Monday, September 21, 2020

NEW QUILT PATTERN: Marian Barn Quilt


Introducing Marian Barn Quilt, a new quilt pattern drawing its design inspiration from the traditional barn quilts. 

Marian Barn Quilt pattern combines simple squares and half-square trains (HSTs) to create a simple yet striking quilt design. The simple border frames it out.

The center that almost wasn't.  All summer I have looked at this pattern, and finally with only a few days of summer left I started it and finished the top. And I looked at it some more.  Something wasn't quite right. It needed something different, something to take it up a notch. The center was initially four simple squares, nice but a bit "flat". Playing in EQ8 one day, I exchanged the squares for HST and voila! I absolutely love how the center is now and how it makes the entire quilt seem complete. Yes, I unstitched the center and replaced the squares with HSTs. I couldn't be more pleased with the result; it was worth the slightly frustrating efforts of unstitching and restitching into the center of a finished quilt top. Sometimes you do just have to take your time, step back, pause, and try something different.

Although finished at the end of summer, I had a lot of fun sewing up Marian Barn Quilt with Summer Sweet by Sheri & Chelsi for Moda Fabric. The colors, the prints, what's not to enjoy? I will leave this quilted wallhanging up for a couple weeks then it will be put away ready for next summer. It was so hard to get this quilt finished this year. Other priorities kept taking my time. It got so late in the summer I couldn't decide whether or not to go for it. My husband told me that if I liked the charm pack and wanted to make with it, then I should. So I did. And I'm so very glad I did. It's cheerfulness makes my heart smile.

Simple straight line quilting with a touch of cross hatch in the corners. All done with a walking foot. 

Marian Barn Quilt pattern is available with charm pack, mini charm pack, and layer cake options so you can make a quilted table topper, wall hanging, baby quilt, mini quilt or large bed quilt.

The Marian Barn Quilt Pattern can be found here in my Etsy shop.

Happy quilting, everyone : )

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