Wednesday, May 29, 2013

BaKe SaLe Giveaway!...


If you have been wanting some of your own
 of my latest fabric collection...
BaKe SaLe 
to play with...
Read on.
You might be able to win one of my
YaY!
Go visit Kimberly over at the 
and enter to win.

All you have to do is answer one little question:)


Was I the lead singer in a country band?


Did I learn to drive on a red Farmall tractor?


Am I too much of a scaredy cat to fly in a plane?

to enter and let's just find out
 how much you really know about me:)
xx
Lori

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The Quilty Barn Along...A New Barn Block Tutorial!!!...


Well good morning...
it's time to rise and shine and get those chickens fed! 
(and don't forget to milk the cow)

Climb onto your tractor and 
get back to the house because...

Today I'm going to show you how to 
make the newest 
 with a silo and a quilty door:)


Here are my barn pieces 
all cut and ready to go.
I chose to make my first barn 
for my new quilt
green. 
 I wanted to make my silo the 
same color but a different print...
so I chose my Sew Cherry
 green gingham.
The green solid works perfect 
for the silo and the cupola roof.



For this barn you only need 3 sizes of background.
Cut 2 - 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"
Cut 2 - 3 1/2" squares
Cut 4 - 1 1/2" squares
(for some reason it only looks like 2...but trust me...you need 4:)


For the barn you will need;
Cut 2 - 3 1/2" x 6 1/2"
Cut 2 - 2 1/2" x 6 1/2"
Cut 2 - 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"


For the silo and cupola;
Cut 1 - 1 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Cut 1 - 4 1/2" x 12 1/2"


For the roof pieces;
Cut 1 - 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"
Cut 1 - 1 1/2" x 2 1/2"



Choose your fabric for the window;
Cut 1 - 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"
I chose a sweet little floral with
 pink, raspberry, green and a few light aqua flowers.
I then picked the same colors for my block.



For the block you will need to cut only 2 1/2" squares.
Cut 1 - for the center
Cut 4 - of one color
Cut 4 - of a contrasting color
and 
Cut 4 - background


This is another block that I have already given a tutorial on.
I just changed the direction of the 4 outside squares.
for the tutorial.
Your block should measure 6 1/2" square unfinished.


Sew a 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" barn strip to each side and press away from the block.


Now sew all of your easy corner triangles...



Trim and press towards the triangles...


Like this.


Now you just have strips and rectangles left to 
to build your barn!



Sew the roof onto the silo.
Press towards the silo.


Sew the roof onto the cupola.
Press towards the cupola.


Sew a 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" strip onto each side.
Press towards the background.



Sew a 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangle
 to the top and the bottom of the window.
Press into the window.


Sew the barn sides to the window and then sew the cupola to the top.
Press towards the window and the cupola.



Sew it to the top of the door section and press away from the door.
Now you can sew your silo onto whichever side you prefer...


And your barn is built!
I pressed this last seam open:)
Your barn should measure 14" x 14" at this point.



Remember that this 
second barn finishes the
 same size as the
(14" finished and 14 1/2" unfinished)

You're welcome:)


And there you have it. 
I can't wait to see your new barns on the flickr group!

I hope to have the tractor block tutorial
 for the label on the back of the quilt up soon!
 Next Wednesday I will be posting Quilty Barn #8 ...
and the next Wednesday I will post Quilty Door Barn #2.
Yep!
That's right!
Every Wednesday will be
Quilty Barn Along Day:)

Yee-Haw! 

Have a quilty barn & tractor ridin' kind of day...
xx
Lori


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Friday, May 24, 2013

New BaKe SaLe Patterns!!!!...


I have 3 of my 6 new 
Bake Sale patterns completed!
YaY!!!
Pattern writing is such a long process...
thanks so much for being patient with me :)
I hope to get the remaining 3 
completed in a week or so.
Here are some photos in
 no particular order of my 3 new patterns....
I hope you like them:)
































"Cherry Bake"
I couldn't resist making another cherry quilt.
A girl can never have too many
 if you are a cherry lover like I am:)

I made this quilt for my kitchen table...
it's the perfect size and is fun to 
piece using my Easy Corner Triangle method.
I also think it would be fun to make a 
larger quilt by simply making more blocks.
I made the Cherry Bake runner using the
 leftover 2 1/2" strips from piecing 
the alternate blocks in the quilt.
And of course...a cherry pillow!



"Tulip Pots"
You know how I love tulips too!
I put my Thimble Ruler to work and used the large one 
to make the pots for this quilt.
The leaves and tulips are also pieced
 using my Easy Corner Triangle method.
I wanted to show off the tulip pots
 so I designed a simple sashing of 3" squares.
My friend Sherri pieced this one for me.
I simply ran out of time and so I 
sent her a completed tulip pot block...
my Thimble Rulers...
all of my cut pieces and my drawing for the quilt.
She promptly pieced the rest and sent it back
 to me just in time to get it quilted and bound for market.
Thanks Sherri!!!


I also had to make some pillows!
(i heart pillows too)
3 Tulips in a row.
I used my small Thimble Ruler
 for the pots on the pillow:)


"Mixing it Up!"
With each collection I always like to 
design a quilt with 
a favorite vintagey item.
Of course with Bake Sale being
 the theme of my latest...
a vintage mixer quilt is 
a must for every 
vintage girl's kitchen:)

They are mixing up some yummy cakes and cookies...
and there are several 
cute spatula's to scrape the sides of the bowl.
I designed the "beater blocks" for the border to 
look like the beaters twirling
 into the batter.
We always fought over who got to
 lick the beater when I was a girl:)



The beater blocks are fun and addicting to make.
I have a quick and easy method for making them...
I want to make a whole quilt just with these blocks!
But for now...
I added a beater block table runner
 into the pattern
 as well as my Patchwork Cookie Jar Cozy.
After all...
you need a cute jar for your homemade cookies
 that you made with your vintage mixer ...right?
I bought the jar at Walmart.
It's a 1 gallon size.
 to get one for your cookies:)

All 3 of my new patterns are now listed in my etsy shop...

Thanks you so much for the overwhelming response to my new quilty barn block.
I'll have the tutorial up on Wednesday.
Have a great weekend and a quilty kind of day!
xx
Lori


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