Back to School Party: Day 4 and Giveaway!

Welcome to Day 4 of
Quiltmaker’s Back to School Party!

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The week is flying by—already we are on Day 4 of Quiltmaker’s Back to School Party. Making the Playground quilt is not a race, so take your time and enjoy the process. After all, that’s why we make quilts, isn’t it? It’s all about enjoying life more. None of us needs more stress. What we need is more joy, more creativity, more satisfaction from a job well done. Did you realize that quilting can add all of that to our lives? Pretty amazing, isn’t it?

BTS13 quiltfullsize Back to School Party: Day 4 and Giveaway!The Back to School quilt, called Playground, was designed by Denise Russart. Today we’ll give you Part 4 of the construction and show you two more versions of the quilt. If you missed them, here are the posts leading up to Part 4.
Getting Ready
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Playground Part 4: Making the Sections and Assembling the Quilt Top

Refer to the section diagrams below. Join fabric #14 A’s, fabric #1 D’s and E’s, and fabric #15 D’s as shown to make 4 section 1’s, 2 section 2’s, 4 section 3’s and 4 section 4’s.

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BTS13 section2 Back to School Party: Day 4 and Giveaway!

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BTS13 section4 Back to School Party: Day 4 and Giveaway!

Refer to the assembly diagram below. Join the blocks and sections into diagonal rows as shown. Sew the rows together. Aligning the centers as shown, join section 4’s to the quilt corners.

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Read all the way through the next paragraph before proceeding.

(Optional: See one Back to School sewer’s recommended method of stabilizing the edges using fusible web before trimming.) Refer to the trimming diagram below. Align your ruler ¼” beyond the fabric #15 D corners in the sections as shown. Trim the sections along all sides of the quilt. Handle the quilt top carefully so as not to stretch the bias edges.

BTS13 trimming Back to School Party: Day 4 and Giveaway!Once the trimming is complete, join the border #1 strips end to end. Cut this strip into 2 lengths of 63″ for the sides and 2 lengths of 53″ for the top and bottom. Sew the border #1 side strips to the quilt and trim any extra length. Add the border #1 top and bottom strips in the same way. Repeat to add border #2.

Your quilt top is complete! That’s all for today.

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Today’s featured fabric sponsors are Timeless Treasures and Northcott.

 Back to School Party: Day 4 and Giveaway!

Timeless Treasures provided fabrics from the Back to School collection.

Samarra C1425 Black Back to School Party: Day 4 and Giveaway!  GAIL C5522 BRITE Back to School Party: Day 4 and Giveaway!

Fun C1582 Cream Back to School Party: Day 4 and Giveaway!  Samarra C1428 White Back to School Party: Day 4 and Giveaway!

The inviting blue and green make the black fabrics sparkle in the finished quilt, which was made by Sharon Gallegos from Midlothian, Virginia.

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Playground in Back to School fabrics from Timeless Treasures. Made by Sharon Gallegos.

pin it button Back to School Party: Day 4 and Giveaway!The values in this quilt are rearranged from the values in the grayscale diagram at the top of the post. Sharon did a nice job, don’t you think?

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Northcott provided Stonehenge fabrics by Linda Ludovico for another wonderful piece that definitely says “autumn.” This quilt was made by Marijke Vroomen Durning from Montreal, Quebec.

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Playground in Stonehenge fabrics by Linda Ludovico for Northcott. Made by Marijke Vroomen Durning.

pin it button Back to School Party: Day 4 and Giveaway!There is so much you can do with Stonehenge fabrics. This quilt is a fine example of choosing a seasonal palette and making it ooze expression. Beautifully sewn by any standards. Luscious quilting!

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We still have fabric bundles to give away. Today’s bundles are from Timeless Treasures and Northcott.

BTS PRIZE Timeless Back to School Party: Day 4 and Giveaway!

Fabric bundles from Timeless Treasures for giveaway today

Each company sent us three bundles so there will be six more winners.

BTS PRIZE Northcott Back to School Party: Day 4 and Giveaway!

Fabric bundles from Northcott for giveaway today

For your chance to win, please leave a comment by midnight tonight, Thursday Sept. 19, and tell us what you’re currently working on. We’ll choose winners randomly and announce them here.

The Back to School Day 4 Winners are: Carol Van, Lois Hicks, Sandra Timmons, Thunder, Linda Webster and Cheryl Greenleaf. Congratulations Ladies! One last BTS day! Be sure to check out the last post for another chance to win!

See you tomorrow for the final installment of Playground and a wrap-up to Quiltmaker’s Back to School Party. Thanks for joining us!

