Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Back of my Farmers Wife Quilt!!!...


 I showed you the front of my farmers wife quilt...


But what I didn't show you...
was the back!!!


I always planned on using the vintage seed catalogue print on the back...
(it's from Lakehouse fabrics and sadly is no longer in print)

Anyhoo...

 When I went to prepare the backing...
I found that I didn't have quite enough.
(insert sad face here)



My grandma always said that
 "necessity is the mother of invention"
And so...
 I decided to "invent" a larger backing piece
 by designing and piecing a row of 
blocks into the backing fabric 
to make it larger! 


Because the quilt celebrates farm life...
I thought it only fitting to build a barn
 around some 6" blocks!

YaY!

I have always loved barns.
Although I am not a farmers wife...
I was raised on a farm and so
I am a farmers daughter:) 



I had so much fun building them and 
I decided that these quilty barns would make an adorable quilt.

And so...
I got the idea that you might have fun building barns with me!

Yep!!!

My big announcement is ...
The Quilty Barn Along!!!

If you want to "quilty barn along" with me...
let me know and I will put the tutorial
 for my barn block up... 
along with a 
Quilty Barn flickr group and a button.

Sew...how about it???
Are you in?
xx
Lori






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SoozeM said...

Ooooh yes your barns are gorgeous, count me in!!

Carol said...

Oh Lori your barns are wonderful! What a perfect addition to the back of your Farmer's Wife...they'll make a fabulous quilt...I'd love to do some!

trish said...

Oh my goodness Lori!!
Those are amazing barn blocks!!
I am so in!!! :0)

Jeanie said...

Your quilt and your barns on the back are just wonderful! I love how each barn has a different quilt block on it, just like the painted barns that you see sometimes. Beautiful job!

Dorothy said...

Count me in! I am having fun doing the rows, so I would love to do your barns! I love barns!
Dorothy in IL

Cheryl said...

I love it! Cannot wait. Not a day goes by that I don't say, if I had a barn, I would paint a barn quilt. Not likely to happen anytime soon. Now I can have my barn quilt! Can't wait to begin. Thank you for developing and sharing this wonderful idea!

Jessie Fincham said...

Yes please to the Barny quilt along!! Jessie, xo

Coloradolady said...

Oh, yes indeed...I have not finished my back for my farmer wife quilt and this may be something I could do...but really, a separate quilt would be prefect..adorable.

JoAnne said...

Oh my! I totally love the barns! I'm in! They remind me of the great barns we see on the highway with the barn quilts on them. So cool!

Laura VanVleet said...

I agree! Your barns rock! I'd love to join the barn along!

Laura VanVleet said...

Your barns rock! I'd love to make some of these! I love the little quilts haning on the barn side!

Darlene said...

What a delightful surprise on the back of your quilt, Lori. I'm a rancher's granddaughter; we didn't have a barn but we had a bunkhouse...I can pretend. :-)

Yes, please, I'd love to make lots of barns.

Polly said...

Oh, YES! Count me in!!

Quilting in the South said...

Yes. I would like to join you in making barns. I grew up on a farm and this would be a creative way to combine fabric and barns

scrappy101 said...

I love it, Thanks

Renea said...

Very cute. Love how you incorporated your left over blocks into the barns. I would love a tutorial.

pajtr said...

Oh, my, *yes*!!
Lori, I love your barns!!
Your quilt is awesome!!... So beautifully done!!
Thank you, Lori, for so generously sharing your creativity!!
Pat T.

pajtr said...

Oh, my, *yes*!!
Lori, I love your barns!!
Your quilt is awesome!!... So beautifully done!!
Thank you, Lori, for so generously sharing your creativity!!
Pat T.

quiltergal said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! Count me in! Count me in! Count me in! I'm not a farmer's wife, or even a farmer's daughter, but your barns make me wish I was.

Carol Stearns said...

Last summer I visited Amish country in Pa and would sew like to sew some barns! Thanks! Carol

VAMama said...

