Maybe I should be Amish.........


Ok -- I haven't been doing anything worthwhile lately. It seems I have become addicted to Pandora (internet radio) and I have trouble walking away from it.

But I have had one little project. I LOVE the giant quilt blocks painted on barns. I have decided that I needed one........ so Sunday after church, I started one.

There are so many fantastic quilt patterns, it was hard to choose. But this one fit the bill -- Goose Tracks. A poultry reference so I was happy.

I need to do a little touch-up but I am out of yellow paint -- I'll pick some up tomorrow when I'm in town. I love the colors and the large graphic design.

It will go up on the barn on Thursday or Friday .... weather permitting. And since I have a potting shed and a chicken coop with expanses of blank walls...... they will get smaller blocks. I think the customers that come to the farm will appreciate them.

I founded Miss Effie's based on the history of a farm wife's work..... the veggies, flowers, making jam, hanging clothes out on the line, canning, selling eggs, knitting, spinning. Every day tasks for a farm wife at the turn of the century. And what could be more symbolic of the pieces of a farm wife's life than a quilt?

Yea ....... there will be more blocks to come.

Comments

BlueGate said…
Love the quilt block! It will look so fabulous on your barn!
I totally understand about the Pandora addiction...I'm right there with you. What are we going to do when we have to get back out into the gardens? I don't think my wireless connection will work that far away : )
So what are your favorite stations?
Claire said…
GREAT!! I love it. I presume you are hanging it in a diamond form, right? I mean, so that the square is tilted 45 degrees. I would like to do one of those for our barn this summer, but I haven't decided on colors yet. I'm not going to go look at Pandora. It sounds dangerous and I have no spare time.
Those will be absolutely PERFECT; can't wait to see photos of them up!

And if you were Amish you would have to give up Pandora....
clink said…
Jill -- I know!! I've been looking at laptops. I have very eclectic music tastes... even Honey says its bizarre.

Claire -- I think I'm going to hang it square as that will fit better on the area I have. But we will see. But others will be hung on the diagonal.

I will be using the same colors on others --but mix them up a lot. I'll show you as I go along.

Michelle -- yea. No Pandora. No blogging. No twitter. I'll just keep things as they are!
Corinne R. said…
That is way cool. I must come up and see it in person.
girlwithasword said…
Pandora....how did we live before it?!

LOVE THE QUILT BLOCKS! now I want some. beautiful..
eagleeyes said…
Great quilt block!! Love the color combo. You do know that barn quilts are addictive, right? Jut like potato chips can't just have one. LOL
I now have two on my barn shaped garage. A 4' and an 8'. I've also painted an 8' for my parents. I have two 4' ones my studio almost done for the arts council that I'm part of and 4' that needs to be started. Whew!
Keep up the great work!!
Ann
http://mcartscouncil.blogspot.com

Popular Posts