Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas Star barn quilt

I received an email, thru my website, from a lady in Virginia who was planning on coming to Connecticut to be with friends for Thanksgiving.  She wanted me to make a 2x2 barn quilt in the Christmas Star pattern for friends of her's in Newport News, Virginia.  She indicated that she was thinking about picking up the barn quilt and bringing it back to Virginia.  She became reluctant to do that, as she didn't want to damage it in any way, so then told me that I could ship it to her friends.  She wanted to have it arrive around December 21st or 22nd to her friends house as a surprise Christmas present.
She liked the color combinations that I did on a Christmas Star that I made several years ago.  This is a photo of that barn quilt.

She wanted to keep the white background and the red and pink, but, change the green's to blue's.  I told her that wouldn't be a problem and the following photo is a result of that change.

It always amazes me how color shading giving a sort of three dimensional look to a pattern.


  1. Dave, I'm just seeing this on your blog!!! How very fun!!! My friend received the barn quilt today (12/17) and loves it!!! Thank you so much!

  2. Hi Dave, I am Deb's friend that received the beautiful Christmas Star Barn Quilt. I LOVE IT!! Your workmanship is of the highest quality! What a wonderful Chistmas gift from my friend, I am thrilled to receive it and so happy to get aquainted with your work and your blog. What an honor to be the first in Virginia to have one of your creations. :) Merry Christmas! :)