Thursday, July 13, 2017

Barn-a-building

I'm back to working on the Colorado barn block. I've added the body of the barn to each side of the doors, and I'm not sure.

 The gray didn't seem right,


 but I am not sure this beige is much of an improvement.

This is the barn from another angle, on a slightly cloudy day.


Must continue to ponder...

9 comments:

Brown Family said...

At least the beige looks like wood.

Nancy J said...

The beige is my pick, and with some quilting in a different coloured thread, should look so real.

Quiltdivajulie said...

If you are really unhappy with the beige, I have a two-word suggestion: Made Fabric. That would allow you to recreate the multiple wood colors using a variety of fabrics from your stash. (and I love their horse looking out the window in the photograph)

But Nancy is right that some gray thread play on the beige (which really is an awesome fabric) would be very effective.

The Selvage Fairy said...

Maybe you are going about this the wrong way. Tell your brother to paint the barn and send you a picture.

Millie said...

He made the coffee table I have in my house. When he saw I had painted it he just shook his head, sighed, and left the room. So I don't think his barn is going to get a coat of paint any time soon.

Mari said...

It's possibel that to get the effect you want you may have to go "plank by plank." Part gray, part beige. Time consuming, but it could be the best way. (Love the doors.)

Ann said...

I just watched a Quilting Arts rerun where they painted fabric with pens and/or acrylic dyes. Would that help the beige? It may need a color not yet in stores- something softer to look weathered. Im no expert on dyes though.

Judy in Michigan said...

I'm thinking mix up the 3 pieces of "wood" to the left of the center doors. Use some of the wood in the second picture with the wood of the third picture...kind of like Julie suggested. I'm afraid if you do a lot of thread painting on the beige wood it will require more thread painting on the rest of the barn.

QuiltSwissy said...

What about that fabric to the left of the beige fabric. I think you are seeing a different tone in the beige that is off from the fabulousness of the doors. Keep trying fabrics, the world is full of colors! LOL. And it might be an excuse for a trip to a shop. Or do an overdye on the beiges. Yea, overdye, that's it.