Schoolhouse Rocks!

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

By |2017-02-06T09:18:21-06:00August 28th, 2012|finished quilt, give away|70 Comments


  1. M-R @ Quilt Matters August 28, 2012 at 5:06 am - Reply

    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. Mrs A August 28, 2012 at 5:09 am - Reply

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

  3. Gill August 28, 2012 at 5:14 am - Reply

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

  4. Sharon B August 28, 2012 at 5:28 am - Reply

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

  5. Linda S. August 28, 2012 at 5:29 am - Reply

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

  6. Becky Greene August 28, 2012 at 5:32 am - Reply

    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 :-)

  7. Cindy August 28, 2012 at 5:45 am - Reply

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

  8. MelodyJ August 28, 2012 at 6:07 am - Reply

    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.

  9. Heidi August 28, 2012 at 6:23 am - Reply

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

  10. Emily Breclaw August 28, 2012 at 6:30 am - Reply

    Lovely quilt! My favorite is the double wedding ring!

  11. Pam August 28, 2012 at 6:45 am - Reply

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

  12. Lucy D August 28, 2012 at 6:53 am - Reply

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

  13. Faye August 28, 2012 at 7:00 am - Reply

    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. Betty August 28, 2012 at 7:08 am - Reply

    My favorite block is the 9 patch block.

  15. Cindy Sharp August 28, 2012 at 7:11 am - Reply

    Love your quilt!

    Favorite block….a half square triangle.

  16. L Ferguson August 28, 2012 at 7:17 am - Reply

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

  17. Jenny C August 28, 2012 at 7:22 am - Reply

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

  18. de baker August 28, 2012 at 7:41 am - Reply

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

  19. Mary on Lake Pulaski August 28, 2012 at 7:45 am - Reply

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

  20. Lori Smanski August 28, 2012 at 7:45 am - Reply

    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. Michelle @ needle and nest August 28, 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

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

  22. Jill August 28, 2012 at 8:15 am - Reply

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

  23. Sally August 28, 2012 at 8:52 am - Reply

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

  24. Lisa Marie August 28, 2012 at 8:57 am - Reply

    I love log cabin blocks for their versatility.

  25. Di August 28, 2012 at 9:02 am - Reply

    I rather like Dresden Plates :-))

  26. Miss Nancy August 28, 2012 at 9:09 am - Reply

    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. Kate Brown August 28, 2012 at 9:13 am - Reply

    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.

  28. Dawn Hollingsworth August 28, 2012 at 9:22 am - Reply

    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 :)

  29. Hallie August 28, 2012 at 9:38 am - Reply

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

  30. sandy August 28, 2012 at 10:11 am - Reply

    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. Beth T. August 28, 2012 at 10:15 am - Reply

    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.

  32. Sara August 28, 2012 at 10:22 am - Reply

    I am currently loving the Churn Dash block.

  33. Suzanne August 28, 2012 at 10:40 am - Reply

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

  34. audrey August 28, 2012 at 11:16 am - Reply

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

  35. Queenie Believe August 28, 2012 at 11:19 am - Reply

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

    • Queenie Believe August 28, 2012 at 11:22 am - Reply

      Ooop forgot to tell my fav traditional block… Having grown up in Ohio my all time favorite traditional block is the Ohio Star.

  36. Gayle B August 28, 2012 at 12:19 pm - Reply

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

  37. Cecilia August 28, 2012 at 12:28 pm - Reply

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

  38. Kathie August 28, 2012 at 12:29 pm - Reply

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

  39. Judy August 28, 2012 at 12:30 pm - Reply

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

  40. Diane August 28, 2012 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    love those houses!

  41. Kate August 28, 2012 at 1:13 pm - Reply

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

  42. charlotte maxwell August 28, 2012 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    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.

  43. Rachelle August 28, 2012 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    I really like the 9 patch block.

  44. Carolyn @ Sweetboaterchick August 28, 2012 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    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. DeniseMarie August 28, 2012 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    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. Jennie P. August 28, 2012 at 3:26 pm - Reply

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

  47. Jenelle August 28, 2012 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    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. Munaiba August 28, 2012 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    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. Kelie August 28, 2012 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    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. Janet Best August 28, 2012 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    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. Maria Kievit August 28, 2012 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    Love any star pattern. Thanks for the giveaway.

  52. Jo August 28, 2012 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    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. GG Bocchino August 28, 2012 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    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. Patty August 28, 2012 at 9:52 pm - Reply

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

  55. Natasha Renstead August 29, 2012 at 12:06 am - Reply

    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. Linda August 29, 2012 at 5:02 am - Reply

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

  57. KT August 29, 2012 at 4:42 pm - Reply

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

  58. Sarah N August 29, 2012 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    I like pinwheel blocks most at the moment :)

  59. Marshall August 29, 2012 at 5:15 pm - Reply

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

  60. MarciaW August 29, 2012 at 6:10 pm - Reply

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

  61. Cheryl August 29, 2012 at 8:11 pm - Reply

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

  62. amy dame August 30, 2012 at 5:26 am - Reply

    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. A.J. Dub (Amy) August 30, 2012 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    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. Christine August 30, 2012 at 1:04 pm - Reply

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

  65. Anita August 30, 2012 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    Great schoolhouse quilt!
    Pinwheels are my favorite block

  66. Pam August 31, 2012 at 2:18 am - Reply

    Hi Amy,

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


  67. Letty September 5, 2012 at 7:41 am - Reply

    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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  69. Marjorie September 19, 2013 at 11:31 am - Reply

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

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