Sunday 8 November 2015

Flimsy done– Barn Quilt

After the excitement of the last post, I’ve not been doing much sewing.  I’ve been plodding through my ironing pile, gradually ironing quilt tops, photographing them, and putting them away.  I’ve not been able to iron much lately, the iron keeps making the house power short out.  Don’t ask me why it does it, we have an electrician coming (oh I hope he turns up!!) but I got myself out of trouble for a while by purchasing a new iron.  I have to buy a new iron every year or so with this problem, which is far too often for me and a definite sign that things need sorting.

So, long story not so short, I finally have some finishes to show you.  Here is today’s:


There is so much more to this quilt that just won’t fit in the photo – a whole row of houses.  It’s a behemoth.  Lord knows what I will do with it now.


It was a sewalong on some blog somewhere.   I can’t even remember where.  I am pleased with how it turned out.  Though the size.  Oh, it’s big.






She who wins state quilting awards (Mother) has a long arm machine and table and is asking me to learn (yeah, in my spare time) so some of these quilts will be used as practice for that, I expect.  It will be handy to know how to use the machine, though never in a million years would I want to do it for other people, like she does.  I’m nowhere near patient enough. 

So that’s my show and tell for today.  It’s a glorious day here in South Australia.  Not too hot, not too cold. I’ve taken the girls to the plant shop and we have brought some veggies to plan this afternoon, so that will be fun.  I’ll have to do my sewing now so I’m not dirty!

Hope your weekend is doing well. 

Happy Quilting!


  1. Thats from Lori Holts "Barn-A-Long", I started it too...its someplace...haha...another finish I need to tackle!

  2. Love the different squares in the houses. I live in the vic mallee.

  3. It is beautiful! So pretty with all the different quilt blocks on the barn sides. Wonderful.