Saturday, September 13, 2014

2014 RSC September Orange Week 2, Barn Quilt Finished


After week 2 of September's RSC, I'll add a hot pad/pot holder made with the two 8.5" orange blocks I made last year and three cute 6.5" sampler blocks to my collections. Three crochet spiral scrubbies made it into the picture. They were made using a YouTube video. There are several video clips that show how to crochet them as well as other cool projects.
To see what others made with their orange scraps, go here.


After making my orange 8.5" blocks last week, I counted my completed 8.5" blocks. I needed 48 blocks for a a small quilt. Counting the ten RSC blocks left from last year and 35 RSC blocks I had made this year, I was close. Only needed three more blocks. So I made one block with brown scraps and two blocks with black/white scraps. After randomizing the 48 colorful blocks, I sashed them with 1.5" strips of Kona White fabric because I didn't want to deal with all those seams..I added a 2.5" inner border and started an outer border of 2.5" squares. Hopefully I'll have this top quilt finished and quilted in a few weeks.


My barn quilt is finished. It's quilted with a loose free motion meander. The binding is strips of red fabrics. After a go in the washer and dryer, it finished at 91"x 69". Too large for my mother to hold up for a picture. I was surprised how the yellow outer border and red binding set off this fun quilt.


Here are a couple close ups, one of the upper right corner and one of the upper left corners. The 12 barns have large quilt blocks on them and playful kittens and horses that live in them.
This was a recent Lori Holt online Quilt Along. You can find Lori Holt at her BEE IN MY BONNET blog.

15 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Great orange blocks and I do love those scrubbies. Your in progress rainbow quilt is super. The scrappy border is a perfect finish for it. Oh, you do have to get a proper photo of your barn quilt - this is gorgeous!

Angie said...

I really like all the color in your RSC quilt and the barn quilt. The red binding looks great!

Exuberant Color said...

The border made with squares is perfect. I usually fizzle out at that stage and put on a plain border. This one adds a lot to the multicolor quilt.

Cathy Tomm said...

Great finsih on the barn quilt. I love love the 8.5 blocks all put together. So much fun to see all the colours together.

Karen said...

I like the added touch to the scrappy border on the rainbow block quilts. All of your quilts are lovely.

Judy D in WA said...

LOVE all the RSC blocks and the white sashing and inner border is perfect. The checkerboard really sets it all off. Love, love, love/

Andee said...

Nice job on the orange and LOVE the barn quilt! I need to move mine up the list!

Muddling Through said...

Oh, Sheila, that barn quilt is just perfection! The sampler one is going to be atunner, too. You have really been doing some beautiful work putting together all your "banked" blocks!

scraphappy said...

Love the finished barn quilt. Those quilts on the sides of the barn are adorable. Great border on the sampler too. Great sewing day!

Terri said...

Love the blocks, but once they are put together - priceless. The quilts are amazing. Way to go, Girl.
Hugs

Sarah said...

I love the barn quilt and the mini blocks on the side look amazing! I agree the yellow and red really set it off! Looking forward to seeing your other one finished.

Quiltdivajulie said...

LOVE the rainbow scrappy quilt (the barns are pretty cool, too).

GREAT work!

Cathy said...

WOW. and WOW. More awesome quilts! And I wish I had done that barn along.

Deb A said...

WOW! I love that scrappy block quilt. It came out great and that border is perfect. Great oranges this week.

NachtPedalQuilts said...

Your barn-quilt is really nice looking ... I love these warm reds of the houses and the colorful design in the sashings ... the "mini-quilt-blocks" at the sides are great ... a wonderful arrangement, Sheila ... Best regards! Kirsten

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