It has been 15 years since our Garden Angels graced the pages of Crafts Magazine, time flies and this season we have brought them back in softer colors to match the new spring barn quilts! All of the new Tweetle Dee Spring Collection is in The Shop.
You can still see them today in Pennsylvania as well as in many states and countries. I love the history of them. My ancestors were counted among those German immigrants. I appreciate the simple blessings they wished upon their families as I wish for those we well.
Having my barn stars/hex's is a reminder to me of our values and heritage. Besides, the color, design...and they are round!
Labels: Barn Stars
I have painted a lot of these in the past three years and I think I love each one, but this Muted Texas Star is my favorite of all time! The colors are softer and look so beautiful against the creamy white background, and the new antique teal and grey-mauve are perfection in it.
There are two new barn quilts in The Shop today! The American Flag Barn Quilts have been in progress for a couple of months after we received a special custom order for a school room American Flag. Although I love stars, I really loved using traditional pinwheels for the "stars" on these flags, staying true to the barn quilt style. It had to have a quilt block on it..right?
It's March and time for a new Civil War Barn Quilt block! I love this block and the story behind it. It is called The Hands of Friendship and represents the help that was given to slaves as they tried to escape to freedom through the Underground Railroad.