"She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness." Proverbs 31:27

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Barn Blocks

I am finally almost caught up on my barn blocks!  I now have seven done!  This week I am going to fix my mistake on the one block and I need to add the borders on both of the other two blocks.  I'm running out of room to make my blocks!  But that is a good problem!  I'll just have to start overlapping them as I hang them up!
The kittens like to help me quilt!  This week I've been using my Redhead 66 hand crank to make my blocks.
I think this is my favorite block with the maple leaf block.
I have a penguin in the window!  I love penguins and had to make sure there were penguins in this quilt somewhere!  Here are the directions for this block.  She also has a video tutorial for this one!

The pinwheels block was very easy to make!  I liked the way it turned out also.  Here are the directions for that one also.
This one has a cat in the window, you know I have to have some barn cats, I found this one cat in a scrap basket at the quilt retreat, and he is the same color as Tiger as you can tell by the paw!
Look at this great "moo" material I found at a thrift store for $2!  Please excuse the big fat cat in the picture!  Tiger wanted my attention!  LOL!
I did not get a close up of the one with yellow in it, I did not really like the way that block turned out, although I did like the bees in the window of this one!  It's the one at the top.  The door looks kind of like a beehive also.  Pippi was helping model in this picture.  Here are the directions for the sunflower block!
Lori Holt is making a second barn quilt that the blocks finish to the same size, but they have a silo on the side, so I think I will make the rest of my blocks with the silo to change up the quilt some.  The first block will come out this Wednesday.

I've also been working on my string blocks.  I'm just going to keep making them and after I make a quilt for myself, all of the left over blocks I'll give to my prayer quilt ministry at church.  I am cutting the muslin squares at nine inches.  So far I have 22 made!

What are you working on this week?
P.S. I found the perfect verse for my barns!
Luke 12:24  "Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?"


CrazyCatLady said...

Love the barn blocks!

Rhonda said...

Your barn blocks are, as the kids nowadays say, "kicking"...I think that means good or great! As always, I love string blocks they always make great quilts. And finally, the Luke verse is wonderful. I like that you added it for bloggers to read. Nice touch.
Take care.

Nann said...

Your barns are such a fun way to display block variations!

Quilty Conscience said...

I love your barn blocks! I so want to do these. I would hope I could be as clever as you have been. Too cute!

Anonymous said...

Oh Missy ! Your barn blocks are absolutely wonderful !!! I love them : )

Rhonda R. said...

Your barn blocks are beautiful (and so nice the kitty approves!). I always love the way string blocks turn out. Nice job on them.

Podunk Pretties said...

Love your barn quilt! I'm finishing up my barn quilt today. I should be ready for binding later in the week!

~Kris~ said...

Your barns are adorable. I love how you have them hanging on the line. Thanks for sharing the links to the tutorials. I can see this in my future.

Gari in AL said...

When I looked at your barn this morning I could see a bunch of them as backing for my Funky Chickens top. Now I just have to get it all together and make the first one so I know what I am doing. thanks.

Christine said...

Your barn quilt is adorable. And I love those string blocks! They'll make a very pretty quilt!

mail4rosey said...

Those barnyard squares are great, they just feel happy!

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Nancy said...

Your barn blocks are so fun. They look like they take a lot of time to make with so much detail. Lovely!

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