I don’t want to put away the stand, because it’s cute, but I definitely needed something not so wintery to put on it. Luckily, I was hit with inspiration. I love barn quilts, and I even have a red barn I could put one on, but I’ve never followed through and made one. Now that we’ll be moving in a couple of years, I think it’s time to let go of the idea.
However, a mini barn quilt would be perfect for my stand! I decided to go with solid colors to represent what would be paint on an actual barn quilt, and a wood grain print for the background. I love how it turned out!
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To make this you’ll need:
Cotton fabric in light blue, dark blue, light green, dark green, light yellow, dark yellow, light red, and dark red
Cotton fabric in a wood grain print
fabric for binding
ribbon or cord for hanging
quilt square stand (optional)
This block is made entirely of half square triangles. They will eventually end up 2 1/2” square, but we’re going to start with something a little larger and trim it later. My thanks to Jacquelynne Steves for the cheat sheet to determine the size I needed. Cut the following number of 3 1/8” squares from each fabric:
4 light blue
4 dark blue
4 light green
4 dark green
2 light yellow
2 dark yellow
2 light red
2 dark red
12 wood grain
Also cut a 12 1/2” square for the back and 12 1/2” from the batting.