Barns and more BarnsWednesday, April 03, 2013
I'm determined that my barns will not become a UFO quilt. You know, I never used to have a problem finishing my quilt tops. I don't know what my problem is lately. But my barns will be a top as I keep up with Lori's. Since the quilt block in the barn is a 6", it is easy to work ahead of Lori with some blocks I've made once before. Remember, I am trying to make them look like hex signs.
This red barn is probably my favorite of this next bunch. I like the darker red and the hex sign/quilt block is perfect. I like the roof, too. It kind of looks like green thatch (if you squint).
I remade some of my Farmer's Wife blocks for these 6" blocks. I tried to have the center square look like a distelfink. A Distelfink is a classic bird in hex signs. Hex signs all have meaning. A distelfink is there to wish good fortune. Here is a site that tells what popular hex signs mean.
I made myself a cheat sheet for the cutting table when I cut my barns. It helps me remember what I'm supposed to do. I can't wait to see what Lori's next barn looks like.