Back to School Party: Part 2 and Giveaway!

Welcome to Day 2 of
Quiltmaker’s Back to School Party!

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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!

BTS13 quiltfullsize Back to School Party: Part 2 and Giveaway!The quilt, called Playground, was designed by Denise Russart.

Today we’ll give you Part 2 of Playground and show you two more versions of the quilt. If you missed them, please see the Getting Ready post and Part 1.

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.

BTS13 unit1 115x300 Back to School Party: Part 2 and Giveaway!Use a fabric #1 A and the B’s from fabric #2 to make a unit 1. Repeat with the B’s from fabric #’s 3–13 to make a total of 12 unit 1’s.

BTS13 unit2 Back to School Party: Part 2 and Giveaway!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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Today’s featured fabric sponsors are P&B Textiles and Hoffman California Fabrics.

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P&B Textiles provided Always Blooming fabrics by Susy Pilgrim Waters for a lighthearted, happy version of Playground.

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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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Playground in Always Blooming fabrics by Susy Pilgrim Waters for P&B Textiles.                                Made by Melinda Bledsoe.

pin it button Back to School Party: Part 2 and Giveaway!Melinda was a trooper as we learned together just how much extra fabric it takes to fussy cut the flower motifs. She did a great job with her quilt.

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Hoffman California Fabrics provided Bali Hai and Bali Handpaints for the next version.

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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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Playgroun in Bali Hai and Bali Handpaints from Hoffman California Fabrics. Made by Margaret Kennedy.

pin it button Back to School Party: Part 2 and Giveaway!This one really says “autumn” with its bold oranges and wonderful varied blues. Can you see the waves of quilting? Nicely done!

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Now for the giveaway!

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Fabric bundles from P&B for giveaway today

We have three bundles of fabric from each of today’s sponsors, so there will be six lucky winners.

BTS PRIZE Hoffman Back to School Party: Part 2 and Giveaway!

Fabric bundles from Hoffman for giveaway today

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!

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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427 Responses to Back to School Party: Part 2 and Giveaway!

  1. Pat Pugliani says:

    I have had friends/family staying with me for months and have not been able to quilt at all since we are sort of crammed in my condo. While it has been fun having them here, a perfect day of quilting will be in two weeks when I get my spare room back and I can set up my sewing machine again. I will get out my UFOs and just begin creating and having fun. I can’t wait!

  2. Melody Doepel says:

    Oh how I love beautiful fabric. I so enjoy the whole process of making a new quilt.
    Cutting and organizing to sew then setting everything up and begin sewing, pressing, sewing pressing and trimming. I am so thankful to have a sister in Christ that introduced me to quilting and helped me along the way. I just love it.

  3. Valorie Spanogle says:

    Quilting is my favorite thing in the world to do. My day of quilting would begin with making the wonderful decision of which fabric to use. I love picking out fabric! Then a day of un-interrupted work as I visited with the others of my quilting friends. All of us in a large room with just enough space for us all to do what we love to do. And then the day would end with showing my husband what I had accomplished and him saying, “Honey, you are so talented! Your quilt is beautiful, I am so impressed!”

  4. Tanya Stevens says:

    My perfect quilting day is any day spent quilting….I enjoy all parts of the process from planning to seeing the look on the recipients face ;)

  5. Jamie Garrett says:

    My perfect day of quilting would start early in the morning, would consist of no phone calls or interruptions!

  6. Rena Compaan says:

    My perfect day of quilting would be quilting with friends on a retreat. No interruptions except for food and maybe the LQS for more stash. It’s even better if it is a rainy or snowy day and you only have to look out, you don’t have to go out. Would love to win the fabric and share with my friends for our charity quilts. Thanks for the opportunity.

  7. Annette, NC says:

    My perfect day of sewing would be to be able to immediately and easily find those perfect fabrics for the perfect pattern in a beautifully organized quilt room. Then twitch my nose and the fabric would be all cut out. No I wouldn’t use my magic wand to make the quilt as that part I enjoy and I want to savor the experience but I would use that wand to sandwich and baste (and bind). I would quilt by hand while sitting on my favorite comfy chair sitting on my porch watching the ocean roll in and out. (Now where did I put that wand)

  8. Barbara Pierson says:

    Just fondling my fabric and reading pattern magazines, quietly in my sewing room, nice hot tea or coffee….just getting inspired to start another project.

