A Finished Flimsy on the Horizon

Well, I loves me a good day of sewing, don't you? Yesterday I got started on the next barn for the Appalachian Memories quilt. I like these quilt blocks. This one is called "Hole in the Barn Door."

It was also my "pop of color" for the Photo-A-Day prompt. There was an error on the printed page I used to trace this design. It appeared the quilt block had been added as an after thought because there were lines for the board siding within the quilt block. Of course, I avoided tracing those onto the fabric, but I kind of wondered what went wrong there. Anyway...all's well now, and the quilt block is on the barn. Lots more stitching to do before this one will be finished.

There was a little more time spent on slow-stitching yesterday since I was trying to postpone grocery shopping as long as I possibly could. I had to run a couple of other errands while I was at it, but I was home before noon. That gave me the whole afternoon for sewing.

First I had to make these pieces:

And then these:

And then I had all the parts sewn together.

And so I started to make my way across the first row of blocks.

And those two looked pretty good together, so I just continued on my merry way, sewing the first row of blocks together.

Then the second...

Then the Third...

And by then, it was time to stop for the day. Of course my snoopervisor was close at hand, barking orders. Oh, wait. Did I just say "barking"? How insulting.

So each row takes about half an hour to sew together, and there are two rows left. By my calculations, I should have this finished in about an hour's time this morning. There's a little housework to do, but I'll probably have some time for more of my monthly quilt blocks this afternoon. Also, I'm finally going to bake the bread Sue brought me from her trip south. I've had it on the counter for weeks to remind me, but you know bread. It requires a little supervision, and time has been in short supply the past couple of weeks. It's raining cats and dogs outside, and so baking bread seems like a good thing to do on a wet day. But first...slow stitching.

8 comments from clever and witty friends:

Julierose said...

Those snow globes are so lovely; I like that light lavender fabric you chose to surround them. Hugs, Julierose

Karen L. said...

I really like how you made those snow-globe blocks into snowball blocks and alternated them with 9-patch blocks. (That was a mouth full!) Definitely going to use that idea if and when I finish my appliqued snow-globe blocks. Thanks for posting the photos as this idea is prefect for mine also.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I just love the barn blocks and the little splash of color in each is going to make them zing a little when all put together. Getting all the units finished does encourage to keep on going. We finally had a day of sunshine! Again for tomorrow and then back to the monsoon season.

SJSM said...

Your snow globes are coming together nicely. We had off and on torrential rain here today. It’s taking a break overnight but is supposed to return. The rain is taking care of the plants put in this last weekend all on its own. Hopefully the plants aren’t being beaten up and will be set and hardy once the rains are gone.

Keep stitching!

piecefulwendy said...

We have rain in the forecast this weekend, so my plans to go get flowers is off the calendar until Monday. I probably should go to the grocery store today, but might just stay home and sew. You are cruising through the snow globe quilt, and I'm enjoying seeing those little barn quilt stitches! Smitty looks pretty comfy on that stack of quilts!

Lyndsey said...

That is such a great choice of fabric to go with the snow globe stitchery. We've been having hot and sunny weather but I think it is due ti change back to rain this weekend.

quiltzyx said...

We had about a 1/2 day of rain this week, during the morning commute of course. When I turned on the rear window wiper, it made a bid clump of....MULCH!! Oh the joys of parking next door to our mulch makers. Sheesh.

It's amazing how different the barn block looks once you outline it! Nice.

Brown Family said...

We had another 3 plus inches of rain on Saturday! All of the creeks are out of their banks, but we are high enough to be well away from flooding.

Your quilt is looking good!