A Quilting Story, 2018 Edition

In my November 27, 2017 post, I shared with you “A Quilting Story”.  Each year, my guild makes a quilt to give to a family receiving a Habitat for Humanity sponsored home.

On Saturday, we met to compile our latest creation for a soon to be new home owner.  We always have so much fun mixing and matching fabrics, houses, trees and community buildings.  Below are some highlights:

Isn’t this fabric perfect for a church?

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I love the color combinations in this house!  I don’t think my husband will agree to an orange house…but maybe a door?  Hmmmmm.

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Rick rack makes a nice gutter along the roof (sorry, contractor-speak) and how about this cute, color coordinated chimney?

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The bark on this tree looks like the real deal!

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Party pennants or laundry?  I say we go with party pennants!

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Another cute gutter along the roof again…AND what’s not to love about lace shutters?

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Nice tree in the back yard…I’m thinking lemonade in the shade!

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The school looks like it’s ready for business!

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Here’s a bird’s eye view of our community in progress.  We always add three layers of 3 1/2 x 6 1/2 inch “bricks” around the outside edge for more color and texture.

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After a flurry of sewing and re-arranging, the quilt top is now headed to a long arm for quilting.

I’ll be sure to share the final version with you before this charming quilt finds a forever home!

 

 

 

14 thoughts on “A Quilting Story, 2018 Edition

    • Gray Barn Designs says:

      Thanks, we always have so much fun! We weren’t sure of the green background, but no matter what we use, it always seems to come together!

  1. rl2b2017 says:

    Good Morning! This is SO darn cute. How could the new recipient of a Habitat house not fall in love with it?!! I just adore the chevron roof, and the lace added as the gutter and shutters. So sweet. ~smile~ Roseanne

    • Gray Barn Designs says:

      It’s like the icing on the cake to have a quilt to hang on the wall or drape over the couch. Lots of creativity goes into these quilts, such an honor to be a part of this project.

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