Sunday, August 6, 2017

Sunday Quilt Inspiration: S C H O O L H O U S E

Free clip art of an old fashioned little red school house
We have returned from vacation. We drove up to the house yesterday afternoon, took naps, and began hauling in clothes, laundry, and food when one vehicle pulled up. 

Since that time, we've seen all the kids, grandkids (except one), Richard's parents and the great grandie.  Everyone, it seems is getting ready for school and all of them begin at some point this week. 

Pictures Of School HouseThat said, I've been thinking about not going back for the first time since 1990 when I began my career. It feels strange, of course, but when a friend contacted me to get together, we decided to make it a party. 

When teachers are greeting their students on the first day, several of us--who are now retired and worked together at some point--are meeting for lunch. 

Schoolhouse 6" blockIt's been two years since we were all together, so it will be great fun seeing them after seeing the kiddos off to school.

Quilting at Thimblelady - quilt block_school house, $0.00 ( the meantime, I thought it would be interesting to see what's happening in the quilt world so far as school is concerned. 

To that end, I found a few schoolhouse blocks and quilts. If you've been around for a few years, this inspiration post is a bit different from the one in 2015, so keep going. :)

School House Quilt BlockSchool House quilt block. love the checkerboard around  the block. OOOO mini nine-patch!

Red & White School House - April 2002 Block - free pdf fileschool house quilt block

Whether single block mini-quilts, multi-block table runners, or large bed quilts, the schoolhouse block never disappoints. Take a look at a few larger options:

little house quilt- never saw this pattern done up in these patterns and colors and I like it

This pattern is called Patchwork Cottage by The Rabbit Factory. The pattern called for 6 houses which I quilt | Cathy Izzo's School House Quilt

Love the tree fabric by the house I think if the background of the house was trees too it would look like the houses were in the woods.

FREE PATTERN ~ Combine piecing and appliqué to create a welcoming wall quilt. Use a variety of small-scale prints from the Bread & Butter collection by Kaye England for Wilmington Prints to give each house block its own personality.

Wow, this is amazing when you read the personal story behind it.  She has good balance of design, along with color, not to mention her thoughtfulness.  970096_10201574882484685_1227300225_n

A take on my favourite white and red house quilt patternCold Spell | Laundry Basket Quilts

something about house quilts that I love.  Cottons 'n Wool Primitive houses

A Collection of Small Red and White Quilts. Love  house pattern.  This exact quilt will go on my "would love to quilt" list!

School House Quilt

schoolhouse quilts - Google Search


Anonymous said...

As a retired teacher in Calgary, AB, a group of retirees get together the first week of school, usually for lunch, and call it "To hell with the bell"! Teaching is so different than it used to be...
Thanks for the great schoolhouse pictures. I am packing up to put everything into storage, as we have sold out home and have not gotten another till we come back from Arizona in the spring. I found a schoolhouse quilt I had started 10-12 years ago among the boxes that I packed up when we moved into this house! It's on my list to complete next summer. Jill in Calgary

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Hi Jill, thanks for stopping by. I'd have to take my sewing machine to Arizona and work on a project or two. I think I'd have withdrawal symptoms and maybe annoy my husband with my whining. :)