2016 QAL – Barn Dance


UPDATED 1-23-18– there was an error in one of the blocks so I’ve temporarily turned off the links to the pattern pages until I get a chance to fix it and upload new pages.


Join me for the BARN DANCE quilt a long.   Barn Dance is made up of various sized Hole In The Barn Door blocks.  I will be posting links at the bottom of this page with instructions.

If you would like to stitch along, things you should know:

  • The quilt size is 98″ x 98″ as shown.
  • The instructions will be my “quicky instructions.”  That means for each different size block, I will give instructions on how to cut and piece ONE block in that style and how many of that style to make.    Since this is a scrap happy quilt, you decide how many different fabrics you want and what blocks you want to use them in.
  • Once all blocks are done there will be instructions for  a few additional background pieces to cut and then I will give you the layout and order for stitching your blocks all together.
  • Unlike other BOM projects I’ve given, I will not have a set schedule for posting new instructions on a specific day of the month or week.  I will post them as I am working on my own version of this quilt so when I get to the point that I need the next block size, I will write it up and post it.  That being said – once I start this project I do “hope” (which is not the same as “promise”) to have this project completed over the next six months. Instructions will remain available as part of my free pdf patterns.
  • Because this is a scrappy happy quilt, I will only be giving you an ESTIMATE of background yardage because you can use as many or as few fabrics as you like for the colors in the blocks.   The ESTIMATE of background yardage is based on what EQ7 tells me BUT the way it figures yardage may not take into account the way I tell you to cut the pieces.  So EQ ESTIMATES 7 yards of 42″ wide useable fabric  for the background.
  • As for the yardage for the rest of the quilt – pull out those scraps, go stash diving, pile up those fat quarters.
  • If you’ve never done one of my patterns and downloaded from Box.Net, please click the tab at the top of the blog that says “Copyright/Use of My Patterns” and it will take you to the page to explain, among other things, how Box.Net downloads work – some people have issues saving them because they do not follow the steps indicated.

I’m looking forward to starting this project.

If you’d like to play with color placement, here’s the link for a line drawing of the quilt you can use your colored pencils on.

February 28, 2016 – 12″ Finished Hole in the Barn Door Blocks

March 11, 2016 — 6″ Finished Hole in the Barn Door Blocks

April 10, 2016 — 18″ Finished Blocks

April 22, 2016 — 24″ Finished Blocks

May 15, 2016 — Putting It All Together