You all know how much I enjoy photography. Over the years I have taken many photos on our property. Our barns and out buildings have always been an interesting photo subject for me.
When long time internet friend, Julie Sefton, was writing her book, Build-a-Barn, no pattern construction, she asked if she could include some of my barn photos. Sure!
I was thrilled to see that one of my photos graces the colophon page. Yeah, I had to look up the name of that page. It makes it sound fancy, doesn't it!
Her book walks you through the steps to build your own barn quilt blocks - from an inspiration photo to the finished barn block. There are also lovely photos of different kinds of barns sprinkled throughout the book. Here's another photo of my barn.
If you've ever wanted to make a barn or house block, or even just wanted to learn more about the free piecing technique, this book is for you! I love all of the creative interpretations Julie and her team of "barn builders" made.
I love Julie's See Rock City quilt on the cover! Julie talks a lot about the making of this particular quilt. She had it pieced together as a finished top and then, after deciding that she didn't like it, cut it up and reworked the entire quilt layout. She really goes into a lot of detail about her process to get to this fabulous finished design. Often we only see the end product but I love that she shared the one that really wasn't as good as well as the newer version of her quilt.
You can read more about the book and barn projects in it here.
Autographed copies of the book are available directly from Julie Sefton.
The book is also available for purchase through AQS, and amazon (affiliate link).