Friday, September 02, 2022

Ghost Barns and September Quiltvillians!

What do Ghost Barns have to do with September Quiltvillians?

Nothing really - but when friend Martha asked if I'd like to take some time yesterday morning to run some errands, I quickly said yes.

When you live this far out, having someone to ride along with makes the long journey not only fun, but a car-pool shared is half the gas, right?

Truth is, there is only ONE Ghost Barn in this post, and this is it.

How much longer will it stand?  I have no idea.  I'm afraid that one more big storm will have it on the ground only to be seen the next time we take this round about way to get to where we are going.

Or home from where we've been.
What is that saying about trees in the forest? Can it be applied to barns?

As in "If a barn falls and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?"

It gives us a lot to think about when we are stuck poking along for miles in yet another Appalachian Traffic Jam. Two tractors on the highway.  It simply means to slow down and enjoy the scenery.  What's the hurry anyway?

The hurry is - there are September Quiltvillians quilting up a storm and I want to get there and pay too!

(How's that for a segue??)

Jennifer finished her Hourglass Medallion! 

Hourglass medallion was our Leader & Ender challenge from a few years back, worked in rainbow rounds and it turned out so pretty!

And yes, with the onset of September, some switching out of the quilts has happened - 

I've hung my hand quilted string star on the wall, and placed Appalachian Autumn on the entry table.

I am so excited with the arrival of September that I have placed the PDF pattern for Appalachian Autumn at 25% off in both the Quiltville Store and the Quiltville Etsy Pattern Shop.

The sale price is good through 9/30/22 - no coupon needed.

And if you have this project started already, perhaps it is time to pull it back out and finish it!

Other fall things!

Barbara is working on her Punkin Patch quilt!  Pattern from my book String Frenzy and also in the September/October issue of Quiltmaker as a reader favorite. Win a copy in yesterday's gift-away HERE!  Did you enter yet?

Cathy, already assembling her Chandelier quilt top!

Jennifer putting the finishing touches on her Rough & Tumble quilt!

In my own studio space -

My purple Ruby Jubilee is happening!

For many reasons it was a crazy day - but these pairs are waiting for me to stitch up today.

Can you believe it is labor day weekend already?

I can't!

Quiltville Quote of the Day -

This trip around the world quilt top came from my Auntie Irene.
I love the colors, and the fabrics!
You are not defined by your past, but by your present.

That's what makes it a gift!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!



  1. I like your quote for the day!

  2. I love road trips down the back roads..the inn looks festive..
    I only have the 2 hst borders to sew onto my quilt then I can quilt it.
    Kisses for Mable and Zoey please 😚

  3. Old Barns along the Way attract my eye too. I loved the Covered Barns in Winterset, Iowa. Thanks for sharing. Martha is a true friend. Glad she lives close enough to hang out and go on impromptu road trips. She knows her way around those Hills. Love the Hourglass in rainbows. I'm holding on the last bits of Summer. It's still before Labor Day and Fair week. Happy FriYay! Great Quote again!

  4. Every picture tells a story, such beauty inside and out, I love every picture you posted today, especially the quilts and your fabric choice, thanks for taking us along on your journey.

  5. Jennifer's hourglass quilt is gorgeous! It makes me want to go back and do that leader-ender project!

  6. Your barn triggered a family memory- my dad was really into old barns and the stuff they had in them. We had a cabin in northern Michigan and used to travel the roads to find old abandoned barns. The things weren't true "antiques" but they often came home with us. He's been gone for 5 years. Thanks.

  7. Love the quilt from you Aunt in the quote today. Such fun fabrics.

  8. I love seeing what everyones working on - so much talent!


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