Well hello cute people!
Today is Quilty Barn Along Day.
Back up the tractor...
is that a new
quilty barn block???
"quilty barn door"
As I've said before...
I am making another quilty barn quilt and
this is the block I am using.
I hope you want to make one too!
Although I am making a second quilt...
I designed this new barn to finish the same size as the
and the block in the door also measures 6" finished...
so that you can use it in the original quilty barn quilt if you want to!
This block has a quilty door and the addition of a silo.
I thought it would be fun to make a quilty barn quilt
where each barn is a different color...
this first one happens to be John Deere green...
with a gingham silo of course:)
If you like it...
I'll do a tutorial on my new block for you.
But for today...let's make barn number 7!
The block for this barn consists of 4 pinwheel blocks.
I love pinwheel blocks don't you?
They are so simple and always adorable:)
I'm going to show you the easy way that I make my small pinwheel blocks.
Start by choosing your fabrics for your barn.
For each little pinwheel you will need to cut a
4" square of a background and a 4" square of a print.
I decided to use 4 of my Bake Sale prints for mine:)
Place a background square and
a print square with right sides together
and sew from
corner to corner both ways.
I used dark thread so that
you could see it better!
Give it a quick press to set the stitches.
Now measure 2" in and cut in half....
Turn both halves around...
measure in 2" and cut again...
So that you have 4 - 2" squares that are
already stitched from corner to corner!
Go ahead and trim off an approximate 1/4" seam allowance...
and press each half square triangle towards the print.
Arrange into a pinwheel ...
and sew it together...
At this point your pinwheel
should measure 3 1/2" square.
I press my seams open for less bulk.
Now sew 3 more little pinwheels and sew them together for your barn.
Your block should measure 6 1/2"square at this point.
Sew it into the side of your barn...
and build a barn around it!
Barn 7 completed in the
Let me know if you want to keep farmin' with me and would like a tutorial on my
Quilty Barn Door block!
Have a barn raisin' kind of day:)