Hello and happy Monday! I hope you had a terrific weekend! I finally got to do a little sewing this weekend, and first on my list was to catch up with a few blocks for works in progress. Today I’ll be sharing my barn quilt blocks update! I’m making the barn blocks from Fat Quarter Shop and using a mix of my Clover Hollow and Walkabout fabric collections. I love how the blocks are coming along, and the pops of color I’m using for the blocks on the sides of the barn make them really shine!
Over the weekend I finished block 5 which I’d had for nearly a month. I really wanted to get it finished before the next block arrives! I used fabrics from Clover Hollow for my barn but used our tone on tone floral background and the soft coral medium floral from Walkabout. I love the pinwheel in the center of this month’s block!
Since I used our directional loop the loops print for the barn I had to do a little extra thinking to get them all the same direction in the block. But I feel like the extra time was well spent because it might have been a bit too busy with the loops turned every which way.
Since the roof section is the same in each block, I really should just get the rest of those ready to go. Then putting my block together each month would be really fast! I’m debating whether or not to do some navy roof sections…I have a good selection of prints I could use for those.
Barn Quilt Blocks Update Patterns:
I get the patterns for the barn quilt blocks each month in my Sew Sampler box; however, the patterns are available for purchase separately in paper or PDF.
The August Sew Sampler box had the Barn quilt pattern and some other useful tools and notions!
August Sew Sampler Box Contents:
- Barn Quilt Block Recipe Card
- Easy Living Sew Sampler Exclusive pattern
- Sew Standard Seam Guide (multi-use mini tool)
- Splash Rotary Cutter in Pink
- Aurifil Thread in 50 wt. (a great neutral color)
- Elizabeth Hartman Artic 10″ squares
I’ve really been having a lot of fun with the barn quilt blocks. As soon as this month’s block is finished up I’ll be half-way through with the blocks for this quilt! I guess it’s probably time to start thinking about setting options and fabric choices for sashing and borders! Thanks so much for reading along with this month’s barn quilt blocks update! Happy quilting!
Susan Shaw says
Isn’t it nice to have a new rotary cutter from time to time. I was preparing to cut out a new quilt. When I changed my blade, the OLD rotary cutter would not go back together at all. It was an absolute mess. I’m in the midst of moving my bedroom downstairs and combing my studio and bedroom together so I don’t have to climb the stairs nearly as often. Therefore, things are in quite a state of confusion. I could not lay my hnads on another rotary cutter. I could not believe that. Things are really that boxed and stacked at the moment So, knowing that they will all be used and it’s been years since I purchased a new rotary cutter, I splurged and bought a new one. It was nice to not only be able to progress easily with the project but also to feel pampered. It’s amazing what joy a small item can bring. I then started thinking about the people effected by Hurricane Florence and how many willl lose lives; homes; things that can never be replacced; and then those that lose the comforts of home – maybe just that beloved rotary cutter that fits perfectly in the hand. How blessed I am to have many things that I take for granted. Thanks for an encoouraging post.
I love your barn block with the pink fabric in it! I used a pink Nest fabric over the weekend to make the hearts in Chelsi’s pattern and since Joanna doesn’t have so many pink fabrics in her collections I was glad that a pink fabric from another designer played so well her fabrics. Now I wonder if your pinks are also an option I know the B&C pinks are a bit too bright.
Anne Johnson says
I love getting the sampler boxes and about the 18th of each month start getting excited as I await the next delivery. Your color choices are fabulous – the individual blocks really pop in the neutral barns! I have not started my barn blocks because I didnt like the colors in the model. You have inspired me to consider other colors. Next week we’ll be on vacation in Michigan and now I have a “real” reason to visit that to die for quilt shop there! Thanks for your post!