Jesus Christ is our pattern for life. "A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another." John 13:34

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

BLAZING STARS

Here's the two "Blazing Star" BQ's I made for my sister and bro-in-law Kim & Marty Wood. The one on the house is a 2 x 2 and the barns is a 3 x 3. I think they look very nice don't you? You can view these in Bluffs, IL. The house sits just to the north of the Napa Store on Route 100.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

THE HANGING OF CORN AND BEANS

Yesterday I got to help hang the Corn and Beans 4 footer that we sold to our friends, Lee and Debbie McKean. Lee is a big John Deere fan and this BQ just seemed to fit his d├ęcor. I even got him to pose for a pic. This is what makes creating barn quilts special to me; seeing them hung up for everyone to admire and enjoy. Wouldn't you agree?

Their barn quilt can be viewed in the West Point Subdivision just west of Jacksonville, IL. Drive by and view it.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

LARGE PINWHEEL & FRIENDSHIP STAR

I haven't posted in a while but I have been working on some barn quilts. I just finished a 4 foot "Pinwheel" and a 2 foot "Friendship Star" that a couple from Merritt, Illinois ordered. I will post pictures of them again once they're mounted on the Morton buildings. Thanks for looking.

Friday, February 28, 2014

STARBURST 1

With all the gazillions of quilt pattern designs available we should never have to worry about running out of ideas for barn quilts. But, I decided to try and make a couple of my own. Here's one that I call "Starburst 1". I used some of the colors found in the Starburst candy. You have to look closely but I used white and also cream for the stars tails. I will be making a "Starburst 2" soon that will be a slight variation of this one. This is on a 2 x 2 board. Thanks for looking.

Monday, February 24, 2014

FRIENDSHIP STAR

Here is a different version of the "Friendship Star" that I recently finished. The lady that ordered this has four close friends and each color on this BQ represents one of them. The name is fitting as well. Pretty neat idea. This was made on a 16" birch board.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

BLAZING STAR

Just finished this for my sister Kim. It will hang on the front of her house in Bluffs, IL. and is a 2 x 2 on birch.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

BELLS and ST. LOUIS

Here is a couple Christmas gifts that I made. "Bells" went to my wife's sister Linda, since her married name is Bell, and "St. Louis" went to her other sister Marilyn, who lives in St. Louis. I made it with the Cardinals and Rams colors. They were made on one foot birch boards.

Monday, February 3, 2014

PINWHEEL

Just finished this one yesterday. Enjoyed doing it and, like most barn quilt designs, the color combinations could be endless. This one will probably sell for a little more than our normal $60 price for a 2 x 2 because it involved more time and material. I think it turned out okay for my first try.

Friday, January 31, 2014

THE PITT STOP

If you're ever in Winchester, Il., where we live, and get the craving for some good pizza, stop by THE PITT STOP located on the south side of the square. Visit with Michael, the owner, and his staff and enjoy a great meal and atmosphere. We thank Michael for allowing us to display a couple of our smaller barn quilts there and information about our business.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

DIRECTOR'S DREAM BLUE


Here's my latest color variation of the Director's Dream block design; blue. I'll be doing more colors of this great pattern soon. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

STAR BOUND

This is a 2 foot barn quilt that we are donating to the Winchester Grade School Penny Carnival Silent Auction. I think this BQ looks better hung on point instead of flat. You be the judge. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

DIRECTOR'S DREAM RED

Here's the red version of the "Director's Dream" quilt block design. It adds a little more color to the front of the house. Hopefully we can get the lattice work and landscaping done this Summer.

I like this design so much that I think I'll make a number of different color versions. Blue will be next. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

WINTER STORM

Pretty wicked outside this morning. Churches are cancelled and I'm sure schools will be tomorrow. Wind chills tomorrow are supposed to be between 25 and 40 below with the high of only minus 2! Guess I'll stay inside today and work on barn quilts.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

DIRECTOR'S DREAM UPDATE

My wife decided these colors are not exactly what she wanted against our color siding so I'm making her another and this one will be for sale for anyone who's interested. It's a 2 footer and is $60. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

MAPLE LEAF


This 4 footer was ordered by a local couple who gave it to the husbands parents as a Christmas gift. It will be hung locally and, hopefully, be seen from a major roadway in our area. I love it when some of our barn quilts stay in the area!

CATS

This one was made for my parents for Christmas. I called it "Cats" but later thought "Cats in the Window" could have worked too. It's on a 2 x 2 board.