Friday, April 15, 2016

Barns and Gypsies

Let's begin with this

Build a Barn
by Julie Sefton
who blogs at
Me and My Quilts - Exploring the Possibilities

My copy arrived here in Auckland, New Zealand after
a lovely trip with a few stops along the way!
I checked the tracking site daily - three different stops in Tennessee,
three in Florida and lo and behold a night in Taiwan, so this is
a well travelled book indeed.

It's a beauty, and later this evening I shall be sitting and reading!
Congratulations Julie!

Next stop - Gypsy Wife

part of Section 3 in the making, there are two more
blocks, 10" and a 9" (thank goodness) to add to this and then on to
Section 4.

Such an enjoyable quilt to be making but patience is needed - and a 
seam ripper!

For some easy stitching I've been sewing tumblers into pairs

these were begun as a leader/ender project but I'm just pushing
them through now whenever I can!

Another RSC 2016 coming up this weekend, see you then.


  1. Imagine if that book could talk! Happy weekend.

  2. And the gypsy wife quilt is enjoyable for me too...that is, watching you make yours. Beautiful!

  3. I'm enjoying your gypsy, too! All that color just makes me smile! (I bought my first two Kaffe fat quarters the other day, inspired by you.) 8)

  4. You have a mixed combo going on! Our mail service takes a very round about way to anywhere. The gypsy looks good....know you are glad for a few larger blocks. Glad you are including some solids for a place for the eye to rest.

  5. Very 'gypsy' looking, I love that vertical strip fabric L)hand end!

  6. I like the little bits of really deep blue and purple in the Gypsy Wife block. My copy of Julie's book has arrived too - doesn't it look great!

  7. You have several interesting projects lined up - as usual. Enjoy!

  8. Great projects... I love everything "gypsy"!


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