Quiltmakers Back to School Party: Day 4

Welcome to Day 4 of Quiltmaker’s
Back to School Party!

We have a free quilt pattern, various color recipes for inspiration and reader-sewers just like yourself who have already made the quilt.

We’re down to the final stages already.

Quilting and Finishing

Layer and baste together the backing, batting and quilt top. Refer to the quilting placement diagram below.

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Quilt fabric #3 and #5 patches with straight lines and in the ditch as shown. Quilt the borders in the ditch.  Quilt petals in the blocks as shown. Quilt loops in the B’s between the blocks and in border #2 as shown.

Bind the quilt.

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We’re down to the last two quilts made by our reader-sewers in fabrics from Quilting Treasures and Timeless Treasures. They look completely different from each other.

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Laura Miller from Liberty Lake, Washington created this snappy version in Learning is Fun fabrics by Kimberly’s Garden for Quilting Treasures.

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Hip-Hopscotch made by Laura Miller; fabrics are Learning is Fun from Quilting Treasures.

The red/green/black combination makes for a lively quilt. Text prints are hot right now and we love these fabrics which play to that trend. You could switch these fabrics around for a completely different look; see how Julie Belin did just that.

We put Lisa Dumais to work with Splash fabrics from Timeless Treasures.

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The fussy-cut motifs make this a favorite.

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Made by Lisa Dumais; fabrics are Splash from Timeless Treasures.

Can you believe how cute those little whales are? And you’d hardly imagine this quilt was from the same pattern as the one above it. I’d love to wrap my new great-nephew Mack in this one!

We’ll be back tomorrow with a quilt label and final thoughts on your Back to School project.

Please scroll down to meet some of this year’s Back to School sewing team members.

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Getting inspired to sew this fall? Try our time-saving quilt kits.

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