Wednesday, July 19, 2017

To The Ground - the Finished Colorado Barn

I knew I didn't want the ground on the Colorado Barn block to be just one fabric. I wanted, somehow, to indicate the scrubby texture of the ground around the real barn in Colorado.



So here it is, the finished Colorado Barn block. It's 23" tall x 58" wide. I am very happy with it, and so are my brother and SIL.

In case you need a reminder into just how big 23" x 58" really is, here is the block on my design wall. It will be part of quilt I am making for my brother and SIL. It will have birds based on the colors and things I saw when I visited Colorado, and it will have flowers too. This barn will be prominently featured on the front.

For more barn building information, get Julie Sefton's book, Build-a-Barn, here. It's awesome.

The students at this Saturday's Build-a-barn class at Quilted Threads on Saturday will be able to see this block. I can't wait.
 

10 comments:

Nancy J said...

Wow!!!!!

Dorothy Finley said...

And a double WOW !!! Fantastic

Linda Swanekamp said...

Another WOW! It makes me love barns even more. It has always been my dream to own a barn and have a studio in it. Since I am 63, the odds are not looking good to get the barn.

Pat said...

Whoa! That is one big barn. It looks great.

Just Ducky said...

It's YUUUUGGGGGE.

Margaret Goodman said...

Looks fantastic!!! What a superb job, your brother and SIL are very lucky to be getting this quilt.Can't wait to see the rest of it

Sandi said...

Amazing job of construction. I'm so glad your brother and SIL love it and I know that having built the real barn your brother is impressed with your construction skills and design adaptations.

The Selvage Fairy said...

That is amazing!

Cherie in St Louis said...

Ah-maz-Ing. The ground gave the whole block the feel of the photo... it completes the block perfectly. It will be a treat to watch the whole quilt develop.

libris said...

Your choices for the foreground add movement and perspective to the whole. You captured the open 'horse window' really effectively. This is a wonderful tribute to a great structure, Lynne.