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Thread: This time it is the OLD BARN, I hope

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    Power Poster debcavan's Avatar
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    I kept driving past this beautiful old barn thinking it would make a great photo quilt. Finally one day, when I was in a rush, my guardian angel made me stop. I started to photograph it and kept seeing this old fence post out of the corner of my eye. So I stooped down and got the fence post and the barbed wire in the photo.

    When I drove past the next week, the barn was being torn down.

    The quilt photo is composed of four sheet of fabric that had portions of the photo printed on them.

    A first copy of this quilt was auctioned to raise money for a new cancer center in the local Richland Center Hospital. I was told it raised $375.

    Butterflies and birds were included in the border
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    Monofiliment thread was used to quilt the photo except for the barbed wire. I used two shades of grey for that. If you look at the post you will see a line across it. That is the seam of the parts of the photo being sewn together
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    I am so amazed at those who can make these beautiful quilts!!!

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    Awesome!

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    This is just amazing!! I have done a couple of photo wall hangings but I did not quilt them other than in the ditch to hold them together. This is just beautiful! One day I aspire to make one as beautiful as yours!!!

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    Gorgeous!!! Very special a moment in time captured forever!

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    Lovely quilt - great perspective!

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    Wow to that lovely quilt and wow to the story behind it. Thank goodness you photographed it when you did!

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    I love it! God is good ALL the time. If you hadn't been inspired (by Him) to stop that day, you would be wishing that you had photographed the barn before they tore it down. Now, instead, you have made a beautiful quilt to remember it by. You were able to help others also. Great job.

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    You did a gorgeous job, and right in time, too!!!

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    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love old barns. Thank you for sharing.

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    beautiful quilt

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    This is beautiful and I love what did with the border. Thank you for sharing.

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    That is beautiful.

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    That is gorgeous and such an innovative border. What a unique fundraiser and it is wonderful that you then made another one to keep.

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    This is stunning. I really like how you added the birds into your borders too.

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    Wow it so amazing that is truly beautiful!

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    What a great quilt. It is surely a work of love.

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    You were absolutely meant to take that picture.
    What a gorgeous guilt and impeccable thread work.

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    Just GORGOUS !! I have a niece that lives in Richland Center. Just kinda took me to her house for A moment as we always admire that kind things when we go up there.

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    I am amazed!! You did a truly wonderful job...just beautiful!!!

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    That is just awesome! The border just completes it! Lovely quilting.

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    that is absolutely fantastic...
    add yet another idea to the list...

    beautiful

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    What a beautiful quilt. Love the wildlife in the border. When we listen to God's nudges we come out winners every time. Thanks for sharing your blessing.

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    That is so beautiful, I have a picture of our barn built in the 1800's I want to attempt to make a quilt our of. All I have left is the picture, the barn was burnt down in 2006

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    Very beautiful. What creativeness.

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