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



Cutting:

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



Assembly:

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
{mychellem.blogspot.com}

32 comments:

Ann said...

Fabulous quilt Michelle!!

gill said...

A great quilt! I love it!

Debbie B Sam said...

I could do this! Thank you :)Love it.

Dawn Hendrix said...

LOVE IT!!!!

Becky M said...

REally gorgeous! Thanks!

Quiltjane said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful quilt. JR's are so versatile. The pastels look great.

Jo said...

I love the quilt Michelle. It's a nice modern/traditional mix.

B Greene said...

Really wonderful work! Thanks for the great pattern.

Linda said...

Great update on a classic pattern, love it.

Suzanne said...

WOW! You can get a lot of variety from a single block. That's amazing!

D Brown said...

Great Quilt! I can do this!

Vickie E said...

that's cool in solids

harleywife57 said...

I love this !! 800 squares , huh ???? wow . I can do this ; BUT , would I finish ???? hmmm ; I feel a challenge ! the colors are just so nice since it's 25 degrees and snow on the ground !!

Auntie Pami said...

Nice job! I really like the way you started in the corner. I'll bet I have a jelly roll or two that would work.

Cork said...

Love it! Layout can be versital

Andie said...

Retro-licious! Great job!

Betty Lou said...

Love the layout; all from one simple block. Very nice.

Needled Mom said...

Gorgeous!!!!!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Beautiful quilt! Adore the fabric and the design :)

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

Love the layout! Beautiful!

Jenny said...

this is a great quilt, thanks!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

What a clever way to simplify a quilt that looks so difficult. I'm going to try this one!

teachpany said...

Great design, and love the off center barn raising.

2MuchFun said...

What a fun easy design. I can't wait to make this.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Já tenho todos os quadradinhos,e retângulos cortados,agora só máquina.Você é fantástica,obrigada pela generosidade.Fique com DEUS.

Cyndi said...

Really, really love this...great quilt! Thanks for sharing the pattern here on MBS!

Юлия said...

Very beautiful!

Judith said...

This is such a great quilt. I cannot wait to make it.

Steph :) said...

I really like this! It may be the perfect quilt for the "candy bar" I have sitting on my shelf! Thanks!

VickiT said...

Beautiful quilt and I really love the pastel colors. This would be a perfect little baby quilt with thosre colors.
Thank you.

Valley Quilter said...

This looks like so much fun.

Pirotecnika! said...

Hi, I love all your creations! they are absolutely fab!
I'm from Argentina and, since I can't buy anything at your store, I would like to ask you what type of fabric should I use for a quilt.
Thanks!