Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Turquoise Barn - Trying Something New

I tried something new with this barn quilt.

I used solids and a minimalist approach.

I rather like it.

Quilted using the elongated zig zag stitch  
and walking foot on my Bernina 
with a medium gray Aurifil thread.

I took it along during my recent Something Fishy photo shoot.

This is one gorgeous gate
and it makes a spectacular shadow.

 The turquoise barn posting on a bike rack 
near the Memphis College of Art.

And soaking up some rays.

The back features four fast finish triangles.

18" x 21" 

I need to make another barn using solids . . . 

Monday, March 13, 2017

The Yellow Barn and More

It may be hard to believe,
since we first shared the existence of
The Secret Society of Barn Builders -
the gallery quilt makers for what was then
"a book" about to be published.

SO much has happened since then!

Version one of The Yellow Barn

BUILD A BARN was indeed published
by the American Quilters' Society
in April, 2016.

Version two of The Yellow Barn

As part of the book's release,
the SSOBB gallery quilts were displayed three times
as a curated grouping before being returned to their makers.

Version three of The Yellow Barn 

And this barn, The Yellow Barn,
is the first one that Max and I have quilted.

As usual, the first one is the most nerve wracking . . .
especially since it will be used as a Teacher's Sample.

(I also have another brand new barn to share -
that one will be walking-foot-quilted)

The Yellow Barn - 17" x 21"

There are still a few spaces available
for my BUILD A BARN class April 2-7
in Brasstown, NC . . .

The Yellow Barn mini quilt will be there.

Wouldn't it be fun if you were, too?