30s Barn Raising


Hi! I’m Michelle from Michelle’s Romantic Tangle, here with my first Bake Shop project. I love cutting fabric up into squares and seeing how different layouts will look with fabrics.

Using a jelly roll makes this quilt go together extra quickly. Be sure stop by my blog to enter the giveaway sponsored by Kimberly at Fat Quarter Shop. You could win the jelly roll and background fabric to make this quilt.

– 1 jelly roll {1930s Bella Solid}
– 1 1/2 yards background fabric
– 1/2 yards binding fabric
– 4 yards backing fabric


From the background fabric, cut 100 2 1/2″ squares and 100 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles

From the Jelly Roll, cut 600 2 1/2″ squares


You’ll be making 100 blocks. Each block is made up of three sections.

For the first, piece one 2 1/2″ colored square to one 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ background rectangle.

For the second, piece together two 2 1/2″ colored squares and one 2 1/2″ background square.

For the third, piece together three 2 1/2″ colored squares.

Make 100 of each section and press.

Piece three sections together to make each block, varying the color placement and trying not to place identical squares side by side very often. With the limited number of fabrics in this quilt, you’ll wind up with fabrics next to each other in the finished project, but they won’t distract from the design.

For the layout, you’ll need a design wall or floor. I found it easiest to start with the full diamond in the upper left hand corner and work out from there. Except for the corners of the diamonds, the blocks in each row of the quilt alternate two different positions. Once you get the pattern set up, it’s easy to continue each row.

Assemble the blocks into a top, then quilt, trim, bind, and snuggle up!

60″ square quilt

Michelle Marr