Sometimes you dream of an idea and hope that it works out the way you imagine and when it does you just want to jump with excitement! Many of you know I have a line of vintage poster signs that I wholesale to Sundance. I love the technique of taking old images and transferring the ink to paint.
It's still a little chilly and gloomy outside, and spring is trying it's hardest to burst through. The other day I needed some color and decided to paint a few more of the Pretty Poppy Collection and get them on the wall.
We will be covering the history of barn quilts and barn stars, how to build, paint, finish and use these pieces of American folk art. There are still a few spots available so contact them, sign up and come by to say hi to us!
They are a darling 12" x 12" square, hand painted and sealed for indoor or outdoor use. They also come with a convenient hanger in the back so they are ready to go.
The only trouble with these little cuties is one isn't enough. They look so cute together on my fence. They are $30.00 a piece or $95.00 for the collection of four!
I just may add a few other colors to the collection and make a nine square wall quilt with them. What do you think? I think it would be darling in a little girls room, a laundry room, hallway and of course on a barn/shed. We can't forget they are called barn quilts.
We are finally to April! Can you believe this year is flying by so quickly? I get excited for the beginning of each month because it brings a new Civil War Block of the Month! This month's barn quilt block is the Yankee Puzzle.
Yankee Puzzle Civil War Block of the Month - April
This is such a fun block to paint and looks so great in different colors. I am painting the collection for a second time this month in dark folk colors. This quilt block was to signify the struggle Abraham Lincoln had between the rights of the state and the unity of our new nation. I have a full right up in this month's pattern. All of the previous months and April's are available in The Shop today!
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.