Well good morning and happy Wednesday everybody!!!
As you know...
around these parts...
every Wednesday is
Today's episode is brought to you by
Quilty Silo Barn #3!
Today's block is a traditional block that's been around forever...
and I'm sure has had several names.
I'm calling my block...
"Peas and Carrots"
because they're farm grown fresh and good for you too!
Let's get to the cutting!
From your carrot fabric;
Cut 4 - 2" x 3 1/2" rectangles
Cut 4 - 2" squares
From your pea fabric;
Cut 4 - 2" squares
From the background;
Cut 16 - 2" squares
Now to make the half square triangles...
use your 4 peas and 4 carrot squares and 8 white squares.
Place a white square together with each square
(RST) and stitch from corner to corner.
Trim about 1/4" from your stitching line on one side
and press towards the peas and carrots.
Now for the flying geese.
Use the 4 carrot rectangles and 8 white squares.
Place on one side and stitch down the center from corner to corner on the white.
Once again... trim the seam allowance and this time press towards the white.
Now repeat for the other side like this.
Now you have 4 flying geese.
There are several ways to do flying geese...
my favorite is my fast flying geese method when I am making alot of them
but it was just as fast to use my
Easy Corner Triangle method for just one block.
Lay your pieces out on your design board
and stitch them together
to form your
"Peas and Carrots" block
The easiest way to do this is to sew into
4 identical quarters and then sew the 4 quarters together.
This is how I pressed my seams.
Now you have your peas and carrots block ready to sew into your barn as the door!
Choose your barn fabrics and build your barn!
I chose to make this barn aqua.
The color of a perfectly beautiful country sky with big fluffy clouds:)
I love how the orange and green play with the aqua...
Speaking of playing...
here are Silo Barn #2 and Silo Barn #3 having a play day together:)
Up next Wednesday will be Quilty Barn #10 for the first quilt.
We are almost finished with that one!
Have a Quilty kind of day my friends...
and don't forget to eat your peas and carrots!!!!