Monday, June 10, 2013

Barns and Blocks

Design Wall 6-9-13
There is something new on my design wall.  As I have said before, I am planning a stripe of barns for the backing of the Funky Chickens quilt.

block 1
So this is block 1.  It is 6” and I am using leftovers from a quilt called Going Dotty.

Block 2
This is block 2.

block 3
And today this will be block 3.  With any luck I will have two more made before the end of the day and will be able to begin cutting the barn fabric.

barn 1
I got this one block done so I could see how they went together.  It didn’t take me long to remember the reason I haven’t made houses or barns before.  Lots of little fiddly parts.  But now that I have one done I will do the last 4.  I think I will cut all the fabric and chain piece them.  But I still have not decided what fabric I am going to put on either side of the barn strip.

roffing fabricI did “have” to go on a fabric hunting trip.  I only had one barn roof fabric and I wanted a different roof on each barn.  It took visiting 3 different stores to find these but I am very happy with them.

cat pillow and gingerbread fabricAnd, of course, while shopping for roof fabric, I happened upon these two fabrics.   The first is a newspaper fabric featuring cats.  DH saw it and decided he needed a pillow made from this fabric.  I told him I would “right on it.”

I got the brown fabric for two projects.  Of course it will find itself on an owl at some time but first it will be 3 gingerbread men for a BOM I hope to start this week.

over 4 12 inces of rainI don’t know if you can see this but we have had better than 4 1/2” of rain this past week and I can say that everything is really green around here.  The rain has also kept the temps below normal, perfect times for sitting on the deck and reading.  It is a wonder that I got any sewing done at all.

Today we have an appointment with the vet.  Seems one of our dogs has an ulcer on her eye.  We have been doctoring it all weekend and today we will find out if our efforts have paid off.  If not she will have to have surgery.  However, if she is better we have more fun plans.  We have been planning a trip to Atlanta to visit the Cobb County Quilt Show.  Wish us luck, either way.

Have a great week!  Gari


Kate said...

Love your first barn, it looks great. What a fun idea for a quilt back.

Rhonda said...

First, let me say that the fabrics you purchased are to die them. Now then, love your barn idea. Yes I know these little things have loads of parts but boy, do they look great once everything's in place. Two thumbs up on your efforts!!

Cherie in St Louis said...

OMG your header picture is ADORABLE!!!!!@

Gmama Jane said...

Cute Grandbaby in a bag!! Blocks are coming along nicely!
Gmama Jane

Missy Shay said...

I love that cat newspaper fabric! I like the gray and black barn theme too!

swooze said...

Love the barn idea. Is there a link to the barn pattern?

Let me know how puppy's eyeball turned out. It's hard to see them hurting. :/