Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Block of the Week – Block #26 Tree of Life – Walworth County

Jen Buettner – Cre8tive Quilter

Wisconsin Quilt Blocks on Barns - Block of the Week

Block #26 – Tree of Life – Walworth County


clip_image002 clip_image004
Your block will finish to 6”. This means that it will physically measure 6-1/2” X 6-1/2” before it is sewn to other blocks.

Cutting Instructions & Piecing Locations for 6” Paper Pieced Block:


(8) 1-3/4” Squares – Dark Red – B1, B4, B6, D1, D3, D5, E2, E3

(6) 1-3/4” Squares – Gold – A2, A3, B3, B5, C2, D4
(1) 3-1/4” Square – Lime, sub-cut clip_image006 into 2 pieces – G1

(8) 1-3/4” Squares – Lime – B2, C3, C5, D2, D6, E1, F1, F3

(5) 1-3/4” Squares – Dark Orange – A1, C1, C4, C6, F2
(1) 2-1/4” Square – Medium Blue, sub-cut clip_image006[1] into 2 pieces – A6, E4


(2) 1-3/4” Squares – Medium Blue - A7, F4
(1) 3-1/4” Square – Brown, sub-cut clip_image006[2] into 2 pieces – G2
  • Sub-cut the remaining half into 2 pieces clip_image008 - A5, E5
(1) 1-3/4” Square – Brown – A4

Click HERE to print a clean Tree of Life Instruction Sheet.
Click HERE to download and print the Tree of Life Foundation Pattern.

**You will want to Download the file and then print the .pdf file.  When you print, make sure that scaling is turned off enabling the document to print at 100%.  Take a moment to measure.  The Solid Line along the side edge of section B should measure 6".  If you print directly from the Google Docs screen you might come out with a slightly smaller sized block.**


Don't forget to come back and post the link to your blocks so I can see them.  I LOVE to see them!!  Don't have a blog or don't have time to post?  Just email me a picture and I'll get it uploaded.  I’ve also set up a Flickr Group if you’re interested!


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Mail Call!

Last week I received in the mail an awesome surprise.  My friend Mary sent me a Grundy County, Iowa Barn Quilt Calendar as a thank you for directing her on what to see when she went through Lafayette & Monroe Counties.  I was shocked!! Thank you, Thank you Mary!!!

IMG_5739

I've also started to receive HST's in the mail for our Friendship Triangle Swap. There's still time to join in if you've been wavering!! Click HERE to read the details.  I received HST's from Gaila and Moneik so far. 

Also in Moneik's envelope was an awesome pillow case! Thank you Moneik!!

IMG_5741



Quilts on Barns - #132 Goose Tracks

Goose Tracks is located at 6614 County Highway J in Benton, WI.

IMG_5547

IMG_5548 IMG_5550


Monday, June 28, 2010

English Paper Piecing

I've been working on English Paper Piecing quite a bit lately.  I finished up my 1/4" Hexagon project for the most part.  I'm going to add some piping and a black binding yet.

IMG_5735


I also have two more Flowers for my Glace Garden completed.

IMG_5731

IMG_5730



Quilts on Barns - #130 Hole in the Barn Door & #131 Hour Glass

One barn, two quilts!  The owner has titled it "Farm Friendliness" and they are located at 632 N Hollow Road in Cuba City, WI.

IMG_5546

IMG_5545

IMG_5544



Sunday, June 27, 2010

Firecracker Bomp Pop is COMPLETE!!

I love it!

IMG_5725

IMG_5727

IMG_5728


In the end I decided to go with red, white & blue variegated thread because I had so many spools of it.  It's a good thing I did because had I gone with red, I would have ruined a $10 spool of Aurifil instead of a half empty spool RA.  I accidentially put Fray Check on the spool instead of Sewer's Aide.  I realized I did it the moment I squeezed the bottle....thankfully!


Quilts on Barns - #129 Mother's Cross

Mother's Cross is located at 28078 State Road 11 in Benton, WI.

IMG_5540

IMG_5541 IMG_5542

While we were there, we got a good laugh because right next door was our friend Linda's favorite block - the PURINA NINE PATCH.

IMG_5539

IMG_5537 IMG_5538



Saturday, June 26, 2010

Quilts on Barns - #128 Carpenter's Square

Carpenter's Square is located at 1565 County Road I in New Diggings, WI.  WOW...what a cool block!!  If I ever head back to Lafayette County this will be one I'd like to take more pictures of.  I noticed when photo editing that what I assumed to be dirty boot prints was actually names and dates of what I can only assume are their family members.

IMG_5532

IMG_5533 IMG_5534 IMG_5535 (2) IMG_5535 IMG_5536


Friday, June 25, 2010

Quilts on Barns - #127 Jack's Blocks

Jack's Blocks is located at 26320 County W in New Diggings, WI.  The block is hung at Anton's Saloon.  The whole town is pretty cool.  Somewhere that it might be neat to go back and spend some time photographing.

IMG_5531

IMG_5530 IMG_5529 IMG_5528