Welcome to Day 4 of
Quiltmaker’s Back to School Party!
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?
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.
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.
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.
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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Timeless Treasures provided fabrics from the Back to School collection.
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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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.
Each company sent us three bundles so there will be six more winners.
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!