About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email:
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204 Responses to Back to School Party: Day 4 and Giveaway!

  1. Cherice says:

    two t-shirt quilts

  2. Amanda says:

    I’m working on a baby quilt for my cousin

  3. rosa says:

    I`m working on a quilt to my sister.Thanks for the chance!

  4. carol d says:

    oh today’s giveaway fabrics are both lucious..yummy ; thanks for the chance to win!

  5. Evelyn B says:

    I’m working on a quilt for my son. Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. Michele says:

    I’m working on I Spy hexagon quilts for my grandbabies and a Benartex quilt kit.1

  7. Kris B says:

    I am currently working on two t-shirt quilts for my sister-in-laws two boys from their Dads shirts. He passed away last year. I am trying to get them ready for Christmas.

  8. Julie A. says:

    I am working on quilting 3 right now.

  9. Nadine Morrison says:

    I am working on several charity quilts

  10. Carol Van says:

    I am currently working towards Christmas and will complete a fannel “mitten applique” quilt for a family member!

  11. Carol says:

    I am machine quilting a tote bag, with fairly heavy stitching, outlining designs in the fabric.

  12. Vivian hay says:

    I am working on Halloween blocks now and then I am going to start on Christmas for my kids and grandchildren

  13. Kathy Leake says:

    I’m just finishing the quilting on a baby quilt made by a friend of mine.

  14. Mary Eidem says:

    Finished a “healing” quilt for some friends who were in a car accident recently.

  15. Evie H says:

    Oh, boy, more fabulous fabric! I am working on a lap-size postage stamp (1″ finished squares) quilt and hopefully will be put the 42 blocks together this weekend. Working on it piecemeal while working on other projects, it’s been a long journey.

  16. Margaret Lawrence says:

    I am working on a quilted handbag for myself, just finished one for my mother, and I am just about to start the quilting on a baby quilt for our new grandson who will make his debut in early Nov.

  17. Jane Freeman says:

    I am working on an Amish sampler.

  18. Chris says:

    I am working on a throw sized quilt for my mom. It is large paper pieced stars.

  19. Lavonna ZWB says:

    I wish I could say I was working on a project. Been so busy. :(

  20. Jacklynn Grimm says:

    I have a throw quilt to finish for my husband, a tote bag that I cut out but haven’t started, and a Halloween table runner in the fabric planning stages. I’m sure I can come up with a few more……

  21. Dottie says:

    I am working on a modern quilt that I might actually keep for myself – this will be a first!

  22. ShirleyMarvin says:

    I am currently quilting 2 embroidered Halloween quilts.

  23. Paula marx says:

    I am working on a child’s quilt. Just love the back to school fabric!

  24. Laura J Hambleton says:

    I am working on a” Cat in a Hat “quilt for my great niece. And a charity quilt for Hospice.

  25. Ann Glines says:

    I am working on machine embroidering bibs for my 2-month old granddaughter. She has not started drooling yet. they will be ready when she does.

  26. Susan says:

    Oooh, either bundle would be a wonderful win! Thanks for the chance. I’m currently working on a scrappy string twist (weddingdressblue tutorial) for a child of an American soldier who was killed.

  27. mary walker says:

    The reds would be interesting to look at and play around with!

  28. Pam says:

    I’m currently making some pincushions for Christmas gifts. Thanks for the fun!

  29. Angie Feldt says:

    I am currently working on several quilts. The Kansas Troubles sampler quilt is ready to bind!

  30. Linda Lee says:

    I’m working on a baby quilt with embroidered blocks. Hoping to finish before the baby grows out of the crib ;)

  31. Angie Feldt says:

    I am working on several quilts. I have a Kansas Troubles quilt ready for the binding!

  32. Hum, currently working on a split 9 patch scrap quilt, a orange peal small quilt and getting ready to quilt an elephant quilt. I like to actively work on more than one project at a time.

  33. Marcia Gaffney says:

    I am currently working on a bedrunner for our local quilt shoe the end of this month.

  34. Donna says:

    I am hand stitching a Texas Star quilt. It is a great portable project and very addictive!

  35. Marce DeMars Hall says:

    I’m working on a tumbler quilt for my granddaughter. The top is done so time to sandwich the quilt and get to quilting.

  36. Cecilia says:

    I’m working on 2 different BOM’s. One is the monthly block for our Guild, which I’m making in Christmas fabrics and the other is made with 30′s fabrics. Both of these quilts are gorgeous.

  37. Marcia Gaffney says:

    A great pattern from a great designer. Great fabric selection also.

