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Thread: Remember the barn quilt on page 2--you all were helping me with??

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    Some gave me the brilliant idea of copying it in black and white! I did and sharpened a green and blue colored pencil and... it makes sense to me to use blue only at the top! I'm planning on using it above the top barn and trees--4 branches down on the two to the left and two branches down on the far right top tree--and the rest will have "grass" behind them! Does that make sense?? Rather than several individual pictures of barns--it'd one landscape scene.

    Yes? Or no? Do you understand what I'm saying? Does anyone see anything differently??
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    I"m sorry, I don't quiet understand.

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    she wants to make the quilt look as though it's a bunch of barns on one piece of land. so, mostly "grass" backgrounds, with the sky above only the top barns.

    pretty clever. i doubt i'd have thought of that. :P

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    Sorry Rebecca--let me try again--if you look at the quilt scene as 4 barns dotting a rolling landscape--only the top barn is at the horizon. So I'd use blue colors for the background fabrics around the top barn and trees only. At first I was considering using blue fabrics above every barn--which was what was making my head spin--it was difficult to decide where to use blues and where to use greens...but once I colored it in--blue at the top only seemed to be a solution.

    Does that help? :?:

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    So PatriceJ--you think it'd be okay? I'd never have thought of it either unless I got those pencils out!! Do you know how many months I've been thinking about this quilt??? :shock: I have to look up who suggested that and thank him or her!!! :D


    I checked--it was Moonpi!! Thank you Moonpi--whatever I decide it will be your idea that got me there!! I need a bowing smile thingy. ;)

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    Sounds like a plan. You can further the illusion of hills by using lighter and darker shades across the treed sections.

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    I think it sounds like an interesting idea. It's hard for me to visualize it without a picture, so I can't wait to see the completed quilt.

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    ooooooo, Very clever, That would be really pretty.

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    Moonpi--I have at least 5 shades of lighter greens to use for the grass. :D I'm not sure I can coodinate lights to darks--but at least there will be a variety.

    The disappointing part is I had at least 5 cool blues for the sky--and now I can't use them!! WAH! BUT! I can use them for the border and the log cabin squares! :!:

    I finished getting the rows together of my next quilt--so as soon as that one's done--the barnbum quilt will be next! :!:

    AND I'm thinking about my horse/barn loving niece who is getting married in Sept--and has to live in the city for awhile... if I do some extra squares.... hmmmm. :wink:

    Darn! I want to play in my sewing room but I have to head to work. :(

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    I like that idea. The other way was going to be too "busy", but I like the new idea. It will pull all the blocks together a whole lot better. Can't wait to see that!

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    Sounds very exciting, can't wait to see your progress. Please post pics as you go so we can all enjoy ok?

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    Okay jbs--I'll do that!! :D

    Thanks for your help everyone--I'm going to color more before I start to work out some light to dark ideas. And I have to figure out how to get my favorite horse pictrures the right size for the barn doors. :wink:

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