Barn Swallows Quilt Block in Barn Own Colors Tutorial
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We’re thrilled to unveil the captivating November Birds of a Feather Sampler Block of the Month, inspired by the mesmerizing hues of the Barn Owl. This month’s block seamlessly fuses vibrant tones, intricate patterns, and the enchanting presence of these captivating birds. Whether you’re a member of the Fat Quarter Shop’s Solid of the Month Club or a devoted quilter eager to explore the beauty of Barn Owl colors, this block template is designed just for you!
In 2023, the Birds of America collection, highlighted by the Fat Quarter Shop’s Solid of the Month Club, has inspired the creation of our November Sampler Block. Infused with the graceful essence of Barn Owls, the chosen colors for this block will transport you to a realm of vivid splendor. The luminous shades of browns and whites beautifully encapsulate the essence of these delightful avian creatures.
The best part is that you don’t need to be a member of the Fat Quarter Shop’s Solid of the Month Club to embark on this captivating quilting journey! Simply gather your own Barn Owl-inspired colors from your fabric stash or preferred store and dive into creating this exquisite block. Our pattern is readily accessible in our free resource library, ensuring that all enthusiasts eager to embrace the Barn Owl-inspired palette have easy access.
To enhance your quilting experience, we’ve prepared a comprehensive video tutorial to complement the block pattern for November. Whether you thrive on visual guidance or prefer a step-by-step approach, this tutorial equips you with the instructions and insights necessary to bring your Barn Owl-inspired masterpiece to life.
So, grab your sewing machine, gather your Barn Owl-colored fabrics, and join us on this extraordinary quilting adventure. Let’s dive into the captivating realm of Barn Owls in Harmony, where their colors take center stage. Whether you’re an experienced quilter or just beginning your quilting journey, this November Sampler Block is poised to ignite your creativity and leave you with a quilt that exudes avian elegance and bears your unique touch.
You can find our other Birds of America Blocks below:
- March Goldfinch Block – https://bit.ly/3mxyOfV
- April Green Parakeet Block – https://bit.ly/41kxnB9
- May Chickadee Block – https://bit.ly/3MweO7X
- June Flamingo Block – https://bit.ly/3p0A50A
- July Oriole Block – https://bit.ly/3rCYESw
- August Grackle Block – https://bit.ly/3EbI7YN
- September Indigo Bunting Block – https://bit.ly/44J9O5I
- October Purple Martin Block – https://bit.ly/3Fjy3xp
Enhance the charm of your Barn Owl block with the captivating sashing design in the “Birds of a Feather” Quilt! The sashing surrounding all the blocks features a subtle and elegant beige Essex linen, providing a neutral backdrop that beautifully complements the vibrant colors of the quilt. Adding a touch of whimsy and variety, each block is adorned with a triangle pointing towards it, showcasing a unique color from that month’s Fat Quarters. As you stitch each block, you’ll delight in the ever-changing palette that brings a delightful harmony to your quilt. Prepare to witness the magic unfold as the Barn Owl block takes center stage amidst a symphony of colors and textures. Let your creativity soar and enjoy the dynamic interplay of the Barn Owl block and the stunning sashing design in this remarkable quilt!
Cut the Pieces
If you haven’t yet acquired the pattern, make your way to our free resource library and seize this opportunity. Immerse yourself in the splendid journey that draws inspiration from the captivating Barn Owl colors and the charm of the Barn Swallows block.
Start by meticulously cutting out all the required pieces, ensuring that you mark your chosen colors accurately to achieve a flawless and stunning final design.
Equipped with your perfectly cut pieces, you’re now ready to embark on the creative process of crafting your November Barn Owl Barn Swallows block. Return to this space as we guide you through each step of the assembly, ensuring that your quilting experience is as enjoyable and rewarding as possible.
Make the Half Square Triangles
Make the following sets of HST using the fabric color numbers indicated. Below is shown how to build a HST.
- Make the HSTs (Half-Square Triangles) by marking one color of the B pieces with a diagonal line.
- Next, line up the different color fabrics with right sides together, creating four sets.
- Sew a 1/4″ seam on both sides of the diagonal line.
- Once sewn, carefully cut along the diagonal line to obtain two HST blocks.
- After that, iron the blocks towards the darker fabric and trim to 2″ square.
Make the Four Patch’s
Now make the 2 sets of 2 colorways of Four Patch’s in the block. Below will show the Fabric Colors and each Four Patch is a set of two.
To build a four patch, take 1 of each color patch and sew them together, iron towards the dark patch. Put two of the same color rows together so the seams nest. Sew and iron towards the top row.
Make the Strip Sets
Now make the 2 sets of 2 colorways of the strip sets in the block. Below will show the Fabric Colors and each strip set is a set of two. Sew strips together and iron towards the dark color.
Make the Flying Geese
Mark all the H pieces with a diagonal (1), this will be the sewing line when lining the H piece with the D piece. (2) Trim 1/4″ (3) From the sewing line and iron towards the corner. (4)
Make the Corners
For the corners we will be using the Patch A, all the HST’s and the 4 – four patches we made. There will be two different configurations of the corners. Below is the layout for both corners and you will make 2 of each corner. Once the corners are laid out, put them together in rows and iron in the direction of the arrows noted below.
Next sew the rows together, nesting seams, and iron in the direction of the arrows below.
Layout the center units as noted below. There will be two colorways, so please note color placement of the strips. Sew the three pieces together and iron in the direction of the arrows. Make 2 units in each colorway.
Make the top and bottom rows.
Layout out two identical rows as noted below. Sew the units together, matching seams and iron towards the center unit. Make sure that your center units are matching strip colors.
Make the Center Rows
Put together the center row as indicated below in the diagram, sew and iron in the direction of the arrows.
Assemble the Rows!
Put the rows together as indicated below, Match all seams and iron in the direction the arrows indicated.
Congratulations, you’ve done it! Your quilt block is now expertly assembled, capturing the enchanting essence of Barn Owls in the captivating Barn Swallows design. This completed block stands as a testament to your quilting dedication and artistic flair.
Bravo on completing the captivating Barn Owl block in the Birds of a Feather Mystery Quilt Sampler! 🎉🦉 Your perseverance and imaginative touch have beautifully combined to breathe life into this delightful bird-inspired quilt block. Share your achievement and join the celebration by using the hashtag #BarnOwlBlockSamplerCC. Let’s come together to showcase our quilting prowess, inspiring fellow quilters with the charm of the Barn Owl block. Together, we’re nurturing a vibrant and supportive quilting community that celebrates the creativity and joy quilting brings. Keep up the phenomenal effort and continue quilting with passion!
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