The day is finally here that the Tweetle Dee Design Co's barn quilt supplies are loaded in the shop and ready for you! Most of the student's that take the Barn Quilt Class ask how they can purchase additional boards and patterns...because let's face it, this may be the most addicting thing since Dirty Diet Cokes!
We woke up this morning to freezing, wet, and white stuff all over our yard! I'm especially excited for this winter season and the holidays it brings. I already have my tree up and the house decked out. The Thanksgiving turkey is in it's brine and we are ready to gather together to celebrate...so this morning's snow was like getting a little tease from mother nature!
Tis the season to gather family and friends around our tables, so I thought I would add my favorite barn quilt designs to my table scapes this year. They add a element of color and texture to your table. They are super easy to make and so on trend with the farmhouse style we all love!
I also visited my local Habitat For Humanity and found old cupboard doors for under $3.00 that work fantastically! If you are using a board that is pre-finished, I recommend painting your base coat in chalk paint because you don't have to prepare the wood. If you are using an unfinished wood, any acrylic paint will work for a base coat.
Once you have your wood and it is prepped with a base coat, you are ready to paint your design. I love traditional and simple geometric designs. You can find a variety of patterns on my site, my Instagram (@tweetledeedesignco), and on Pinterest. I also have a full tutorial on How to Paint a Barn Quilt which will give you all the painting and finishing techniques you will need.
I love to use my square barn quilts as serving stations, such as the hot cocoa station pictured below. They work great as serving trays and show off your pies and cakes beautifully!
I recommend finishing your barn quilts off with a 50/50 mixture of stain and Linseed Oil. This seals the wood and antiques it slightly. It also makes your barn quilt wood food safe. So you can serve your favorite appetizers, cookies, cakes, right off of your barn quilt! How cute is that?
If you want your barn quilt elevated you can find legs at Home Depot for under $4.00. All you need to do is pre-drill a hole where you want your leg, add a little wood glue for stability, and screw in the leg. Let dry and paint.
As you know, I am soooo in love with pie anything.....pies in a jar, pie pops, pie bites, pie...pie...pie etc.! I thought I had mastered them all until I thought of "pies in a lid".
This afternoon I taught my newlywed daughter how to make Conference Cinnamon Rolls that she has eaten twice a year since she was a toddler. I only make them twice a year when we gather together to listen to our church leaders speak at the LDS General Conference. Hence the name Conference Cinnamon Rolls. Her favorite job as a little girl was to lick the beaters and she still does. I'm posting out of request from my children and friends who have had these and love them. Enjoy!