Back to School Party: Part 3 and Giveaway!

It’s already Day 3 of Quiltmaker’s Back to School Party! It’s been fun so far and today the learning, the inspiration and the giving away continue.

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The quilt for Back to School is called Playground. It was designed by Denise Russart.

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Playground, designed by Denise Russart.

Today we’ll give you Part 3 of Playground and show you two more versions of the quilt. If you missed them, please see the Getting Ready post, Part 1 and Part 2.

Playground Part 3: Blocks Y and Z

Yesterday’s instructions were to make the unit 1′s and unit 2′s. Now you’ll use these units to make the Block Y’s.

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Join matching units and E’s as shown to make a Block Y. Make 12 Block Y’s.

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Join 1 fabric #14 A, 4 fabric #15 D’s and 4 fabric #1 E’s as shown to make a block Z. Make 6 block Z’s.

That’s all for today.

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Today’s featured fabric sponsors are Moda and Quilting Treasures.

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Moda provided Sunnyside fabrics by Kate Spain for another beautiful version of Playground.

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This version of the quilt was made by Krista Yokum from Corning, California. Krista’s completed project is shown below.

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Playground in Sunnyside Fabrics by Kate Spain for Moda Fabrics. Made by Krista Yokum.

pin it button Back to School Party: Part 3 and Giveaway! What a perfectly delightful palette Sunnyside gives! Krista did a great job of arranging the blocks, and the quilt lies flat and smooth. The values in this quilt are similar to the values in the grayscale diagram at the top of the post. It works really well, doesn’t it?

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Quilting Treasures provided Simply Sweet by lief! Lifestyle fabrics for the next version of Playground.

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The quilt below was made by Irene Chandler from Millsboro, Delaware. It’s one of the sweetest quilts at the Party!

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Playground in Simply Sweet by lief! Lifestyle for Quilting Treasures. Made by Irene Chandler.

pin it button Back to School Party: Part 3 and Giveaway! It makes me think of birthday parties and angel food cake! The fabrics also come in a boy palette, if that’s what you want to make instead. Another fine job—thanks, Irene!

Okay, let’s have a giveaway.

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Fabric bundles from Moda for giveaway today

We have three bundles from both of these sponsors so there  will be six happy winners.

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Fabric bundles from Quilting Treasures for giveaway today

For your chance, please leave a comment by midnight tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 18, and tell us about a young person in your life who deserves a quilt. What’s your relationship to them and why would you grace them with such a gift?

We’ll choose six winners and announce them here. Good luck, I hope you win!

The Back to School Day 3 Winners are: Marly, Anne Welker, Belinda Wright, JJ Anghelone, Shirley Wells and Ann Flower. Congratulations Ladies! Two more days to win fabric!

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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170 Responses to Back to School Party: Part 3 and Giveaway!

  1. Darlene Crosby says:

    simply sweet is my favorite color wise! I love those pinks and lime greens. thanks for a chance to win!

  2. diana says:

    i love the colors on all the samples

  3. DeborahGun says:

    my son – he deserves a quilt because he has seen his mum make so many quilts and give them away to other people!

  4. Eva Kuti says:

    I will give to my oldest daughter, she is 16 and her old cover i made about 10 years ago, so she deserve a new one. She is nice, smart, beauty and great sister of her little brother and sister :)

  5. Judy says:

    I would give a quilt to my grand niece. She is a year old and I haven’t been able to see her yet. It would be fun to make a quilt for her and then be able to go visit her.

  6. I would give it to my mom. She is 80 years young and adjusting to a new knee. She just buried the love of her life for 64 years. She loves quilting and is moving forward as best she can

  7. I would make this for my mom who is 80 years young and list the live of her life this year. She just had knee replacement surgery and is trying to move forward in her life

  8. Kathy C says:

    I have a sixteen year old daughter who loves bright colors. She is my “sounding board” for many ideas and color schemes. I would love to sew a “Playground” quilt for her and her bed. :-)

  9. Pam says:

    I have a young niece who is very caring toward her two younger brothers with special needs. She is a warm and caring person who deserves to be wrapped in warmth!

