You’ve asked and I’ve posted my picture timeline on the barn window. There isn’t a commentary on each one but it shows my drawing, fabric choices and progress pictures as I created this quilt.
Here’s the answers to a few questions:
- Is it a panel? No it is built in layers. I made the window/window frame first. Then I assembled the barn boards.
- Is it painted? No there is absolutely no paint, just fabric
- Is it a kit? Not yet. I found a picture that spoke to me, tried finding the owner of the picture without much luck, traced the main structure of the window. Using that tracing I made my full size pattern by bringing the drawing to staples and having them enlarge it to the finished size. This becomes my pattern.
- Do I teach this method? I wish I could. I manage a very busy apple farm in my real life and that leaves me with little time to spend in my sewing room. But it is a possibility in the future.
- Is this hard to do? I wouldnt say it is hard. I would say it takes patience to find the “right” fabric. I auditioned four or five fabrics for the wood window frame before I found the newsprint fabric that read like old wood from a distance.
- How did you make it look so real? There’s many places that I needed to add a shadow to make the area pop.
- Will you enter this in a quilt show? Absolutely! I will let everyone know when and where.
Any other questions…just let me know.