I decided to make this hopscotch quilt block pattern out of curiosity and because of its lovely name, but now that I have made it I can see that it would make a lovely quit. It’s classified as a nine patch and it is attributed to the Kansas City Star, a magazine that used to publish quilt block patterns in the 1930’s.
four 4.1/2″ white squares
4.7/8″ squares: two each of yellow and light brown, four each of yellow and dark brown, six each of light brown and dark brown, two each of yellow and white, two each of dark brown and white
You will end up with two of the light brown/dark brown half square triangles left over.
Making the hopscotch quilt block
Make the half square triangles by placing two squares with right sides together and marking a line along the diagonal. Sew a 1/4″ seam either side of the marked line. Cut along the line to produce two half square triangle units. Make these in the colour combinations listed above.
Lay the patchwork squares out as shown in six rows of six squares. There is a yellow/light brown square in each corner and a plain white square diagonally in from each corner square. The central squares make a pinwheel shape with an additional triangle of dark brown and white added to the end of the blades of the pinwheel. The bottom row is the reverse of the first row. The fifth row is the reverse of the second row and the fourth row is the reverse of the third row.
Sew the squares together across each row and then sew the rows together. When several of these hopscotch quilt blocks are sewn together I feel sure that a grid shape will emerge because of the yellow/light brown points in the corners.