  9. Deb Rayman says:

    love all the quilts. Would love to win the fabric.

  10. Judy Nowak says:

    I belong to a group called Scrappy Angels here in Belleview Florida.
    We made many quilts to people in need.. Battered woman’s shelter, Cancer patients . Vets. just to name a few. Its always nice to get extra fabric to help make our goals come true. Love your site, Judy

  11. Debora Coatsworth says:

    My perfect day of sewing would be to have a super clean sewing space; no clutter; everything ready and arranged to begin a brand new quilt; new fabric; new pattern; a large cup of coffee and I’m ready to go. Spending the whole day doing what I love best: Quilting…can never get enough. Thanks a bunch.

  12. claire says:

    Perfect day is to sew with a friend or two while on a retreat where they ring the bell when it’s time to eat again. After the meal, it’s right back to the sewing machine til the next bell rings!

  13. Kelly Cline says:

    I would start early, have food delivered, and quit at midnight, with no interruptions, except for food delivery. Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Jan Taylor says:

    Love the quilt. I hope to make one soon

  15. Vicki Knepp says:

    My perfect day of quilting is to have a roaring fire in the fireplace, the dogs quietly lying by my side and the snow gently drifting past my studio window. I can glance out and see the birds and squirrels at the feeders, but I am snug and warm inside at one of my machines creating a quilt that will wrap a friend or loved one in hug when I can’t be there to hug them.

  16. Janet Mikes says:

    A perfect day of sewing is gathering with my friends and sewing and visiting. Our meals are prepared for us.

  17. Evelyn B says:

    Perfect day of sewing is no one bothering me and just sew, sew, sew. I would plug my headphones in my ears with a good audio book and have a great day! Thanks for the chance to win.

  18. Myra Sattler says:

    Can anyone have enough stash. Love the fabrics.

  19. Myra Sattler says:

    Can anyone have enough stash? Love the fabric.

  20. No quilter ever has too much of a stash. Have to make another baby blanket. Need to go to the fabric store today.

  21. Irene Chandler says:

    I love to sew with my friends at a retreat by the sea! Sun shining, machines singing! Someone else is making lunch…

  22. Nancy D. says:

    A perfect day of sewing for me is on my glassed in porch, a subtle breeze blowing through, music playing, and me out there by myself for the whole day…..been there, done that….amazing!!

  23. Cheryl says:

    I love this pattern and the fabrics are perfect.

  24. rick bialac says:

    I went back to school every year until i was 62

  25. Julie A. says:

    Love the second quilt in the batiks!!! Perfect day……no phone ringing and just being able to sew, sew, sew :)

  26. Marly says:

    My perfect day of sewing is to have nothing planned except my current project. Then it’s radio on, tuned to a classical music station, and the Bernina can whirr away all day. As long as the phone doesn’t ring I’m a happy bunny!

  27. Judy Woodward says:

    My perfect day of sewing would be not getting interrupted by the phone all day. I noticed this site too late tonight for the drawing but glad I found it will be back later today after getting some sleep. What time in the morning do you post the new day part?

  28. Eva Kuti says:

    My perfect day sewing would be stay with our quilt club in a garden of club owner. Great friends, speaks lot, eating, drinking, joking and sewing something together :)

  29. Sheila Gaston says:

    My perfect day of sewing would start by being able to find the pattern and the fabric that I have in my 38 years worth of stash that would be perfect for my project. My sewing machine would work perfectly, break NO needles and never run out of bobbin thread in the middle of a seam. There would be no need for a seam ripper, ever and Zippers would go in flawlessly. Life would be good and I would have lost 30 pounds.

  30. Pat D says:

    My perfect day of quilting would be starting on a new project tht I have. My lunch would be catered so I don’t have to fix myself anything. Diner would also be prepared so the rest of the family doesn’t feel neglected. My back would not hurt all day as well.

