Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Town Line Green Barn

I'm planning the next barn, but may not get to it for a bit.  It's a barn I drive by every day on my way to work.

It's on the town line, so I'm calling it the Town Line Green Barn. As you can see the top two windows are missing and many of the panes of glass on the row of windows above the barn door are missing also.  I don't know if I will make this another winter barn (because I took the photo in January 2015) or if I will return to take new photos. The road is narrow and there isn't much space to pull over, so it isn't an easy thing to do. 

I also haven't decided if I will make the barn in this "three-quarter" view. I make quilts because I love flat areas of geometric and abstract shapes. I'm not interested in carving a 3-D space in them, which is why I do not (generally) like "pictorial quilts." (Gerald Roy says it's "a misuse of the medium" and I agree with him.)

If I don't know where I'm going, I hold back a bit. I've got a lot going on in the next two weeks, so I'm not in a rush. That doesn't mean I stop thinking. If I decide to sew the barn full-on, I'll need more photos so I can properly place the barn in space. (That's the space where it sits, not outer space.)

But I did start pulling fabrics. I often find it helpful to arrange the fabrics the way they will be placed on the real barn, so I can see how they interact. This selection, or arrangement, is by no means final, as Julie has described in her book, Build-a-Barn.

So I'll ponder this for a while, then I'll start sewing.


Valerie Levy said...

Liking the fabric pull...I can see the possibilities....

The Selvage Fairy said...

If you take a pic of it now, you'll at least find out what color the ramp is. Do you know how many barns there are going to be in total?

Sharon said...

What a picturesque barn! An unusual color - I like it. I think it would be kind of fun to have this barn with the green trees etc.