Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Quilty Barn Along Number 7 and Easy Pinwheel Block Tutorial...




Well hello cute people!
Today is Quilty Barn Along Day.

Wait...What???
Back up the tractor...
is that a new 
quilty barn block???

Yep!!!
Introducing my
 "quilty barn door"
block!

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 
first one...
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....



like this.



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...



Like this.
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!



YaY!!!!
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:)
xx
Lori


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103 comments:

Cynthia said...

I definitely want to keep farming with you! I want to keep on tractoring :) I would love a tutorial on the front door block, silo. It is really cute!!!

X said...

It's adorable!!! Please post a tutorial for the quilty barn door too :) I can't hardly wait for the pattern for the mixers and spatula quilt too! The fabrics just make your projects absolutely great!

Material Mary said...

Bring it on with the new barn tutorial...love these little barn alongs...
Mary

Carol said...

Lori I love the new barn...would be thrilled for a tutorial. I'm making my barns for the back of my Farmer's Wife...the back is going to be as wonderful as the front. Thank you!

Kathie said...

JUST ADORABLE!!! I love barns so I may just have to make a quilt just using all the barn blocks combined!
thanks for sharing always appreciate your tutorials.
love seeing your fabric choices too, Kathie

Mandy said...

You betcha! Keep 'em coming

Quilting Babcia said...

Yes please! I like this new quilty barn door block even better than the other!

Sally K said...

You are so funny! Of course we want a tutorial for the new barn! How could anyone pass up such cuteness (or the John Deere green). I can't wait to try your pinwheel method, it looks pretty whippy. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us.

Ellyn said...

yup I'm in. starting to turn into a farmer here (if you knew me, you'd be laughing right now)

kathy said...

Yes! a tutorial for the quilty barn door block would be fantastic. I think I would like a combination of the two barns in my quilt.

Bri said...

I would love a pattern for the new barn with the silo. So cute...

Sheila said...

Sure. I'd love to continue making barn blocks with you, Lori! You are a very talented lady. I love your blog : )

Purl Buttons said...

So far, I am collecting barn tutes in my "Save For Later" file. I guess I should admit I am also collecting red fabrics. I made the first one but little obligations keep getting in the way. I will catch up, don't worry! I love the new style barn and I can't decide if my quilt will have some of each or if I will have to make two quilts.

krislovesfabric said...

This is exactly what I was wishing for!! I would like to use that barn/silo block to alternate with the other barn block design within the same quilt...I had thought to draft something myself with a silo but would love to use your design...love that it uses a 6 inch quilt block too!! Please do show us a tut!! I agree with the commenter above that your mixer pattern is on my wishlist right now also :) Thank you!!

Linda said...

Love the new barn! Thank you for all the tutorials.

Cassie Altenbernd said...

Lori, You are my inspiration for what I'm doing to my farm :) I moved to a farm 2 years ago (from the city!) and have been cleaning it up, creating gardens and bringing out all the charm I can find in this neat old farm. Ever since coming across your blog, fabrics and patterns, you've been my inspiration for colors and ideas for what I'm doing to my milk shed and gardens! I'm even creating a barn quilt to hang on my milk shed using your colors. Thank you for all your sweet charm and inspiration!

Anonymous said...

This old farm girl would love to make a new barn. Love the silo!

Pat said...

Would love to have a tutorial for the quilty barn door! It is so cute. I am loving the farm blocks.

Pat said...

I love the new quilty barn block and would like to see the tutorial for it Love all the farm blocks!

Linda said...

Oh,please share a tutorial with us for this cute barn door and silo block...I'm thinking of making a quilt with Sunbonnet Sue(s) and Overall Bill(s) and your adorable barn blocks will be a perfect compliment to a farm theme. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent.
GrannyB

Helen said...

The Quilty Barn Along has been such fun that I want to continue. Count me in!

LJ said...

You are so generous to share your creations and tuts with us. I love the front door barn and the silo is such a wonderful addition. I live in Iowa and we have mucho barns with quilt blocks on them so all these blocks really hit a note with me. Yes, please, do a tut on the new front door barn!

Connie said...

Thanks for another great barn block and yes!!!! I love your new barn!

Cotton Blossom said...

Yes, please. I love the silo and the barn door block. Thanks a bunch!

Kris said...

Yes, definitely. Thanks for all the blocks, so cute!

Dairygal said...

i would love a tutorial on the new block! and I am loving the barns. I plan to start making them once the baby is a little bigger and I can actually sew again.

dee123 said...

