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Monday, August 11, 2014

Deana: Buckskin Mare getting closer

Val's Quilting Studio is having a linky party for any quilt related to "farms".  I think my Buckskin Mare fits the bill.  Now I only have the mane along the neckline left -- yay!  I will be so happy when the center is done so I can get moving on the piecing around her.

I was raised on a farm with horses.  My father is a great horseman and loves paints and quarter horses.  My husband and son enjoy them too, so we play with them a little.  My husband and I have an annual 4 day date into a roadless area where only hikers and horses are allowed.  We pack all our gear on the pack horses and ride in a few hours -- love the peace on the mountain and the beauty of nature.

Along the "Farm" theme, I am also showing my Barn Quilt.  I love old barns and made it my theme for the Daughters of Dorinda 2011 Mystery project.  It was fun to design and create but still needs to be finished.   The big red barn represents my grandfather, Bud's, barn.  He was a dairy farmer and I put his name on the front of the barn in Holstein lettering.  The falling apart barn on the middle left represents the barn that fell on my husband's leg when we were first married.  It broke his leg in two places and required surgery and pins.  He still has problems with it.

I joined a barn swap years ago for a class at Annual Meeting and still have not put the blocks together.  I just LOVE them!

I enjoyed making them so much that I made them all again and put them in a quilt as desined by the original designer and gave it to my Sister-in-law as a wedding gift.  I hand quilted this one.

Linking up with Sew Cute Tuesday, Free Motion by the River, Quilt Story, WIP Wednesday, WOW at Esther's Blog, and Val's Quilting Studio.

Also, I am letting people know that I am working on a pattern for my Windmill Quilt.  I will post a link to my Etsy Shop on this blog when it is ready.  Thank you for all your wonderful comments and interest in getting the pattern. If you would like an email when it is ready, please leave a comment and give me your address. 

Also, I will be launching the New Mystery Row Swap September 1st.  Details here.  Come join us.


  1. DQ I'm so glad you linked up today as I'm not only in love with your barn quilt but love the stories behind the barns even more! And a barn swap...what fun!! I love your blog and work and am a new GFC follower of yours! SMILES! val:)

  2. I'm in awe of your quilt that represent my favorite animal. It is so gorgeous! I love the colors you chose for the skin and mane. I wonder now how you will quilt it...
    Your farm blocks are gorgeous too. I think that you chose the fabric beautifully (their motif I should say).

  3. That is a lot of farm related quilting you have going on there! Lovely applique horse too! And I am interested in the quilt pattern offered. I'll check back!

  4. Your horse is so beautiful, can't wait to see it quilted and the barn quilt is really neat too!

  5. The quilt with your grandfather's barn looks great, and your horse looks amazing. I wish I knew how to make pictures out of fabric like that.

  6. what a fun and busy blog you have! I love the barn blocks -
    I'll be back often

  7. Great quilts! I especially love the one that you haven't finished yet...hurry it is just toooo beautiful to not complete!

  8. I love your Windmill quilt. You do seriously gorgeous work!


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