Lily is finishing up reading the third book in the Little House series, Farmer Boy. It’s about Almanzo’s childhood. Almanzo becomes Laura’s husband years later. Lily would prefer to hop to the next book and read more about Mary, Laura, Ma, Pa and baby Carrie. But she does enjoy the stories about animals of which are plenty in this book. Almanzo lives on a big farm and there are three large barns. So, we started with a barn!
The block is my adaptation of Iowa Barns found in 5,500 Quilt Block Designs. Lily chose her own fabrics again and did all the sewing. I did the cutting from templates.
You can download the templates here. Again, you will need to lay the template pieces out so that they make sense when looking at the diagram provided. Sometimes this will mean that the letters will be upside down or on their sides. Cut with the templates right side up on the fabric, also right side up.
I hope you enjoy sewing your own barn! Lily has an idea for the next block that is going to really put me to work designing. It’s not likely that it will be ready for at least a week because I have some quilting I have to get done. So, it’s a good time to catch up on your blocks and reading!