A barn-raisin' in mid-winter?
Oh, yes!

pajtr said...

Oh, my, *yes*!! ... I'm in!
Lori, I love your barns!!
Your whole quilt is awesome!!... So beautifully done!
Thank you for so generously sharing your creativity!!
Pat T.

Terry said...

I love your quilty barns! And I'd love to make some! Thanks! :0)

Carol said...

I am so in for making the quilt barns! When I was looking at your barn blocks, I was thinking I want to make barns and now I can, Yay.

JudyCinNC said...

Sure would love to do this - I hope one day to do the drive by on the Virginia and North Carolina trail to see the quilts on barns. Count me in and hopefully I will be able to keep up. Judy C in NC

Beth said...

As the granddaughter of a farmer and a farmer's wife, I'd love to make some barns. Four of them would be a great wall-hanging, don't you think? Thanks for the offer of a tutorial!

Vicki H said...

AWESOME!!! I LOVE them! Count me in.

lisa0116 said...

I would love to do the barn a long with you. I found out about the row a long in the middle of the row a long and had to collect some thirties fabrics for it. Got them now and will be playing catch up on that one. Bring on the barns please.
Lisa in Georgia

Maureen Clifford said...

How cute! I would love to "Barn" along!

robin said...

YES! Count me in. Wait! Do I smell...hay?

Judy said...

Barns are my favorite! How clever you are to design the side of the barn with a quilt block.

Lois Ruley said...

This is an awesome idea ~~ thankyou so much~~

julieQ said...

I would love to go into the barn raising business with you!!

Pam said...

Definately!! Count me in!!

Maribel said...

Please, please a barn tutorial!! count with me too.Thank you.Love from Spain

Grandma Shell said...

I think your barns are sooo cute! Yes, I want to build some barns too

Sharon Dawn said...

Those barns are so cute! Great idea to add them to the Farmer's Wife!! I would love to make some. Thanks!

Carolyn in NC said...

Really, really cute. Count me in.

Diana said...

Yes, Yes, Yes!! Being a farmers wife, I would really love to build some beautiful barns with you!

circle r motel said...

Absolutely I'm in! I don't think you had to ask.... Tee, hee. They are so cute! Remind me of the Pennsylvania Dutch. Nanette knows!

An Askew View said...

Duh?....YES!

Christina said...

A big yes. I grew up on a farm and love barns. I have been looking for a barn project to make.

Cher in Victoria said...

I love barns, I am in. Can hardly wait.

Jacqueline said...

You are so clever.. I love the addition of the barns. I would love to do some with you..

Thanks

Gloria Galiana said...

I too, am a farmer's daughter growing up in Iowa. Count me in!
GG

Christina said...

A big yes! I grew up on a farm and love barns. I have been looking for a project with them.

Cher in Victoria said...

I love barns and yours look great, I will be following.

Denise Hopp said...

I love barns! I'm in!

Denise Hopp said...

I love barns! I'm in!

evelyn said...

Oh I love that idea. What an inspiration you are!

evelyn said...

Yes please let me in.

Sharon said...

Very cute!!!! I'd love to make some too.

Sheila said...

Yes! Yes! I'm having so much FUN with your current row along challenge. I've learned so much. Skills that I am using when I sew other things. I would love to participate in your Quilty Barn Along challenge.

Demented Seamstress said...

Yes, love the barns...lets do it

Lizzie said...

Definitely! Sign me up please :-)

Margaret Doro said...

I love barn i would like to make some too!!! Great idea for the back!!!

barncat said...

Love the idea of a barn block or quilt, I'm in!

SharonTx said...

These are so ADORABLE! I would love to do the Quilty Barn Along!
SharonTx

territhegirl said...

I love your barns! I would love to join your challenge.

JoyceG said...

Love the barn blocks - count me in! I wish we could get Lakehouse to reprint that whole line of fabric, too - or at least the seed catalog prints! Wouldn't it be great if they did it in a wide backing option too?

Elsa said...

