Well good morning cute people!
It's Wednesday and that means block 8 in the
I drew up this block and chose fabrics in green and aqua
in honor of
"the water turn"
If you did not grow up on a farm you have no idea what I mean.
But if you did you know exactly what I mean.
No crops would ever survive
if no sprinkler pipes were moved
or you didn't take advantage of your allotted water share day...
aka...the water turn.
our life revolved around the water turn.
It always seemed to come at the most inconvenient times...
night or day.
As kids we always took our turn helping dad get
all of the pastures soaked and the water
running down each carefully planted furrow.
My dad still plans his schedule around the water turn.
He is and always has been a very busy man.
I remember that I had to sing a solo
in my 9th grade graduation program...
And it was right in the middle of the water turn.
I was worried that my dad wouldn't make it to hear me.
He promised that he would hurry as fast as he could.
As I walked out on stage and looked over the audience
I couldn't see anyone at all because all of the lights were down.
Of course I knew that my mom was
in the audience but I didn't know if dad had made it.
Just as I started to sing the first line..
I heard the creaking of a door opening in the
very back of the auditorium.
The lights were on in the hallway so I could see it was my dad...
standing there in his hip boots...
and smiling at me:)
Anyhoo...back to reality and onto the block!
(so sorry for my rambled memory:)
For the easy half square triangles in the corner
I cut 8 - 2 1/2" squares...
4 of the print and 4 of the background.
And ended up with 4 - 2 1/2" unfinished squares:)
If you are not familiar with my method...
for my tutorial.
Make 2 sets of 4 flying geese.
Remember my tutorial for the baby geese row in the row along quilt?
Of course I used my same quick and easy method to make these...
to see my tutorial.
The measurements are exactly the same for this block.
The center square is also cut 2 1/2".
Sew your segments together until you have a 9 patch formation.
Sew them together in rows
and then sew the rows together.
It will measure 6 1/2" unfinished.
Choose your barn and roof fabric...
and for the door and window:)
And build your barn!
Block 8 hanging out
with bumblebee and cherry:)
I can't wait to see your barns!
Have a quilty kind of day...
P.S. Fat Quarter Shop
has announced the winner of their giveaway...
Go over and see if I fooled you!