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progressing slowly….

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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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picking fabric

It will soon be my grandson’s first birthday and I have a quilt to make!  I had some ideas running around in my head and finally figured out what to do. It obviously had to have ‘farm stuff’ in it, so I looked on Pinterest and in my quilt books and came up with a plan and pattern on my Electric Quilt.  I love this software.  It allows me to be creative and then see the project before I even start.  It also helps me when buying fabric, I usually buy way too much just to make sure I have enough.

I recently made a trip to the Portland area and made a stop at Fabric Depot.  This store can be overwhelming and very costly.  It is huge and has fabric of all types,  on this day I was focused on one quilt and I had success.

 

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I just love these tractors.  The fabric line is Apple Hill Farm  from RJR Fabrics.  Don’t you just love the fences in green and red.  I added  other fabrics that blended well and I think I did pretty good at picking fabric on this trip to Portland.   So this is it, the fabric for my grandson’s quilt!  Now I need to get started.

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