  31. Betty McFarling says:

    My perfect day of sewing would be quilting with my friends. It is so much fun to plan, exchange ideas and complete projects together.

  32. Sharon says:

    My perfect day sewing would be in my sewing room with a friend, with access only to use the bathroom and food and drinks being served to us.

  33. Rachell R says:

    Being able to sit down and sew uninterrupted, without changing diapers or Pullups. Being able to sew, iron, cut, without feeling pain or numbness. Having a never-ending bowl of dark chocolate to snack on, next to me on my sewing table! Fun, happy music with a beat to accompany my work. Enough supplies (including background fabrics) to start any project I want!

  34. Carol says:

    A perfect day of sewing would be a long quiet day with a nice lunch and a good friend, in which we both got a lot accomplished and had very little unstitching!

  35. Nona T. says:

    Time and freedom from work/family obligations to quilt all day would be a perfect quilting day.

  36. Lois Oberg says:

    oops, too late!!

  37. Cheryl says:

    Oh, phooey! I didn’t find your giveaway until a quarter after one. Beautiful fabrics, though. I would love to win some, but might just have to go hunting for them online or in a store. So pretty!

  38. Wilma Searcy says:

    My perfect day of sewing would be this. I have the house all to myself. I forget about any household chores for the day. I do not have to prepare meals for anyone else. I can just graze out of the fridge whenever I feel hungry. I have a perfectly running sewing machine, a large fabric stash, ample thread supply, all the tools, rulers and notions any quilter could want, and a quilt pattern that is calling to me.

  39. Terry Rowland says:

    I enjoy going to sew days wit friends chatting sewing and Laughing very relaxing way to spend several hours.

  40. Nancy McFall says:

    Perfect day? Breakfast out then home to sew until someone brings me lunch. More sewing until its time to go out to dinner. TV has interesting shows on, cat doesn’t knock over my iced tea, bobbins don’t run out, I always have the perfect color thread and I can search my stash to find just the right fabric. Yep, that’ll do.

  41. Sandra Wilburn says:

    My perfect day would be …. my bath remodel finished and all the things I had to store in my sewing room would be magically cleared up so I could get to my sewing machine to make some of the cool and wonderful designs you are showing….

  42. Jan Turner says:

    My perfect quilting day would be to start my day with a huge pile of scrappy half square triangles. I’d take them to my spacious design wall and arrange them in different ways. I’d take digital photos of each layout and quickly whip them up into a gorgeous quilt. Then I’d take the quilt top to my very own computerized quilting machine and watch it turn into an heirloom that my family will adore for generations. I always say, dream big, have lofty goals and work hard to achieve them.

  43. Carol Hessevick says:

    Beautiful fabric brings great inspirations.

  44. Sandy says:

    My perfect day of sewing would be making a table runner with some beautiful fall fabrics and getting it completed in that one day!!

  45. Kathy Griffin says:

    My perfect sewing/quilting day is when I tell everyone that unless there is a large amount of blood or that the house is on fire, they are to pretend that I am not home. I won’t have to cook, change any diapers, find things for my husband or let the dogs in and out. I can try new techniques like adding embroidery to a quilt block, I can lay everything out and not have to worry about anyone or anything move then around or use them as a stuffed animal blanket. I can sew and sew with only a favorite movie as a distraction. As much as I love my children and grandchildren, I would really love to have a whole day just to create.

  46. Kitty says:

    I love watching the pieces become a quilt top, so I guess my perfect day would be spent in a tidy, clean workspace (mine’s anything but tidy) free motion quilting a beautiful quilt made from Always Blooming fabric, on a beautiful new Bernina built into a large sewing table. A lot of dreaming there.

  47. Lois Hicks says:

    Sewing with some of my online friends, some old friends and some new quilting friends and my daughter the whole day. We would all catch up with what is going on in our lives. Sharing fun, food, and sewing it doesn’t get any better then that!

  48. Marie McNichols says:

    My perfect day of sewing is to be able to be totally alone and undisturbed for the entire day. I currently am playing with fabric, making new fabric for quilt squares from scraps. It’s really fun, and the time passes way too fast.