  10. Teri powers says:

    I have a niece who has a young child so a great niece. She has special needs and is doing a wonderful job. They love going to the butterfly house

  11. Sarah G. says:

    My little nephew in MI deserves a warm quilt to snuggle into, made by his aunty. :) He’s so far away, it would be a nice reminder of our love across the miles.

  12. Sophia Carroll says:

    My friend, Brenda. She has been my rock through deaths, births and divorces for the last 30 yrs.

  13. Deb says:

    i’ll say my oldest daughter because i’ve never made her a quilt. My youngest daughter has a quilt that i made, and my son uses a quilt I made on his bed every night. But for some reason I’ve not gotten around to my other daughter! That must be remedied! i think she definitely deserves one.

    I love Kate Spain!!!! And I would be delighted to win one of her bundles.

  14. Karrie Smith says:

    My daughter just started her senior year. I just started quilting not too long ago. I’d love to finish a special quilt for her before she graduates. She’s such a good kid.

  15. kathy says:

    I would nominate my soon to be 5 year old granddaughter who lives far away in California (Colorado is home for grma) and is having a birthday Monday!. So a quilt backed with fleece would give her a nice warm hug. K

  16. Cathryn says:

    I would say that would be my friend’s granddaughter. She is such a love to be around and her older two sisters both have quilts, so I’d say she needs one too.

  17. Steph says:

    There are a lot of young ones out in Colorado who would probably love a new quilt about now.

  18. Sandra Haak says:

    My youngest grandchild, who just turned 2, needs a new quilt from grandma. She is a very active little girl and loves to sleep in and on a quilt.

  19. Barb in MI says:

    Well, my nephew and godson really deserves a quilt. He constantly moved down the list when another sick person needed a quilt. Since I live an ocean away, it would be a perfect gift to bridge the gap!
    Thanks so much! Hope to sew your Playground quilt here later this year.

  20. Diantha Howard says:

    I think my niece deserves a quilt – she is trying to live on her own – take some college classes and work. She doesn’t have much, so a quilt would be nice.

  21. Wendy says:

    I actually have two young people I would like to give a quilt to. They are my niece and nephew and they have been through a lot in the past year and a half. Their older brother was diagnosed with a very rare disease just before his 10th birthday. He had been a healthy, happy and very intelligent boy and he struggled bravely before he died just a few short months later. Their family is still grieving but trying to move on as best as they can. Thank you!

  22. My youngest son who has a quilt, but it was a hand me down from his brother; he’d love a new one just for him.

  23. Laura says:

    The little girl that lives down the street has never had anything new as she is the youngest of five girls. I would make her a “brand” new quilt to call her own.

  24. Laura G. says:

    A young person I would give a quilt I made to my nephew. I don’t get to see him often. It would be like a hug for me.

  25. Linda Armenti says:

    The young person in my life (through my son) is my son’s friend Matthew. Young being relative, he just turned 21, but the trials he’s faced and come through in his life could be a made for tv movie. From a spotty childhood with a addict for a mom, now living with his dad and stepmom (who luckily became his role model). Instead of going to college, he stayed home and is working to help support his family. This kid is something special and I’m proud to know him. On another note, he is friends with my son who has Asperger’s and doesn’t treat him any differently for it.

  26. Cecilia says:

    My youngest granddaughter, Brenlyn, is ready for a quilt that she can take with her as she plays and naps. She and her sister have a tent that they like to play in with pillows and blankets, so she needs a special quilt to wrap up in. I’ve already made her sister a play quilt, so it is Brenlyn’s turn now.

  27. Cheryl says:

    Love it, I want this to be the next quilt I make!

  28. Laura Herl says:

    I would make the quilt for my first grandchild. Not sure if it will be a boy or girl so I would be sure to include both boy and girl colors. I may bot be here when the child comes so I plan to make them soon so I am sure they will have them in case I am gone. I want them to know I have and will always love them, Young or old.

  29. jojomatt says:

    I think the Lucidi boys need a quilt. One for each. They are my second cousins on my husbands side. They came to visit me, all four of them and brought their mom, grandma and grandpa with them. They were wonderful.

  30. jmniffer says:

    My niece is next in line for a quilt from me. Her family is moving soon to a house. Their first, and she will finally have a room of her own. She is excited! Thanks for the chance at your wonderful giveaway.

