Hi! After taking the past few weeks off to be full-time, around-the-clock mom without distractions, I thought I'd start February with this fun Mini Barn Quilt. A few months ago my friend Terri Ann launched this product — the Mini Barn Quilt Kit. Brilliant! In an industry that often feels saturated with fabrics, products and myriad options, she came up with something cool that isn't like anything else on the market.
One Mini Barn Quilt kit (there are eight designs to choose from), some Mod Podge, a few dabs of glue, a handful of colorful fabric scraps and an X-Acto knife and you're good to go. It **may** have taken me a while to select the fabric. . . and I wound up concentrating on my scrap bin. I chose patriotic colors, then added the yellow — a scrap from my very first quilt. The blue Cotton + Steel was fun to fussy cut. I almost went with four prints but edited one out at the last moment; I like the balanced effect.
There is a nice, clean, web site with easy-to-follow instructional videos to take you through each step of the process. The $17 kit comes with a hanger so you can decorate a wall, and a small easel can be purchased if its destination is a bookshelf or table. I'm now wondering what it would look like to paint the background white, or a fun color like teal. Country Living has just picked up these little kits; they can also be found in the General Store section of the magazine. Please visit MiniBarnQuilts.com for additional photos and details, and congrats, Terri Ann!