Sunday, June 12, 2022

It's A Flimsy! Hole in the Barn Door

Hole In The Barn Door
40 x 60

It's a top!


Blue is the Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) color of the month. At the beginning of the month I dug into my blue scraps and found a junior jelly roll (20 - 2.5 inch lengths) of icy blues someone had given me.  I decided to dig into my winter/Christmas fabrics and scraps to add more strips to that junior jelly roll. Most of the fabrics I chose were blues with snowflakes.  With those I made a really cool top

After that I decided that those chunks of blue with snowflakes were too small to put back into the winter/Christmas fabric box.  I figured I should just add them to my box of blue scraps instead. Or making something with them. But what?  And then the Stasbusters group  came up with the idea to have a Churn Dash Challenge in memory of a group member who has passed away. Churn Dash was her favorite block.   So....how about Churn Dash blocks.   But which Churn Dash pattern? How big of a quilt can I make?  Then I remembered seeing some snowmen fabrics along with the snowflakes in the Christmas/winter box. So, I found enough snowmen on white backgrounds and a few other scraps with winter scenes someone gave me. So...

I found a few white on white (WOW) fabrics with circles (snowballs), snowflakes, etc. 

So...It's snowing. There's lots of blue barns out there. And I see snowmen and snow scenes through the Hole(s) in the Barn Door(s). 

I made 12 inch (finished) blocks - 6.5 inch centers, 3.5 inch HSTs and 2 x 6.5 inch sides. 


This is usually more white than I use in a donation quilt for kids but so it goes. Kids play in dirty snow too.  I usually make kid's quilts 40 x 60 so I made 15 blocks. Columns of 5 blocks made my 60 inch length. I added two 2.5 inch strips between columns to get to my 40 inch width. I didn't have any WOW left for the strips but I did have a gray and white kind of sparkly fabric that looked kind of like hoarfrost ( a grayish-white crystalline deposit of frozen water vapor formed in clear still weather on vegetation, fences, etc) so that was used for the strips. Voila! 

Hole in the Barn Door

And sew it goes...


 

13 comments:

Julierose said...

What a wondrous "Snow-ey" quilt!! Perfect for wintertime snuggling...nice work Hugs, Julierose

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is a great way to use those wintry scenes and icy blue strips! I can just imagine that whoever is given this quilt will love it.

gayle said...

What a beautiful Brrrr!

Kat Scribner said...

Nice quilt, soft wintery prints. The framing block is perfect, of course.

Pat said...

your blocks look great! thanks for sharing this as I am searching for ways to use my 6.5 inch crumb blocks...awesome inspiration!

Libby in TN said...

And sew it goes, indeed!

Linda said...

I think this is a very clever way to use those snowmen and snowy scraps. Great Churn Dash flimsy!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Cute! Great use of those 2.5" strips. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

The Joyful Quilter said...

A super cute flimsy, at that!! Great fabric pairing with the BLUE and winter-themed center prints. LOVE it!!

sue s said...

Nice wintry quilt! And so simple to put together. Thanks for the show!

Anonymous said...

Love it!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

you have me singing Christmas songs now... haha

Angie in SoCal said...

Great use of scraps! Love it.