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Round Barn at Ojo
Original free pieced design by Hilda Bakke
Willard, New Mexico
Free motion quilting by Chris Ballard
|27..5" wide x 28.25" long - Shown here before quilting|
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There aren’t a lot of barns where I live,
so I searched online for a New Mexico barn
I could interpret in cloth.
I was inspired by the
Ojo Calilente Mineral Springs Round Barn,
the only round barn in New Mexico.
It is also said to be the only remaining adobe
round barn in the United States –
but why, oh why, didn’t I realize that a round barn
would pose significant challenges in the interpretation!
The barn was built in 1924 and
added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.
Extensive renovations were completed in 2002
and plans are in place for it to serve
as a venue for special events and retreats.
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If the color of your fabric is too intense / bright / dark
to adequately convey your vision,
try turning the fabric over and using the
“wrong” side like Hilda did with many of her fabrics.
Multiple stitching designs add definition
and interest to the ground and surrounding mountains.
Gently arched lines add enormous texture
to the roof and thread play creates a lightning rod.
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