Monday, February 18, 2019

New Quilt Pattern: A Charming Barn Quilt

Barn quilts intrigue me. They always catch my eye when I'm out driving about. Whenever I see a barn quilt I'm reminding of growing up in the farm country of northwest Illinois near the Mississippi River. When you see a barn quilt, do you ever wonder why the farming family settled on that particular block and colors? I do.  Does it mean something particular or special to them?

As a quilter I love charm packs and have quite the collection (and can't seem to stop adding to said collection : ). With a few charm packs you can make a full size quilt, but I only need so many large quilts. On the other hand, wallhangings, table toppers, runners - can you have too many of these? I think not! My goal is to have enough to change around for the seasons or as my mood changes and I just want to see something different or different colors ; )

It's a little too cold and snowy yet in Minnesota for spring, but, as it was time to pack Christmas away, I was in need of a wallhanging that was wintery yet cheerful. After a brief perusal of my charm packs I settled on Return to Winter's Lane by Kate & Birdie for Moda Fabrics and A Charming Barn Quilt came to life.

With a little bit of yardage for background, border, backing, and binding plus a charm pack (or a bunch of 5" squares) you have a quilt large enough for a wall hanging or table topper or even a baby quilt at 36" x 36". Use a mini charm pack instead and you have a cute 15" x 15" mini quilt. Such a versatile pattern!

With simple construction and easy layout A Charming Barn Quilt pattern is perfect for beginners wanting to stretch a little and try their hand at half-square triangles or for the more experienced who want a quick yet striking finish.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit! If you decide to try out A Charming Barn Quilt, please share on Instagram using #acharmingbarnquilt or #fddpatterns.

I hope you all have as much fun making up A Charming Barn Quilt as I did. This is one of my favorite quilts to date!

Digital pattern available in my etsy shop.

Quilt stats:
Fabric: Return to Winter's Lane by Kate & Birdie for Moda Fabrics
Background fabric: Moda Bella Solids #9900-97
Batting: flannel
Piecing and quilting thread: Aurifil
Size: 36" x 36"

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

December - 12 minis in 12 months 2018

Need to document my last mini for #12minisin12months for December, 2018.

This mini was quick and a lot of fun. Wasn't sure what to do so since it was Christmas I settled on this little tree and totally made it up as I went along (inspired by various mini tree quilts I have seen scattered about internetland : )

Made entirely of JOL jelly roll scraps. Love, love these grays! They are just perfect!

Quilt Stats:
Fabric: JOL for Moda Fabrics
Batting:  Flannel
Size:  10"x 12.5"