  49. ConnieG says:

    My perfect day of sewing would start with catered full breakfast then uninterrupted playing with fabric and sewing in a natural light filled room

  50. Alice H. Dawson says:

    In my dream quilt ‘n craft room, I would have a beautiful view of trees and water, with a lovely cross-breeze drifting through the room; smooth jazz playing in the background while I embellish my latest crazy quilt creation.

  51. Denise Shroth says:

    My perfect day of sewing would be a large cup of pumpkin spice coffee, children napping and all pre cut peices. 55848852

  52. Glenna Allenberg says:

    My perfect day of sewing is gathering with friends. We frequently get together for the better part of a day and sew, snack, sew, eat a meal, sew and sew and sew. Lots of laughter and some sewing! Mostly great friends!

  53. Laura Taylor says:

    My perfect day would include music, beautiful fabric all cut up and ready to sew into a quilt for a grandchild and my sweet little cat all curled up on my slipper beside my feet (I always sew barefoot). That’s my perfect day.

  54. Carol Vickers says:

    Sewing with a friend or two is so much fun — sharing, laughing, stitching!

  55. Linda Barnes says:

    A nice day, have the windows open have Elvis all loaded in the surround sound – (husband at work )- Elvis is up loud maybe a little to loud LOL have all things ready to go and then go to play Just sitting at the machine and have it humming along and me singing along with Elvis. Of course taking a break now and then. Then do it all over the next day and as many as I can till I have to go back to reality of house work. But is so much fun while I do it.

  56. Susan Laws says:

    My perfect day of sewing starts in the morning and goes until sundown :)

    Susan L.,

  57. Dottie says:

    Love these back to school events and happy I can see instead of going back to school

  58. Marilyn Polak says:

    I love spending the day quilting with friends..chatting, laughing, and quilting!

  59. Kim Turner says:

    My perfect day of sewing would be that I was pain free, with a crisp autumn feel in the air with all my favorite songs playing and the windows open with a nice glass of apple cider and all my squares cut.

  60. Roxannne Simonds says:

    I wouls love to play with these fabulous colors in my crazy quilting designs. It would be a day of fabric nirvana!

  61. Cheryl Sallaz says:

    My perfect day of sewing would be sitting in a room filled with Hoffman’s rainbow of beautiful fabrics. The smells of fresh fabric fills the room while the sounds of my sewing machines hum a perfect tune as I create the most magical quilts eyes have ever seen.

  62. Mary Eidem says:

    A perfect day would be me at the sewing machine, husband at the ironing board, and chocolate at my side. Even better would be completing a quilt!

  63. Roxannne Simonds says:

    Such lovely colors! I would just love working with these in my crazy quilting projects! I would be a quilting heaven working up things with these lovelies!

  64. Terri Costa says:

    My perfect day of sewing would be one where my friend came over and we worked on things together. We get a real rhythm going – one presses, one cuts, one sews – and then we switch it up. We don’t even have to say anything, we just keep rotating around and we get lots done. It gives us a chance to catch up on our lives and families, too.

  65. Rina Mason says:

    It would be a beautiful Autumn day and I would have the entire house to myself and I could sit the machine up in front of an open window with a view of the fields and trees. I would begin the day by putting bread in the oven and a stew on the stove so the aroma would fill the house as I sewed. When I get to the sewing machine all the pieces I need for the day are already cut and stacked in the order I need them so I would have uninterrupted sewing. The only sounds would be the musical rhythm of the sewing machine and the sounds of nature drifting in from the outside. I would sew for a few hours, take a break, have lunch and go outside to enjoy the outdoors a little while then come back in and continue sewing until the sun began to set. After admiring how productive I had been with no distractions. I would then light a fire in the fireplace, have dinner while watching one of my recorded shows and finish the day with some hand embroidery or a good book. That’s my perfect day of sewing.

  66. Sharon Hicks says:

    My perfect day of sewing/ quilting would be getting up early and quilting with a friend all day and into the evening. Just doing any sewing is the best day ever.

