Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Beautiful Brown Barns

I had the day off work today, so I sewed...and sewed...and sewed some more! I sewed so much that I got my barn quilt top done. I'm really happy with how it came out. Although in hind sight I might have left off the extra little off white squares formed by the border blocks. But I'm not taking it apart now. It is what it is. :0)



I've ordered a brown fabric marker, and when it gets here I plan to outline each barn star block with little dashed lines that look like stitching. I was going to just outline each block with quilting in brown thread, but I want this one to be quilted with an all over design, so that wouldn't work. And I thought of doing the stitches with embroidery thread, but I was afraid that might get caught in the quilting. So since the barns are just printed on the fabric, I thought it would be fine to draw on the stitching lines too. As soon as that's done, I'll get this one sent off for quilting. :0)


24 comments:

  1. I love it Terry. Just gorgeous. Hugs....

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  2. Oh I like this very much... this was my chosen pattern for you hahaha but I think everyone else liked the 4 patch hahaha... Are you going to hand stitch around the house blocks in a darker thread where you have draw the lines? xxx

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  3. It does look very nice. Love your idea of drawing the lines. Hugs, xx

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  4. I love it and think the little off white pieces near the border are good because other wise it would make for a very large dark area. Just my thoughts. But it is great.

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  5. That's a clever idea. Love the way you did the border. Great work

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  6. I love the new design with the barns, it came out beautifully.

    Debbie

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  7. Hello Terry,

    The title of this post sums it up.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  8. It is lovely Terry :-) congrats on a great job.

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  9. This quilt is aptly named, Beautiful Brown Barns is right! I love the browns in this quilt. I think drawing the lines is a great idea! Glad you had a day to sew.

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  10. Your barn quilt looks great! I like how the dark fabrics around the border draw your eye in to the barn blocks. Love the look of the stitching lines too, it's a nice addition. Congrats on your finish! :o)

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  11. Well done. Great idea on the outline stitching. It is going to be a comforting country quilt.

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  12. Well done. And the extra white squares near the border do belong there.

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  13. This is WONDERFUL! I love the setting and the little white squares in the border make it sparkle. Clever idea to add stitching with a pen. G!eat quilt.

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  14. When you first posted the barns with the 4-patch I thought that was the only way to go, but now that I see the finished top, I love it and think this pattern sets the barns off so much better. Love the idea of making the dash lines and the border is perfect. You've done a beautiful job with it. Nola

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  15. It looks terrific and I thing the "stitch" lines will finish it off nicely.

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  16. BEAUTIFUL! Is this the barn panels? I have the stitching patterns for these barns but I so wish that I would have bought the panels instead. I will never get around to stitching them. You quilt has turned out very beautiful!
    Kristie

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  17. Great idea with the "stitches" drawn on. Looks very "country". : )
    (looking forward to the scraps!) : )

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  18. Looks so, so wonderful. So wonderful as always your work.

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  19. It's awesome, Terry! You did an amazing job and the faux handstitching is such a great touch.

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  20. I love it! The 'stitching' lines are fantastic. What a great idea. You did a wonderful job. Good to see that you use your day off to advantage.

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  21. Glad you found some time to sew:-) It looks great!

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  22. Oh Terry this is just stunning. Perfect setting for the barns! I like the idea of drawing the stitching lines, I think it's wonderful - and I cannot WAIT to see this one quilted!!!

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  23. looks great........great idea with the pen too..........

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