This is block #4...
with sashings added!
But before we talk about the sashings...
let's construct the block and build the barn.
The block is a traditional six inch
it also goes by the name
I have already done a tutorial for the block.
to go to the tutorial and make your own churn dash block!
Back so soon?...
Now add your barn strips...
Don't forget to add the background borders like
Now all about the sashing:)
This is a simple but effective way to finish off your barn blocks...
Scrappy 2 1/2" strips!
You might recognize this finish from
the bumble bee block from my row along quilt:)
Cut 2 - 2 1/2" x 16 1/2" strips and sew them to the top and the bottom.
Press towards the outside strips.
Cut 2 - 2 1/2" x 20 1/2" strips and sew to the sides.
Now you have a 20 1/2" x 20 1/2" block that will finish at 20" square.
The best part is that you will be adding the sashing to each block as we go...
and won't have to do it all at once:)
Now pay attention because there is a method to the sashing
that you will need to know about.
When adding the sashings to your barns...
you will add them to the top and bottom first and sides last...
ON EVERY OTHER BLOCK.
On the OTHER blocks...
you will add the shorter strips to the sides first
then add the longer strips to the
top and bottom last....
That way...when you sew your barns together...
the intersections of the sashing strips form a basket weave kind of look.
I love the way that the strips add color in-between the barns
but do not take away from the 6" blocks.
I went ahead and joined my 4 barns together.
I will sew barn #5 and #6 together and sew to one side of these 4.
I am making 12 barns total...
4 barns down and 3 across.
When they are all sewn together...
the quilt will measure 60" wide x 80" tall.
I will wait and see what that looks like and then decide
if it needs more strips around the
outside of the quilt for a final border or not.
I hope this gives you a good visual on what
my quilt with the red barns will look like.
As I have said in the beginning of the
I will be making another quilt where
the barns will be different colors...
and I'll be changing up the block
so stay tuned to my Quilty Barn Along
and get to buildin!!!