Love your Farmer's Wife quilt, it's the prettiest I've seen (they are usually so dark) and love love love the back!
I'm in!!!

Ann in TX said...

Count me in I love barns and houses.

Cotton Blossom said...

Don't mind if I do! That would be awesome!

Densews said...

Really love these barns. I am a farmer's daughter too. This would be on my to do list.

Rita said...

wow! i love your farmers wife quilt, really neat. and, yes, please count me in. your barn blocks look so real!

betweens said...

This is Thrilling I am so into this I love Barns and Have wanted to make a sampler with barns. I am so into this one!! thanks again for a wonderful year of excitement

Cindy said...

Yes, please! The barn blocks are so cute!

gail said...

I loved your completed farmer's wife quilt when I saw it yesterday, but I truly adore it now after seeing those barns on the back! So perfect for the quilt! I'd love to get some of those delightful barn blocks made.

Rose Marie said...

Definitely!!! I just finished my school house blocks with sampler blocks and am hooked on doing more quilts with the same idea.

patchouli moon studio said...

Yes i would love to make some barns. I love the quilt block on the barn!

kutiequilter said...

Love the barns! I want to play too!

greg said...

I'm in, too! I'll need something to work on after the row along is finished, right?!

Kiwi Gal said...

Ooh I was looking at your barns thinking how gorgeous they were and how I would love to try to make one/some ...
...and then I read what you had written ... YES, PLEASE.
Count me in!

Libby said...

OH YES ~ would love it ~ you are so
amazing ~~~~~ Your barn blocks are wonderful ~ Can't wait ~

Deb C. said...

The barn blocks are the first thing that grabbed my attention when I first saw your post today. I was thinking to myself 'oh I hope she has a tutorial for them'. So yes. I am definitely interested in a quilt along, barn style!

Maxine said...

Oh yes, sign me up..definitely interested..

Joan P. said...

I just discovered your blog recently and loved your row quilt! I love the Farmers Wife Quilt, too! Count me in on The Quilty Barn Along. Your blog is wonderful.

•stephanie• said...

that quilt back = the best!
re: yesterday's comment . . .
barns > babies!

Fran said...

I'm a farmer's daughter too and would LOVE to make some barns. They are adorable! Thank you for the offer!!

Sandy said...

Love the barns. Bring on a quilt along!

Joan P. said...

I just discovered your blog recently & love it! The Row Quilt was terrific. I love the Farmers Wife Quilt as well. Count me in on the barns. They are adorable.

Christy said...

Those barns are soooo cute! Count me in!

Sharon said...

Yes and please do, I love those barns!

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Colette McDonald said...

Love the barns I would do a Barn A Long! They are wonderful.

Paty Z said...

Yes please do!! What a lovely idea to put barns in the back. Your tutorials are so well written and photgraphed. You always have nice things for all of us. Thanks

Kristy said...

Are these ever cute! Yes, a barn-a-long would be so fun! I love the blocks in the middle of the barns. I have so enjoyed your row-a-long. Looking forward to making those cute sewing baskets. K-

Cats and Quilts said...

In like Flynn!!! I LOVE your quilt and back....... Would love to do this with ya'll.

Chris

Deb said...

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Butterfly George said...

Have always loved barns and am so glad to see one. Your tutorials are so great to work with and the pics are so helpful too. Thanks so much and I am saying yes. Butterfly George

Pam Pollock said...

Love the barns! So ridiculously cute!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Yes, Yes I am...I am all in....I can't wait! I love your barns so much. What a fun project.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

LisaAnn said...

Yes! I would love to make Quilty Barns! Yours are so inspiring!

Cynthia said...

What a great surprise! I was so surprised that I didn't notice the quilt on the barn at first! Adorable. Yes, I'm in, cute, cute, cute!!!

wendybird said...

Lori - Love it Love it Love it Please yes a Barn along - ei ei oh !!

Drue said...

