Barnyard Block | Heartland Heritage Virtual Quilt Along

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The Barnyard block is up next in the virtual quilt along.

It's time to explore your scraps in a brand new way! Join us for the Heartland Heritage Virtual Quilt Along.

The Barnyard block measures 9″ square when finished and uses up to 5 different fabrics. The simple construction is very similar to the log cabin. To help get you started on the right foot, I’m sharing a few block examples for color inspiration and a few of my favorite tips.

Heartland Heritage Barnyard Block

The Barnyard Block from  Heartland Heritage is so easy to make and fun to put together. See how I used my design board to stay on track.

While these blocks have very neutral background fabrics, I can see them stitched with a dark navy or gray to show a dark night sky.

Design Board

I selected 4 colorful fabrics from my pile that will pop off the background and really play nice together.  Since this is such an easy block to sew, I thought it would be fun to share my secret weapon for bringing block pieces from the cutting table to the sewing machine, design boards.

The Barnyard Block from Heartland Heritage is so easy to make and fun to put together. See how I used my design board to stay on track.

I like to use design boards. This easy method of transport might seem silly to some but trust me it really helps keep things in order plus, it prevents pieces from falling on the floor and disappearing. With two French Bulldog pups in the house, this is mission-critical in my sewing space. They seem to find everything in the blink of an eye.

Design boards can be purchased in a variety of sizes but for those of you that are crafty with the glue gun,  design boards are easy to make. Here is a great tutorial.

Barnyard Block | Heartland Heritage

Overall the barnyard block consists of a few different units including half-square triangles and rectangles. It has a log cabin style piecing and is easy to make.  I love the way my design board helps keep me on task.

Check out my quick video and see what I mean!

Once you have all your units stitched, trimmed, and pressed it’s time for assembly. This block is a quick sew!

Barnyard Block Photo Finish

Barnyard Block from Heartland Heritage
Barnyard Block from Heartland Heritage

Once you have all your units stitched, trimmed, and pressed it’s time for assembly. The block comes together very fast! You will need to complete 5 Barnyard quilt blocks to complete the Heartland Heritage quilt top.

Keep your fabric order straight and stay on track with this easy tip used to create the Barnyard Block from Heartland Heritage.

Now, don’t forget, I want to see your finished blocks. Please be sure to share a snapshot or two in my scrap happy community or on social media with the hashtag #TheSewingLoft. This way,  I can see and celebrate your latest sewing success!

ps- don’t have the pattern yet and want to join the fun?  You can order Heartland Heritage here and catch up on past blocks here.

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