Thursday, March 21, 2013

Barns and more barns. . take 2

Second barn completed.  Now, I am awaiting instructions from Lori at Bee In My Bonnet for our third barn.

While I'm sharing barns, just take a quick look at my friend, Heather's barns.  When we are done with this project I believe a photo together with our quilts is in order.  Be sure to stop by her blog, Mountain Home Quilts and check out all of her amazing quilts.

Have  a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Barns and More Barns

Here's the start of my next quilt - doesn't it just make you want to fall in love with barns?

A friend of mine and I are joining along with Bee in My Bonnet for her "The Quilty Barn Along."  This is the first barn of several that I'll be joining together to make a final "Barn Quilt."

My daughter told me that instead of buying new fabric I should also challenge myself to use up a good majority of my scraps, so that has become my goal for this quilt.

Stay tuned for more barns. . . . .

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Quilting days

I have thoroughly enjoyed quilting these past few weeks, as 
it has given me such joy to watch these projects come together.  Six years ago, 
I began a quilt square block-a-month project in order to make 
a new quilt for our bedroom.
Each month instructions for a new square was put up on a blog I followed.  I wish I still had the link
to the blog, but remember I said this project has been in the making for six years.

Last year I set a goal to finally finish the project which I completed shortly before Christmas.
I had it quilted professionally because I didn't want to wait another six years for me to hand quilt it.
These are just a couple of the quilt blocks
Now, I just have to decide whether to put it on my bed or to store it in the closet for a few more months so that it can be entered into our local fair in August.  What would you do?  Decisions.. . . decisions?
While my king size quilt was at the quilters, I decided to whip up a small crib size quilt for a special little boy we will get to meet later this year.  I think I'm going to hand quilt this one. . . I enjoy spending time praying for the momma while I'm quilting each square.


this quilt has a unique story behind it.  One year ago, we got to meet a fellow blogger that I had been following her blog for about a year.  I won this quilt in a giveaway on her blog and last year in January we found out that we were only two hours away from each other.  Well, that was just too close, so we had to meet.  Who would have known we had so much in common.. . . . thanks Heather for a wonderful year - I cherish our friendship and am so thankful that your blog brought us together.  So, I thought it only appropriate to finish this quilt on our one year anniversary of meeting.