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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Welcome to my blog!

I hope that everyone will bear with me as I become familiar with blogging.  I've seen several blog site's that are set up very nicely and I hope that I will be able to create the same.

My wife, Sandra, has been quilting for several years now and has become quite good at it.  She saw an article describing quilt blocks painted on plywood and she asked me if I would be willing to make one for her.  She thought that a smaller version would look good on our house.  The article had mentioned that the barn quilts were 8' x 8' in size!!  Much too big for our home.   So, I scaled it down to a 2' x 2'.  A lot easier to work with.

My first one was a Lamoyne Star painted in red and white with a navy blue background.  I have it hung by my front door.  I truly enjoyed making this barn quilt and I was instantly hooked.  After I completed the Lamoyne Star I made a second barn quilt in the Daisy Rose pattern.  To date, I've made four 2'x2' quilts and two 1'x1' quilts.  One of the 1'x1's is hanging on the front door of a friend of ours. 

As far as I know there are no barn quilts in Connecticut.  I hope to change that  by making and selling my smaller versions to homeowners here.  I will keep you posted on my progress and will add photo's of all the barn quilts that I make, with their locations and start a barn quilt trail in CT.