Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Quilty Barn Along...Barn Number 11 and my Bitty Scrap Around Block Tutorial!!!...

I know it's Tuesday and not my regular day for  
but now that my summer is officially over...
it's back on the farm for me!!!

This is Quilty Barn #11...
only one more to go for 
this quilty red barn quilt:)

I chose to put my
Bitty Scrap Around Block 
on the side of this barn.

I have made this block in several sizes 
and many versions like it over the years...
completely from my scraps!!!

Tomorrow I will be posting more about how I
 keep my quilty scraps and how I use them every day.
But for now...
let's move onto the
 Bitty Scrap Around block tutorial.

This is my basket of leftover 2 1/2" strips and squares.
For my Bitty Scrap Around block...
I grabbed a 2 1/2" square for the center.

This is my basket of leftover 1 1/2" strips and squares.
I easily cut the rest of the strips from this basket 
because they already measure 1 1/2" wide...
so I just needed to cut the length of each piece.

Cut 2 - 2 1/2" long
Cut 4 - 4 1/2" long 
Cut 2 - 6 1/2" long
Lay them out on your design board until you
 like the placement of color and pattern.

Sew a 2 1/2" long strip to each side of the center square.
(press towards the strips throughout the entire block)

Now add a 4 1/2" strip to the top and the bottom.

Add the remaining 4 1/2" strips to the sides...

and finally add the 6 1/2" long strips to the top and bottom...
 to finish up the
Bitty Scrap Around Block!
It should measure 6 1/2" at this point. 

Add your barn fabric strips around it...

And build your Quilty Barn #11!
(click here for my original barn tutorial)

I thought it would be fun to add a scrappy window in the loft!
I just used 4 - 1 1/2" squares from my scrap basket.

I think Quilty Barn #11 looks scrappy happy...
don't you?

Tune in tomorrow for my Quilty Scraps post!!!

And have a barn buildin' kind of day...


  1. Cute barn block Lori. Love the scrappy blocks on the wall and in the window.

  2. I love your tut's and all the cheerful pictures and hints you share.

    Thanks !

  3. Another cute barn Lori, thanks for sharing!

  4. Another cute pattern...we are winding down. Have got to get caught up! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Oh, I love this block! I got a late start, but I'm all caught up! Thank you for the Barn A Long - It's so much fun!

  6. Another lovely Barn Block,(one of my favorite). Love the scrappy window. Your tutorials are just such fun. Thanks Lori!

  7. Lori, what you do is always an inspiration to so many!

  8. I know what I'm making tonight :)

  9. Oh, this is going to be a fun one! Thank you!

  10. I sew love your barns,thanks for the tutorials too!

  11. These are all so cute! Can't wait to (yikes) get started! I'm collecting a lot of red now.

  12. Another cute block! Can't wait to get started. I'm collecting red now.

  13. It surely is scrappy happy!!!:-)

  14. Sew cute. I have started your "Cake Walk" quilt this week, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE is all I can say. Thanks for such wonderful directions!!

  15. Wecome back to the farm! It's always so nice when you surprise us with a early look at our next project. Love the Bitty Scrap Around Block. Another great Barn Block...thank you! I'II Bee checking in again tomorrow :)

  16. LOVE the ideas of the "corners" on the back and such a simple hanging idea with wood molding and sawtooth hanger. Who knew?
    I'm enjoying all the tips and such.
    You do a great job of displaying and explaining. Thanks.