Tuesday, April 16, 2013

#4 - Quilty Barn Along

Four barns into the quilt along and here they are!   Now, they are just awaiting their sashing to make them complete.  I think my favorite one so far is the postage stamp barn in the lower right hand corner.   I'm really enjoying putting this quilt together.  Lori Holt does a great job with her tutorials and she really makes piecing everything together rather simple. 
Have you ever spent hours trying to acquire some inspiration for a new quilt.  My little tractor boy needs a quilt for his new "big boy" bed.  This inspiration seeking has been consuming my brain power lately.  I've consulted friends, quilt books and patterns.  When finally I had an "AWWWH" moment this week.    I realized that instead of trying to do something complicated, I should just stick to the simple - a patchwork quilt.  My fabric of choice - Moda's Ten Little Things.  Ssshhh - don't tell him I'm starting on it - I want it to be a surprise!

What happened to our spring - one minute it was warm and then we seemed to have had had a cold snap come through here in Northern California.  The General Manager and I are anxious to get this over grown jungle - oh wait - that's our garden plot - plowed under so that we can get the compost mixed in with the soil.  I ordered our seeds again this year from Territorial Seed Company.   I'm very excited this year because we purchased a green house in which I'm going to get to grow tomatoes, peppers and basil.  This year we'll try growing Delicata squash since zucchini has been banned by my children.  We have tried every zucchini recipe EVER created and alas my children still do not like it at all.  I am extremely anxious for my garden to go from this. . . . .

to this. . . . .
Happy Spring!


Mountain Home Quilts said...

Wow, you already finished barn 4? Good for you! And I love 10 LT...so cute!
We miss you guys and can't wait to see you soon. :)

Renee said...

I love those quilty barns! What a fun quilt along!