Jess and I walked over to the barn down the road and asked if we could take a picture of our quilt. The owner was so nice, she not only let us shoot some pics but she brought out her chickens and rooster for Jess. The Barn and home were built in 1839 Holy Moly! We had tons of fun.
This Quilt took almost a year to make. The red block turned out ridiculously red (although this was the recommendation for the fabric). I followed it to a T. This quilt is symbolic of Minnesota for me. Lots of colors and patterns that I love and one big stupid bright red square I hate. Here is the symbolism:
There have been lots of things I really love about living here and a big bright yucky patch of WINTER that I honestly HATE. 6 months + of winter is more than I felt I could take. Needless to say we are looking for jobs elsewhere.
I machine quilted the whole thing. It was quite a chore but I really loved doing it.
I love the colors especially the (shocking right?) blues.
Can we just live here on this land?
I saved all the little scraps and made fun mini quilt squares to add to the back from where I cut. This quilt is huge and now sits on my bed!