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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
On the back of the quilt, I used a green polyester thread
to match the backing.
The clear monofilament almost disappears on the top and
it blends nicely with whatever color it is being stitched onto.
I love the wheel on the side of this barn too.
A pink barn-how is that for style?
The outer border of this quilt is made up of a wonky Log
Cabin. It adds a taste of whimsical to the quilt. Well
Have a great week.