Friday, July 18, 2014

Barn Quilts and July QBee Day

We mostly think of barn quilts as large, painted quilt squares on the sides of real barns.  After a little research, I was surprised and pleased to learn that this idea originally started in Ohio.  Click Here for more information about barn quilts.

On our QBee day, Miss Carol showed us another type of barn quilt; a real quilt that she just finished up with a cross-hatch stitch for her client, Nancy.  Nancy did all the  embroidery on this quilt by hand and it is extraordinary!  Look at the borders how nicely they line up.  We all admired this quilt!  I don't know where she got the pattern, but if anyone is interested, I will ask.

We also had projects of our own to complete:
Miss Carol did a Christmas in July quilt.  

Barbie took a table runner class and made this sweet pansy design.  I love it!

Mary made a happy little octopus for her lucky granddaughter.  The legs are ribbons.

Miss Carol finished these blocks in one day.  She is a zippy sewer.  

Leftover triangles will be perfect for another Bonnie Hunter Maverick Stars Quilt.  It never ends.  
I hope everyone is enjoying the summer and having fun in the sun.  


  1. The barn quilt is amazing! Just lovely! I sew enjoy seeing the projects you all are working on! Hugs to you all!

    1. The work in the barn quit was out of this world. You would have thought it was done by machine it is so perfect. When she asked me to cross hatch it, I cringed, but Nancy is a great client and I have done so much work for her I couldn't say no. She later confessed she could not have quilted over the barns which it really needed and she knew I wouldn't have any trouble doing it :)

  2. I believe the barns in the quilt were offered as a panel in west virginia a year or two ago . I remember seeing them at the quilt shop down in ripley and I believe they are West Virginia barns.

    1. Thanks for sharing this information. Someone did ask me where to find this pattern, so this will help.

  3. I love the barn quilt and the other projects! And yes, it never does end! It's impossible to get ahead of scraps.