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Monday, October 11, 2010

Quilt Barns With Quilt Blocks

I finished the Quilt Barns with Quilt Blocks that is a free BOM that is available until the 1st of November. Some of the quilt blocks were too much paper piecing for me, so I substituted my own ideas for blocks! It was a fun one to do! Barns have always interested me and I love to see them when driving in the country. The one square is so dark because I made that barn to look like a barn after dark----the sky material has a dark sky and stars and a crescent moon in it. It doesn't show up as well as the others.

I've been playing with my Accuquilt GO machine and have cut out quite a few different kinds of blocks. The rag quilt one is especially interesting because it cuts the fringe for you!!! How great is that! I took some pictures and when I get it all around and get the little quilt finished, I will post my first tutorial!!!

We had rain this morning and more expected this afternoon, so this is a great day to stay in and sew. Just have to be careful how long I stay on my mending foot!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!



julieQ said...

I am so glad to see those wonderful barns...they just make me happy! I am so glad you like your cutter...hope it helps you on your quilting journey!

Terry said...

Your barns look great Jan! I got as far as printing out hte patterns but that was it. I'll get to them one of these days! LOL

Myra said...

Those barns are darling Jan! Great job.

ponderpiggy said...

You barns are adorable!!! I don't do paper piecing, so I'd have to do like you, substitute stuff. :>) Thanks for sharing!!!

Allie said...

Love the barn quilt, I love to look at barns too. My mom is the one who taught me to appreciate them - she's an artist and loves to paint them. Great idea to have a barn at night in there.

Cutting the fringe for you is a huge benefit of having a GO! cutter!