I thought I had better share with you my slow progress with Carson’s quilt. I have been working on some blocks that will be the main focus. It has been fun and challenging.
Last fall I had visited family in Nebraska and my aunt showed me a quilt that had barns on it. I asked her where she got the patterns for the barns and it was in an Eleanor Burns quilt book on American Barns. It took me awhile to find a book, but finally found one on her website, I should have looked there first!
I reworked a barn so it would look similar to our own barn and made the silo look more like a grain bin.
The ruler on the book was a must for the next block. I wanted a tractor pattern and found one on Craftsy. It was a paper pieced pattern that looked difficult, but it was the only one I liked so it just had to be done. The only experience I have with paper piecing has been at a one hour class many years ago. So the next best teacher is the internet and I found a YouTube video. The Add-A-Quarter ruler was the main tool she suggested and I have to say it was worth the money. I looked locally at a couple of fabric stores but to no avail, so Amazon is where I picked one up.
This is my work in progress.
This week is Holy Week and Easter is coming. I have lots to do in preparing for Resurrection Sunday. We will have family here on the farm and Church to celebrate our Risen Lord, and of course a feast to prepare and eat together!
It is still pretty cold here, but I managed to take a few pictures of some spring flowers that are making their appearance in my flower beds.
He is Risen!