  31. Bev Gunn says:

    I have a quilt just waiting for my grand-daughter’s birthday next month-she will be all of one year old! She is one of the sweetest babies I have ever seen and I an NOT prejudiced!

  32. Ann Flower says:

    Have 2 seniors in high school this year. Each want a quilt for graduation. One of these would be great!

  33. Linda Webster says:

    My son deserves a quilt. I made him one when he was about eight years old and he used it so much he wore it out. It literally had holes in it. That was 25 years ago and he’s still waiting for his next quilt. I think he’s waited long enough!

  34. Frances says:

    I would make this quilt for my sweet talented niece who will be heading to University next year. She is beautiful, smart and such a thoughtful child. I would like to send her off with a snuggly quilt for her first time away from home.

  35. Debbie Rogowski says:

    My granddaughter Kristi deserves a quilt made by me :) She is our first grand daughter, a step daughter to my daughter (who is now divorced from her father) We are more of her family than her father was or is and I want her to always know even though she lives far away that we love her. I am in the middle of making her one with her favorite color (orange, my least favorite). It is coming out wonderful, even though being a newbie in quilting I’ve made a few mistakes. She’s gotten a peek finally and I think loves it. I will hand quilt it too, all my love is going into it. My daughter is next in line and she knows she doesn’t get a quilt till Kristi’s is done.

  36. Colette Breault says:

    My apologies for the incomplete thought. Our daughter is expecting our second grandchild, a girl, at the end of January. I made a “Spinout” in John Deere fabrics for our oldest grandchild who is 3. I will need to do something equally special for the newest addition to the family.

  37. LizaA says:

    I would make this fabric into a quilt for my 12 year old goddaughter/niece who is having a spinal fusion at the end of October. Just a reminder that she is loved. (And she will receive a quilt whether or not I win this fabric!)

  38. Colette Breault says:

    My daughter is expecting our second grandchild at the end of January 2014. I made a “Spinout” in John Deere fabrics. Grandma will need to do something equally as special for his little sister.

  39. Becky in Georgia says:

    Every young person, every old person Needs a quilt. I’m doing my “bestest” to see that everyone has at least one:) Working on a quilt for an unknown child at the children’s hospital.

  40. Irene Chandler says:

    I have a brand new step grandson…5 years old…sweet child who needs a quilt!!!

  41. KdBrown says:

    There will soon be a new baby boy in our family who could use a brightly colored quilt in his life. I’d like to make him a fun and cuddly quilt.

  42. Sherry Barger says:

    I see great baby quilts with these….thank you for the chance to win

  43. Janie McCombs says:

    I would like to make a quilt for my granddaughter I haven’t been able to see her for a year and a half. I miss her.

  44. Debra Neiman says:

    I want to make a quilt for my niece. She has two young children AND runs a day care. She has such fantastic photos of her day care and family on facebook. Wonderful caregiver.

  45. Denise Foster says:

    I want to make a quilt for my 10-yr-old grandson. His mom is a social worker and foster parent so many troubled children come into their home. My grandson always willingly and unquestionably shares his toys, clothes (when necessary), books, and other possessions with these children. I want to give him a special gift intended just for him.

  46. Ann Glines says:

    I have 8 grandchildren. The one most deserving is the newest grandbaby, Skylar. The colors shown would be perfect for the little angel. Thank you.

  47. Susan L. says:

    I just love seeing all the different looks this pattern has in the different fabric lines!

  48. Lynn Van Keuren says:

    Ooh those brights are lovely! A quilt with either would make a perfect Linus quilt donation.

  49. Sharon Gallegos says:

    I have one more niece that I need to make a quilt for, so far I’ve gifted all the new great nieces and nephews with quilts with one exception. She just turned one year old and I’m feeling guilty that she hasn’t received her quilt yet. She’s a girly girl and the pinks would be perfect for her “baby” quilt which will be a toddler quilt by the time I get it made and mailed to her. She lives seven hours away.

  50. Emily C says:

    I have 2 children in my life who need a quilt. My niece and nephew, who live far away (other side of the USA) and need a quilt to know their aunty remembers them =)

  51. Ray J. says:

    Wonderful quilts – what a fun project. I actually have 2 grand kids who are due for a big kid quilt – not babies anymore. They both deserve an awesome quilt from Grandma.

