I’m so happy you’ve joined me this week for Quiltmaker’s Back to School Party. Thank you for being here!
This is Day 5 and Part 5 of Playground, the Back to School quilt designed by Denise Russart.
- If you missed the earlier parts of the pattern, please scroll down to see them. There are many versions of the quilt, which makes for lots of inspiration!
Playground Part 5: Quilting, Binding and Labeling
Layer and baste together the backing, batting and quilt top. Refer to the quilting placement diagram below.
Outline quilt the rings in the block Y’s as shown. Quilt gentle curves in the block Z’s and the sections as shown. Quilt the borders in the ditch. Quilt straight lines approximately 1″ apart in border #2. Bind the quilt. Every quilt needs a label, so we asked Denise Starck, QM’s Graphic Designer, to create one. She used the Back to School logo and added lines to personalize.
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FreeSpirit provided Florence fabrics by Denyse Schmidt for a fiery, energetic version of Playground.
This version of the quilt was made by Jeannie Rasmussen from Plymouth, Nebraska. Jeannie’s finished quilt is shown below.
This quilt is spectacular! Denyse’s fabrics give it zip, as if it’s ready to go somewhere in a hurry. Jeannie did a nice job of arranging the blocks, several of which are low contrast, which makes their placement even more important. I’d love to own this quilt.
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Robert Kaufman provided Studio Stash fabrics by Jennifer Sampou for an artful version of Playground.
These colors are too delicious for words! The quilt, shown below, was made by Lavonna Zeller-Williams-Bratschi from Happy Valley, Oregon.
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Time for our very last giveaway!
Once again we have three fabric bundles from each of the sponsors so there will be six lucky winners.
For your chance to win, please leave a comment by midnight tonight, Friday, Sept. 20 and tell us which of the quilts from this week appeals to you most and why. It’s good for us to know what our readers like! We’ll choose winners randomly and announce them here. Good luck! Congratulations to our winners, Deb, Lindsey Mattison, Kathy Griffin, June Robertson, Michele Clark and Jessica!