Welcome to Day 2 of
Quiltmaker’s Back to School Party!
It’s nice to have you here—welcome! We’re having all kinds of fun this week on Quilty Pleasures. We’re giving out a free pattern in bite-sized morsels. We’re sharing tips and tricks to improve your quiltmaking skills. And we’re having giveaways every day—think luscious fabric bundles from the best companies in the industry!
The quilt, called Playground, was designed by Denise Russart.
Playground Part 2: Unit 1′s and 2′s
Both of these units use the Stitch & Flip technique. Here’s how you do Stitch & Flip:
Align a B on the corner of the A right sides together, as shown in the Unit 1 diagram below. Mark a diagonal line on the B from corner to corner and sew on the marked line. Trim the seam allowances to 1/4″, flip the B patch open and press.
Now you can create the Unit 1′s and Unit 2′s.
Using the stitch-and-flip technique, add fabric #1 D’s to each end of a fabric #2 C as shown to make a unit 2. Repeat with the other fabric #2 C. Make 12 sets of 2 matching unit 2’s
using the C’s from fabric #’s 2–13.
That’s all for today.
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P&B Textiles provided Always Blooming fabrics by Susy Pilgrim Waters for a lighthearted, happy version of Playground.
These fabrics make me want to sing! See how nicely they work in Playground, below. This version of the quilt was made by Melinda Bledsoe from Clinton, Mississippi.
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The quilt below was made by Margaret Kennedy, Quilter! (That’s how she watermarks all her photos—really cool.) Margaret lives in Lake Frederick, Virginia.
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Now for the giveaway!
We have three bundles of fabric from each of today’s sponsors, so there will be six lucky winners.
Please leave a comment below by midnight tonight, Tuesday, Sept.17, describing your perfect day of sewing. What would it look like?! We’ll choose six random winners—but if you describe something heavenly, we might use your words to entertain other quilters. Now wouldn’t that be fun?!
The Back to School Day 2 Winners are: Jennifer Paddden, Gay Lynn, Rachell R, Kaholly, Garnet and Robbi Imhoff. Congratulations!
Enjoy making your units at any pace you choose and I’ll see you tomorrow for Part 3 of Playground. More quilts, too!