Thursday, May 14, 2009

Barn Quilt

This beautiful quilt top was the inspiration for our barn quilt. The quilt top was made by my Great Grandma - and is such a colorful and fun quilt. What I like most about the quilt is the way that such small pieces of material were pieced together to make big enough pieces for the pattern. Just in this block alone, there were 6 "patched" pieces.
Made in an era when nothing went to waste.


  1. That's a great quilt and even more special because there is history behind it. Did you paint it yourself?

  2. I have to admit that I had help laying it out... I had the hardest time figuring out the pattern to lay it out right. Jack came to the rescue and had perfect lines snapped in no time! (the trick was ignoring all the wrong lines I had on there-lol) but i did paint it - it was a fun project. You painted your barn quilt, didn't you? I like the frog pond design you have.