Edited post in order to link up with Val's Quilting Studio Tuesday Archives. The themes for the week is Baby and Barns.
Quilted and bound! I'd love to say that's completely finished but I still need to label and add a rod pocket for hanging in the Studio.
Before I show way to many photos I want to thank Hershel and Debbie Wallace for letting me take a couple photos near their barn.
Not only do they have a wonderful farm but also run Little Trails Horse Camp just down the road. I also was treated with a tour of the old homestead house that they live in. OMG! It was like walking back in time! I think I enjoyed the home tour more than my small photo shoot. Okay back to the quilt....
There's so many interesting things to picture on this farm that I decided to just use one spot for this photo shoot. I'll definitely be going back when I need a back drop.
I came home to take the rest of the detailed pictures
Wonder why I took this photo with the quilt upside down?
The instructions for the small basket block below can be found at Lynn Wilders Blog HERE.
I did two different barn door designs. The plan was to keep the quilting as simple as possible.
The block below is my fave. Its an EQ7 block. This block will make another appearance in a quilt later in the year, but much larger.
Of course whats a quilt without a few feathers....
Red gingham has become my new favorite fabric.
And the last pic was taken standing on a ladder...the things we do for a good shot...not sure it's all that good, but I went to the effort so I'm going to show it!...LOL
If you'd like to make a Barn quilt of your own you can find the instructions for it HERE. Lori Holt is always having a great quilt along of some sort. This quilt along isn't finished yet. I just loved it so much I decided to go my own way and change a few things....yep I can't seem to stick with a pattern 100%.
Oh one more thing. While talking to Debbie she wanted to know if I could make a quilt with this on it....OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE!
Of course I first thought, easy, I'll just take pictures and print them out on fabric, she promptly let me know that she didn't like that idea. And that's okay, it just makes the quilt more expensive to do it as an applique. What a challenge this will be. It's not a done deal yet, most commissioned quilts never get made because of the PRICE. Which is totally understandable.
Until next time "Quilt out of Your Comfort Zone!