I have had this Barn Star Sampler quilt on my to-do list in my mind since I first saw it, so I was really excited when Fat Quarter Shop asked me to join in and sew along with them!
The Barn Star Sampler Quilt book was designed by Shelley Cavanna and it has sold like crazy, so the hard copy books have been on backorder, but should be available in March, in the meantime you can still buy the EBook and sew along with us, that's what I am doing. I just printed my book out and put it into a binder, or you can cut and sew right from the screen of your favorite device.
Now let's talk about the fun stuff... FABRIC!!
This sampler pattern is just so fun, I felt like it was totally necessary to use Tula Pink fabrics to give it that bold and modern look I always love! So I have pulled a variety of Tula Pink fabrics from my stash (I love Tula solids!) Plus, I am also going to join in some new Everglow as soon as I can get my hands on it, I paid my reservation fee so I'm hoping to have it for my March or April blocks. But, in the meantime I am trying to make my first few blocks with fabrics I think will blend best with the Everglow once I have it!
Here are my blocks for January and February, we made 2 of block one and 2 more of block two, I am totally in love with them! These blocks are huge, and such fun to make, I shared a couple reels of my bad hair #behindtheseams while I did the sewing one of the block two. I decided to use a black and white feature in the centers, because I am planning to incorporate some black and white within the rest of the quilt later, Oh... I used Kona Dove for the background and then a variety of Tula prints and solids.
Throughout the year, we'll be sewing all the Barn Star Sampler Quilt blocks in the same order as they appear in the book. This Queen-sized quilt finishes at 80.5" x 100.5" and is written for traditional piecing techniques, but if you would like to use foundation papers, Fat Quarter Shop has created a collection of Triangles on a Roll for you to use.
Quilt Along Schedule
I'll be following this FQS schedule when I share my blocks to social media.
There won’t be a tutorial for these blocks, as all of the instructions are in the book, but I will have YouTube tutorials for the quilting, trimming and binding portion later in the year!
January Make two of Block 1- January 27
February Make two of Block 2 - February 24
March Make two of Block 3 - March 31
April Make two of Block 4 - April 28
May Make two of Block 5 - May 26
June Make two of Block 6 - June 30
July Make two of Block 7 - July 28
August Make two of Block 8 - August 25
September Make two of Block 9 - September 29
October Make three of Blocks 10-15 - October 27
November Make four of Blocks 16-20 - November 17
December Backing and Finishing December 15
I can't wait for the finishing, it's my favorite part!
Who’s Sewing Along?
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Thanks for stopping by my blog, I would love for you to check out my new online store while you are here, and if you have a pile of quilt tops laying around you really should consider getting them quilted, I love long arm quilting!
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Hey Y'all, I'm Gina Tell! I live on Lake Travis just North of Austin Texas. I'm a full time long arm quilter and lover of all this art and outdoors!!