Back-To-School Quilt

I am still working through my “old” novelty fabric stash. The fabric on the right with the black background and colorful alphabet letters has been around for years.

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I used some of it to make a couple of quick simple purses and had about a yard left. I only recently discovered some of the letters of the alphabet were missing. I couldn’t spell out my name. How weird is that!!

With schools opening soon, the idea of making a Back-to-School quilt seemed like a good idea. A mini quilt or lap quilt for a child. I gathered up several other fabrics and got started cutting out the pieces. Dresden Plate wedges. One of my favorites to work with.

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I changed my mind after making this block and decided to go longer.

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Added two more wedges to balance it out. 10 wedges per strip.

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Here are four strips sewn together with black fabric with tiny white dots for sashing. And also black polka dots. (You knew polka dots would be here somewhere, right? πŸ˜€ )

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Let’s see… we have Math, Spelling… how about some Music!!

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Making progress. Two complete sections done.

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When deciding on the final borders Log Cabin style, I really wanted to somehow bring this yellow numerical fabric into the mix. I tried it on the sides. But it stuck out too much. Even consulted my “color expert” (hubby). He has a great eye for color. I looked at him and he was shaking his head. OK. No bright yellow.

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As you can see here, I used my Go-To-Fabric, my beautiful black polka dots. Always handy. I am thinking of buying an entire bolt the next time a JoAnn’s 50% off coupon lands on my doorstep.

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So… the quilt top is finished. And now I have to decide on the fabric for the back, quilt it and add the binding.

Unless I change my mind, this will be the binding.

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Right now it measures 42″ by 54″.


5 comments on “Back-To-School Quilt

  1. Debra says:

    Love the fabric with the rulers!

  2. Lennette says:

    I love it Donna!!! Your hubby isn’t the only one with an eye for color, you do too! I love all of your color/fabric combinations!!!

  3. don_mae says:

    Thanks much!!

    I went to JoAnn’s to get more black polka dot fabric. I am going to use that for the back. Will be working on it today. And the pillow.

  4. Crystal says:

    Hi Donna!
    Love this school theme and the colors remind me of Mary Engelbreit’s art – delightfully bright and cheerful! πŸ™‚

    And kudos to hubby for his keen eye for color!

    • don_mae says:

      Hey Crystal!! Yep, hubby is a stickler for a coordinated wardrobe. Everything much be clean and polished. He is the only person I know who won’t go anywhere with unshined shoes. Me. I have NEVER shined my shoes. Ever.

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