Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Barn Block for Quilt Block Mania

It's another month and another theme for Quilt Block Mania! This time, it's barn blocks!

red barn with white trim

I chose to make a Barn to anchor all the quilt blocks that hang on barns. To me, a red barn with big sliding crosshatched doors, a typical gambrel roof style, and topped with a weathervane is what I envision when someone says barn. Feel free to swap out the upper window and insert your favorite quilt block!

There's quite the wide variety of quilt blocks this month, all from very talented designers, just to decorate barns.

Barn Star Quilt Block by Carolina Moore
Barn by QuiltFabrication
Independence Block
Sunflower Barn Block by Sugar Sand Quilts
Prairie Winds Block by Martha Jane Creations
Amish Star Block at Fab Fabric Girl
Squash Blossom Block by Paleofish Designs
Celtic Knot at Patti's Patchwork
Maple Leaves by Inquiring Quilter
Goose in the Pond by Tamarinis
Dutchman's Puzzle Quilt Block at Bonjour Quilts
Corner Star Block
Star of Hope Barn Block by Quiltblox
Meadow Flower by Inflorescence
Bright Star by Blue Bear Quilts
Bear Paw Block by BoBerry Design Co.
June's Pinwheel Block and Quilt by Sew Worthy Mama
Tudor Rose block by Flowerdog Designs
Lucky Clover Block by Patchwork Breeze

Be sure to collect them all - they're free for the month of December! Sorry, this block is no longer free.

My Barn block involves paper piecing, and is geared toward the Intermediate quilter familiar with paper piecing techniques. There are some areas where paper piecing is really not necessary, but because of angles and detail placement within the block, some easy pieces like strips and rectangles ended up being odd sizes. So instead of gearing the pattern to make standard sized pieces, I opted for paper piecing to accommodate those odd sizes, which gives me the barn I want.

red barn

Fat quarters and scraps, in 6 colors, are all that's needed to make one finished 12" x 12" block. All the paper piecing templates are ready to go - print them out and follow the lettering sequence for each section. After stitching sections together, I recommend pressing the seams open.

The Barn block is free until January 2,2023. 

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Happy Quilting!

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