Friday, June 26, 2020

Barn Style quilt . . . just because


Sometimes I have to make a quilt just because my heart tells me so. I bet that’s true for a lot of you as well. It doesn’t matter if I’m too busy or have other sewing projects that should be a priority, that desire to sew up a particular pattern with treasured fabrics is too strong to ignore.  And that’s how it was for me recently, when I stitched up the Barn Style pattern by Lella Boutique using some of my favorite fabrics.


I love everything about this quilt. The bold, over-sized blocks create a simple yet striking design. The color palette is soothing. The background fabric has so much depth. The quilting is phenomenal. When I finished binding this quilt, I laid it in my sewing room to admire it. It looked so pretty, I snapped some photos to share with you.




Today I simply wanted to share this quilting joy . . . to have a virtual quilting show-and-tell with you, my quilting friends on the internet.  But I would be remiss if I didn’t give you the details on the quilt, so here’s the scoop:

Pattern: Barn Style by Lella Boutique
Fabric: Harvest Road and Farmer’s Daughter (Lella Boutique), Sweet Tea (Sweetwater), Indigo Chambray (Moda 12051 13)
Quilting: Machine quilted in a fan motif by the wonderful Jennifer of Farm Fresh Stitches. I couldn’t be more pleased with how this turned out, Jennifer.  Absolutely beautiful!




I’m so happy I listened to my heart and made this quilt, just for me, just because. I would encourage you to do the same, because you deserve it. We quilters spend many hours making quilts for those we love. It’s okay for us to make one, now and then, just because our heart tells us so!

Thank you all for allowing me to share with you.  Now, please go and get carried away quilting!

~Taunja




16 comments:

  1. It's beautiful. Very calming and peaceful. Glad you shared.

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  2. Hi Taunja, I know exactly what you mean! I've been making quilts galore for my baby granddaughter, which is so much fun!! But I'm also making one like the one you made your niece. When I saw it I flipped! I'm such a copy cat lol
    Great post, as always!!

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    1. Oh that is so fun to hear Sue! I think we all inspire (and copy) each other. But that's a-okay! When we like someone else's make, of course we want to make it ourselves for someone we love! :)

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  3. I love the stars, the color and the quilting. Nice looking masterpiece

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  4. Love it in this colourway! Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Sigi! I am just all about the blue lately!

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  5. I'm not a 'blue' person but I really like this!

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    1. Oh I get that! As much as I love blue, I struggle with aqua, but so many people love aqua. :)

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  6. Very, very pretty. LOVE the way you have quilted this!

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    1. Thanks Karen! I absolutely love what Jennifer did with the quilting!

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  7. This is beautiful. I love the fabric choices and that background ifperfect.

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    1. Thanks Jan! I am really loving that chambray as an accent or a background. It is just so good! :)

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  8. Beautifully done from start to finish! I love the colours and the quilting.

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm so happy with the quilting Jen did!

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