Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Quilty Barn Along...First Quilt Top Complete!!!...


Last week while I was on retreat...
I was able to finish up the top of the first quilt in 
The Quilty Barn Along

YaY!!!


If you happen to follow me on
you watched my progress every step of the way:)


It has been so much fun to piece this quilt...


Each and every barn has been a labor of love:)


 I made all of my barns in this quilt red...


And I used
 colorful prints in the 
sashing's to set off the red barns nicely.


I also added another set of sashing strips around the outside...


So that there would be 2 strips on all 4 sides of each barn.


I'm not adding additional borders.
I don't think it needs them and
 I'm happy with the size of the quilt.
(it's a twin)


I cut a - 2 1/2" square for each corner.


They are all different fabrics ...but all are aqua.


I cut the outside sashing strips...


2 1/2" x 20 1/2"
(you will need to cut 14 of them)


 "Quilty Barns" 
64" x 84"
Designed and made by
Lori Holt
of Bee in my Bonnet

I am working on finishing up
 the embroidery for the Tractor label
 on the back...
so that I can get it
 off to the quilters.

I'll show you the label 
as soon as it's complete!

Leave me some bloggy love and
 let me know what you 
think of my first Quilty Barn finish!

Have a quilty kind of day...
xx
Lori

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61 comments:

Sheila said...

Love it, Lori! Make me smile : )

barncat (Lisa) said...

I do love it! My top is all done (I called it done at nine barns) even the label for the back, just need to get around to quilting it. Thanks for the fun!

Shelley said...

Oh my sooo awesome! Love it!!

Beverly said...

Really cute! I can't wait to see it all finished. I'm still cutting fabric for my barns and blocks. I'm much slower than you!

I hope to make this for my dad for Christmas as he's been a farmer all his life. I'm sure mine won't be as darling as yours since I've never made a quilt before, but maybe it will be okay. Your tutorials are wonderful and clear and make me think that it's possible for me to do it too! Thanks so much for sharing!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh SO cute!!!

Esther F. said...

Your quilt top is so wonderful and cheery! It could brighten up the worst of days!
Great job!
Esther
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ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

By Neymes said...

QUERIDA LORI,EU ADORAR ESSA PEÇA.LINDA.FELIZ SEXTA.BEIJO.VALÉRIA.(BRASIL).

Laurel said...

I grew up on a farm with a great big red barn so I think this quilt is pretty special. I always love your fabric choices and creativity.

Just returned home from a trip and found my envelop. Thanks for the give away. Perhaps I'll use it in a barn :)

Jacqueline said...

I absolutely love your quilt. I have been following each step of the way but do not have the time in my schedule right now to make it. But it is on my list. I am a Midwest girl originally from Iowa so the barns take me back to innocent times.

Thanks so much for sharing.

Amber said...

absolutely darling, lori!

amber

Kimberly said...

Lovelovelove.

Material Mary said...

Lori, I adore this quilt. This morning I just finished piecing my last red barn. Just need all the borders and sashings...Thank you for designing this. I have loved every minute of it and can't wait to do my Silo quilt, however I want to make that a twin as well...thanks again
Mary

Johanna Lovering said...

It is awesome!

Francis Paul said...

it's an awesome top Lori!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

This is just fantastic! I'm a new reader here on your blog and am loving the barns you've been showing. It's really fun to see a quilt top put together. :o)

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

I think it's gorgeous, Lori! I love it!!!

Joanna Cotton said...

I'll be adding the outside sashing and corners this weekend. Like you I have loved making every block and I'm so grateful to you for your time and in depth tutorials. I think you're pretty awesome:)

Patty said...

Lori,

It's too cute!! Love all the fabric choices and the size is just right!!

lovetoquilt said...

OMG! You did an awesome job Lori! I love it!

grammajudyb said...

TOO CUTE!!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I just love it!! I especially love how you added color with the sashing. It is just wonderful and I am having so much fun making mine. Thanks for all your hard work.

Joan said...

Love it! The fabrics are so pretty and red is my favourite colour.

Lutka And Co. said...

Love it! Thank you sooo much for the quilt along! It's been lots of fun :)

Laura Fedewa said...

So fun! I live in a farming community and I know quite a few people who would love a quilt like this!

Missy Shay said...

It looks great! I put the border on my barn quilt at retreat last week also! I found some material that looks like the side of a red barn that I used for my border. Thank you for a great pattern!

Terry Johnson said...

It's beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Vickie said...

I just love it! Will you be keeping the instructions up for a while? I haven't had time to make it yet and would really love to.

lilyrose said...

