Back to School Party: Part 1 and Giveaway!

BTS12 logo 300 Back to School Party: Part 1 and Giveaway!Welcome to Day 1 of Quiltmaker’s Back to School Party! I’m so glad you’re here. Every day this week will be full of fun! A free quilt pattern (sew along with us!), tips and techniques, freebies, giveaways, fabric sponsors and more will be featured. To get started, see Back to School Party Preparations.

There will be several posts each day of the party. Be sure to poke around so you don’t miss anything like a giveaway, a tip or a freebie. Toward the end of this post you’ll find the first two of eight beautiful versions of Frame by Frame, each one from a fabric sponsor.

Frame by Frame Part 1: Cutting

If you still need to choose fabrics and plan your quilt, see the preparations post. Be sure that Fabric #8 has adequate contrast from the rest of the fabrics so that it will show up. You don’t want to do all of that piecing for nothing!

Today, Part 1 covers all of the cutting for this throw-size quilt designed by Diane Nagle of Peddlecar Quilts.

Click here to print the grayscale quilt diagram below.

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Frame by Frame, 54" x 72"

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Click here to print the cutting list.

If you have questions about cutting, please ask them in the comments. We’ll try to respond as soon as possible.

By the way: This is not a race. You don’t need to sew everything this week. It’s just fun to get started together and to see the progress of others. Sew at your own pace and enjoy it, and stop back here often to be sure you get all the parts and pieces of Frame by Frame.

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Today’s featured fabric sponsors are FreeSpirit and Troy Riverwoods Collection.

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Troy provided fabrics from Knick Knack by Karen Combs for a lovely red, white and black version of Frame by Frame.

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Below is the finished quilt, sewn by Patricia Szymanski from Exeter, New Hampshire.

BTS12 TROY Back to School Party: Part 1 and Giveaway!

Frame by Frame sewn in Knick Knack fabrics by Karen Combs for Troy Riverwoods Collection. This quilt was made by Patricia Szymanski from Exeter, New Hampshire.

It’s a beauty! Kind of an unexpected color combination that really works!

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FreeSpirit provided fabrics from La Dee Da by Erin McMorris for another look we love.

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PWEM034.Coral Back to School Party: Part 1 and Giveaway!
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Below is the finished quilt, made by Julie Dunn from Borrego Springs, California. Isn’t it fun?! That red-orange really sings.

 

BTS12 WEST Back to School Party: Part 1 and Giveaway!

Frame by Frame in La Dee Da fabrics by Erin McMorris for FreeSpirit. This quilt was made by Julie Dunn from Borrego Springs, California.

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I hope these two quilts have given you some inspiration for your own colors and fabrics.

And now to the giveaway! We have three bundles of Troy fabric and three bundles of FreeSpirit fabric for lucky readers here on Quilty Pleasures. To be entered, please leave a comment by midnight tonight (Monday, Sept. 10) and describe your idea for a color scheme for Frame by Frame. We’ll choose six random winners and announce them here soon. Six winners have been chosen and notified by email. They are Carmen, Donna, Bev, Deb, Leanne and Annaleena.

See you tomorrow for Part 2 of Frame by Frame and more beautiful quilts!

About Diane Harris

I'm Interactive Editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I've been writing pattern instructions and product reviews, and doing a host of other tasks necessary to help produce a national pattern magazine. Now I work remotely from rural Nebraska to generate some of our online content. I manage the QM Scrap Squad, our blog tours and our Quilt-Alongs. I have one of the best jobs in the world.
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204 Responses to Back to School Party: Part 1 and Giveaway!

  1. Irene Bowie says:

    LOVE love love fabric and textures and colors, etc. I am obsessed I think! I do love the autumn colors this time of year and the new colors and designs that these wonderful minds keep inventing. Love to win.

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  3. PattyS says:

    I would love to see this quilt in shades of greens or actually Fall colors even though I love the colors you have chosen. I hope I can get this quilt made as I love it being so different. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  4. Sandra Timmons says:

    I totally agree with the colors black, white and brown. I saw your tutorial on your block and I liked the dark colors, which made your quilt into one beautiful one. I really enjoy your blog. You have so much going on it has become an addiction and I am afraid not to come back. Thank you for giving us all a chance to win.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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