Sunday, August 13, 2017

Farm Fun Barn Quilt - Finished!

I wish I had the space for a big huge fabric stash like I've seen on Instagram (and the funds necessary!), but I don't.  Which is totally fine!  That means that I know what fabric I do have!  Which means when I found out that my cousin Daniel, and his wife, Bethany, were expecting again, I knew that I had the perfect fabric for a quilt for the new baby!
Horsetail Falls
After making the Farm Fun Quilt for my cousin Sarah's baby, I had plenty of fabric left over.  Farm Fun for another farm family?  Yes Please!  Plus, since Sarah and Daniel are siblings, their children are cousins, and the cousins would have coordinating quilts!  Yeay!

I wanted to try a new quilt pattern for this quilt, and since the fabric was already 10x10" square, I decided to try my hand at (what looks to me like) a barn quilt!  I cut the squares in half and arranged the triangles so that the darker colors were inside with the lighter outside, and a great green blender to fill in and show off the design.
no green blender added yet
I like to use my design wall to test out patterns before sewing pieces together.
With that completed, I knew that I wanted to make a rectangle, not a square quilt, so I used pieces from the jelly roll (2 1/2 inch strips) on the top and bottom.  It reminds me of the quasi-athletic look that was big in the late 90's and I love it!
Thompson Pass
Hopefully Baby (and big brother Luke) will enjoy the quilt, especially finding all the fun farm things in the fabric, like the eggs, tractors, chicken wire, milk, etc...

Farm Fun Barn Quilt is my sixth quilty finish of 2017.
mile 61(ish) of the Richardson Highway

Linking Up:
Kathy's Quilts
Love Laugh Quilt
Moving It Forward
Main Crush Monday
Funky Polkadot Giraffe
Freemotion by the River

6 comments:

  1. That is a very pretty baby quilt. I love the simplicity of the design.

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    1. Thank you Gretchen! Since the design was simple, it went together so quickly!

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  2. I really like green background fabric. More often than not I would have gone with white. The green really works well. Boy your countryside is beautiful. Don't think I could stand a normal winter though.

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    1. Thanks Bonnie! Yep, our winters are quite cold, but the three we've experienced so far have been calm (not windy), so it's tolerable.

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  3. Hi Kristin,
    I have to say you win the prize for the most beautiful backdrops for your quilts! Breathtakingly beautiful. Both quilt are also beautiful - you did a nice job on them. You have a very handy, willing holder-upper! ~smile~ Roseanne

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    1. Thank you! Alaska does not disappoint when it comes to finding a beautiful location for pictures! I usually photograph quilts on our property, but a trip to Valdez gave me the perfect excuse for an "off-site" photo shoot!

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