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Wednesday, May 31, 2017
SSOBB Member Cherie Moore
shared this Illinois pole barn
during the SSOBB blog hop last year.
CLICK HERE to read her post about its construction.
When I taught at The Folk School earlier this year,
Cherie sent me her pole barn block
so I could share it with my students.
Of course, I took a few detail photos
while it was in my studio.
Cherie is known for her wonderful use of thrifted shirtings
and this barn is a terrific example of her work.
I especially like the way she added the top on her silo.
If you ever wonder whether small details make a difference,
just look at the impact of that narrow inserted strip above her barn door
and the very narrow inserted strip along the barn's roof lines.
The answer is YES - little details DO make a big difference.
Monday, May 22, 2017
You will definitely want to double click on this photo
to supersize it so you can enjoy the details.
Kathryn was one of the students in
my recent local barn building class.
Like many quilters, she was concerned
about the liberated nature of free piecing
since she prefers points that match
and blocks that are symmetrical.
Happily she discovered that free pieced barns
can be liberated and symmetrical at the same time.
I think her barn is gorgeous.
Monday, May 15, 2017
This is the second barn block that Lynne loaned
to me for use in two recent classes.
The red Weare barn block measures 25" tall x 31" wide.
If you double click the photo, it will supersize.
I love how she pieced the floodlight.
Just look at the tiny details she pieced into the barn doors and windows.
Fabric choices really do matter.
Thank you Lynne for sharing your barns with my students!
Monday, May 8, 2017
|Approx. 32" tall x 36" wide|
hanging on my design wall - double clicking will supersize the photo.
That large leafy print in the background
does such a good job of setting the barn
into its heavily wooded surroundings.
Before I sent it home,
I took a couple of detail photos
to show you how each small decision
impacts the overall free pieced result.
Look at the window above the blue barn door.
See how she used two fabrics to indicate broken window panes?
And look at the framing for the small window
in the barn's peak.
She used three fabrics to create the light pole,
each adding texture and dimension.
Subtle but oh so effective.
Friday, May 5, 2017
Monday, May 1, 2017
|double click to supersize photo|
Last year during the SSOBB Blog Hop,
Debbie shared her Harvest Barn in this post.
We all know it is one thing to see a quilt through photos
and another, very different, thing to see the quilt in person.
Debbie kindly shared her Harvest Barn
with my class at The Folk School last month.
Of course while the barn was there I just HAD to take these photos.
Thank you, Debbie for sharing your barn quilt with my students.
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Have YOU built a barn?
If so, I'll be happy to share your work here.
( email address is my profile in the sidebar)