Oh my gosh! I LOVE the new barn!!! And I would love the tutorial for it! I kept thinking it would be cool to have a silo with a barn...YAY!!

Thanks Lori! I'm having so much fun with this quilt a long...

dee123 said...

Oh my gosh! I LOVE the new barn!!! And I would love the tutorial for it! I kept thinking it would be cool to have a silo with a barn...YAY!!

Thanks Lori! I'm having so much fun with this quilt a long...

Suzanne said...

The new barn is lovely! I did the first one patriotic, maybe I will do 30's for this! Getting excited already with all the possibilities- the only problem is I want to make the great granny blocks before i start this! Oh what to do, what to do!

Susan P said...

I definitely want to do the new barn block! Let's plow on!!!

GO STARS! said...

I love the addition of the silo!! Keep up the barns. I have to make one for my dad - he's a farmer! And my youngest works for John Deere in Davenport, IA (far from his Dallas, TX home) so he needs one too.

thevanillayear.com said...

Oh Lori, you trickster, you! Just when I thought that it couldn't get any better out you come with both BAKE SALE fabric and a new barn!!! I so need to quit my day job and just follow you around!

jabeybaby said...

I love the new barn with the silo!! Please keep the barns coming they are all so cute so far!

Sharon said...

Would love a tutorial on this new barn. I have loved doing these almost as much as the row along. I am making my barn quilt as a gift for my secret sister who is a farm wife. I have been using 6.5" blocks from a swap I did a few years ago. I have a tub of 70+ blocks so I didn't need to make any new ones. Thank you so much for all you do. I love your patterns and ideas you share with us.

Melissa said...

Lori,
Bring it on! These barns are so fun to make! Lets keep " barning" together!!!

Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful patterns.

Marji said...

I had the same thought as Kathy. I think it would be nice to use both barn designs in the same quilt. Looking forward to your tutorial.

Terry said...

I love the barn with the silo. I'd make these.

Amy DeCesare said...

Pretty please...teach us to make the new barn block. I love that silo!

trish said...

A silo? Really?! How **cute** is that?! I am definitely continuing to build barns with you. :o) Thank you so much for taking the time to teach us how! You are so amazing!! :o) Trish xo
ps. I posted a little picture today. :o)

Libby said...

You better know it ~ would love the "quilty barn door" block. Thanks so much for sharing these barn blocks ~ This is too much fun~

Such an inspiration~

Smeek said...

Definitley, want to keep farming. Thank you for sharing all the cuteness.

Laurel said...

Yes, please. Love the second barn block!

norwoodcj said...

Are you kidding? I love the new barn with the silo! Please do give us instructions! Love it!

Ginny Worden said...

Yes, please. I need a barn with a silo.

Maxine said...

Silly girl or course we want a tut for the JOHN DEERE barn..Thanks for sharing....And you have a great day

cocoquilts said...

Please do continue! I love your quilt blocks!! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity and your hard work!

jodi@Pleasant-Home said...

LOVE the quilty barn door and silo! And of course I like #7.... Pinwheels will always be one of my favorites!
ooxx

Texas JennyWren said...

Shut the door!!! This is adorable!! Yes please let us quilt along more with you!!

Margaret said...

yes yes yes I love the new barn

Tammy Edwards said...

Lori you are just awesome!!!

I love your quilty barn door block and yes darn tute...orialing we would love a tutorial on how to continue the barn party :0)

Have a great day!!!

KatieQ said...

I'm such a copy cat. Now I need a barn with a silo too.

corinne said...

This one is my favorite barn block. Thank you

Kathy said...

Honestly, need you ask?! Of course I would like a tutorial for the new barn! I love the silo! You are the best for sharing your talents with us.

Densews said...

Love this new barn block too. Yes on a tutorial please.

Rosemary said...

Love this and would love the tutorial. Thanks for sharing!!

Cheryl Jeffries said...

Oh My how cute!!! I must do this too.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Love the new barn with the silo. I was looking for a barn block with a silo for the back of my barn quilt when it was done. Yours is so much cuter than the ones I have seen.

Becki @ the beach said...

I love the new barn! Can't wait to have a barn raising of my own! ;o)

Thanks, lets keep on keeping on, please.....

magpieknits said...

Another cute barn and I like the new style one too. I would love a tutorial on the one with the silo too. Absolutely wonderful.

Cauleen said...

Oh, how cute! I LOVE the silo! Can't wait to quilt along with you on this one. Thanks for sharing your great ideas. :)

Barb said...

Oh, yes! I love the silo on the side. It might even be fun to do a mixture of sides and doors on one quilt.

Sally said...

