Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Quilty Barn Along

Introducing my Quilty Barns! 

Quilty Barn Along

Have you all seen my friend Lori's Quilty Barn Along

I about died when I saw Lori's first barn's... I wanted to join so badly... But I've been so busy... (busy trying to catch up!) 


Lori's Barn's #1 and #2

I also wanted to join her Row Along that she started back in August of last year.... But it just wasn't in the cards for me then.  If you haven't seen that one... You can find all her links to the Row Along - HERE.  Here's her finished quilt. LOVE !!!




Then a couple months ago my friend Sheri and I headed up north to see some friends and attend a Quilt Show. Where I saw this fantastic quilt!


{Quilt Name: A Salt & Pepper Village...Quilt Maker: Carol Osterholm...Quilted By: Arlyn Harris...62x74...Guild Block of the Month 2012... Peninsula Quilt Guild 18th Annual Quilt Show}


Now usually Black and White is not a color combo I gravitate to.  But when I saw this quilt.... There was just something I really liked about it... {it is so much better in person}

Well....the wheels started spinning! 

So I decided to sorta join Lori's Quilty Barn Along... but with a little twist of my own... I told Lori I wasn't playing by the rules. LOL 

Quilty Barn Along

I decided to incorporate some of my favorite blocks from Lori's Row Along and some Barns from her Quilty Barn Along!  AND some Great Granny Squares because Lori and I hosted the Great Granny Along together! 
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I am so in love with this quilt top so far. :) 


Quilty Barn Along


I had a general idea what I wanted to do.... But totally made it up as I went along. {sorry I don't have any measurements for you} 

And as I started to sew and sew... the quilt started to take on new meanings to me! So cool!

In a nod to my Danish heritage, I included one of my favorite flowers - the tulips... And of course you can't have a nod to Denmark without pinwheels (or windmills) 
Windmill inside the Kastellet (fort)
{photo found on flickr by Beth M527}


Quilty Barn Along


I have plans for other blocks that represent my heritage too. 
Hemmers

The apples are one of my most favorite blocks from Lori's Row Along... And a few years ago Son #2 grafted a Honey Crisp apple tree.  We've been enjoying the fruits of his labors for 3 seasons now. 
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Quilty Barn Along



Every year I plant sunflowers in my yard. So I knew the Sunny Sunflower would be included.  I got the pattern from the Farmers Wife book, it's called the Single Wedding Star in the book. 
Sunflower


Quilty Barn Along



I wanted to stick to mostly black , gray and white, just like the inspiration quilt, with just a few pops of color. Red, Green and Yellow is probably one of my most favorite color combinations. 

Quilty Barn Along

I HOPE I can keep working on this regularly... It's too darn cute to hang in my closet! I'll make sure to upload my progress to Lori's Quilty Barn Along flickr Group.... And you should totally pop over and see all the FANTASTIC Barns being built! 

Happy Sewing !!! ooxx`jodi


46 comments:

Dianne Mitzel said...

This is the cutest quilt I have ever seen...just love it! I follow your blog daily, such a happy place..

Debbie said...

I love your version! Love the black and white. Very creative.

Ellyn said...

beautiful!

Jean(ie) said...

I totally love this on so many levels. First the play of the neutrals with carefully placed color, the mixing of three quilt-alongs, and it's just too darn cute!

Love it! Totally eye candy!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I love how you took inspiration from multiple places and made it your own Jodi!

Jeri said...

Jodi, you are so dang talented! You touch something and it turns to gold. I love the quilt and the colors you used! Thanks for sharing it! (Those apples look pretty darn good, too! Yummy)

Michelle said...

I love this!

Amber said...

That is so cute Jodi. Way to think outside the box. I too, have been wanting to join all of Lori's cute quilt alongs but don't seem to have the time right now. Maybe someday down the road I'll head back and do them on my own. They're so darn cute.

Good job.
Amber

Andy said...

Those barns! Love the black and white. Love. Now I want one just like it :)

Cynthia said...

Your quilt is stunning!,, the story you incorporated in the quilt is really something, and I just love how you have highlights of Lori's quilts. It is really sweet and beautiful with the touches of color.

Sherri said...

Yours is my very, very favorite!!! I just love it how you made your own very meaningful version!

Katy said...

I love your vision! It's beautiful and I would definately make this quilt in your color combo. Great job!

Lesley said...

Your quilt is fabulous! Love the way you combined so many different block patterns to make this stunning quilt. It is truly exquisite!

Lynn McIndoe said...

Your quilt isbeautiful. The marriage of the different elements is perfect.

Susan said...

Love your barn quilt!

Mandy said...

I just love this quilt top. It is wonderful. I love all the elements.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Love, love, love this quilt; well done!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Your quilt is beautiful--love how you combined different elements which are meaningful to you

KaHolly said...

All I can say is, "WOW! What a beautiful quilt!!"

Becky said...

Love, love, love!!!

Colleen said...

You too will have to get together and market this pattern. It is way to cute!!!

Lexilooo said...

I am loving this so much! I need to try something like this!

marcella said...

Absolutely love how your barn top is turning out. It's just darling!

Lee D said...

you and me both, tulips are my favourite flower. This quilt is adorable. Love the connections/stories that go with the blocks, it makes it even more special.

Myra said...

Wow. I really love it. It's gorgeous!

Pat Pearston said...

I love, love, love your barns! Beautiful job.

Pat Pearston said...

I love, love, love your barns! Beautiful job.

Lynda said...

What a fun quilt. I must confess, that this is not my style, but that does not keep me from liking what you have done - wonderful job.

Quilty Conscience said...

I do not have the words to describe how I feel about this quilt! It is so wonderful!

KatieQ said...

It is inspired to combine blocks from both of Lori's Quilt Alongs with the Great Granny blocks. The color choices really make it fabulous.

Amanda said...

Love it!! So pretty!! I just had a genius idea for our new chicken coop. It's totally getting a barn quilt on it!

Pat said...

This quilt is incredible - I think the use of black, white and gray with only pops of color is inspired! Can't wait to see what else you add...

Debbie M said...

Your quilt is darling! You did a great job!

Cindi said...

Love your barn quilt! Those barns look just like the one my grandpa built on the farm. We (the grandkids) spent hours playing in it.

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Just adorable, Jodi! Thanks for posting this - makes me happy!

Karen said...

I've followed these quilt-alongs too and wanted to join in. I just love your version! It's awesome!

Gumbo Lily said...

I love black & white and so this really appeals to me. I love the snap of color here and there. Great job!

Millie said...

Beautiful black and white quilt, I love it.

Carol Clemmons said...

Oh my Gosh, this is the cutest quilt ever...I have to have one!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I love this quilt with just the little spark of color!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

This quilt is awesome!! I love your version.

Pots and Pins said...

By far one of the cutest and most original quilts I've seen! I love that you incorporated some of your history into the quilt - way to go!! So glad you are back to blogging - I've missed you!

Madame Samm said...

this is sooooooo lovely..missed you terribly...

Emily said...

Love, love, LOVE this! <3

michelle said...

beautiful! I have started my barns, following Lori (but only have a couple done!!)and to see your version is so inspiring!! It is stunning to have those POPS of color in there...I am tempted to make 2!!! hehehe...of course, reality says that I will be lucky to finish the original one I have begun. Thank you for sharing your quilt and the one that inspired you to go that route with the black/white/grey....such wonderful inspiration to keep me going!! I love your blog--it is always so great!!

Michelle said...

Your barns are so pretty! I've been planning a barn quilt forever, but I think I used the reds I bought for the barns for something else...

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