Sunday

Barn Stars and Hexes

It has been a long time coming that we are finally able to release the patterns and supplies for the Tweetle Dee Barn Star & Hex Collection!  I am often asked what the difference is between a barn quilt and a barn star and there is a simple explanation.  Barn Quilts are designed as a tribute to quilts and have been painted on barns and in homes in the past 20 years.  Barn Stars and Hexes have a much longer history.  



Barn Stars also known as "stars in circles" have been in our country since the 18th century and were painted on barns and homes sometimes as the mark of the builder, for decoration and sometimes as a symbol of a "blessing" or hex.  The most common are the five point stars, but you will often see rosettes and hexes with birds (known as distelfinks), hearts and florals.  I adore these designs and love to paint and stitch them.  




It has been a long time coming that we are finally able to release the patterns and supplies for the round barn stars and dutch hexes and we couldn't be more excited to share these with you!  Unlike barn quilts that are designed on a grid and are fairly easy to pattern, these barn stars and hexes are designed on rounds and use "layered star templates".


To celebrate we are offering free shipping on all painted barn stars and hexes as well as the patterns and supplies for the month of August!  To receive free shipping use code BARNSTARSALE at checkout.  


We tested the patterns at a paint night in our local shop and new painters were able to complete the most difficult pattern in a few hours.  It was so rewarding to see these patterns come to life with their own creativity.  The patterns are easier to mark out than a barn quilt and so amazing when painted.  I am working on a tutorial for release this week.








Be watching this month as three new hexes and two more barn stars are released.  We love these patterns and hope you do too!

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