Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Quilty Barn Along Tutorial!...


YaY!
Thanks so much for all of your lovely comments yesterday
 about the back of my farmers wife quilt.
I'm sew happy that you all want to play quilty barns with me:)
I'm super excited about it!

First off...
I have created the "Quilty Barn Along"
flickr group so 
to sign up and join in on the fun!

So let's get started with the tutorial!
Are you ready for a good ol'fashioned barn raisin?



First of all...
you will need a 6 1/2" UNFINISHED block to go on the side of the barn.
This is a good way to use up some 6" orphan blocks from another project...
or maybe if you only want to do a few farmers wife blocks
 instead of the whole quilt this would be a perfect time!


I stitched up a traditional weathervane block
 that I have already done a tutorial on.
to go to the tutorial if you want to make an
 easy weathervane block for your barn:)
After you've made your block...
come back here for the barn buildin'!!!



So here is what you need for the barn...
Cut 2 - 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" 
Cut 2 - 2 1/2" squares
Cut 2 - 1 1/2" x 8 1/2" 
Cut 4 - 1 1/2" x 6 1/2"
Cut 2 - 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" 


And for the roof...
Cut 1 - 4 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Cut 1 - 2 1/2" square
Cut 2 - 1 1/2" x 2 1/2"


For the door and window...
Cut 1 - 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" 
Cut 1 - 2 1/2"  square


For the background...
Cut 3 - 2 1/2" squares
Cut 2 - 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"
Cut 4 - 1 1/2" squares


Let's start by sewing the easy corner triangles...
take note that as usual, after trimming...
I always press towards the triangles:)

1. Sew a 2 1/2" square on the diagonal to the left side 
of a 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" barn rectangle.
2. Sew a 2 1/2" roof fabric square onto the left side of the same rectangle.
3. Sew a 2 1/2" background square onto the top right side of the main roof piece.
4. Sew a 1 1/2" white square onto one side of each gray rectangle.
 Trim and press towards the triangle before you sew a square onto the other side.

Now set these pieces aside for later.



Sew a 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" red to the top and bottom of your quilt block.
Press towards the red.
Now sew a 1 1/2" x 8 1/2" red to each side.
Again...press towards the red.

Set aside for later.


Sew a 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" red to each side of the barn door.
Sew a 2 1/2" red square to each side of the window.
Sew a 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" red to the bottom of each cupola roof.

Press all seams towards the red.


Now add a 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" red to the top of the door and press towards the red.
Sew the window section to the bottom of the easy corner triangle roof section....
press towards the window.



Now sew the door section to the left side of the quilt block section. 
Press towards the door section.
Sew the roof section to the window section.
Press towards the roof.
Now sew the roof to the barn!!!
Press towards the roof.


Sew the background pieces to the cupola sections like this.
Press towards the background.


Now add the cupola section to the top of the barn and 
smile ...:)
because you have just built a barn!

It should measure 14 1/2" x 14 1/2" at this point:)


I will post a new quilty barn every other Wedneday...
the Wednesday in between the row along tutorials.

I'm thinking that I will make 12 barns total for the quilt.
(the first quilt anyway...haha)
All of the barns will be the same...
I will just be doing different
 6" blocks to go on the sides.

I will also be doing a tutorial for a label on the back of the quilt...a tractor!
All of that will come when we are about halfway into the Quilty Barn Along.

Of course...
I will let you know any and all information about them.
To make sure that you do not miss anything...
sign up to get my posts directly to your email by subscribing.
(you can do so by entering your email addy on the right side of my blog where it says feed burner)

Also... 
I will have information and links to each tutorial
 on the home page of the
 so be sure to click over and join.
If you don't have a flickr account...
it's really easy to set one up.
You can just use your yahoo, google or Facebook account to sign in.
Or...
you might want to 
to see my friend Jodi's tutorial about joining and using Flickr.


I hope you have fun with your first quilty barn and I am waiting on pins and needles to see them on the group photo page!!!

Have a barn raisin' kind of day my friends!
xx
Lori

PS...I havn't created a button yet because I'm a dork and I don't know how.
(i know how to milk a cow and herd the sheep but i don't know how to make a quilty barn button)
Does anyone want to make one for us?
If you do...email me:)


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52 comments:

Cynthia said...

What a great tutorial! I'm so excited to quilt along and raise my barn.....but I have a couple of blessing outfits to create first :)

Lluisa Munoz said...

Looks lovely.... I wish I could do it, it's something that more soon or more late I will do :)

Lluisa x

Cathy said...

Oh, Love it...I have just the quilt I would like to raise a few barns on the back off...thank you, your ideas are wonderful!!

FabricFascination said...

This is adorable!

Carol Stearns said...

A BIG THANK YOU! I love this block and can't wait to see the others!

Tammy said...

Super cute

Linda said...

Oh Lori, Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent. I love this adorable barn block. I haven't decided how I'm going to use it yet, but maybe a cute pillow to start off with something simple. Have a wonderful day.
Love,
GrannyB

karen said...

What a great idea! No need to go on a barn tour--the barns will come to you.

Trudie said...

I love this. I joined the flickr group. :)

Connie said...

This is really cute! Thanks for sharing!

Densews said...

Love this block. The text print for the roof looks so good.

Debs @ Plainstitch said...

Oh I adore the barns! Do you remember a couple of years ago everyone was making those little free pieced house quilts? I was only just thinking how much loved making mine, here: (http://plainstitch.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/the-house-quilt.html), but I have a few Farmers Wife blocks left over - perfect serendipity of ideas for me! Thankyou!!

Debs @ Plainstitch said...

