Quiltmaker is having a Back to School Party and you’re invited! Come sew with us!
Each day next week, Sept. 16 to 20, please join us here on Quilty Pleasures for a free quilt pattern in bite-size morsels, tips and techniques and giveaways galore!
The idea of the Back to School Party is to celebrate fall with a fun, easy new project. You’ll find camaraderie, guidance and inspiration each day as we work on the quilt together. The quilt is called Playground; it was designed by Denise Russart.
We knew you’d need some time to gather sewing supplies so today we’re sharing a diagram and photos of Playground along with the yardage requirements. The grayscale quilt diagram below is keyed to the fabrics in the yardage further down.
Playground is a 56″ x 70″ throw. Each block finishes at 10″ x 10″.
You can move the values around in this design. In other words, the dark fabric (called “black” but doesn’t need to actually be black) could go into the position where the dotted squares are now, or wherever you’d like to put it. The lightest fabric could go into the rings, or could be swapped with the dark, or whatever tickles your fancy. Please keep reading because there are lots of examples below.
Below are partial photos of the quilts we’ll be showing you next week. These will help you see the potential for this pattern.
So much potential to make the quilt look however you’d like! If you want to use scraps, you can choose “families” of colors or values and it will look great. This weekend I’ll have a whole post about how to make a successful scrap quilt from this pattern.
To help you plan your own quilt, if you wish, print the fabric chart below. Just click on the chart and it will pop up separately, and then you can print it. Customize it by plugging in your own fabric choices.
We’ll give you the first step of Playground construction on Monday, Sept. 16. During the party you’ll also get to meet our team of reader-sewers, and we’ll have daily doses of learning. Plan to take photos of your quilt along the way so that we can share them with everyone and multiply the fun. I’ll see you at the party!