Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Barn Quilt Blocks

I'm so excited to show you what I've been working on - no not my laundry or anything like that. I have designed my own barn quilt blocks! Let me tell you how this came about.
Lori Holt, over at Bee In My Bonnet was my inspiration, she designed some barn blocks and had a sew along. I loved the idea, but I wanted my barns to look a little different. It stuck in the back of my brain until I finally got around to sketching something out one day...
I wanted another view of the barn, so...
Now I had a side view and a front view. I made up one of each of the blocks. I loved that first one, but the second one just wasn't right.
 It just looks boring and I decided the brown just wasn't right. So I decided to change the door and try to applique a roof on...
That was much better, but I didn't like how the roof was kind of wobbly looking. Argh.
EQ7 to the rescue! I entered both of my blocks in my program so I could print out foundation pieces to sew together. What do you think?
Here is the other block. I really like how they turned out! I made two of each and kept the wobbly roofed one to make into a pillow for my couch.
I made a mirror version of this block. I'm going to put them in a square with sashing and corner blocks...
I made this mess in my sewing room. I needed some red vines to tide me through the frustrating parts, but when I made the last block it only took 1 1/2 hours from when I printed the foundation pieces until I picked off the paper and pressed my finished block! Whew, just wait, I think I'm gonna like this one!

1 comment:

  1. I followed Lori Holt's sew along that you mentioned but I did not participate. Looks like you've got it! Love your blocks.


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