilt blocks into six rows of five blocks each. Use the layout on pages 1 or 3, or devise a layout of your own.
    2. Sew the blocks in each row together. Press. Sew the rows together. Press.
    3. Sandwich with batting and backing. Bind the quilt with Easy Mitered Binding.
    Continue to 3 of 3 below.
  • 03 of 03

    Optional Layout for the Hopscotch Baby Quilt

    Monochromatic Hopscotch Quilt Layout
    Monochromatic Hopscotch Quilt Layout. Janet Wickell

    This monochromatic quilt is made by arranging all Hopscotch quilt blocks in the same orientation to create six rows, each with five blocks. is made by arranging all Hopscotch quilt blocks in the same orientation to create six rows, each with five blocks.