Barn Dance Quilt

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This quilt finishes at 80″ x 80″.

 

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Fat Quarter Bundle from Spectrum by V and Co.
3-1/4 yards background fabric #9900-98
7  yards backing fabric #10863-18
2/3  yards binding fabric #10862

 

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Cutting Instructions: Each set of FQs (fabrics A,B,C and D) make 2 blocks.

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From Fabric A, cut (4) 6½” squares cut in half on both diagonals, (4) 1½”x 8½” strips, and (4) 1½”x 10½” strips

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From Fabric B, cut (4) 6″squares  and (2) 2½” squares.

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From Fabric C, cut (4) 6½” squares cut in half on both diagonals, and (8) 2½” squares.

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From Fabric D, cut (4) 6½” squares cut in half on both diagonals, and (16) 2½” squares.

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From the background fabric, cut:

(6) 6½”x WOF strips, subcut into (32) 6½” squares cut in half on both diagonals

(6) 6″ x WOF strips, subcut into (32) 6″ squares

(2) 1½”x WOF strips, subcut into (32) 1½”x 2½” strips

(4) 1½”x WOF strips, subcut into (32) 1½”x 4½” strips

(8) 2½”x WOF strips, subcut into (64) 2½”x 4½” strips

(4) 2½”x WOF strips, subcut into (64) 2½” squares

 

PUTTING THE BLOCKS TOGETHER

HST (Half Square Triangle): Place (1) 6″ square of Fabric B on top of (1) 6″ square of background fabric, RST (right sides together), draw a pencil line from corner to the opposite corner of the top square. Sew 1/4″ on either side of the pencil line. Cut along the pencil line. Press the square open. Trim to 5½”. Repeat for a total of (4) HST per block.

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Flying Geese: Using (2) 2½” squares in Fabric D and (1) 2½”x 4½” rectangle of background fabric, make (1) flying geese block as shown below. Place (1) 2½” square on top of the 2½”x 4½” rectangle, RST draw a pencil line from corner to corner on the square. Sew on the pencil line. Cut 1/4″ on the outside of the sew line. Press open. Repeat for the opposite side of the flying geese block. Repeat for a total  of (4) flying geese per block.

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QST (Quarter Square Triangle): Using (1) 6½” background triangle, (1) 6½” Fabric A triangle, (1) 6-1/2″ Fabric C triangle, and (1) 6½” Fabric D triangle, make (1) QST as shown below. Repeat for a total of (4) as shown on the right and (4) as shown on the left per block.

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Center Block Piece: Using (1) 2½” square in Fabric B, (2) 1½”x 2½” background fabric rectangles, (2) 1½”x 4½”, and (4) 2½” squares in Fabric C,  make (1) center block as shown below. Sew (1) 1½”x 2½” strip to each of the sides of the 2½” square of Fabric B, press to the center. Sew (1) 1½”x 4½” strip to the top and bottom of the 2½” square, press to the center. Sew (1) 2½” square to Fabric C to each corner, RST draw a pencil line from corner to corner on the Fabric C square. Sew on the pencil line. Cut 1/4″ on the outside of the sew line. Press open. Repeat for each of the four corners.

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Using the Center Block Piece, the (4) flying geese blocks, and (4) 2½” background fabric squares, sew the center of your block as shown below.  Using the Center Piece as previously sewn, (2) 1½”x 8½” Fabric A rectangles, and (2) 1½”x 10½” Fabric A rectangles, sew the center of your block as shown below.

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Using the middle block pieced above, the (4) HST, and the (4) QST, sew together the block as shown below.

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The finished block should measure 20″ block. Repeat the above steps for a total of 16 blocks.

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This quilt finishes at 80″ x 80″.

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Valerie Rigney
{The Aqua Umbrella}

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Valerie Rigney

Valerie Rigney

I'm a pattern designer. My blog and pattern company are named The Aqua Umbrella because I love the rain. There is nothing more relaxing to me than the sound of rain while sewing, and I'm a sucker for all things Aqua!
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13 comments on “Barn Dance Quilt

  1. Rosemaryflower says:

    Valerie, this is beautiful, I want to get started.
    Thank you soooo much for sharing this beautiful design I love it.

  2. This quilt is beautiful the colors are perfect. It’s so spring spring looking to me

  3. Guida says:

    Thank you for this lovely pattern, I love the colors you used.

  4. Lisaintexas says:

    Very pretty ! Thank you for sharing the tutorial

  5. Chrissy L says:

    This is stunning!

  6. Kathy Bjorkquist Strawson says:

    This is lovely! You are so generous…and oh …this collection of fabrics. Perfect.

  7. Debbi says:

    This is so pretty. I want to try it. I went to Spectrum by V and Co. but could not find the fabric numbers you showed, also do I just pick a fat quarter bundle I like for this or do you have a suggestion. im a newbie.

  8. I love this quilt and all the colors in it . It makes me happy just looking at it. I love the color aqua too!

  9. Kathy says:

    This is so lovely! Thanks!

  10. Jenny Smith says:

    Thanks for this colourful, happy quilt. Just Love it

  11. Terri says:

    I love this!!

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