This house brings a smile to my face. If you look closely you will see why. Maybe it will make you smile as well. Click on the photo and find out for yourself.
I took these photos when Linda Hockert brought in her My Small World top to Eagle Creek Quilt Shop where I work and teach.
The original quilt has embroidered landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, but Linda chose to add The Golden Gate Bridge.
Here is a darling tiny tractor next to Linda's barn block.
Marv always finds a soft spot to crash. Look at those long legs...he has a hard time hiding them. We were up at the cabin after the Fourth of July. I finished starching my fabric for Midnight at the Oasis and I cut 1 1/2" strips from almost all of them...at least the darks, not the lights. I am starting with the 9-patches as a way to evaluate my color choices. I'll see how I like them some time soon.
Quilting is meant to be a joyful and fun activity. I believe that quilts bring comfort to others. Here is an example. My friends wanted to show support for a fellow quilter going through some medical issues and we gifted her a quilt. Below is the result I think this quilt is truly a ray of sunshine.
First I want to apologize for posting large photos. I am working on improving my tech skills. Here are two more delightful blocks from Barbara Lindgren's My Small World.
Notice how Barbara changed House block 4 into a music store. I hope these photos inspire others during their My Small World adventures. The next picture shows whimsical fabrics chosen for the arched doors. The pieces are small, perhaps this is a time when a large photo would be appropriate. Ha.
My name is Chris Barnard and I have been quilting for 20 years and teaching quilt classes for 10 years. My goal, besides sharing my passion for quilting, is to inspire people to begin quilting or finish quilts already started.