Monday, December 10, 2018

Mari Has Done It Again --

This is Mari's second free pieced church.

I think it is fabulous.

You can read her post about it HERE.

The link for her post about the first church here.

And you can see her free pieced chapel post here.

Go, Mari, GO!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

More Free Pieced Lighthouses

Kaja recently finished hand quilting
this pillow featuring another of her 
wonderful free pieced lighthouses.

She's still hand quilting
this second piece.

I really like her working small approach.

Kaja blogs at Sew Slowly
and is one of the two leaders for

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Congratulations to Wendy!

Wendy's free pieced barn quilt is a winner!!

Wendy was part of one of my local barn building classes
and I was so impressed with all the little extras she included
like the triple edged roof line,
the fussy cut and double-framed haymow,
and a secondary shuttered window with flowers.

She quilted her piece on her DSM
and took full advantage of the many different stitch styles
to lend even more interest and texture.

You can double click this last full-view photo
to enjoy all the details.


Saturday, October 6, 2018

AQS Virginia Beach - Quilt Sighting

It took some effort on their part,
but Tina (L) and her friend Jennifer (R)
were finally able to spend quality time
with The Seasonal Sampler
at the AQS Virginia Beach show.

They had searched and searched without luck
until they started asking AQS folks 
where they could find the quilt.


Somehow it had been missed 
during the frenzy of unpacking 
and getting the show ready to open.

The Sampler was quickly pulled from its traveling trunk
and displayed in the Author/iQuilt Showcase area.

Tina and Jennifer examined every little detail 
and shared that seeing the quilt in person 
was the highlight of their visit.

I am thrilled and amazed at how good 
The Seasonal Sampler looks after four-plus years 
of traveling all across the USA.

Seeing these photos is like visiting with an old friend -
thanks to Tina and Jennifer for sharing their visit.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Two More Barns from Glen's Recent Trip

In Glen's words:

"Here are two barns.

I believe they were located 
in the village of Liepvre France."

"Liepvre began as a monastery in the 8th Century 
through a monk called Bobolinus.  

King Charlemagne talked about it in 774."

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Glen Shares a German Barn

SSOBB Charter Member Glenda Parks and her husband
have just returned from a trip to Europe.

At one point she texted me this photo
with a simple caption ...

German Barn!

You can read more about their adventures on her blog.

Her first trip-related post is HERE.

Thanks, Glen - Barns are awesome all around the world!

Monday, August 6, 2018

Spreading the Word

Let's help spread the word
about our love for barns
and free pieced barn building . . .

We have several hashtags on Instagram
and the more we share images of barns and
our free pieced barn (or other building) projects,
the better for all of us!

The primary hashtag is 


but we also use






When you discover a grand old barn
or one that is in a sad state of dis-repair,
stop and take a photo or two
and share them on Instagram
using the four hashtags above.

(and if you are not on Instagram,
email the photos to me using
julie at sefton dot info
and I'll share them here along with
credit to you as the photographer)

LOTS of people love barns,
so let's share that joy.

Barns deserve our respect and appreciation -

so let's share more barn photos!