Snowfall Barn Quilt

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Last week, Kristi at Put a Quilt on It issued a fun design challenge: design a quilt block that you would want to see on a barn quilt. The winner would get their design as a painted barn quilt! I knew immediately I wanted to participate!

After a few days of being indecisive on what I would want to "permanently" display on our house, I thought of a brilliant (to me) idea: a Christmas barn quilt!


Snowfall quilt by Slice of Pi Quilts


My Snowfall pattern was perfect! (Available in my Etsy and Craftsy stores.)


Snowfall quilt by Slice of Pi Quilts

I chose a few modern Christmas colors and got to work. (Kona Breakers, Lipstick, Cactus, and Punch)


Snowfall quilt by Slice of Pi Quilts

I made four blocks to make a 28" square mini quilt. The pattern is all traditionally pieced. No paper piecing or applique.


Snowfall quilt by Slice of Pi Quilts

I immediately decided I should have made more blocks to make a throw quilt! I absolutely love the colors!


Snowfall quilt by Slice of Pi Quilts

During a baby nap, I pin basted using Warm & Natural batting and a backing fabric that I've had in my stash for several years.


Snowfall quilt by Slice of Pi Quilts

Using my walking foot and 50wt Aurifil #2024 White, I quilted straight vertical lines. I used the edge of the walking foot to determine the width of the lines. The are likely about 3/8" apart.


Snowfall quilt by Slice of Pi Quilts

Amazingly, I got all the quilting done during the nap!


Snowfall quilt by Slice of Pi Quilts

Unfortunately for the quilt, mom duty called and I wasn't able to finish the quilt in time for the contest deadline. BUT, I still entered a photo of the quilt top on Instagram - so I'm still in the running!

I used a dark gray cross-hatch fabric for binding.

This is my 52nd quilt finish for the year!


Snowfall quilt by Slice of Pi Quilts

I found an aqua barn for some quilt photos! (It's actually the barn for our local police horses!)


Snowfall quilt by Slice of Pi Quilts

That's my five year old behind the quilt. He was the perfect size for holding this one!

I absolutely love this quilt. The colors are so me! I think I would equally love the Snowfall quilt in aqua and navy solids too!


Snowfall quilt by Slice of Pi Quilts

There were quite a few entries in the contest. Kristi is going to choose her top four favorites in the next few days, then there will be a vote to determine the winner. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!


Snowfall quilt by Slice of Pi Quilts


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4 comments:

  1. Love your idea (and your newest little one is adorable!!!) mumbird3atgmaildotcom

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  2. I think your block would make a great and unique barn quilt and I love that your 5-year-old held up the photo so professionally for the photo shoot with the barn!

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  3. Loving your Christmas barn quilt! So fun to have your youngster help take photos, too!

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