Love it! The colors are fabulous and I LOVE the red barns! My Grandpa's barns were white and I always begged him to paint them red. He said if I was willing to buy the paint and get up on the ladder-he'd do it!

Cynthia said...

I love your quilty barn quilt! I had so much fun making mine! Thanks for sharing all your original and creative ideas :)

Nancy S said...

Its beautiful, Lori! The colors are eye candy and happy, happy, happy

Mine-rSewFun said...

I got my barns sewn together today and I like what you did with the additional strips on yours...perfect! This QAL has been the most fun ever!! I adore my finished barns...thank you so so much!!!

Lynn McIndoe said...

I have loved putting together my b arns, and have had my 12 barns waiting for that final step. The extra row of sashing makes complete sense,a nd finishes it nicely. I am not making the silo barn quilt but have made 4 silo barns to put on the back of this one. I have a cute cow fabric to use for the remainder of the back.
I love all of your quilt alongs Lori and look forward to every posting on your blog. Thank you so much for sharing so generously.

Sigrid said...

Love it so much!! Have been waiting to see how you finished yours. Now I can finish mine. It has been so much fun!

Mary said...

It's perfect just the right size. I need to get my Barns raised...

QuiltDragon said...

Lori, I absolutely love your quilt! It's so much fun to read your descriptions, too. I haven't been able to put the blocks together yet, but I'm gonna use your cool sashing. I'm hoping to use some of the silo barns as well. Barb

prsd4tim2 said...

Your barns are so fun and I love how bright and cheery the finished quilt top is. It would be a really fun little boy quilt. Well done! Thanks for sharing.

Kathy said...

I love this quilt! I saved the tutorial for the quilty barn quilt but I can't seem to find the tutorials for other barns. Just realized I have been saving the silo tutorials thinking they were the barns. Any help would be appreciated.

Maggie Herbert said...

Great site and great barn blocks , my next project on my to do list ! Thanks heaps , hugs Maggie

Jane @ Handiworking said...

Absolutely darling ... love it .... it's on my list to make!

slopez45s2000 said...

Beautiful!!

Cyndi Frailing Nelson said...

You do such beautiful work! I have 2 barn blocks to go. I enjoyed seeing how you finished off the top of your quilt. Thank you!!

lauraluvsloons said...

Oh WOW! It is awesome.

Janine said...

I love this quilt. Watching your process was inspiring. I'm waiting patiently for your book to be released so I can start one of your fun quilts.

Kay said...

Adorable quilt! It was fun to watch your progress on it.

Patricia Carnie said...

I just love your quilty barn quilt!
I didn't discover it until you were already into it, and I was in to another project. Will all your directions remain online, or will there be a "book" of directions for those of us who want to do it later? I really love your designs and would just like knowing you as a friend. You are so creative!

Debbie S. said...

I just love you quilt I grew up with a red barn. It's the only color I think of when I think of our barn.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

It's absolutely wonderful, Lori! You must be so proud! ♥

corinne said...

Cute quilt, can not wait to finish mine.

Judy MacLeod said...

Simply ADORABLE!!!

sandy said...

Very sweet.

Beth Strand said...

I love it and I can't wait to get my barns going!

Tammy Edwards said...

Love your Quilty Barn quilt top and can't wait to see how it is going to look when all finished. I still have a few barns to finish and enjoying the whole process :)

Patches said...

Truly one of the most beautiful quilts ever. Thanks for sharing.


Kathleen OGrady said...

What a awesome quilt! I love, love, love it! Your colors are perfect. Can't wait to see the tractor block.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Lovely so bright and love the way all the colors play together. Can't wait to see it all quilted up. Thanks for such a fun QAL.

Helen L said...

Sew cute and fun!! And I haven't started one bard yet!! :-( I have all the fabrics gathered, but there is too much to do and not enough time in the day!! I love yours though and really want to make it: hmm, maybe when I'm watching conference I could cut things out? Have a great weekend!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

lisa0116 said...

It is adorable! Love all that you share with us.

Sherry said...

Oh Lori- you amaze me! Your quilty barn top is wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing this project, can't wait to put my quilty barn top together!

Lee said...

Beautiful! I am in love with those sweet barns!

Pots and Pins said...

You are the epitome of Quilty Fun! Congrats!

Janan said...

I just viewed your post for the finished barn quilt along. How do I get started? I LOVE IT!!!!!!
Do you have a list of the dates for the posts that show the instructions?
Please respond. . . Thank you!

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