Sunday, September 10, 2017

Kaja's Lighthouse Quilt is Finished!



Kaja has finished her hand-quilted free pieced lighthouse quilt
that was inspired by BUILD A BARN.

You can read the finished reveal post
for her ALL AT SEA quilt

will take you to the whole series of posts
she shared during the making of her quilt.

Well worth taking the time 
to read back through her process.

Congratulations, Kaja - ALL AT SEA is fabulous!


Monday, August 21, 2017

Barbara's Barn Photos

Photo by Barbara Stanbro


If you haven't visited Barbara's blog Cat Patches,
I highly recommend checking it out.


Everywhere she and her husband travel,

Photo by Barbara Stanbro

Some are drive-by shots.

Others like the one at the beginning of this post are still photos.

No matter - they're all FULL of inspiration.


Photo by Barbara Stanbro

And she and her husband have a long trip planned
during which she'll be sharing lots more barn photos.

So be sure to visit her blog every so often
to get another burst of barn-goodness.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Any Time Now . . .



Be on the lookout for the September issue
of American Quilter magazine.

WHY??

The Secret Society of Barn Builder's
amazingly wonderful gallery barns
from BUILD-A-BARN
are featured in this issue!

Be sure to read pages 80-83.

* * *

SO EXCITING!!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

SSOBB Quilts and AQ Magazine - BIG News!

SSOBB quilt tops pinned on my design wall - early 2015


Remember the SSOBB gallery quilts?


THEY WILL BE FEATURED IN
THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE 
OF AQ MAGAZINE!

* * *

To celebrate,
please take a fun photo of the page 
with your favorite SSOBB barn
and post it on Instagram using the hashtag
#freepiecedbarnproject

(selfies and on location shots are encouraged)



Monday, July 10, 2017

Lori's Ohio Barn Photos

Photo of Ohio barn taken by Lori D. 



recently spent some time in Ohio.

She shared three blog posts
loaded with photos including LOTS of barns.

Photo of Ohio barn taken by Lori D.


THIS ONE featured the Ashtabula Barn Quilt Trail
with ever so many photos of inspiring barns.

THIS ONE featured more information on the barn quilt trail
including a link to their database of barn quilts.

and THIS ONE featured quilts, buildings, and barns.


Photo of Ohio barn taken by Lori D.


Have YOU built a free pieced barn?

If so, please email me a photo.

We all enjoy seeing work  inspired by BUILD A BARN!




Monday, July 3, 2017

Lynne Begins to Build a Barn



SSOBB Charter Member Lynne Tyler
recently visited her brother in Colorado.

The photo above is his barn.

Lynne has plans to free piece his barn --

And while you are on her blog,
you should scroll back through the last several posts
to see lots more photos from her trip.

And, if you happen to live in New England,
Lynne will be teaching a free pieced barn class
at Quilted Threads in July.



Monday, June 26, 2017

Carol's Recent Farm/Barn Post


Photo by Carol E.

In case you missed it,
to read Carol's recent post
about visiting two of her family's farms.

There are some really good barn photos
that just might inspire you.


double click to supersize photo


Carol's free pieced barn quilt was donated to a group
that does cleft palate surgeries.

She recently spotted it in this photo taken in a clinic in Tanzania.

How cool is that?!?!