  67. Lori Bain says:

    Perfect day quilting – just doin’ my thing in the sewing room until the butt crack of dawn!

  68. Marce DeMars Hall says:

    My perfect sewing day is any day when I get all that I planned on done!!

  69. Connie Cain says:

    My perfect day would be, at my sewing machine and all the pieces fitting perfectly, while listening to my grandkids playing. :)

  70. Lori Bain says:

    Perfect day quilting… Just doing my thing in the sewing room quilting until the butt crack of dawn!

  71. Teresa Brunker says:

    My perfect day of sewing would begin with my favorite cup of coffee! Hello my sweet Ms. B! The name I chose for my Bernina sewing machine!!! She takes me to my favorite place, a finished quilt!!! But first I must visit my stash and chose without hesitation coordinating fabrics to showcase my newest quilt pattern!!! It is for my Grandson and he will be so excited and will feel my love all around him as he envelopes himself in his newest quilt!!!

  72. Karen says:

    A rainy day is my favorite sewing day. I’m not tempted be outside on my bike or distracted by the weeds that need pulling. Instead my sewing machine gets a workout while I enjoy chocolate and cinnamon tea. One other thing, I have the house to myself for the day.

  73. Maureen Flax says:

    A perfect day of sewing/quilting consists of friends gathered together with projects to work on, food to eat, and lots of visiting. Even with all that is going on, we can get a lot done.

  74. Tammy says:

    I’ve been working on my Dear Jane quilt as time permits. The perfect sewing day would include a day perfect seams, no ripping and getting 6 of those tiny blocks done in one day! Some take me 3-4 hours (some are tough and of course mistakes … aka ripping out stitches b/c it didn’t go together right… lol… user error, not quilt error…. but hey, its a journey, right!?!

  75. Linda nemec says:

    Oh I have to many and have been fortunate enough to have a few!! A day (or more!) in Paducah with friends and sisters. A day taking classes with all my favorite instructors famous or otherwise. A solitary day with crisp autumn weather or a snow storm or a rainstorm, as long as the electricity doesn’t go out! A day with my quilting mom and quilting sister doing quilty things, traveling to Sisters, Oregon etc. What a great thing about quilting, there are sooooo many things to do. Maybe that’s why I have so many UFO’s!

  76. Penny R says:

    I would have to prepare in advance by cutting out two or three projects and fill lots of bobbins. The actual day would be spent on piecing and maybe listening to some Hallmark movies.

  77. Jessica Altenthal says:

    The perfect day of sewing would be, all my pieces already cut out and ready to go, no interruptions, good music, all the pieces going together perfectly and never ending bobbin!!

  78. Lori Meurs says:

    A perfect day of sewing would include a cup of green tea, soft music, no interruptions and every stitch sewn perfectly with no ripping out, or broken needles.

  79. Maeve M says:

    A perfect day would be bright and sunny but not hot – a kitty cat curled up on the sew machine supervising – and sewing with friends and laughing all day.

  80. A perfect day of sewing would mean no facebook umm no games , and walk straight to the machine, making sure I have my caffeine, all accessories required, fresh needle, full spool of bobbin thread, and football on for the hubby :)

  81. Diane says:

    Perfect day sewing, cool breeze in mountain condo with all the amenities, trees rustling, birds singing, friend by my side, lots of snacks, something that smells really good in the crock pot for dinner when we are ready, no cell phone coverage, no computers, no ipads, etc. Just enough of the amenities that we would be really comfortable and not disturbed by the outside world. Pepsi to drink, plenty of area to cut and press, and lots of beautiful fabric for stitching up on our favorite machines!!

  82. Judy Gorchinski says:

    A perfect day of sewing would include good music, no television, no phone. A stash of fabric and a new pattern. Spending the time with sewing buddies would make for the perfect day.

  83. Nancy Z says:

    The sun shining, the window open and no other place I need to be. My fabric ready, the pattern marked in my quilt magazine, the sewing machine and tools all lined up, the dog asleep (already) on her rug, NPR on the radio…ready, set, go!

  84. Debi Pennington says:

    My perfect day of sewing is working on something new and different in my sewing room with a chai-cider at hand, the tv on in the background and the cat constantly jumping up on the cutting table to help me cut and figure.

