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Friday, May 18, 2012

Ready for the Binding

Barn Quilt Detail

You may recall, I started this little barn quilt in response to a prompt from Project Quilting.  I read through the description of barn quilts and could see the whole thing finished in my mind.  I was able to piece it and start a bit of the quilting, but I wasn't able to finish it within the week allotted.  I have been stitching on it off and on ever since.


I've finally finished the quilting.  I decided to leave off the beads -- at least for now.  I am pretty happy with the way it has worked out so far.  I really like the hand-dyed gray fabric I used for the barn.  (It is funny but several of the quilts I see whole in my mind before I start use that fabric.  Not bad for a 2 yard muslin 'rag', Spud 1 grabbed to clean up a kilt dyeing project!) 
Barn and Field
The only thing left at this point is to figure out how to bind it.  My initial vision was to use some red bandanna fabric I have in my stash.  Spud 1, thinks I should do a colorful blanket or whip stitch around the edge.  That idea appeals to me but I can't quite visualize it.  I think I am going to attempt it though.  After all, if it is a total mess, I will still be able to cover it up with the bandanna fabric.


Barn Quilt

I am linking this to the Handmade Parade on the blog There and Back.  The link button in on the side!  Thanks for the opportunity to join in. 

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  1. The green is so perfect, it looks like rows in a field! I like the idea of using the bandana fabric, it seems very much in keeping with the idea of the quilt...
    Thanks for linking up to The Handmade Parade!

    1. Thanks. That is what I was hoping for. And thank you for hosting it. It has been a treat seeing all of the great hand work the others have been doing.

  2. This is so cute! I love the idea of the bandana fabric!