  52. Donna Amos says:

    The quilt I am making right now is for a young person….my grandson. He is attending college, in Spain this semester, but will be home by Christmas and hopes to have “a quilt big enough I can wrap up in”. He picked out the pattern and was very definite about the colors he wants. 16″ snowflakes on a varity of solid blue backgrounds. I love making quilts for him. He always appreciates and uses them.

  53. mary walker says:

    I have nieces and nephews that would love a quilt!

  54. Rebecca Schmitt says:

    I would make a quilt for my neighbor girl. She is 16, and has a rare bone cancer. She is going thru treatments now, but I think a quilt, especially as the weather cools down, would be nice and cozy. I would probably also make a complementary quilt for her twin sister.

  55. Kathy Stoessner says:

    What great colors. I feel like springtime in Ohio…..not yet.

  56. Carolyn Ivory says:

    I would use one of these bright bundles for my 10 year old nephew. I gave him a sewing machine last year. He has made potholders and is working on some flannel PJ pants now. He would certainly enjoy a nice throw that is just his that he made mostly by himself. He might enjoy quilting it himself on my longarm as well.

  57. helenmarie says:

    I love all the different colorways you have show of this pattern! With my grandson starting school this year, this would make an awesome Christmas gift!

  58. Carol F. says:

    I am teaching a darling 8 year old how to sew this school year as part of her extra-curricular activities. She is a precious little neighbor on our street and has fallen head over heels with all things sewing. I would love to be able to work with her as she creates her very first quilt using one of these beautiful fabric bundles.

  59. KarenVR says:

    I’d like to make a quilt for my daughter. My mother made me a very simple one color quilt years ago. She died when I was still a teenager, but I still have the quilt, and it is special because she made it.

  60. I would make it for my most recent grandchild, all other 8 have quilts made by me, and I am feeling a little guilty having not made one for my newest Grandson who is 19 months old … mostly because I was ill last summer and through the winter .. and in relocation mode prior to that, now that I am settled and well, what a surprise it would be to make one for Christmas, or for his 2nd Birthday .. I know he would love it !

  61. Amy says:

    My son needs a quilt! He’s a little spitfire, but is constantly sharing everything – particularly his fish crackers. That is huge for him. He won’t use a hand-me-down comforter, says “it’s cold” because it’s not flannel backed. He needs some fabric love!

  62. Carmen says:

    How funny – my daughter just had a room “makeover” and the one piece that is missing is a quilt to match. Those Quilting Treasures’ fabrics match almost exactly as her room is white with Bright pink, Aqua, Navy Blue and Lime green accents.

  63. Madeline says:

    My nephew is also my godson. My sister said she doesnt miss me so much because of her son, he is so much like me at times. Naturally, this makes him special to me. But he also is the boy who always really appreciated all the work I put into the crafty things I have made him and his brothers over the years. Several years ago, he gave me an antique sewing machine that he took in trade when someone owed him money, cause he knew I would like to have it. So he deserves a special quilt in my book!

  64. Gwendolyn Clark says:

    My first granddaughter, she has just become a nurse, and is getting married soon.

  65. Mom C says:

    My niece is getting married this fall. I offered to make a quilt and they were so excited. My family still mostly ties whole cloth quilts and it will probably be the only pieced quilt she will have. This summer she headed up a girl’s camp. She volunteers and is the sweetest person. Thanks.

  66. Aimee says:

    My daughter is seven & hasn’t had a new quilt in a while

  67. Karen says:

    I have a new “step-grandson” that I would like to welcome in to the family. A quilt would be a special gift.

  68. Barb Colvin says:

    I have a new grandson via my son’s recent marriage. Andrew is 12 yrs old, autistic and quite a character! He always has a smile for me. He definitely needs a quilt made with his favorite color, yellow.

  69. Angie says:

    My granddaughter Morgan needs her own special quilt from grandma. She will be needing a bigger quilt when she graduates to her “big girl” bed!

  70. Angie says:

    My granddaughter Morgan needs her own special quilt from grandma. I’ve made a crib quilt for her but she will be needing a bigger quilt when she graduates to her “big girl” bed!

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