I thought that it would be a neat idea to make a barn quilt to comemorate all the holiday's of the year. If you've been following my blog, you will see that the idea never materialized and I went into dormency (for a lack of a better word). Other activities came up through the course of the year which didn't help. To be honest, that really isn't a concrete excuse. I should have found time. When autumn came I told myself that I had to get back into the game. Halloween was coming up, so I made the Halloween Pinwheel.
This project got my creative juices flowing again and I was looking into what to make for Christmas. In the meantime, I received a much needed adrenaline boost from a lady in Illinois who wanted me to make a barn quilt for her mother, as a Christmas present!! I couldn't believe that one of my creations would be hanging on someone's house, out of state!!! As of this writing I'm awaiting photo's from Illinois of the barn quilt hanging. When I receive those photo's I will post it on my blog!
Does it look familiar? That's right! It's the same block pattern that I used for the Illinois barn quilt.
Now that the creative juice's are flowing, I ordered new business cards AND door magnets for my pickup truck, so I can catch the attention of all the lovely quilting ladies traveling on the roads to their favorite quilt shops!!! I've been commissioned by a lady who I work with to make 2 barn quilts for her. One for her summer cottage in New Hampshire and one for her home her in Connecticut. So, hopefully, 2012 will be a great year for Barn Quilts by Dave!!
I want to take this time to wish all of you a happy and healthy New Year!!