  85. Nancy M says:

    My perfect day of sewing would be with a small group of friends in a large hall with plenty of tables and lots of floor space. We would have treats and a potluck later.

  86. Mary says:

    My perfect day of sewing would have all seams matching and no star points being cut off. Throw in bobbins that never empty and cones of thread that spiral off effortlessly. Rotary cutters that slice through stacks of fabric without nicks, and of top it off with stacks and stacks of colourful fabric (on sale of course).

  87. Laurie says:

    The perfect sewing day would include: Sewing on a much loved quilt project with a couple of friends sewing on their projects. We would be in a perfect sewing room that is nice and large with all the tools we needed and big windows. Big windows would overlook a beautiful wooded scene with a cool refreshing pond and beautiful flowers. Wonderful food would be delivered at the appropriate times along with tasty tea and little cakes. That would be a ‘Wonderland Sew Day!’.

  88. Jeanette Coughran says:

    Today was a perfect day I had 3 quilts to put the binding on and now they are ready to sew by hand. I also started a pumpkin quilt runner…have them ready to applique. Life is good.

  89. Juanita says:

    A sharp blade in my rotary cutter, all the fabric needed for the project, a iron hot and ready,bobbins filled, non-stop classical music, and no interruptions. Food and drink available at my convenience. I can dream can’t I?

  90. Judy Gorchinski says:

    A perfect day of sewing would include no phones, no television and definitely music. A stash of fabric and a new pattern. Sewing buddies would be a bonus.

  91. Terri Dewey says:

    My perfect day of sewing would consist of quiet, lots of sunshine shining in the window in front of me. My sewing room clean and neat and someone to press open all my seams so I could just sew and sew. There would be no tension problems, no thread breaking, no bobbins running out midway and no need for any of those seam rippers I can never ever seem to find!

  92. Letitia Kilgrow says:

    no interruptions, pizza delivered, quiet outside, heaven

  93. Claudia Burns says:

    I love the quilt with a white background and colorful prints

  94. Jeanette Coughran says:

    Today was a perfect day…I had 3 quilts to bind, now I have them ready to sew by hand and I started a pumpkin table runner, have them ready to applique..Life is good.

  95. Nancy Chiatovich says:

    To have a whole day to spend sewing, well, that would be a dream come true. The day would be a brisk, windy Autumn day. A bit dark and possibly a good chance of rain. My studio would have windows facing our beautiful acreage of fall colors with the Zsierra Nevadas in the background. A nice fire in my pellet stove behind me at the opposite side of my work area.

    I would be working on Christmas table runners, and supervising my 9 year old grand daughter at her efforts to create gifts, as well. We are raising her and she has been here for 8 years. Naturally, I am teaching her to quilt. She loves our time sewing and she is a joy and a blessing to share my special times with. We sit with our hot chocolate off to the side, and visit, and laugh and learn. What a wonderful day that would be:-)

  96. Letitia Kilgrow says:

    perfect day, all the phones are broken, nobody needs a babysitter or anything fixed, nobody comes to visit, pizza delivered, cool weather, no noise outside. ohh well, i just described heaven, not gonna happen in this life but i can dream.

  97. Gloria P. says:

    My perfect sewing day is a full day spent in my sewing room. No phone calls no other interruptions from anyone. Just me, my sewing machine, and some good music playing or a good DVD to watch while I sew. Oh the projects I could get done!

  98. scott says:

    Coffee…fabric…..time….open windows…cool air.

  99. Party Pat says:

    My perfect day of quilting usually starts at 6 a.m., with a cup of poor man’s mocha while I contemplate how I will start my morning quilting. My sewing room is in the same condition I left it the night before – set up, ready to go at a moment’s notice. It’s good to be an empty nester :) After I finish my oatmeal served to me by my husband in bed at 7 a.m., I flip on the start button on my sewing machine and I’m off and running. I’m free to quilt and embroider for the rest of the day. Life is good…..

  100. andrelee says:

    When the house is clean and all I have to do is sew….perfect

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