Saturday, February 13, 2010

Barns and Quilts


     I had so much fun yesterday and the day flew by. The kids and my husband went skiing and I stayed behind. Such a hardship it is having the whole day to sew! I had brought along a few new things. In January, I ordered  25$ of fabric from Frieda Anderson and then got a package of  48 5 inch squares for free. One of the fabrics was a beautiful one yard piece of hand dyed fabric which was multi colored. And  the 5 inch squares were bright.
     I wanted just to do a simple and bright quilt. I pieced for a long time and then the sun called me outside. I took pictures of the barns on my walk. My favorites from yesterday's walk:



     A local horse farm. Love the sunshine and blue skies.


Mrs. Smith's barn-my 87 year old neighbor who still mowes her own yard.


Typical Vermont barn -weathered


You have been very patient waiting for a quilt. After my walk, I just kept sewing. And this is my first project from this batch of fabric.


Unquilted top-Vermont Sunshine-20x39


A typical little ribbon quilt, isn't it? A very happy little guy for a day in February. I needed just carefree and easy for the first day of vacation.
Ok-now dial up internet service has made me crazy uploading pictures. I must go to the library to do this. It takes about five minutes per picture! And weird things happen like pictures are getting all grainy.

Happy Sewing, my friends!

5 comments:

  1. love that quilt on the barn!
    still hate word verification

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  2. Those squares within squares really set off your ribbons. What lovely fabric.
    And I love your barns.

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  3. just googled upon your blog...love the barn pics and the quilts as well :)

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  4. Thanks and welcome. The quilt was fun to do - but I think the red setting works too!

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  5. Colleen, this quilt is just wonderful! I love the way the blue ties it together, and the thin lines are just a little crooked. The squares pull it all together. Really a good composition.And beautiful pics of the scenery; you are lucky to be there!

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