Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Quilty Barn Along...Silo Barn 2 and Chicken Foot quilt block tutorial!...

Today is Wednesday and time for the
Quilty Barn Along!

This week is the #2 Silo Barn.
Isn't this Noteworthy fabric perfect?
It looks like a really cute "to do" list written all over the silo.
(I'm not endorsing graffiti on real silo's
...haha...only quilty ones)
I chose to make this barn in the color of
 "Sweet Yellow Corn"

I designed this block for 
my Sweet Yellow Corn barn...
and named it
"Chicken Foot"

Every farm should have 
chickens and I wanted to 
make a block to represent them...
they are scattering in all different directions!

Set aside 2 of the small white squares
and 2 small from the print fabrics.

Match up a white square with each piece of fabric according to size...
and make half square triangles using my

Chain piece for speed...

and then cut them apart.

Trim off the excess...

open them...

and press open or towards the print
whatever mood you're in!

Make sure to use your design board to
 lay out my Chicken Foot block like this...
it could get confusing if you don't:)
Pay attention to the direction that each chicken foot is pointing.

Start by sewing the 
small HST together in sets of 2.
Press these seams open and all seams open throughout the block after this point.

Sew the sets of 2 to the
 matching side of the large HST's
and on the end of the matching small or background square like this.
Then sew the matching segments
 together until you have 4 squares.

Sew the squares together and your block is finished!
It should measure 6 1/2" 
square at this point:)

Now build your barn around your block!

I do realize that you 
don't see very many whales on 
a farm but I saw it in the window 
and I just couldn't resist...Ha!

My Sweet Yellow Corn barn looks sew cute next to my John Deere Green barn:)
And now we have 2 Barns
with Quilty Barn Doors and a Silo:)

Have a barn buildin' kind of day!

P.S. If you love sweet corn like I do...
you will LOVE this recipe 
when it's time to harvest your corn!


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for all the barns, I am loving them! I just wanted to say I love the noteworthy, but I am really loving on the whale!! :)

Podunk Pretties said...

You know whats missing from all these barns? A tractor!

trish said...

Oh gosh that is cute! :o) I loved having chickens. Fondly known as "the girls". :o)

Jodi Nelson said...

Oh my! love the new yellow barn! Love! And the new block is awesome!

Lynn said...

I love this blck! I love everything about it! All the colors and the pattern!

Helen said...

Very cute! The whale in the window is a nice touch.

ipatchandquilt said...

That is a great block!
Thank you for the tutorial!
esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com
ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

Sherryl said...

I don't know what I love more - your new block, or the NAME of your new block! Wonderful.
And have you actually tried the corn relish recipe? Sure sounds yummy...
- sunshdws at yahoo dot com

Sinta Renee said...

I haven't been playing along... but I think that I might just be able to start and hopefully catch up! These blocks are turning out so cute! Thanks so much for the tutorial Lori!

Pam in IL said...

I love all kinds of barns and I'm enjoying watching you build yours!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

What a sweet sweet barn! I love the whale in the window!

Sue said...

I just toured the barn quilts in Kankakee, Ill. During our trip from Australia. I really loved seeing all the barns and their quilts so I might just have to start making this beautiful quilt when I get home again. Thanks for showing us how!

Dianne Mitzel said...

absolutely love your barns, especially the fabric, I think it's noteworthy? Your colors are so happy and cheerful..

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