Sunday, November 24, 2013

Barn Raising

 This one?
 Or this one?
Here's almost the whole thing. Its hard to get back far enough in this little room with the design wall in order to get a complete picture. The corners are darker than the rest of it.  I was trying to make a little space in my fabric drawers using up what I thought was a lot of fabric, but it hardly made a dent. This is my new goal, to use what I have before buying more. I know, famous last words. I'm trying.
I have always wanted to make a traditional log cabin but haven't gotten around to it until now. It is such a classic and who knew it could be arranged in a million ways? I kind of like the traditional barn raising plan which I think I'll keep. Remember red orange is my favorite color? Most of the blocks are complementary colors, and I especially love the blue/orange ones. They're all pretty.
On the chair is another quilt top in progress. I have the week off from school for Thanksgiving and I plan on sewing A LOT.
Stayed tuned for the Studio Blog Tour on December 6th. Vicki Welsh from Field Trips in Fiber is hosting it. You can click the button to get more information.


  1. Very pretty! How did you make your design wall? I need to make one for myself. Happy Holidays!

  2. My husband bought something from Home Depot, VERY light weight rigid insulation board. It comes in 4' x 8' size and it is about 2" thick. I put two together with duck tape (like a hinge, so it could be folded and moved) and covered it with batting, again with duck tape. Stapling doesn't work on this stuff. It is absolutely great and huge. I am going to have to move it though when my son comes home from Europe in a month.

  3. Thanks-this is a project for me in the next month or so, when I have time--I end up with things in piles, and being able to stick them on a wall and look at them would be helpful and inspiring.