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Monday, May 24, 2010

This is the friendship star next to our driveway.  Drive by and see it!

Roadside Barn Quilt Display

This is the other side of my roadside barn quilt.  I put a 2 x 2 block on each side of a post.  You can see my 8 x 8 barn quilt on the building in the background.
Some people have told me that they can't have a "barn quilt" because they don't have a barn.  This is what we did over the weekend to show what can be done with a "barn quilt".  A barn quilt doesn't have to be on a barn, it can be put on a post anywhere outdoors or on the side of any outdoor structure.  I think of it as bringing the beauty of quilts to the great outdoors.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Quilt Block Ideas

A lot of people ask me how I come up the quilt blocks.  I have been quilting for almost 3o years, so I have made a lot of quilts and wallhangings.  I have also collected a lot of books and magazines about quilting.  So, the quilt blocks are all around me!  Of course, some work better as barn quilts than other, so I have revisited those books and magazines, looking for quilts blocks that would work best for a barn quilt.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Double Pinwheel

This is the second double pinwheel. It is a 2 x 2 block.

This pattern is called double pinwheel. It is a 2 x 2 block. I made 2 blocks with the same pattern, but with the colors in different places.

This is my finished 2 x 2 friendship star. This is my first block with purple! I think the red border really sets it off.

This is my finished 2 x 2 block called farmer's daughter. I really like the green. It looks like four tulips to me, do you see them?

Sunday, May 16, 2010

This is my friend Jeannie's 2 x 2 block. I just added the green and it really made it come alive. The green is so bright and cheerful!

Friday, May 14, 2010

This is the second double windmill block. This is a 2 x 2 block.

The name of this block is double pinwheel. I am doing 2 of this same pattern at the same time, placing the colors in different locations. It is interesting to see how the placement of the color changes the look of the block. This is a 2 x 2 block.

This is the 2 x 2 block I am making for Jeannie. The name of the block is farmer's daughter.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Friendship star

This is the finished 2 x 2 block that is called the Friendship Star. This barn quilt was donated to the Woodbury County Fair and sold at the auction.

This is the finished Ohio Star block. It is a 2 x 2 barn quilt.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Ohio Star

This is a 2 x 2 Ohio star block. I am putting on the final color on the border.

Friendship star

This is the first color in my 2 x 2 block. I have it taped and ready to put on the second color.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Saturday, May 1, 2010

The second color is green. It looks like Christmas now, but the next two colors are blue and yellow.

This is a new barn quilt I am making. I started with the red, it is the color that really draw your eye to the block.