Oh I love the barns! Do you remember when everyone wasmaking those little house quilts all over blogland? I was just looking at mine and thinking what fun it was, here: http://plainstitch.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/the-house-quilt.html
I have a few farmers wife blocks left over looking for a home - your idea is perfect serendipity for me - thankyou!

robin said...

Since I'm a pretty new quilter and yet to have a real stash, would you be so kind as to post an estimation of fabric yardage needed to make a large lap size barn quilt? (or the 12 blocks you will be making).

Cherilyn said...

Love love love it!!! Thank you for the tutorial! I can't wait to get started!!

Wendi said...

I love this thank you so much!

Joan said...

Thank you for sharing this great tutorial. Love it! Another project to add to my to do list.

Grandmasewnsew said...

I love this and can't wait to get started but have one more row to go in the row along! Is the row along finished? Did I miss some posts or are you doing two at once... no, no one would have two going at once...? Would they? :)

Ramona said...

I'm still catching up with your wonderful row-a-long, but your barns have me hooked. What a perfect compliment to the farm girl quilt too.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

The barn is so cute!! I can't wait until I can start quilting again.

krislovesfabric said...

I've been wanting to do this with a neighborhood but how fun to do barns, I joined and look forward to it :) Are there going to be different barn structures or just different barn quilt blocks?

Needled Mom said...

Great tutorial...thank you.

Kimberly said...

Eek so adorable!

Sharon said...

So cute. I'm getting started this afternoon. Love it!

Julianne said...

Yay! They are so cute and I am so excited! Thanks Lori!

Cotton Blossom said...

I just love you and your blog and all your excitement!!!!! I can't wait to pick out some barn fabric from my stash. Thank you so much for sharing all your wonderful ways you really are an inspiration!

Sharon said...

I love barns and yours is awesome, thank you for sharing!

trish said...

Love love love your tuturial!!! :o)
I posted my first barn block just now.
Thank you so much!!
Trish xo

Nanette Merrill said...

Hmm. So I could do this to all my blocks with farmer's wife and then put them together and not feel badly I didn't make them all? I promised myself no new projects but you make a good case....

Kim with a K said...

Adorable!!!
These are the cutest little blocks ... ever!
They remind me of outdoor quilt shows in the country!
Can't wait to make a few!
Thanks for another great tutorial!

Angie said...

This is just the cutest thing EVER---thank you bushels for the tutorial and barn along. :P

Rosa said...

Many things on the go but I would love to try this block.It`s just fabulous.Thanks for the tutorial!!

pinsandgiggles said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial. Will it be necessary to join the flickr group to get the rest of your tutorials or will you be posting them on your blog? Thanks again!

jodi@Pleasant-Home said...

Absolutely Adorable! WISH I had time to join in. I might try... This is so cute!

Toye said...

This is so perfect for my project I am currently working on!!!! Thanks soooo much!!!!

desertskyquilts said...

Even if I don't make all of them, I'm going to have to make SOME, because it's too wonderful! I love the fabric you used for the roof.

Nancy in IN said...

Fun. I'm just finishing Easter dresses and can use the scraps. Of course I will need to do 4. good tute

foffmom said...

You have some awfully talented bees in the bonnet! This is the cutest most original block I have seen in a while! thanks for sharing

MandaBurms said...

SWOON - Can one ever have just too many things to do? I'm in hope to get barn raising real soon.
Love Leanne NZ

Joyful Mom said...

I've been sorting through red fabrics for an hour to find the perfect barn prints :) When the quilt is finshed will it matter which way the barns face? The view of the barn from my childhood bedroom window was facing right (like your Farmer's Wife quilt back), but the tutorial gives directions for facing left. I think I would prefer the right if it won't look odd in the overall design. Thanks for sharing your inspiration!

Annalisa said...

Love this. Thank you for sharing it with us. Just finished my barn and will post tomorrow.

Colette LeFever said...

Thanks for such a wonderful tutorial. I love how my FW block went together using your tutorial, and the Barn was even easier. Thank you so much again! You Rock!

jabeybaby said...

Oh my, I am in love! I can't wait to get started on one of these! Thanks for sharing!

Missy Shay said...

I have a question, will all of the barns be different? I was just wondering if I could extra pieces of the background fabric? Thanks!

Cecelia said...

This is my first time doing this, can someone tell me how much fabric I need? I can't wait to make this, I'm a farmer's girl also!

Rae Ann said...

So fabulous Lori... just like you! I can't wait to get started:)

dee123 said...

Lori,

I had so much fun making my barn today! What a great way to spend a relaxing afternoon. I cannot wait to work on the next one! This is a great way for me to learn new techniques. Have a great week. Dee

Billy'sgirl said...

Found this awesome tutorial today!SO CUTE!
Can't wait to get started!
Have to quickly finish what I'm working on.

Miss Butterfly said...

Thank you !!!Just perfect !!! I'm sure making one to sign my FW quilt !

Pink Ribbon Quilts said...

Hi Lori! I love this quilt along! I can't wait to get started! I am a farmer and would love to see, if it's possible, a round barn (I am infatuated with round barns), maybe a hay wagon and a combine? Just throwing out some ideas. :) Thanks again!
Stephanie

Lutka And Co. said...

Hi Lori!
I just joined your Quilty Barn Along. Thank you sooo much for the tutorials - they are so fun to make up! :)
Linda

Connie said...

This quilt actually excites me. I am looking into purchasing a small barn to turn into my Art & Quilting Studio and this square would make the perfect banner to hang on my door. You are so clever and talented. Thank you for your inspiration :)
Connie :)

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