Wednesday, May 22, 2013

i just had to...

Hello Sweet Friends!!
Well, I have held out long enough in making these sweet barns from Lori Holt's The Quilty Barn Along. There have been so many cute barns around blogland, and when Lori posted this barn today on her blog, I just had to make one!! I adore making pinwheels and my longing for being in the country just overtook me, and I had to put aside all my other projects to make one! I really wonder how I ever get things done!
 Awhile back I found this awesome pinwheel tutorial and loved how easy it was to make them. So, I followed that way in making my pinwheels and ended up cutting my squares to measure 3.5" instead of 4" as Lori has in her tutorial. The rest of the tutorial went so smoothly and I was definitely smiling when I was done! 
And, after seeing the darling mini barn quilt made by the lovely Jessie of Messy Jesse, I knew that is what I wanted to make, too. Such a copycat I am! ;) 
Now I just need to decide on which barn block to do next! They really are fun to make and it was good to take a little break from "work creating" to do a little quilting. So, back to working on a custom order which I want to show you when I am finished and those vintage tea towels for the shoppe! What crafty goodness are you working on this week?

There is still time to enter my little giveaway in celebrating sweet Donna of Donna's Lavender Nest new fabric shoppe!! Giveaway closes on Sunday, May 26th at midnight and the winner will be announced on Tuesday, May 28th! ::GIVEAWAY CLOSED::

Wishing you a most lovely and creative rest of the week!! 



27 comments:

  1. LOVE it! I always enjoy seeing your creations. Blessings to you~~angela

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  2. Adorable pinwheels! Glad you are having a little for yourself!

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  3. Oh my..that is so cute I can hardly stand it..sweet, sweet, sweet!! xo

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  4. How sweet. Always love a red barn!

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  5. I am so glad you are made a barn. They are so much fun to make and your turned out adorable. Love the fabrics you picked.
    Hope you had a great day.
    Hugs
    donna

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  6. Your Barn block is great! Quilt blocks like this always look so hard.... Maybe sometime I will give it a try!

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  7. I am so impressed, I love it! What a cute quilt this will be!

    Carol

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  8. This is adorable and bravo to you for taking a time out to follow your muse!

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  9. So, so sweet and I just love all those pretty fabrics you've chosen. Have a fun, creative Thursay!
    Xx

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  10. Your barn is soo cute Heather! :0)

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  11. Heather your barn looks delightful!! eeh I can't wait to see your version, I know it will be super pretty! I'm so glad to have inspired you to join the fun as well :) xoxo

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  12. Love your barn blocks!! I was wondering if you were going to do a few! :) Love the sweet fabrics you choose too! :) Have a lovely day Heather! xo Holly

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  13. Cute little barn made with adorable fabrics! ♥

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  14. What a very sweet barn I love it and having snooped around all the other links you shared I feel fired up to add this to the forever growing list of things I want to make. I love your choice of fabrics and it certainly feels like a little charm on a farm!! Xo

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  15. I am sew glad you decided to make this little barn! It is too cute! I have been holding out on this barn quilt along but it is getting harder and harder to resist!hmmmmm.

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  16. What a sweet barn!! I love seeing these barn blocks around blogland too!

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  17. I love looking at everyone's barn blocks! I wish I had a little person to make a barn quilt for. Someday (in the future) I will be a grandma and I'll have to remember to come back here for the barn instructions.

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  18. Sooooo cute! Did you use some of those gorgeous fabrics you showed us from Donna's new shoppe? I just had a look at them, totally gorgie and right up my street .... I was at the ready to enter the giveaway when I saw it was US only :( !!!
    I'll have to visit the shoppe instead :)
    Em xx

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  19. Lori Holt is amazing and inspiring! I think your barn's gingham roof is my favorite part. :-) Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

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  20. I've been following Lori's barn quilt (only following ... not making!) Yours is just adorable!

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  21. heather! Love this! its just darling! ( I always feel like Lucy when I say that something is darling.. lol!) how cheerful and sweet it is. looking forward to the next one.
    hope youre enjoying the holiday weekend
    xoxo

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  22. I always enjoy your latest creations and send the post onto my mother (the quilter). Your barn is so charming. Love the fabric selections. We were at a farm house estate sale Saturday. Such fun! A few western items came home for Josie's approaching party.

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  23. Hello sweet Heather, I love your barn! Oh, the fabrics you use are so sweet and you have a great eye for putting them together! Your pinwheels are perfect, as is all of your sewing! You always inspire me so much! I look forward to seeing your next block and all that you are working on! I am still teddy bear making! :) Love you sweet friend! Paula xo... hope your Sunday and your week is beautiful and fun!

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  24. Hey Heather! Your barn block is so cute. I can't wait to make my pinwheel block. I am on #5 block and hopefully will be able to get to block #7 by Wednesday. I can't wait to see what the quilt will look like finished :) Have a wonderful night, Holly

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