I am learning all sorts of things. Did you know there is a name for just about every quilt that was ever made? Dating back to when cloth and dirt were invented.
When I was searching for Log Cabin quilt designs, I found out the quilt I am making is called Barn Raising. As in, get all the neighbors together for beer and pizza and throw up a barn in several hours.
Who names these quilts!!!
For as long as it has taken me to make 66 blocks, my quilt would have to be called Tree Planting. We have to go wayyy back.
But… the blocks are finished and I even have two spares. I won’t even tell you why there is a week between this post and the last.
Oh, ok. I’ll tell you. I ran out of the gold fabric with the painted dots. After a trip to the fabric store and leaving empty handed, I searched on-line and actually found it at eBay. The exact fabric!! An hour after it arrived, I started back to sewing the last batch of blocks. I only needed 20 but what the heck, made two extra. I can make a pillow.
Here’s how my Barn Raising blocks look on my design wall.
I added my own design on the corners. My bookends. And along the edges. Follow the giraffe print with your eyes. I wanted a continuous line.
It measures 76″ by 76″. 8 blocks per row. 8 rows. Each block is 9 1/2″.
Now I need to sew the blocks together and add the borders. After which, I’ll stare at it for several days. Then it goes in the To-Be-Quilted pile. 😀