Did I want a rusty red star? Did I want a Pennsylvania Dutch Hex sign?
No -- I decided that I wanted a barn quilt. And wow! the experiences and opportunities that opened up for me because of that decision.
First of all, I have a quirky set of requirements for my barn quilts. The name of the quilt must have something to do with flowers or poultry. And the colors are within my very narrow set of color choices for the farm..... light yellow, sage green and barn red. All sorts of different tints are used ... but basically three colors and some neutrals.
Some sit square. This one sits on point. It is the only one that will sit on point!!!! OK -- maybe other patterns would have been easier. There were a lot of nasty words said ...... Fortunately, Miss Eff was not in the room or she would have washed my mouth out with a wonderful locally made soap!!!!!! And it would have been a waste of good soap... cuz I think I kept cussing!
I have been surprised by the number of people that have stopped by to see the barn quilts. It amazes me.
I know we have been in some articles and on a barn quilt site. But to have people drive from all over the countryside to see the barn quilts never ceases to amaze me. And I enjoy having them ... pop in ... take pictures ... walk through the gardens.
But now .... barn quilts are becoming more and more popular in the area. They are popping up every where.
And ya know me. I do not follow trends! I hate trends! I don't want to be like everyone else! I want to be different.
So now ... I got this side of the Summer Kitchen that was prepped and ready for a barn quilt..... and I have changed my mind.
Time to put my thinking cap on..................