Grace County Quilt / Pattern & Bright or Pastel Kit option

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The Barn Quilt Tour of Adams County, Ohio is a real thing and the inspiration behind our newest collection of Barn Raising Quilt patterns.   On a recent drive through Ohio, I couldn't help but notice colorful quilt squares painted on the side of weathered & chippy painted barns.   With many miles ahead of me, I began to investigate these beautiful works of art.    This is what I learned.

{ In Adams County, 20th Century ‘Mail Pouch’ ads adorning Ohio barns are being snuffed out by a 21st Century phenomenon – Barn Quilt Squares. The painted Barn Quilt Squares began when Donna Sue Groves wanted to create something to honor her mother’s passion, quilting, and did so with a large painting on the side of their barn. This sparked a movement that has swept Adams County. Adding to the serenity and charm of a lazy rural drive amidst the foothills of Appalachia, the “clothesline” of quilts highlights the adventure with its colorful display of unique artistry dotting the countryside. }

Inspired, I began to cut up fat quarters to replicate these massive works of art.   Yes, they're quick, easy and not much to them.  But as I shared with one customer, sometimes you just need to color with jumbo crayons.   

Grace Country Star is the second in our pattern series.   It takes just 8 fat quarters and 2 yards of background fabric plus a yard for the added border.   

The pattern is available as a digital download.    Order the kit right here and we'll include a complimentary print version. 

Our quilt is shown in Kaffe Fasset fabrics in both bright or pastel grey.   When ordering the kit, please let us know if you'd like a bright version with a few substituted Kaffe fabrics or the pastel Kaffe grey version.   

We hope you'll join our barn raising tour and quilt a long with us in 2018.