Love these! Of couse we want the quilty barn door too!

Marjorie Nath said...

Would love to have barn door pattern.
Like the barn with the silo. I would make some of them to alternate with the original barns.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh YES! I love the barn door block and am loving these barn blocks! I think mixing the 2 would be so fun!

Joyful Mom said...

The barn with the silo is just too cute!

Cristina Tepsick said...

I am so in love with the quilty door block!!! It's absolutely precious!!! Would love to add this to my current quilty barn project!

Jeanice Shelley said...

Please, please, please make the next barn tutorial!

Jeanice Shelley said...

Love this barn tutorial, please make the next one!

Terri Sue said...

I love the silo. but I would want to make two quilts. So i don't want you to stop with the original Barn-Along, yet I would like to see the silo barn in the future. One can never have too many barn quilts!

SarahVee said...

YES, please! I NEED a silo! Love the pinwheels too. My plan was to make a small wallhanging with 4 barns. I have 3 done. Now I will wait for a silo - or maybe keep sewing and reap a whole big quilt of barns;) Thank you Lori for these fun tutorials!

greg @ grey dogwood studio said...

Yep, I've been wanting to add a silo! I can see just one contrasting barny silo mixed in with my other barns. But right now I need to pull pinwheel fabrics...

Barbara Pricola said...

Oh yes! I would love to keep farming with you. :)

Gale Parris said...

I love, love the new barn with the silo! Please keep on making these cute patterns. I,ve always enjoyed all the old barns and now I can have my own.

Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net said...

Would love to continue with you and do the new barn.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I am so sorry I did not start this with you! I know I can start at any time but, gee whiz, I love your fabric choices and would want to use all the same! Oh Nuts!!

QuiltDragon said...

I have to agree with everyone else - Please, please create a tutorial for the new barn - it is way too cute not to make several!!!

You're so creative and I love reading your blog and the tutorials are so well written - thank you!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Yes and Yes!

michelle said...

That MUST have been a rhetorical question, because OF COURSE we all want a tutorial for that--it's AWESOME!!!!! Your blocks and style are addictive and oh so wonderful!! I am looking forward to adding this one to my collection of blocks!!! Off to choose fabrics!! Thank you!!

Mary Reap said...

Oh it's sew cute!!!
Please Lori share the new tutorial with us! And a silo!!! Sigh!

Mary Reap said...

Oh it's sew cute!!!
Please Lori share the new tutorial with us! And a silo!!! Sigh!

Sandy said...

I love the new pinwheel block for our barn blocks and the (always) easy way to sew them. I would love to keep "barning" with a tutorial on the silo barn...adorable.

Linda June said...

Yes, yes, yes. I love the Barn Along and the new one is wonderful!!

Amy said...

Love, love, love your John Deere green front door barn! Keep them coming! Please!

slicksister said...

I'm just going to be a parrot and repeat what everyone else has said. Yes, yes, yes!!!

Scrappy/Cindy said...

These barns are addicting. I would love the pattern for the new barn door quilt block.

Lyssa said...

Yes, please! Love it!

Sherri said...

Yes...I'd love a tutorial on the new barn block...it's a must make!

kingman quilter said...

Farm on, Sista -

Anita said...

Love the new barn, so please........

Terry Johnson said...

Love the new barn block. Please do a tutorial.

Terry Johnson said...

Love the new barn block with the silo. Please post a tutorial. Thanks for all you share with us.

Stacy said...

Yes please!

Material Girl said...

Yes,yes,yes, please do a tute for that adorable barn. Thanks,this is so much fun. Just love my little barns.

gail.designs said...

Of course, it's soon cute!

Mary Ellen said...

I am so enjoying making the Barns .Please! Yes the silo is so cute.

Quilting in the South said...

Yes, please!

Quilting in the South said...

Yes, please!

carla said...

Hi!!! Yes!!! Me to!!

Annette Goetsch said...

Lori I would love to do the Barn with the silo..is the tutorial available somewhere? Thanks..love it!!

legato1958 said...

Yes we want the barn and silo tutorial!! Sooooo cute on all of them!!!

Susie

Bari Jo said...

Yes! The new barn is great, too! :O) Thank you for all the time and effort you've put into all your great tutorials. I've learned so much from you! :O)

Bari Jo said...

Yes! The new barn is great, too! :O) Thank you for all the time and effort you've put into all your great tutorials. I've learned so much from you! :O)

Carla said...

Love the color and the new barn with the silo. Now I've never seen Pinwheels made the way you just showed them. Love it! Thanks so much for sharing this quick way of getting 4 blocks so much faster.

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