Welcome to the barnyard… Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet Co is back with another charming quilt and stitch along, Quilty Barn! Sew along with us as we indulge in our inner farm girl and dream of a life full of hay, animals, and sunsets on the farm.
We’ll be raising the barn all month long, and you are invited! Whether you quilt or cross stitch, join us for this fun event. First, decide what barn quilt you want to make from the Farm Girl Vintage book or Lori’s new Quilty Barn cross stitch pattern. So saddle up and get ready to sew from October 1 through November 15!
About the Quilt
What we love about Lori’s barn quilts is that you can mix and match the Quilty Barn and Silo Barn Blocks in one of three different settings! Within the Farm Girl Vintage Book, you can create the Silo Barn Tablerunner, Silo Barn Quilt, or Quilty Barn Quilt. The possibilities are endless, and we’re excited to see what you sew up! For this sew along, we’ll be focusing on Lori’s Silo Barn Quilt.
Kimberly will be sewing up the Silo Barn Quilt, and she’ll be using Lori’s newest collection, Stitch. Kimberly’s Silo Barn Fabric Kit is available if you want to make one like her. (The Backing Set will be available in mid-October.) The Red Sampler Bundle, Flea Market, and Lori’s Bee Basics would be udderly perfect for your Quilty Barn project, too. So pick up your Farm Girl Vintage book, download the fabric requirements, grab your favorite Lori Holt collection, and let’s get started!
You can find all of the supplies you’ll need for this quilt along on the Quilty Barn supply page.
Don’t forget to pick up your Farm Girl Vintage Book!
Farm Girl Vintage was inspired by a true farm girl, Lori herself! The seeds for the many quilts in her book grew from her childhood on the farm. Her book has instructions for 45 Farm Girl Blocks, and over 15 different quilt and project settings. This book gives you the ability to mix and match blocks as you please!
While we love all the blocks from her Farm Girl Vintage Book, feel free to pull 6” blocks from other Lori Holt books.
About the Cross Stitch
It’s time for some old-fashioned barn-raising fun! There is room for all your favorite motifs in the Quilty Barn Mix & Match Cross Stitch Pattern.
Each barn in this pattern contains a 24 x 24 stitch space for a motif of your choosing such as the beautiful Weathervane star, the Rise and Shine Rooster, or the Friendly Goat, but feel free to switch them out with your favorite motifs from any of the Bee in my Bonnet Stitch Card Sets. Try the Baby Chick, Daddy’s Tractor, the Dog, the Black Cat, or any of the animals from Stitch Card Set H!
To stitch these farm-fresh red barns or the silos, you’ll need a copy of the Quilty Barn Cross Stitch Pattern, Prim 25 Count Lugana Vintage Cross Stitch Cloth, and the Quilty Barn DMC Thread Pack! The Barn and Silo patterns in the Quilty Barn Cross Stitch Pattern are interchangeable and have the same stitch count!
You can stitch individual barns and silos with this pattern as well. Our sample above was finished with Slatted Pine Wood Panel with Easel Back by Hobby Lobby (SKU# 1303692) painted with Picket Fence Farm Girl Chalky Chicks Paint and embellished with Cottage Large Vintage Trim by Lori Holt.
We gathered all of the supplies you’ll need for this stitch along on the Quilty Barn supply page.
Sew Along Dates
Stitch and sew whatever variation of Quilty Barn that you like from October 1 through November 15, and go at your own pace! Be the boss of your own cross stitch and quilt.
Kimberly will also be stitching Quilty Barn during Stitchtober 2021, sew you can join us for both stitch along events if you’d like!
Who’s Sewing Along?
We have some quilty and stitchy friends that want to try out the farmgirl life! Take a look below to see who’s sewing along with us during Quilty Barn and give them a follow.
Meet the Quilters
- Fran, SewBella’s Quilt Cart, (@sewbellasquiltcart)
- Jen, The Smitten Chicken, (@thesmittenchicken)
- Jeresther Page, (@sew_sweet_seebee)
- Melanie Call, A Bit of Scrap Stuff, (@abitofscrapstuff)
Meet the Stitchers
- Becca, SamBrie Stitches, (@sambriestitches)
- Chantelle, 141 Design Company, (@chantelles141)
- Christi Potter, Javagirl Stitches, (@javagirlstitches)
- Denise Kleczewski, Dot Dot Goose Design, (@DotDotGooseDesign)
- Nell, Little Yellow House Crafts, (@littleyellowhousecrafts)
- Shirl, Tranquil Stitches, (@tranquilstitches)
Share with #QuiltyBarnSAL and #QuiltyBarnSewAlong
Grab your cowboy boots and meet us at the barn! You can share the badges above to show you’re participating. Anyone can sew along! Keep up with us by following the hashtag #QuiltyBarnSAL and #QuiltyBarnSewAlong. Share your progress with the hashtag, too, and be sure to tag us so we can see and share your work!
Happy Quilting and Stitching!