Wednesday, February 29, 2012

WIP Wednesday: A School Yard Finish

Although I showed this to you yesterday, here is my grand finale post shouting out to the world that I've finished a quilt!

School Yard
The Details:
School Yard
Pattern: Square One from Simplify with Camille Roskelley: Quilts for the Modern Home .
Fabric: Punctuation by American Jane for Moda Fabrics - top, back & binding.  Sashing on top is Snow Bella Solids.
Size: 61" x 53"
Pieced and bound by me
Quilted by: Karen Kimmel - a long arm quilter from my guild who brought life to this quilt.
Started: January 2011
Finished: Sunday, February 25, 2012
Who is it for: Initially this quilt top had no intended recipient, but sometime in the middle of last year I participated in a Crafty Pay-It-Forward Challenge on Facebook and a lovely Kindergarten teacher friend of mine played along.  So School Yard is for her and it will go perfectly in the decor of her house.

Here are a few more photos:

What else am I working on:
The T-Shirt Quilt - plan to post T-Shirt Chronicles Part III by the weekend.
Sew Happy Quilt QAL - a week behind...need to catch up.
Mug Rugs - yesterday in class I doodled a bit and designed a thank you mug rugs for various friends & family who've been very supportive this past three weeks.

I'm linking up with Lee from Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday and Jenna from Sew Happy Geek for Manic Monday.

Happy Leap Year Day - hope you have a fun and productive day,


  1. What a wonderful gift to give as a pay it forward. I am sure your friend will love it!

  2. oh what great pics of "Schoolyard" - love it!! Very cool you are paying it forward!

  3. Really great quilt! Congrats on the finish. Your friend will absolutely love having it!

  4. I love it!!

  5. This quilt is beautiful! Great work!

  6. I love this quilt! It's been fun watching the progress. That is an amazing Pay it Forward gift! I am sure ther recipient will love it.
    Also, I have been listening to your podcasts on my phone and you are so fun to listen to!

  7. Lovely!! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Excellent work! Your recipient is going to be over the moon.

  9. I love that quilt pattern. I also did that pattern. It is a great size laying under on the couch. It looks great and your friend will enjoy it!

  10. I love your quilt, and I'm sure your school yard friend will love it too! What a great idea to give mug rugs as thank you gifts.

  11. Excellent quilt, Susan! And very fun photo shoot. I'm sure your friend will love it! Excited to see your progress on the T-Shirt Chronicles!

  12. Nice job on the quilt finish!