Barn Raising

Sandy and I have several group projects in process and one of them is a barn quilt for our brother in law. He grew up on a farm “down the road” a few miles from us. He and our sister live in Florida now so we thought we’d take him on a trip down memory lane with a quilt.

I started looking through my stash and found some fabrics that just might work for a barn or two! How about this Gray Barn siding fabric? A dear friend gave it to me and it’s perfect! It’s also very Buckeye-ish with red fabrics. You know the drill…every true Buckeye loves scarlet and gray…but I digress!

We’re going to make it a very scrappy quilt and add some fun fabrics.

I have a flamingo print and because they live in Florida, we really have no choice but to work it into the barn quilt somehow. Got any ideas? Let us know!

One of the barn block patterns we’re using in our quilt is from Eleanor Burns. You can download it by clicking on the link below. It’s FREE!

https://www.quiltinaday.com/shoponline/freepattern/218773

Rustic Christmas – FREE Pattern

Good morning, everyone!  It’s Cindy reporting in from Ohio on this sunny August day.  Sandy and I are excited to show you the final version of our Rustic Christmas FREE Pattern.  Santa on Bush branded

The great thing about this FREE PATTERN is you have several options for finishing your paper pieced blocks.  Want some cute mini pillows to bring some charm to your home?  Give this FREE PATTERN a try!

Mini Pillows branded

Maybe you would like a cute banner for your fireplace!  Give this FREE PATTERN a try!

Stocking Branded

How about a cute wall hanging, table topper or table runner?  Give this FREE PATTERN a try!  Our pattern includes the dimensions for several different runner lengths.

Tree and Santa Branded

Click on the link below to download our FREE PATTERN

Rustic Christmas Final 08 19 20

We’ll also be posting this pattern to FAVE Quilts .  Be sure to check this website for  free  patterns.  It provides great eye candy and inspiration for all kinds of quilting projects!

 

 

Paper Piecing Sew Along – Day 4

Good morning!  It’s Cindy reporting in today with the 4th block of our Christmas 2020 Series.

Branded Gnome Green Bckgrnd

Sandy’s design for this little Santa Gnome is so cute!  I decided to make two versions, one with a dark background and one with a light background.

Branded Gnome White Background

Click on the link below for the pattern:

RC 2020 Sew Along Day 4 Santa Gnome

Branded Gnome Green Bckgrnd

 

FREEE Paper Pieced Christmas Blocks

Hello!  It’s Cindy bragging about Sandy designing the cutest paper pieced Christmas block patterns.  2 trees black backgroundSince Sandy designed 4 very adorable blocks, we’re hosting a PAPER PIECING SEW ALONG.  You can make a Christmas banner, a table runner or a mini wall hanging.  We think either one is guaranteed to make your 2020 holidays brighter!

The first block is a rustic evergreen tree.  For printing these patterns, we suggest using thin copy paper or a special paper made for paper piecing from your favorite quilting store.

Since I am a novice at paper piecing, I used colored pencils to color code the rustic tree block pattern.  This helped me to keep track of the fabrics I was using for each section.  Who said you have to color within the lines?  Not me! Colored pencils tip Here’s a close up of my first tree.  I had fun picking out these fabrics!     Green treeDo you need a paper piecing tutorial?  Here’s a link to a great tutorial by Crafty Gemini.  Sandy and I both learned our paper piecing skills from Vanessa.

The link to the Day 1 FREE BLOCK PATTERN of our Rustic Christmas sew along is below:

Rustic Christmas Sew Along Day 1

Have fun!2 trees black background