4 Jul 2010
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I have always loved barns, probably since I grew up in Vermont!  I can see doing a series of barns in quilts.  I had fun trying different free motion machine stitches.  The top is raw edge pieces fused to muslin, then machine stitched.  The sky buckles a bit so I can see I need to work on my techniques but compared to my earliest work, I've come a long way!!

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Anne lundy wrote
on 4 Jul 2010 3:27 PM

 Not to worry  over a bit of buckle !  it is just wonderful.  I also love old barns, keep up the good work.

Anne lundy wrote
on 4 Jul 2010 3:29 PM
TEMA61 wrote
on 13 Jul 2010 5:51 PM

Your road is my favorite part of this piece... I love the colours you used to me it so viable and eye catching.

YOur barn is done very well too... with the corners and things hitting just where they should.

As for the 'buckle' you mentioned.... wouldn't worry about it too much... perhaps you might try quilting in the ditch around the picture before you do the heavy part of your quilting.  I'm not sure it will work... I think it will on a small piece but a large piece would react differently.

Other than that... you might try using a thinner batt!  Thin batts are really good for wall hangings since they aren't needed for warmth.  If you can't find a thinner batt, you might try taking your thicker batt apart so that it has half the loft.

Just a suggestion,


Zoldesign wrote
on 18 Jul 2010 7:55 AM


Thanks for the advise, I will certainly try these new ideas on my next art quilt.  I just love the process of making these. 

Alexandra408 wrote
on 8 Aug 2010 2:30 PM

You worked here with a great perspective idea as well. I really like your piece!