Schoolhouse Rocks!

Posted on August 28th, by Amy in finished quilt, give away. 70 comments

Hi all! My Schoolhouse Rocks quilt made it home, and we made it outside for some pictures yesterday! I had fun working on this quilt, it’s bright and cherry, with traditional blocks, and lots of quilting on my domestic machine.

All the schoolhouse blocks are made with a different fabric, I pulled small and medium scale prints in a rainbow of colors from my stash. Each block I worked on was a new favorite! I think a teacher would love this quilt with student signatures in the background fabric.

To make your own version, check out Generation Q’s Fall Issue.

The full pattern is included in the magazine, and the whole issue is inspiring and a great read!

I have a copy of Generation Q to giveaway – to win leave me a comment, telling me your favorite traditional block. 

I’ll update the post with a winner on Friday, August 31, 2012.

Good Luck!

– Amy

70 thoughts on “Schoolhouse Rocks!

  1. 1

    Such a fun quilt, Amy! My favourite traditional pattern is the Irish Chain (not much of a block person). Thanks for the give-away!

  2. 2
    Mrs A says:

    I am looking at a log cabin design right now, one that is from the south, very interesting!

  3. 3
    Gill says:

    Great houses! My first quilt was houses!
    I love flying geese!

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    Sharon B says:

    So cute – I love the way it came together – the blues really set it off.

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    Linda S. says:

    i absolutely love weathervane (and double x)!! your quilt is lovely!!

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    Becky Greene says:

    I am not sure exactly why I am drawn to it, but I have been loving the Churn Dash block lately. Love your quilt – such great movement because of the chains and the roof pattern. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine :-)

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    Cindy says:

    Great quilt! Sawtooth Star is a favorite. There are so many ways you can use it!

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    MelodyJ says:

    My favorite has always been the log cabin but lately I’ve been drawn to and made several quilts using a snowball block. It’s great for showing off dramatic fabrics or changes in values.

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    Heidi says:

    my favourite one ist the sawtooth star, but i love other stars,too
    thanks for the chance to win

  10. 10

    Lovely quilt! My favorite is the double wedding ring!

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    Pam says:

    What a great quilt, and oh so appropriate for this back-to-school time of year. My favorite traditional block is courthouse steps.

  12. 12
    Lucy D says:

    Your quilt is SO sweet~
    My favorite block is the log cabin.

  13. 13
    Faye says:

    I am always struck by traditioanl log cabin blocks that play with dark and light values to make different patterns. But I also love double wedding ring quilts. Thank you for the chance to win!

  14. 14
    Betty says:

    My favorite block is the 9 patch block.

  15. 15
    Cindy Sharp says:

    Love your quilt!

    Favorite block….a half square triangle.

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    L Ferguson says:

    I love the lively fabric you used in the house blocks!

  17. 17
    Jenny C says:

    It’s a fun quilt.
    I love the Burgoyne block.

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    de baker says:

    the fun one for me is hst, thanks for great site

  19. 19

    My favorite traditional block is the pinwheel star. It just MOVES!

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    Lori Smanski says:

    This is so adorable. I love it. I havent played with many differnt blocks yet. Newbie. But of the few Ive done I like Log Cabin the best.

  21. 21

    I love sawtooth star blocks. Thanks for the chance to win!

  22. 22
    Jill says:

    Love the school houses! I’ve always loved Birds in Flight blocks.

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    Sally says:

    It does indeed (rock)! I’m keen on double hourglass blocks just lately but I also love, love tumblers.

  24. 24
    Lisa Marie says:

    I love log cabin blocks for their versatility.

  25. 25
    Di says:

    I rather like Dresden Plates :-))

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    Miss Nancy says:

    Love your bright and cheery Schoolhouse Rock!! So much fun! I love just about any traditional block with as few triangles as possible. Occasionally triangles and I have had words. Thank you for this giveaway.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

  27. 27
    Kate Brown says:

    Amy love your schoolhouse quilt! I really like the fan block. It can be arranged so many ways and I think it is kind of girly and old fashioned.

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    Dawn Hollingsworth says:

    I LOVE your quilt! It does, indeed, rock! I am currently addicted to Dresden Plates. However, I also love the “Snail Trail” block because I have been collecting snail items (not real snails) since I was 10 :)

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    Hallie says:

    I love the log cabin……..very versitile in traditional and modern quilting. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    sandy says:

    Hi: Love the houses but especially the roofs. My favorite block would have to be a star, any kind. Thanks for the chaance to win the magazine.

  31. 31
    Beth T. says:

    What a great quilt. We have a Schoolhouse quilt made by my sweetheart’s grandmother at the turn of the century, and I’ve always thought I’d make another. Doing one like yours would be a fun twist.

    My favorite trad block is the log cabin.

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    Sara says:

    I am currently loving the Churn Dash block.

