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. 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 :-)

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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 :)

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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. :)

  11. 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?

  12. 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!

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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!

  16. 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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