OK, we spent Monday at the hospital, Carrie's second surgery. Everything went well, so we are happy, but exhausted.
Back to barns. NOTE: If you are a no reply blogger, PLEASE make sure I have your email address if you win! I will choose someone else to win if I can't contact you!
Again, if you comment about barns on today's post you will get an entry into the drawing for your own Build A Barn book by Julie Sefton! Can't beat that with a stick!
Spend some time looking at my other barn. I called it Crow Morning. the impetus was the fabric with crows sitting on a fence. I love that fabric!
I got it from my mom's stuff when we moved her from Laplace LA to the assisted living place here in Baton Rouge. She was in the midst of Alzheimers Disease and she was not being cared for by Stan's kids. And they were stealing her money by taking her to the bank and having her sign things over to them.
She no longer knew what was happening. It was a traumatic move for both of us.
I am known as a fabric hoarder.......but that was one of the special pieces. And I never wanted to use any of the "special" pieces. I remember when she bought it and I loved it then. We were at Hancock's in Metairie, LA at the time.
So when I put the second barn together, those crows begged to be included. I gave in.
The process notes were from the Autumn section of the book. I guess that is why the crows and the colors look like they do, sort of Autumn-y!
And again, strictly from my mind, I had no photos for this one either. Although, it is a pretty simple barn, there was a lot of thought that went into the different parts of it. Julie's book walks you through the process so you end up with a good barn.
These photos really showcase Chris' quilting. She took all of the barns, segmented pieces and styles, and gave each one individual treatment. They would have been an amazing quilt all put together. wouldn't they?
The woodgrain fabric was the perfect match to the brick base on this barn.
Did you know that the barn quilts are now touring the US attending AQS shows? Yes! How exciting is that!
I would love to be somewhere the whole of them are displayed. If you happen to see it, send me a photo!
Comment for a chance to win the book on Friday. Barns, talk about barns!