  33. 33
    Suzanne says:

    It’s beautiful, Amy! I love your fabric choices and the Irish Chain design.

  34. 34
    audrey says:

    Love your version of the schoolhouse! The roof adds so much! I think my favorite classic is the sawtooth star.

  35. 35

    Iam totally in love with this quilt!
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  36. 36
    Gayle B says:

    My favorite traditional block is Pineapple. Need to finish a project of paper pieced blocks.

  37. 37
    Cecilia says:

    Great quilt! My favorite traditional quilt block is the Ohio Star.

  38. 38
    Kathie says:

    I’ve just begun quilting so I don’t have a favorite yet, I’m still learning!

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    Judy says:

    What a neat quilt! I like the pinwheel block as it’s just fun to make.

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    Diane says:

    love those houses!

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    Kate says:

    I love your quilt! I’m hooked on flying geese right now, just finished using them in a border!

  42. 42

    I have made a lot of traditional block quilts and loved them all, but I think the log cabin is my favorite. It was my first quilt ever.

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    Rachelle says:

    I really like the 9 patch block.

  44. 44

    This quilt looks great! I have to say my favorite traditional block has to be the log cabin. Depending on the colors it can look so different each time I make it.

  45. 45
    DeniseMarie says:

    Ummm – traditional block? What’s that? I’m a modern gal, but I do base a lot of stuff on the good old Log Cabin square.

  46. 46
    Jennie P. says:

    I love your schoolhouses! My favorite traditional block would be the HST.

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    Jenelle says:

    I like the striped fabric for the roofs. My favorite traditional block is probably the string block. It still looks so modern to me and it uses scraps! Total win-win. :)

  48. 48
    Munaiba says:

    My favourite block is the Dutchman’s puzzle block but I like it when the inner triangles are not a different fabric to the outer. I don’t want to see the spinner, I want to see the the arrows. Does that make sense?

  49. 49
    Kelie says:

    I don’t know if it’s traditional but I like the simple HST do versatile and can be used in sew many ways! Thanks for the chance to win!

  50. 50
    Janet Best says:

    My favorite traditional block is the Shoo Fly block. It’s the first block I learned to make when I was 11.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  51. 51
    Maria Kievit says:

    Love any star pattern. Thanks for the giveaway.

  52. 52
    Jo says:

    My favorite block has to be any kind of star. I love your quilt. My daughter is a teacher…she would love this. Thank you!
    Boppiesgirl at gmail dot com

  53. 53
    GG Bocchino says:

    Your Quilt is Great! Love it!!
    There are so many traditional blocks that are lovely. But it seems that the Log Cabin block which includes so many variations would be my favorite.

  54. 54
    Patty says:

    My favorite block is Old Maid’s Puzzle. I saw it used in a two color quilt and fell in love with it.

  55. 55

    Hi Amy. I love this looks brilliant! I have to say that even though I’m new to the quilting game I probably have a soft spot for flying geese …. I even blogged about it! Check it out if you have time

  56. 56
    Linda says:

    Bright, brilliant quilt! My favorite block is a block…add a bunch of them together and you get a quilt. Easy!

  57. 57
    KT says:

    A great quilt and a catchy tune stuck in my head! Awesome!

  58. 58
    Sarah N says:

    I like pinwheel blocks most at the moment :)

  59. 59
    Marshall says:

    How beautiful! I love how cheery it is. I’m beyond indecisive, so let’s go with double wedding ring.

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    MarciaW says:

    My favorite traditional block is the versatile nine patch. Great quilt!

  61. 61
    Cheryl says:

    I love log cabin quilts. There is so much you can do with them. Thanks for a chance to win.

  62. 62
    amy dame says:

    oh, this is so fun! i’m so impressed that you’ve managed to make a gorgeous schoolhouse block quilt! i’ve only ever seen them done in dreary colours, and the difference is amazing!

    my favourite traditional block seems to vary, but lately i have been super into churndash. a friend chose it for a bee she’s in, and her bright cheerful blocks inspired me so much!

  63. 63

    I like stars of all kinds especially a star in a star. No idea what the name of that would be traditionally though. I do like the traditional over the wonky.

  64. 64
    Christine says:

    Love you quilt! and great choice of fabric and color for the inhouse blocks

  65. 65
    Anita says:

    Great schoolhouse quilt!
    Pinwheels are my favorite block

  66. 66
    Pam says:

    Hi Amy,

    I love your quilt! My favorite block is any variation of the LOG CABIN !


  67. 67
    Letty says:

    I love the schoolhouse quilt! It is so exciting! My fav traditional block is a 9 patch. They are so deeply satisfying to me I just can’t get enough. After that I like a simple star Ohio?

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    Marjorie says:

    I love improve crazy quilt blocks. I sometimes like incorporate them into a traditional block like a star.

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