Bar Code - the square throw
I'm very excited to show you this bright and fun Bar Code square throw. I think this might be my favourite quilt yet!
Bar Code is the fourth, and last, quilt pattern in the Bar Quilts series. It's a modern, somewhat minimal design that comes with instructions for three colour versions and four sizes.
Bar Code is a block based pattern with a nod to the traditional Rail Fence that will help you flex your strip-piecing muscles. Or learn a new skill if you've never strip-pieced before.
The Bar Code quilt pattern is available in the pattern shop.
Join me for the Bar Code quilt along starting October 18th, 2021! All the info can be found right here.
Bar Code quilt pattern sizes
Bar Code comes with instructions for 4 quilt sizes:
- Square Throw
- Rectangular Throw
Since this is a block based quilt, it's also very easy to just add more blocks to make the quilt (almost) any size you like.
My sample here is the square throw option.
Bar Code is perfect for all sorts of colour combinations, so I've included instructions for three versions:
- The six colour option I've used for this square throw
- A two-tone option with a single colour for all the bars
- And a scrappy version perfect for raiding your scrap bins or your stash
For some great examples of all of these options, check out the tester quilts here.
The fabrics I used in this sample are Kona solids. The pink and yellow blocks are made with Valentine, Bubble Gum and Grellow, and the blue blocks with Celestial, Lagoon and Robin Egg. The background is Kona White.
The backing is a Riley Blake wideback, Blossom by Christopher Thompson (The Tattooed Quilter) in Peacock.
The binding is Kitty Chalk Stripe by Makower UK that I've had in my stash for a few years. I knew I wanted to use a striped binding and when I came across this fabric and noticed that the colours in the stripes matched the ones I'd chosen for the blocks, I knew it was mean to be.
Precut and scrap friendly
This pattern is great for using up your scraps or going through your stash. It has instructions for using fat quarters, fat eighths, yardage and scraps, so all you need is enough background fabric. But even that could be made scrappy.
Strip-piecing is a method of quilt block constructions where longer strips are sewn together and then cut up in to smaller units. The technique is usually used where lots of small strips, rectangles or squares need to be sewn together.
Bar Code uses strip-piecing for making the base unit of the blocks.
I decided to have this quilt longarmed by Heather of Red Willow Quilts. She has a wonderful eye for patterns and knowing just what to quilt to complement the pattern design perfectly.
Want to see more Bar Code quilts? Check out these blog posts:
Bar Code Pillow (& the rest of the pillows in the series)
And join the Bar Code quilt along starting October 18th, 2021