Before I show you the boor door quilt, I want to send a huge thanks to Sarah from Sarah Quilts for hosting this quilt along. Her design was amazing and I had a blast creating it! If you are looking for new project inspiration you should definitely check out her blog.
When I was walking around to find a location for this quilt’s photoshoot, I realized that this barn door has the same lines. So of course, I started off the pictures there.
This is the first quilt I’ve quilted without just following the lines of the quilt. It was also the first time I used more than one thread color (I went crazy and used two!). It was scary, but now of course, I want to try something new again next time.
I like how the quilting looks on the back as well. This is also the first time I’ve combined linen/cotton blends and cotton into a quilt. The back is Essex Yarn Dyed Linen.
This broken fence is across the street and I’ve never thought about putting a quilt on it. What was I thinking?! 🙂
I love the linen chambray mixed with shot cottons and Kona solids. I will definitely be repeating this combo in future quilts.
Another new location! Thanks inlaws for building this ladder!
I’m also starting to try and do a few more photos inside (so much harder for me). Hopefully as I improve, you’ll see more variety.
This is my favorite quilt I’ve made to date and it was hard to let it go. But it was happily gifted to my aunt who’s baby is due in a few weeks. However, I might put the leftover fabrics aside and make something in them for me in the future 🙂
Linking up with the good folks at TGIFF!
Janet M. says
This quilt really is beautiful and your pictures are perfect. Such a perfect setting!
Thanks so much! I have a lot of fun taking the pictures and am a bit spoiled with photo locations 🙂
What fantastic photos! The quilt is beautiful, so neat and precise.
Thanks Fran! The seam ripper and I were best friends during this project 🙂
Lucy @ charmaboutyou says
Beautiful! The quilting looks great and the photos are lovely!
Thanks for the sweet comment Lucy! I was a little nervous about the quilting, glad to hear you like it! 🙂
Wow, what a beautiful quilt! I love the colors and the size! Great photos too!
Thanks for checking it out! This was definitely a fun one to put together!
The quilt is absolutely beautiful! I love everything: the setting, the colors, the quilting.
It could be a lovely add for a man’s room.
Thank you for the lovely compliment! It’s for a boys room so you are spot on! 🙂
very cool, love the quilting it really makes it all pop
Thanks so much Shauna!
Karen @ Pieces of Contentment says
It’s a beauty! When you were first sharing of this quilt (months ago) I wasn’t sure I like the colours and design but now that t’s finished it looks perfect. There is a rustic, authentic feel to the whole quilt which shines through perfectly in all four of your photo locations. No wonder you mat make something again with the same colours. The quilting looks great too.
Your comment made my day! Rustic and authentic was exactly what I was hoping this would convey. I’ve been really trying to hone more into my style and I finally feel like I’m on the right track 🙂
I love how this turned out. The fabrics you chose are rich and beautiful. Your quilting shows off the design so beautifully. Amazing work!!
Thanks for checking it out Amanda! I’m so glad you liked the quilting, I was a bit nervous about it 🙂
Leanne Parsons says
So pretty! Your photos are beautiful too.
Thanks for checking it out! As you might have guessed, I really enjoy my photography time 🙂
M-R @ Quilt Matters says
You live in such an idyllic spot! I love your photos as much as I love your quilt. Great job! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!
Thanks so much for visiting my blog and hosting the link up this week! I am spoiled by choice for lovely backdrops around here. Definitely very lucky 🙂
What a pretty quilt! The colors and and fabrics are fabulous. So is your quilting. I love the first photo how the doors mirror the quilt.
Thanks Lea! It was totally a happy accident that I noticed the door looked like the quilt. So cool when that happens 🙂
Ooh what a lovely finish, really love the colours and the photos are amazing!
Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my project! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
This is gorgeous and just my style. Love it and your blog. Found you through the new blog hop group.
Hey new blog hop group friend! 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by and for the sweet comment. I can’t wait to read through your blog later this evening!
That quilt is beautiful! I’m glad you have leftovers for something for yourself because your fabric pull for this was pretty awesome!
Thanks so much Daisy! If this baby is a boy I think I’ll use this fabric again for his quilt. Just too much goodness 🙂
Looks great and I love all those fabulous pictures!
Thanks so much for your kind words. I’m excited to follow along with you during the blog hop!
I love this quilt. It’s a very clever design and your photography really shows it off well. Congratulations on the pregnancy too. I’m visiting from the Plum and June blog hop.
Thanks for the kind words Wendy! So nice to meet new blogging folks through the blog hop. 🙂
What a cool quilt! GREat job.
Soon you’ll be having to make a baby quilt for yourself 🙂 Happy 1st Mother’s Day
Ahhh, thanks for the Mother’s Day wishes! I feel weird celebrating without an actual baby in my arms, but I feel like I’m taking care of a baby already in some ways, so I could use some pampering 🙂 I am so excited to make a baby quilt for me! It’s all I can do to wait until I find out the gender. I just want to start planning now! heehee
Chelsea Huckins says
I can see why this is your favorite to date! It’s great. Love the colors and the pattern! Great job on it.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment! I’m excited to get to know you through the blog hop discussion group! 🙂
Barbara Konkle says
Visiting from the new group! I am in love with this quilt! I would have a hard time letting go too! You have inspired me to break out of my comfort zone too! I think I need to try two thread colors with my next project too! LOVE this!