Oh yes, love the barns on the back of the Farmer's Wife quilt. You had a great idea there. i would love to make my own barn quilt too. My family homesteaded in Minnesota over 130 years ago. The barn my ancestor put up is still standing! The foundation was made from the rocks they "harvested" from the fields. My gramma said every year they would have to pick up the rocks in the field before they would plant!

PamKittyMorning said...

Cute!

Carol said...

I live on a farm -- My daughters are waiting for me to finish the Farmer's Wife -- and the barns on the back would be fantastic! I'm IN!

Gransie's Groove said...

A BARN RAISING!!! Let's do it! Thanks so much...I've learned so much and love quilting along with you:) God bless:)

quilter000 said...

I am in with my mind now to see if the hands can keep up with it. cool Love what you have shown so yes yes Patty

quilter000 said...

I am in in my mind now to see if the hands can keep up with all that goes in it.LOL I love the barns so cute. put my name on your list.Patty

Diane B. said...

Lori - please do a tutorial! Quilts on barns. I live in the midwest and quilts on barns are popping up everywhere.

Love it!

Quilt Fabric Pizazz said...

Oh yes please! I live in a rural area in northern Canada. We often fundraise for equipment for our small local hospital. A "Barn Quilt" would be perfect! I am in!

farm girl at heart said...

Count me in - absolutely love the barn blocks. Never lived on a farm but I'm a farm girl at heart.

Margo Piikkila said...

YES PLEASE! Fabulous lovely and fun! count me in!! margo victoria bc canada

Joan said...

The barns are gorgeous. Count me in!

kathy said...

I love your barns. Count me in. I've been a barn lover all my life. Although I am not a Farmer's Wife nor am I a Farmer's daughter I am a Farmer's Grand-daughter.

Unknown said...

I was a farm girl. Count me in.

Grandmasewnsew said...

These are so cute! I immediately thought "I'd love to do these as a quilt along!" And you're offering to do it! What fun. Thank you.

Trina said...

I would love to do the Barn Quilt Along with you. I have never done a quilt along before so this should be fun.

Becki @ the beach said...

What a great idea, I'd like to make a barn table runner for my farm kitchen table.........I'm sure everything will taste better with these cute barns to look at.
thanks,
-b

Patty in NV said...

Me too...please!!

Sherryl said...

Barns! Fabulous! I'm in!!!

carol l said...

Oh, yes count me in. I don't know where the time will come from, but I;ll rob it from somewhere(cooking or cleaning). Looks like lots of fun.
Carol L
NE

Fran said...

Of course, I'm in. Who wouldn't want a "Quilt-Decorated-Barn Quilt?"

Cheryl Jeffries said...

I love them. Count me in.
Cheryl J

lindamayrene said...

Great idea, I'm in, love the quilt and great idea for the back.

B J Elder said...

Such a great solution and your blocks are fabulous! You are very clever!

legato1958 said...

Gorgeous! i say that isn't just a back... that's a 2 Front Sides Quilt!!

Love the Barn quilt along idea!!

susie

cookingkaren said...

I'm a farmer's daughter and I'm in! Last summer we painted quilts on the barn at home too. Can't wait to start these!

Kerri said...

I love the idea of the quilty barn along! It reminds me of living in Iowa. In the city Kalona they have a tour of barns that all have huge quilt blocks on each barn. Even their city block has quilt blocks in their sidewalks. :)

shar said...

Yes by all means. Can hardly wait to start!

SHARSUE

Helen said...

I always try to do something to make my backs more interesting--like add blocks that didn't make the cut on the top. I love your barns and I would love to be part of your Quilty Barn Along.

Kristine Hanson said...

so cute the barns!!! I turned 40 a few weeks ago and for this year my project for ME is the Farmers wife quilt....got the book, got the fabric....so working on a barn here and there will be perfect!

verykerryberry said...

What an inspired idea, I just had a feeling as I was reading that was where you are going! Absolutely love them!

Patricia said...

I am so in, I couldn't be more in if I tried. Thank you so much - I love those houses.