  38. Terri Costa says:

    I’m working on prepping some pieced hexies to take on a road trip in a couple of weeks. I have a 30′s fabric hexie quilt going, but was fascinated with all the talk about “pieced” hexies. I got ahold of the book and I’m hooked! They are so much fun!

  39. Mary Eggebraten says:

    Love the new fabric! Thanks for the ideas!

  40. Teri powers says:

    Working on a quilt for a former co-worker who is moving to a new job. Love the back to school fabric

  41. Nancy in Minnesota says:

    I am currently working on a “15 Shades of Gray” challenge quilt that my local guild set up. Even though gray is not my favorite fabric color, it’s been a fun challenge. I would much rather work with the colorful fabrics you are offering in your drawing! Thanks for the opportunity!

  42. Beverly Rempel says:

    I am working on a table runner and a simple quilt for my Dad who has Alzheimer’s .

  43. Mary Pyles says:

    Currently working on a hexigon quilt!!

  44. Karen Neitzke says:

    That blue and green with black rings is very striking!

  45. Nona T. says:

    I’m reconstructing a quilt top, Getting There. I also am working on Storm at Sea (paper pieced) and hand quilting a double sized Tumbling Blocks. I have about 25 boxes of fabric still packed in moving boxes and haven’t taken the time over the last 7 weeks to unpack. Too busy teaching in bush Alaska and too tired at the end of the day to do anything but work on a fun project.

  46. Janet T says:

    I am trying to work on a Halloween quilt for one of my Grandchildren, but something always gets in the way of my quilting time. Hopefully it can get done this Halloween!

  47. craftytammie says:

    I’m making a quilt for my niece!

  48. Judy says:

    I am currently working on a quilt for my husband.

  49. Cynthia Helms says:

    I am finishing a wall hanging with a Mariner’s Compass block in the center and Courthouse Steps around it. I bounce back and forth between this and a hand applique project that I try to work on in the evening.

  50. Marsha Bohannon says:

    Quilting is all about enjoying the process, but I like to see my results without spending months, and I like making things to give happiness to others.

  51. Karen McCaughtry says:

    Really love the back to school prints shown, but they all turned out to such pretty quilts.

  52. Kathleen says:

    Quilting a charity quilt today.

  53. Cathie Foard says:

    I am choosing fabrics for a couple of art quilts that will be Christmas gifts.

  54. Lori Ring says:

    Beautiful colors

  55. Lyn Kaufmann says:

    I love the blue colorway! I have been working on a prayer quilt, just got home with backing for it. Can’t wait to finish it and start on the block party quilt!!!
    Thank you for sharing something so fun.

  56. Tricia M says:

    I am working on a baby quilt for my friend!

  57. diana says:

    lutheran relief quilts.

  58. Bonnie Abbott says:

    I am teaching my daughter how to quilt. It is such a pleasure to see her gain confidence and look forward to each step. Someone has to inherit my stash and supplies!

  59. Darlene Crosby says:

    Hi! I am working on a log cabin quilt for a friend’s Christmas gift.

  60. Janet says:

    I am working on a red, black and white quilt. The pattern is called Ice Tea.

  61. Terri Jones says:

    I am making a comfort quilt for my granddaughter with orange and turquoise.

  62. Nancy M says:

    I am working on paper pieced blocks for a block swap.

  63. Cheryl says:

    Love this!

  64. Tami Chaulk says:

    I am currently working on Miss Rosie’s Toulouse while I’m waiting on my backing fabric for Sister’s Choice. I ordered it and found out afterwards that it was back ordered. All of the bundles week have been great. Thank you again for the chance to win!

  65. Kathy says:

    Working on a bed quilt for my daughter and her fiance for their wedding, a sofa quilt for them, some wallhangings and table runners. I sure hope they will like them.

  66. Pauline Gudas says:

    I am currently making a ton of pillowcases and tablerunners for Christmas presents

  67. Lynn Van Keuren says:

    I’m finishing up a quilt using Gyleen Fitzgerald’s Polygon tools. Inspiration is the sun-dappled Grand River of NE Ohio.

  68. Fran Russell says:

    I’m currently working on hexies….several projects at once! I’ve been playing with colors and fabrics to see which ones I like best.

  69. Lin Hampton says:

    Working on a table runner that is two state block by 3P design. It looks like Baltimore blocks. A lot of work,but will be special when done.

  70. Kelly Sas says:

    So enjoying this series and learning lots too. Thank you!

  71. Doris Gardner says:

    I am currently making quilts for my twin grandsons and one of the fabrics I am using is the numbers fabric from Timeless Treasures.

