I made a new barn block today! Here is the tutorial, this is my first 6 1/2" block for the side of the barn.
I have never done a log cabin block before, so I'm hoping that will be one of the blocks!
I'm not very sure about the background fabric for that block, I used my French chickens from last week to tie it in. Do you think it is too busy? I put two chickens on each side of my barn owl! I also used my red and black material from last week as another way to tie it together.
My favorite part of this barn is my window, I put a sleeping barn owl in the window, with shutters that match my door!
Of course Pippi had to be right by me and took a nap on the pinwheel quilt, which by the way is 3/4 done quilted! I had to make my block today or I would have finished. (I say with a sheepish grin)
I really liked using my little rotary cutter to cut all of the small pieces. I felt like it gave me better control. There are a lot of 1 1/2 inch and 2 1/2 inch pieces.
I also liked using my 4 1/2 inch square to cut the small pieces, it was a lot easier to handle than the big ruler.
See the blue tape? I used that to mark my 2 1/2 inch mark so that I did not accidently cut the wrong size, which is easy when you are cutting a lot of squares and your eyes go cross eyed after a while!
I also cute extra pieces for more barns later, the only thing that will change is the quilt on the side of the barn and the fabric choices.
And, yes, I do talk the way I type with a lot of exclamation points and sometimes very fast, with a cross between a Texas drawl and a Southern (AR) accent!
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