Monday, June 26, 2017

Carol's Recent Farm/Barn Post


Photo by Carol E.

In case you missed it,
to read Carol's recent post
about visiting two of her family's farms.

There are some really good barn photos
that just might inspire you.


double click to supersize photo


Carol's free pieced barn quilt was donated to a group
that does cleft palate surgeries.

She recently spotted it in this photo taken in a clinic in Tanzania.

How cool is that?!?!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Marlene's Peach Farm Barn



Marlene was one of my students at The Folk School last April.

Due to outside commitments,
she had to miss two days of class
so she took her partially-constructed second barn
home and worked on it during the evenings.

When she returned for our final half-day session,
she was unhappy about the way her barn's upper story
didn't line up correctly necessitating the chopping-off of her 
marvelous (small!) pieced haymow sign block.




I kept thinking about her dilemma as we drove home,
completely understanding her disappointment with the finished block.

Except - was it really finished?

The next day I called her and suggested that she unstitch a few seams
so she could remove the chopped off segment
and replace it with something else before re-assembling the block.




Just recently she sent me this late-at-night photo
of her newly updated barn block.

Well done, Marlene!

I love your bold winter barn under that fabulous night sky.


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Note to all free piecers:

You are  never really done until you are happy with the results.

You can ALWAYS take it apart and make changes
so that you are happy with your work.

Be brave - take it out and do it over!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

See Rock City Visits New Hampshire


Photo by Lynne Tyler


SEE ROCK CITY is currently on display 
at Quilted Threads in Henniker, New Hampshire.

Lynne Tyler teaches there on a regular basis.

Yesterday she taught a free pieced barn class.

She also took SEE ROCK CITY outdoors
to get some on-location beauty shots.

She took some fabulous photos!

CLICK HERE to see for yourself!



Monday, June 5, 2017

Wendy's Wonderful Barn



Wendy's haymow sign began like this.




A week or so after class,
she showed me her additional progress on the sky.

We also talked about options to finish out her block.




The next week, she shared this!


Be sure to double click so you can appreciate the details
like her flower farm sign on the barn
(ready to be hand appliqu├ęd in place)
and the flower cart on the path through the fields of blooms.

This was Wendy's first ever free pieced barn.

I think it is splendid!!