  72. Sherry Barger says:

    Love these also….all of the bundles this week have been great…..thank you again for the chance to win.

  73. Kelly Sas says:

    I’m always working on too many things at once: Angry Bird Masks for grandson’s birthday party, baptism gown from my girlfriends wedding dress for her first grandchild, christmas bed quilt for ME and my first art quilt.

  74. Jeannine says:

    I am currently working on “Moonglow” by Jinny Beyer.

  75. Terri C says:

    Have been working on several quilts trying to finish so I can start Christmas gifts.

  76. Claudia Burns says:

    I am going to a retreat this weekend and am taking a butterfly fabric quilt to finish and some of my blocks of the week I’m behind on!

  77. Loretta T says:

    I am working on a T-shirt quilt from all my son’s “Cars” t-shirts from when he was a toddler. Could not part with them so am making a quilt.

  78. Cathryn says:

    These are some of the neatest fabrics I’ve seen. Love the way they all seem to go together and make the same pattern look so different.

  79. Mom C says:

    15 minutes ago my grand daughter and I took her quilt off the long arm. She made a blue and pink chevron generous twin and has been quilting every night this week on it. This is her first quilting experience and she did an incredible job. She is 10. I hope we can do the binding this weekend. Thanks.

  80. Linda Webster says:

    I’m working on a Halloween wallhanging. Lots of pumpkins, all different oranges, rusts, and browns.

  81. Lindsay Mattison says:

    I’m working on a Scraps 2 Treasure challenge from the quilting message boards. All challengers start with the same fabric, and can add some, and some bonus squares, the number depending on how much you pay attention for trivia questions and such … it’s a challenge that goes on for a few months, then each of us complete our quilts, send in pics to the hostess, and then donate the quilts to charity. It’s always fun and exciting to see how different the same fabrics come out! I can’t tell you what pattern I’m using, because it’s due the first part of Oct :)

  82. Laura G. says:

    I saw the fabric from Timeless Treasures and that so could go in a memory quilt for my parents. The math & shoes are my Dad in High School. The writing and ABCs are my Mom since she is a teacher. The Stonehenge reminds me of home made ice cream I can buy here in town.

  83. Joan H. says:

    I am currently working on some small wall hangings for our fall bazaar and a lap quilt. Would love to win the fabric.

  84. Cheryl Quist says:

    I’m currently working on some christmas gifts for my children. I have a mystery quilt started as well. I would love to make something with the fabric in the giveaway.

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  86. Mel Meister says:

    Work on an embroidery quilt called “Waiting for Spring” and also fall and Christmas projects.

  87. Jean says:

    would love to win these. I’m handquilting a scrappy Carolina chain quilt

  88. Ann Flower says:

    Today’s fabrics are great! This is a fun pattern.

  89. jmniffer says:

    I am working on a couch quilt for my son’s girlfriend. I also have some leftover HST’s that I’ve been trimming for a future project. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

  90. DebbieKL says:

    I was working on a quilt for one of my daughters. Then some boxes got on my sewing table and I haven’t cleaned it back up yet! :)

  91. I just prepped two wool projects. I’m traveling with hubby next week. Stitching helps make the miles go faster. Thanks for the giveaway!

  92. Rhonda Best says:

    I’m currently just trying to help my daughter finish some of her projects, so we can start some more!

  93. Diane says:

    I am working on Common Bride by Laundry Basket Quilts but have 2 other quilts ready to go to retreat with me in 3 weeks, including the Bunny Patch quilt for my new great-niece. Thanks for the giveaway!

  94. Lorna says:

    My favourite quilt shop had a BOM using Stonehedge fabrics. I’m now onto the finishing stage, putting on borders. The colours I used are very different from what I’ve ever done. My husband, who usually doesn’t pay too much attention to my quilting has put dibs on this one when it is finished. He says the fabrics reminds him of the colours found in stone.

  95. Cheryl Greenleaf says:

    I am currently working on the Craftsy BOM for 2013.

  96. Ray J. says:

    Right now I’m working on a mystery quilt called Tranquility. Thanks for the opportunity.

  97. Linda Erickson says:

    I’m not currently working on any sewing/quilting because we just got back from a 5-week camping trip – I’m buried in yardwork, laundry, food shopping, cleaning, etc. Hope to get back to sewing soon!!

  98. a scrappy granny sqaure among a few other things :) I adore the back to school timeless treasures fabric!

  99. floribunda says:

    I’m working on quilting up two baby-quilt tops that have been pinned for way too long!

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