First up is this cute quilt from the Sew Fun collection by Beach Garden Quilts & Studio
A closer look at a couple of the blocks:
This one is from the Fresh Batiks line.
This is the Vintage Sunshine line by Ellen Crimi-Trent.
This quilt used fabrics from the American Made Brand and LB Basics.
The American Made Brand is a new venture from Clothworks. It is a pretty exciting idea. The goal of this brand was to produce fabrics made completely in the USA, from sourcing the cotton to milling and dyeing. The results are a collection of gorgeous solids.
If you are a quilter, check out the Farm to Fabric Challenge. It is a juried exhibition of quilts made exclusively with American Made Brand solids and will premiere at Fall Quilt Market. Registration opens June 15th, so check it out!
This barn quilt is hiding on the side of the barn that faces the cross road. I drove right past it and then spotted the block as I came from the opposite direction trying to hunt down the address.
This is the Honebrink barn in Belle Plaine, Minnesota.
Getting a picture of the block itself was something of a challenge. I was fully zoomed on my camera taking the barn picture from the road. I took the pictures for the block from a closer spot, but that made the angle a bit odd, and the detail is still a bit grainy.
The quilt block on this barn is a custom block with a story behind it. I love this. Quilts should have stories.
The barn belongs to Brian and Suzanne Honebrink and the design comes from the pattern on the last quilt made by Meta Luebke, Brian’s grandmother. This barn quilt block was created in 2011. Suzanne worked on the barn quilt block, painting the details of the calico fabric patterns. Meta passed away in 2013 at age 107.
A few miles down the road, I spotted this sign.
It was so fun to check out all the mini quilts made with the new collections from Windham Fabrics!
This one is mine. Ugh! I really wanted to smooth out that wrinkle in the buildings! I promise it was all nice and flat when I sent it off. Should have quilted it more. Silly postal system smushing things up!
Anyway, this is the Ciao Bella collection.
This is the Celestial collection, the quilt was made by Rosemary Cavanagh.
This is Precious Flannel, made by Meriel Aho.
This one is by Erica Jackman and uses two collections – African Surf and Mosaica.
This collection is Born to Quilt and the quilt was made by Kim Moyer.
All these little bitty squares were made by Aimee Gevin. The collection is called Cynthia.
This quilt was made by Terri Carpenter. The collection is called Swim Team.
Here is Far Far Away. The quilt was made by Steffani Burton.
Lots of little squares! This is the Shenandoah Valley collection. The quilt was made by Linda Sinclair.
This is the Governor’s Palace collection. The quilt is by Margaret Schroeder.
This quilt was made by Leisa Mayer. It is from the Think Pink collection.
This is the Cooking Italiano collection and the quilt was made by Alyssa Carrion.
This is made from Windham’s collection of 108″ quilt backs. It is the Modern collection. I love the color pops! The quilt was made by Deb Burton.
This quilt was made by Emily Lang. The collection is American Cowboy.
This is the Ampersand collection. The quilt was made by Allegory Lanham.
This is probably my favorite. (Am I supposed to tell you that?) Check out the pieced work done to create the woman in the lower left. Amazing. The collection is called Bake and the quilt was made by Natalie Cox.
This quilt was made by Joanne Harris and the collection is called Ava.
Finally, the last quilt is made from the Wharton collection. It was created by Joan Radell.
Do you have a favorite?
Is there such a thing as fabric brain overload? I think I might have hit it.
I came back from Quilt Market on Sunday and wow, it is a lot to take in. I took 600 pictures on my camera, plus a bunch with my phone that I posted to Instagram while I was there. (Are you following Sewing Mamas on IG? We are @SewingMamas there!)
Riley Blake sponsored a display wall showing tweets and IG posts with the #quiltmarket tag – I even have a photo of that with a Sewing Mamas IG post on it!
So, ummm, yeah. I have a lot of photos to sort through.
How many do you want to see???
I’m still feeling a bit overwhelmed by tonight’s Sample Spree at Quilt Market in Pittsburgh, but I do have another barn quilt for you. Today’s photos come just south of where we started a few days ago at the Miller Barn.
This is the Drees Dairy barn, located at 10925 County Road 152, in Cologne, Minnesota.
This block is called “Hopscotch”.
Hope you’re enjoying these!