Friday, November 27, 2015
Mini Barn Quilts
If you have been to my blog before, I don't think that it's a mystery that I love things that are miniature (except candy bars, those should always be supersized). At barely 5 ft tall, I'm practically miniature myself. So when Terri Ann over at Childlike Fascination announced her brain child Mini Barn Quilts, I knew that I had to have some. I have a few people on my Christmas list that I thought would appreciate these tiny creations, so I ordered four to assemble during my week off from work.
The first items of business was to acquire Mod Podge, brushes and wood glue, then sort through my fat quarters (and of course purchase a few more) for smaller print fabrics. Scale is very important for this project. Once I decided on fabrics, I could begin using the Mod Podge to adhere the fabric to the wooden pieces so that they could dry overnight. The next morning, I used an x-acto knife to cut out my pieces.
Before I glued the pieces to the base, I arranged them to make sure everything fit together they way I wanted them too.
Now for a step that I almost missed...or rather almost forgot. When you take the small wooden pieces out of the bag and begin adhering your fabric, pay attention. One side is the wooden surface and the other has a paper covering. You glue your fabric to the wooden side and then peel the wooden paper off the other side before you glue it to the base. I was so excited to start gluing to the base I almost forgot.
In no time at all I had my four mini barn quilts finished, two Missouri Star kits and two Flocks of Swallows.
So, if you are just looking for a change of pace project or need an idea for a loved one, head over to Mini Barn Quilts and give them a try.
My last thought before I leave...I wonder if I can con someone into building me a miniature barn for my barn quilt?
Come join the party! Today I'm linking up with Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts, Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts, Richard and Tanya Quilts and Can I Get a Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.