Wednesday, June 19, 2013

My Swoon Barn Quilt : :

I am so thrilled to share my very first Barn Quilt here today!!!

My "Swoon" Block Barn QUilt

I recently found out about a local husband and wife team who were making these painted quilt block signs when a mutual friend of ours had commented on a photo of theirs on facebook. Right away I "liked" their page and contacted them about ordering one. As new home owners we hadn't even begun to think about the exterior love that our house is in need of, but when I saw these barn quilts it seemed like the perfect place to start, right?!

My "Swoon" Block Barn QUilt

At first I was struggling a bit with which quilt block to choose. There. are. so. many! Then the beautiful and very popular Swoon block by Camille Roskelley popped into my head -- Yes, that would be perfect! When I was just beginning to feel confident enough in my sewing to branch out into quilt work the Swoon quilt pattern and the popular sew along that followed it's release was happening. So many of the bloggers I love to follow were joining in, but I didn't feel ready to myself. I do still plan to make a Swoon quilt at some point and love Camille's design so much, so why not?! Next came choosing the colors, which I did pretty quickly, then came choosing the right size for our porch. This company offers a variety, as well as a panel for three quilt block designs. With some much appreciated help from Stacey we chose the size that would best fit our space, and my order was in!

We hung it yesterday and we all love it!!

My "Swoon" Block Barn QUilt

The 2' x 2' size is the perfect fit and scale for our front porch. This size is priced at $50 and smaller 1' x's start at just $25. You can click HERE for their price-list and shipping info!

My "Swoon" Block Barn QUilt

The back of the wooden sign has a super, sturdy built-out frame. We added an eye hook to each side with a little wire and it was ready to hang!

My "Swoon" Block Barn QUilt

I happened to notice as I was snapping photos that my girl and barn quilt were even matching yesterday, a happy accident and oh so cute!! 

My "Swoon" Block Barn QUilt

Potty County BarnShed Quilts is just starting out and is ready to ship anywhere in the US! You can contact them through facebook HERE for now, but they are working on an etsy shop and new website. I'd really appreciate it if you would be so kind to "like" them on Facebook! I know a show of support from all of you will mean a lot to them, and me!! 

My "Swoon" Block Barn QUilt

Now I have to ask -- what favorite quilt block would you choose?? I can't wait to read your ideas! I'm already planning our next barn quilt in an extra large size for our garage!!   Maureen

54 comments:

Ashley said...

Beautiful art! Love it! LOVE your house!!!! Your little girl is adorable! :)

Ashley @ PapertoThread

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Thank you so much! I think the Barn Quilt matches our old house well! :)

Patti Kubacki said...

I'm torn between the log cabin and Irish chain. Such a hard thing to decide.

Jess said...

That is pretty neat, I'll keep it in mind when we start working on our exterior. And your home is charming!

Svetlana said...

gorgeous, what a fantastic idea, Maureen. I'm just working on a Swoon quilt and loving these ginormous, time consuming, and so wonderful blocks. My all time favorite block is Log Cabin.

thecreamsiclecat said...

Being in business as a longarm machine quilter, I tried to get my husband to make me something like this to hang out as my "shingle". I never had time, and he never followed through. Now I can order one! Which block, which block? Time to really get on with deciding! Yours looks awesome!

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

That's such a great idea! I'm honestly hoping that maybe some local quilters might notice and stop, I might finally meet some quilting friends here! :)

MoeWest said...

That looks wonderful! It really suits your house. I would love to do this so I'll have to give some thought to which block.

Savannagal said...

I love your house. I've always wanted a 2 story frame home with a wrap around porch. It's beautiful.

Ramona said...

Your house is gorgeous and what a great block. I want to make that large single block called the Scrappy Swoon Along that Jennifer at Hopeful Homemaker.com did awhile back.

Jan said...

I love your home. Its beautiful and the barn quilt is perfect contrast in color and design. Your daughter just added that special touch.

Anonymous said...

I noticed it yesterday when we drove by, it looks great!!

Kira said...

Love your house it's beautiful!!!

A Trio Beautiful said...

Beautiful! Both your house, and the barn quilt!

Rita McCart said...

Double friendship block. That way you're getting twice the friendship from our family! :)

Andrea said...