Thanks so much for visiting Barbara. It has been so fun to be a part of this group and check out everyone’s blogs! You should definitely break out of your comfort zone and use 2 thread colors, it opens up a whole new world! 🙂 Next up, I’m going for 3!!
Jess @One English Teacher says
This quilt turned out gorgeous! I don’t know exactly how to describe it, but somehow the way that you lined the colors up in the center X creates a lovely sense of movement in the quilt, and I love, love, love how you chose to quilt it. Great photo shoot too!
Hi Jess! Thanks so much for stopping by and for the great comment! I’m so glad you mentioned a sense of movement! I really was worried that it would have a static look because of the solids but I tried to mix the colors and add texture to keep it interesting. Thanks for the quilting love, this project has definitely inspired me to start being more creative when thinking about quilting 🙂
Hi Michelle, found your blog through the new blogger blog hop, and really love your header, just have to say this. and first congratulations to your family addition, and october is a great month, my little one was born october 10th last year *g*
totally love your quilt, and this barn is amazing
Hi Cornelia! Thanks so much for checking out my blog. It’s been so nice to meet new bloggers! And thanks for the congratulations! I’m born in October as well and agree it is a great month!
Serena @ Sewgiving says
Such a lovely finish … I really wanted to do this quilt along, but just didn’t have the time. I’ll have to revisit it. Your photos are lovely!
Thanks so much Serena! I would definitely recommend it. I know it’s hard to squeeze in new projects, but this one was very quick! Or you can cheat like me and make it into a baby size. Even quicker that way 🙂
Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl says
Your quilt is lovely, and your photography is stunning! I am having a hard time picking my favorite photo, but the photo withe the broken fence might be winning out.
Thanks Yvonne! I agree, that fence is a really great location. I wish it wasn’t quite so broken but it has inspired me to continue to try and find other locations like it in my neighborhood.
Sarah Schraw says
YAAAAAAY!!!!!! You know I love it.
Haha, you are probably sick of me showing you pics by now 😉 Hope you had a great Mother’s Day!
I love this quilt and your photos are beautiful!
Thanks for the nice comment Mary! I had a great time creating this one 🙂
Hi! I keep coming back and looking at this post! Your photos are awesome (great lighting!) and I love the color combo on the quilt. I’m also pretty impressed by the two thread color quilting! I hate burying knots, so I do anything to avoid it (like only straight line quilting, and only one color thread!
Hey Liz! Thanks so much! I love taking out my finished quilts for photoshoots. It’s (almost) as fun as making the quilt itself! This was my first time burying knots and it took forever! I’ll probably do it again if I’m not in a time crunch, but I’ll have to factor it in next time and maybe have a good movie on hand or something to distract me 🙂
This quilt is beautiful. Just stunning. And it looks so soft! Your pictures are gorgeous as always, and the ones inside look great as well! Your home is beautiful! The stitching looks awesome too, and I had just been thinking it when I read what you wrote about it. Props for leaving your comfort zone.
You are so sweet! I really appreciate all of your kind words! This one definitely pushed me and I’m so glad I went for it. Now I need to figure out the next challenge 🙂 I can’t take credit for the awesome house though, that one belongs to my inlaws 🙂 We live on their property, so I definitely steal it often for my projects and hide secret fabric stashes in the cubbies, heehee.
Kelly in Chicago says
Michelle, this is fantastic! Great color choices! The back looks stunning as well! I love this quilt and I’ve pinned it to my “Quilty Goodness” board on Pinterest (with proper credit, of course!). Feel free to follow me if you’d like: http://pinterest.com/lipglass/quilty-goodness/
Thanks for pinning it to your board! I’m so glad you like it. I just followed your board, it has so many wonderful pieces of inspiration.
Carol M says
Love your quilt! The colors are beautiful! I started the quilt along too, but haven’t finished yet … You’ve inspired me to get it back out and finished. I think your last photo is actually my favorite. Beautiful home, and your quilt looks perfect on that chair.
Thanks Carol! This is my favorite palette I’ve worked with so far. You should definitely pull out your barn door quilt and finish it up. I would love to see it!
Nat @ Made in Home says
It is so beautiful! Love the different locations for the shoot, it really shows it off!
Thanks! I had so much fun trying to find new locations for this photo shoot. It’s my favorite part of finishing up a quilt 🙂
Awesome finish Michelle!
Welcome back to Blogland!
Thanks! It’s so nice to be back. I’m excited to go see what you’ve been up to!
Lovely quilt! I haven’t started mine yet, besides puling the fabrics, but this really inspires me to get going 🙂 The colours are fantastic and the pics are fab too 🙂
Thanks Lizzie! If it helps, mine is baby-sized (I basically cut the pattern in half), so it was quicker to get through. I really hope you pick yours back up, it is such a fun quilt to work on! 🙂
Just came across your quilt on Pinterest. It is lovely and what a great photo shoot! This is really inspiring…the colors, textures, the illusions, and quilting! Awesome!