Barn Raising was the second king size quilt I made and I chose to do very large log cabin blocks. Each square measures 24”. The strips were cut 3” and finish at 2½”
The red centres were cut 4½” and finish at 4”.
|24" log cabin block|
My only criteria when choosing my fabrics was that each fabric had to have some red or pink.
For the light side the background could be white, off-white, beige.
The background for the dark side had to be black.
I cut 3” strips from any fabric that fit my rule and dropped them into 2 paper bags, one for light and one for dark. The strips were then pick at random and stitched into log cabin blocks. This was a fun, mindless and no stress way to stitch up the blocks.
|back of Barn Raising|
The 16 blocks were then arranged in the barn raising pattern and quilted in a diagonal grid.
3” strips were used to make a wide (1¼”) binding, it was machine stitched on.
Quite a few of the fabrics have really faded as you can see here. This is the binding front and back (same fabric).
|Black fabric faded to grey|
Quilt Name: Barn Raising
Description: 16 blocks, in 4 x 4 setting
Pattern: log cabin
Size: 98” x 98”
Fabrics: 100% cotton & polyester
Predominant colours: white, black, red, pink
Construction Techniques: pieced
Back: 100% cotton
Edge finish: Single fold binding stitched by machine
Quilting: Diagonal grid by machine
Quilted by: Terry Whyte
Date completed: early nineties?
Maker: Terry Whyte