A big mistake…

Last week was busy, as I prepared to participate in our local

Quilt Show, The Simcoe County Rug & Quilt Show. Due to

this happening, I missed posting last week. Now, I am catching up.

However, I did meet a few  people who are telling me that

they can’t see the pictures I have posted online. I really am

not that computer savy but I did figure out what was wrong.

A few weeks ago, I decided to delete most of the pictures in my

blog library.

This cyber housekeeping caused all the pictures on my blog to

also disappear. A big mistake indeed. Now, I have to go back

and upload 2 year’s worth of pictures and post them again on

my blog. So, I apologize for these technical difficulties and I

will try to correct this as soon as possible. Please be patient

with me as I do.

Here are some pictures of Shirley’s Barn Quilt. I totally love

this quilt.

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There are 9 blocks made up of different raw edge appliqued barns.

It was interesting in that some of the barns already have a

little bit of stitching on them.

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This is my favorite barn of the 9. How can you not love a plaid

barn?   Each block also has different fabric used for the

background too. Shirley mentioned that this was a BOM quilt that

she picked up several years ago.

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Because the barns are raw edge applique,

Shirley wanted an overall meandering stitch on the quilt.

She also didn’t want any color on the top of the quilt because

it would distract from the barns. What color would you choose

anyways?

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So, we decided to use a clear monofilament thread. It is

the size of one strand of hair so it is pretty fine. It usually comes

in two colors, clear and brown, for darker colors.

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On the back of the quilt, I used a green polyester thread

to match the backing.

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The clear monofilament almost disappears on the top and

it blends nicely with whatever color it is being stitched onto.

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I love the wheel on the side of this barn too.

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A pink barn-how is that for style?

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The outer border of this quilt is made up of a wonky Log

Cabin. It adds a taste of whimsical to the quilt. Well

done Shirley!!

Have a great week.

 

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “A big mistake…

  1. Sarah says:

    Beautiful barns. I tried mono filament thread many years ago and have never gone back – very frustrating! I hear the thread has improved a lot and I think it was the perfect choice for these barns. Thanks for sharing!

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