Rhonda B. Smith said...

Would love to go barning with you.

Michele said...

Love the barn. Count me in

Amy Martin said...

So cute! Count me in!

Amy Martin said...

Too cute! Count me in!

karen flick said...

You do not know HOW much I love barns...I am so sad as we drive in the midwest and see them about to blow down!!...I want to start a SAVE THE BARNS crusade!!..I picture them alive with animals...and farmers..and family...memories of my Uncles milking and squirting the kittens with the milk from the cow...made me giggle a little girls giggle! So,yes, count me in...I am at inthesewingbasket.blogspot.com..just starting my blogging.. addicted and love to quilt! and help others too! Karen

Sandi said...

I love your quilt barn design, it looks like a very fun block...looks like you have lots of interested people.

I'm enjoying your row along blocks. You have a wonderful creative soul.

MandaBurms said...

Oh MY I am IN!

LOVE it love leanne

Barbara Pricola said...

I live in farm country. I would love this!

Jennifer said...

LOVE THAT BARN! Count me in

Laura G said...

Your Talents and creativity amaze me. Thank you for sharing this marvelous quilt.

phillysblarney said...

I want in!!1 Love the barns

ljeanne said...

I'm all in!

Betsy Lynn said...

Eeeek! Yes, yes, yes!!

MakeItJoyful said...

Yes, yes, barns...sounds like a plan - I'm in.

Susan said...

I am a framer's wife and love old barns. Count me in!

Laurel said...

Absolutely! Love the barn blocks!

TonyaAnn said...

I just love barns. Live on a dairy farm and find so much inspiration everyday. Not sure about the flickr stuff though....

Mary said...

136 people already LOVE your Barns. How can I resist??? I have to get to sewing the current row-along so I can start a new one with you. I'm a farmer's wife and granddaughter.

Material Mary said...

Would love to do the quilty barn along. Have loved every minute of the row along...thanks so very much for sharing your fabulous talents...
Mary

Karen said...

I love big old barns. Would love to make a barn quilt with you! I'm in!

Tammy Edwards said...

I was already sewww in love with your Farmers Wife Quilt and then you go and turn it into a Master Piece with such a wonderful surprise on the back; you are a creative genius and your Grandma would be very proud of your invention :) I would love to be apart of your quilty barn along, please count me in.

Have a nice day!!! :)

Ruth Ann said...

Sign me up. I love the barns!

lauraluvsloons said...

Those barns are so cute. Counts me in.
I love making the backs of my quilts interesting. Your's is especially creative; the barns, the extra Jane's blocks. Really which side is the right side?

Helen L said...

I love the barns you showed!!! I'm in! And having them the size to go around the farmers wife blocks is a brilliant idea!!!

Christine M said...

I just love your barns. They look fantastic.

Cecilia said...

Let's do it! Yay for Quilty Barns!

Debbie Johnson said...

Holy Cow that is CUTE!!
I am so in!
You are amazing!!

Kelly L. said...

Adorable Barn Blocks!

Joyful Mom said...

At the center of my father's farm is a grand 100+ year-old red barn with the traditional gambrel roof. Red barns are symbolic of home so I'm thrilled with your darling pattern.

maggie said...

I was still in awe over the front of your FW quilt, and now the back Wow!! I just have to say well done, and I want to be you when I grow up!!
cheers
maggie

Maggie Herbert said...

I'm in like Flynn!

Leigh-Anne Jones said...

Sign me up please!!

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh my goodness yes! This farm girl is in ♥ love ♥ with these barns!

Kim with a K said...

Love your barns!!!
I just finished making my row of houses for your row along...which I'm having so much fun with!
I would love to make some barns!
Thanks for all the amazing tutorials!

Ginger Combs said...

You bet! I'd love to make the quilty barns with you. Sign me up, please.

Margaret Doro said...

Love the Barns on the back of the quilt...what a great idea.

Kris said...

Yes, yes count me in!

Kris said...

Yes, please count me in.

KatieQ said...

