October 31, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival: 30s Barn Raising Lap Quilt

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Amy's Creative Side

I'm entering my 30s Barn Raising Quilt in the fall edition of the Blogger's Quilt Festival hosted by Amy's Creative Side.

30s Barn Raising
A variation of an old-fashioned quilt pattern.

The bestest use of a clothesline is to photograph quilts!

I love the variation on the traditional log cabin barn raising pattern using squares rather than strips of logs.  This is the first quilt in which I used a jelly roll, and I now love how easy they are to use!  This is also the first quilt I have made entirely of solids {except the striped backing and binding}, and I love the look so much!

This 30s Barn Raising Quilt pattern can be found on the Moda Bake Shop website.  The original pattern said to cut 700 squares and 100 rectangles, but I couldn't bear to do that when I knew strip piecing would be so much easier and just as effective in color layout on a quilt this size.  Long 42" strips can easily get distorted when ironing them after sewing, so I took special care to line up the strips with the stripes on my ironing board, and they turned out nice and straight.

I then quilted this sweet lap quilt on my vintage 1896 Singer 31-15 machine in an allover meandering pattern.  Then, because I love striped bindings, I used the striped backing fabric for the binding.

Blogger's Quilt Festival Stats:
  • Pattern:  30s Barn Raising from Moda Bake Shop
  • Size:  56" square.
  • Special Techniques: Strip piecing
  • Quilted by:  I quilted this quilt myself in a freehand meander on Mrs.Singer, my vintage 1896 31-15 machine mounted on a long-arm quilting frame.
  • Best Category:   Favorite Throw Quilt,  Favorite Home Machine Quilted Quilt,  Favorite Quilt Photographer
I sold this quilt in my Etsy shop, Busy Hands Quilts!


Laura said...

This is a beautiful quilt! I love the colors you chose.

CitricSugar said...

Absolutely lovely!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

The solids and squares truly do play well together. Placement is great. Nice job!

Pattilou said...

Nice quilt and I'm impressed that you use Mrs. Singer to quilt it! I'd like to know more about that!

Heather said...

I always love when quilts are off center and yours is stunning!

Wendi said...

I love this quilt! the quilting is fabulous and I can't believe you did it on your vintage machine! It's beautiful!

sonia said...

Beautiful quilt! Congrats.