This week starts the Barn Door Quilt Along over at Sarah Quilts! I am so excited about this one!
Here’s my fabric for it. I was really inspired by the blues & greens from Sarah’s selection.
I am so in love with the railroad stripes but I can’t decide if I should use them in the strips, for part of the top & bottom panels, or maybe just for the binding? What do you think?
Here’s the color mockup of what the center portion will look like:
I just found out my Aunt (more like a cousin in age) is having a baby boy! (Yes, this is my third pregnant relative this year…lots of good quilting practice :)) Well, I had the Dowry charms all reserved for this baby’s quilt, so I needed a change of plan… and this is it! I think it will look adorable.
I also found a few moments to start the 2nd swoon block for my picnic quilt. The chambray is (still!) a total pain to work with, but I loooooove how it looks.
And lastly, what happens when cuteness meets organization?!
I’ll show you on Friday (aka super secret surprise day). Talk to you then! 🙂
Linking up with Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.
Cool Barn Door colors! I was looking at that, but other projects are getting in the way – it looks fun though! I’ve never sewn with chambray; I should look it up if it ever ends up in a project of mine in the future. Cheers!
Thanks Daisy. It’s hard with so many cool projects out there to do them all. I’ve never done anything with long strips before so I thought it would be fun try.
I think this chambray has some stretch in it (although it didn’t say that on the website when I bought it) and that’s where the problem is coming from. The material itself feels amazing and the depth of color is gorgeous. But I’m on the lookout for something else in the future. Cheers!
By the way, I REALLY like your fabric photos! Kudos!
Thanks so much! Photography is one of my passions and I’m really enjoying applying in this realm. 🙂
Wow I love your color selection for the barn door quilt. I have not even started thinking about mine yet. I want to use what up what I have and that might not make for a well executed look. We will see. Good luck.
Thanks Kris! Mine is all pulled from my stash, but I really only stash blues, greens, and grays so it isn’t that impressive 🙂 I think sometimes the best quilts come from improvising with what you have. I look forward to seeing what you end up doing!
Kim M says
Love the fabrics you chose for the barn door quilt! That is going to look awesome!
Thanks Kim! I’m really excited to get started on it!
Sarah Schraw says
Woah. Awesomeness. I’m speechless.
🙂 🙂 🙂
Great fabric colours!
Thanks so much!
I love the fabrics you’ve picked! Yum! And that swoon block looks amazing! I love the Chambray, though I’m sad it’s tough to work with. I’m sure the finished quilt will be worth it! 🙂
Thanks for the kind words Audrey! I think the chambray issue is on my end. I think I accidentally bought shirting with some stretch in it. I’m on the lookout for something similar without the stretch. It’s sooo pretty though, I will keep using it if I can’t find a replacement. I do think the finished product will be worth it. 🙂
Love the fabrics! The swoon block looks fantastic. My opinion on the stripes is use them for the binding. They always look great in the binding. 🙂
Thanks so much for you comment Anita! I agree, stripes always make a great binding. 🙂
Hi Michelle! Your fabric for the barn door quilt along is quite lovely. I love those colors together! You did a nice job with coordinating your fabrics! Looking forward to your progress.
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Karen @ Pieces of Contentment says
Another baby to sew for in the family – that’ll be fun. I like you choice of colours for your Barn Door Quilt-along. The stripes could be a feature – or they could distract, I guess it depends how you end up using them – the fun in the challenge.
Yes! I’m so excited to bring my first cousin total up to 3! (We have a small family :)). I’m leaning towards thinking they will be a distraction but I think I’ll play around with it. That’s always the fun part 🙂
Serena @ Sewgiving says
I really want to do the barn door quilt along as well, but am having trouble visualising fabrics in it. How did you do your mock up? That would really help me! PS The stripe fabric would be great binding 🙂
I had a really hard time visualizing it too! I did my mockup in illustrator. Do you happen to have that program (or photoshop?). I’d also be happy to send you an outline you can print out if you want to color it in old school style 🙂 I’m leaning towards using the stripes for binding… I think it will be fun!!
Love your fabrics. The stripes would look great for the binding! Looking forward to this QAL too!
Thanks for checking out my barn door fabric choices. 🙂 I’m getting ready to cut them up now! I agree about the stripes. They are officially reserved for the binding. Adorable! 🙂
Great colors. I’m always so amazed seeing people handling colors so perfectly.
What a sweet compliment! Thanks so much!
I LOVE your swoon block. The chambray is totally worth it (not that I’m the one that has to sew it…). It’s really cute! And I love the coral and grey with it.
Thanks Kelsey! As much as I complain, I decided to use it in my next project. haha 🙂 It’s just too beautiful!
I’m looking forward to seeing your barn door progress, but, even more than that, I am looking forward to seeing your picnic blanket finished 🙂
Haha, I am too!!! 🙂 I am giving myself a May/June deadline that I think is reasonable. I need to step it up though if I want to get it done by then.