I love the barn blocks. They would make a wonderful quilt along.

Sandy said...

What an adorable barn....I would love to make some too!!

Stephanie said...

Yes! I would lvr to do a Barn Along! Lets start today!

Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net said...

Those barns are so cute. I have photographed several buildings with block designs on them. This will be a fun sew along! So I am definitely in!

jennyg said...

Yes please these barns look more interesting than the real ones !

pinsandgiggles said...

Yes Please!!!! I grew up on farm and just lost my last parent so this would be a wonderful way to remember the great times we had as kids in my Dad's wonderful barn!

Nicole said...

Are you kidding me, that's the *back*?!?! Holy moly! It's good enough to be the front! It's amazing :D I would defitely love to see a tutorial for the barns although I'm not in a position to do any quilting just that - mostly because I just keep putting it off but hey ho! x

Nicole said...

Are you kidding me, that's the *back*?!?! Holy moly! It's good enough to be the front! It's amazing :D I would defitely love to see a tutorial for the barns although I'm not in a position to do any quilting just that - mostly because I just keep putting it off but hey ho! x

Daniel doings said...

I would love to do a barn quilt along!

Dee said...

I would love to join you on your quilty barnalong. Thank you so much! Dee

Jane said...

Yes! to the Barn along!
I was hoping you'd have a pattern to share!
THANK YOU!

Pam said...

Love it! Count me in!

Pam said...

Love it! Count me in!

Andee said...

I need another project like I need a whole in my head! However, these barns are so FREAKIN cute! I seriously love them and will be joining in!

Tracy K said...

I live in Montana - of course I'm in! Love it.

cabin quilter said...

I would love to do the barn blocks!! We've got barns all around us.

Thanks so much!

Lynn McIndoe said...

I have enjoyed your Row-along so much that I would not miss joining you in another project. It look like a lot of fun.
We do not have barns like yours in New Zealand. Ours is a very plain utilitarian corrugated iron structure, but the quilt could signify the rural spirit to me.

Ann H. said...

I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to join the quilty barn along!!! They are SO CUTE! Count me in!

Julia said...

Oh Yes! Your row along has been so happy! A Barn along? Oh Yes!

Nancie Anne Quilts said...

Oh My Stars & Garters! There I was thinking how stinkin' cute your barns are and then you announced you Quilt Along. All I need to know, along with what appears to be about half of the rest of the Quilty World, is...how long do we hafta wait for the pattern to be posted?!?!?!?!
not anxious...not at all...not even a little itty bitty bit!

Tana said...

I love the idea of a barn quilt. Can't wait. Love your Farmers Wife Quilt.
Smiles....

Kate said...

This sounds right up my alley. I'm in. Hope your new fabric will be along soon to use in this quilt.

Jerrele Dowell said...

Love the barns. Must squeeze in another quilt-along!

Linda June said...

Ooooh yes your barns are gorgeous, count me in!!

Karin M said...

Is that actually a question. Of course I am in.

Karin M said...

Is that actually a question. Of course I am in.

Pat said...

Yes, please! Love those barns - too cute!

New Salem Homestead said...

How cute is that? Count me in!

Vicki said...


I'd love to but I'm still trying to find time to start on your row along. Your barns are lovely. Vicki

edyB said...

0h yes ~ a barn along would be terrific fun! Love these little barns!

edyB said...
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Amy said...

Love it! I'll give it a go.

Kathy said...

You are just so stinkin' clever! I would love to learn how to make these. I even have the Farmer's Quilt book but have only made one block that I turned into a pot holder for my mom (used flippy corner cut offs that I had pre-sewed together before cutting them off) and made one of the basket blocks. I thought I was pretty clever doing only that :)

Sewn With Grace said...

How could we refuse? Of course we're making barns together! :)

Inès said...

Ill definitely be trying to squeeze in some cute barns between due dates! Thanks, your fabric talents amaze me!

CJ Latour said...

Would love to see how you constructed the barns, please do share! :)

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