Absolutely beautiful!

pasqueflower said...

Love the block! And love your porch. The photo of your daughter is just precious.

I'd probably choose a log cabin.

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Thank you Andrea! I think this Barn Quilt suits are old house just perfectly!!

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Rita, I love that!!

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

I decided from the beginning that I wanted something with a center star, so that helped me narrow in on the "right one" for us, right away! I'm so happy with how it turned out!!

Teresa Stanulis said...

That is so pretty on your house! I went to their facebook page and did a friend request which they accepted. I love the Starlight block. I'm going to have to think about purchasing something from them in the future.

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Thank you so much! I love an aqua & yellow combo any day! Thanks for letting me know that you did friend them, I really appreciate it, Teresa!

Michelle Holloway said...

Love it, I have been wanting to do them or get my husband to but never had time.

Gayle Bouters said...

love, Love, LOVE your house!
Wish mine had the gingerbread.

Honora said...

Your home and daughter are so beautiful! I love your choice, I would not even know where to start.

sew.darn.quilt said...

This is such a nice touch to your front veranda. Definitely says something about someone inside that lovely home ;D

jenni said...

LOVE!!!

Tammy said...

I love the pictures of your home. It is absolutely gorgeous.

Debbie said...

Very cool!!

Kathleen OGrady said...

What a great idea! I love your block, it looks awesome on your house. Your little girl is so stinking cute! Looks like your making your house a real cozy home, looks beautiful, love the greenery in your yard.

Melanie said...

So cool! I might have to send a link to my husband. I think I might need one of these for my house, but which block to choose?

Your house is lovely!

WoolenSails said...

That looks beautiful on your home. I was painting a quilt on a large piece of plywood, but never finished it, love doing painted items on wood.

Debbie

Louisa Jones said...

I wondered what a Barn Quilt was and why it was different from a normal one! Being in the UK, we don't put lovely things like this up on the outside of our houses usually and it's a lovely way to brighten things up I think!

Nita said...

What a great idea. I love it. I think I would choose the Winding Ways block because we are retiring and moving to a new home at the end of this year. In our marriage we've moved quite a bit and everywhere we've gone has become home to us. And yet we are always wondering where our path will lead us next.

Debra Maesk said...

The design does so match your home. Several years ago a friend made a barn quilt for our garage. We live in a log home and log garage, so...a log cabin block was perfect for us!!

Gingersnaps Quilts said...

Oh I need one of these!! I have already contacted them :)

Happier Than A Bird Quilts said...

Looks beautiful on your porch! I want one for my deck, I wonder if shipping would double the price though.

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Shipping on this size is $25, but that's still a great deal for the size and quality work! We think it adds so much to the character of our house, we love it!!

Thread Riding Hood said...

Oh so pretty. I love your house too! This adds so much character.

DiannaVA said...

Was thinking of making one for the side of our new shed. This would be so much easier! Thanks for letting us know about this great opportunity. And your quilt looks fab!

Annette said...

That is so cool and so perfect for your porch! I love traditional star quilts and would probably choose an Ohio star or Texas star.

Linda said...

That is awesome, thanks for the invite to her page on Facebook!

Nilya said...

Perfect for your house :)

Rossana said...

I like very much your "Barn Quilt"!!! Star is always a good choise so......I would choose classic "Morning Star"!

hjurgelis said...

This is lovely!

Francis Paul said...

that's an amazing enterance! although I like the swoon blocks I see around the internet, I'm a sucker for churn dashes :-)

prsd4tim2 said...

Wow! Love that swoon block on your porch! So cool.

Barbara said...

my fav block for something like thus would be card trick and in earth colors.

BTW, Jackie said hello !

Beth M. said...

Love it, and your house is so pretty!

Judy MacLeod said...

Love your barn quilt and your house! I'd go with as Dresden Star.

Daniel said...

Your barn quilt really looks wonderful. You have such a good eye for color!!

Katy Cameron said...

What a great idea :o) Alas, I have no outside to decorate...

leanne said...

fabulous - it so belongs there !

Tonya A. said...

I want to make a Weathervane barn quilt for my house... but after seeing your Swoon one, I may have to change my mind! ;)