Saturday, 30 November 2013

Fresh Sewing Day, Small Blog Meet and Quilt Barn Advent Calendar

It's December!  So it's time to launch the Quilt Barn Advent Calendar.  One free printable pdf quilt barn for every day of advent starting today.  Print them, colour them, cut them out and make 24 little quilt barns for your mantlepiece.  Each barn is 2" square and the quilt on it is 1.5" square so there's minimal colouring if you don't have much time or you can colour the whole barn if you do.  The roof opens so the little boxes can be filled with Christmas treats.  Click on the date below for the first barn, modelled below on my mantlepiece as coloured in by one of my elves last night:

1 December


Once you click on the link, it will take you to a google drive page.  Go to the top left hand corner of the page and click either to download or print the document from there - don't print it in your browser because it will come out too small with internet scribblings all over it.  You should make sure your printer is scaled to 100% and that page scaling or similar is turned off although frankly if it comes out a bit big or a bit small, it really doesn't matter.  Don't print out the picture in this post as it is only a screenshot of the pdf and not the pdf itself.  I'll be looking out for your barn quilts in my Flickr group, on Instagram (#barnquiltalong) or in pictures in emails to me if you have time.


But what about you?  What have you worked on this month?  Any finishes?  Maybe a mosaic of everything you've been doing?  One favourite thing?  Link up at the bottom of this post to share what you've been working on. If you do link up, how about visiting at least four of the other blogs who link up - two above you and two below you - and stopping to leave a comment as well as visiting back anyone who visits you. As always here's the button to grab.
Lily's Quilts
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And link up in the second linky if you are a blog with fewer than 50 followers and would like to get to know a few more people out there in blogland. Write a post about this feature, add this button and then link up.
Lily's Quilts
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Next go and visit and get to know at least four other linked blogs - starting with the two above you in the linkys and the two below you. Visit those blogs, leave a comment, click to follow and visit that blog regularly over the next few weeks. Visit more if you have the time. And also visit back any new bloggers who come to visit you and get to know them and their blogs.

9 comments:

  1. Nooooo, it's still November. For, like, at least another 35 minutes ;o)

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  2. Looking forward to doing this... it won't print from the ipad though, will it?

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  3. Those barn boxes could keep three people quiet this afternoon while I tackle/fail at curtain making!!!

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  4. Those boxes looks really cute and fun idea.

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  5. I made the first barn from paper because I don't have any card handy. It works fine, although probably won't last more than a year - posted it on the #barnquitalong on Instagram.

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  6. I love the barn boxes, I wonder if you considered releasing the quilt blocks as a sampler to go with the barns?

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  7. :-( I run a Mac… my pdf was only 1/2"…. any advice?

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  8. love those boxes. I am about to print the first one now. thanks Lynne.

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  9. super excited about the barn quilts! WHAT FUN!!! Thanks so much!

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