Thursday, September 19, 2013

How thoughtful!

Just finished a really tricky puzzle that was a gift from a friend.

Looks familiar doesn't it?
There's no mystery why when she found it she had to buy it and send it to me.
I just wish the quilt was finished too - sigh~
I'm on block # 14 of 32 so it's coming along.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Found another one!

Isn't this just the prettiest block?  I like to think a quilter definitely lives inside.  Especially since it's not on the side of a barn like most painted blocks are.

It must make her smile whenever she comes home.  We found this on the drive to Neillsville last week.

This barn was also on the drive but alas, the sun's angle left it in the shadow.  I'm going to have to go back on a morning and get a better (and brighter) picture.

If I wasn't out here in Wisconsin to do missionary work I'd sure like to participate in Lori Holt's Quilty Barn Along on her Bee In My Bonnet blog (click on the word Barn to go directly to the tutorial).  I see barns every which way I turn.  I'm going to have to figure out a way to collect the instructions from her blog for later use.

Have a quilty kind of day. . .

Friday, September 6, 2013

what a delight!

We were out in the SW corner of the area and came across this barn right next to the road.  I was going to keep track of the exact location but I neglected to and now I don't remember exactly.  I think it was in Pittsville WI. (Not a very romantic name for a town.)

Notice the detail in the background pieces of the Ohio Star block.  The artists went to a lot of trouble to make it look like real fabric.

And they even autographed it.

We found this little shed in the Granton WI area.  It was an outbuilding behind a small house.

This block is very vivid and calls out to you as you drive by.  It must have been painted quite recently as the color is crisp and clear.

Just some sweet discoveries as we traverse the rural roads of central Wisconsin.