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Monday, April 30, 2018

Tah Dah!!!!!

Well, here it is.  Finished.  Done.  Ready to be delivered.


I think you can click on it to embiggen to show more details (if you so desire, of course!).  And below is the original photo I worked from...

I chose not to attempt fate by adding all the shadows that appear in the original - just a tad outside my current abilities I think!

Now it's on to working on another barn!  I think it will be this one...

It might be a little slow moving for a day or two - managed to do a number on my back last night so I'm moving slower than usual!

- There's a really pretty crocheted afghan pattern HERE

- For those of you who might be interested in interior decorating, have a look at the MANY charts found HERE

- Have a look through the portfolio of work from THIS fabric artist.

- Interesting tutorial HERE for using baking parchment for quilting a motif (scroll down for the actual tutorial).

- THIS guy has come up with an ingenious way to wind a center-pull ball of yarn - without the use of a ball winder.

Today is another anonymous quote..."When you feel like quitting, think about why you started"


  1. Anonymous10:46 AM

    Hi Maryanne wow your house looks fantastic and so much like the original,well done my friend ,have fun with your new barn xx

  2. I hope you’re not insulted when I say I like your ability to simplify. I always seem to over do it. It’s lovely.

  3. I think you did an amazing job :)

  4. Wow, you did a wonderful job with this. The home owners will love this.

    Happy Creating and have a great week ~ FlowerLady

  5. Fabulous job! So much satisfaction when a project is completed. Thanks again for the links.

  6. Fantastic outcome, Mary Anne. The new owners will love it. I like your newest challenge and look forward to the building of it.
    I'm sorry to hear you put your back out and hope that remedies itself quick smart.

  7. Your house has turned out beautifully. Those fingers of yours are magic in transforming such an amazing replica from the photo....clever you! I hope your back gets better...take care.

  8. Your house is perfection. I know the owner will love seeing their home depicted in fabric. OMGosh! that barn is so cool. Terry loves barns. A family joke is when we are out for a drive and see a dilapidated barn, we always say "There's a barn for Papa". He would totally have a portrait of a barn scene on the wall behind our couch if I would let that happen, lol.

    Your quote of the day is wall worthy.
    xx, Carol

  9. Congratulations Mary Ann, nice rendition, you're on a roll.

  10. You have done an amazing job of creating your client’s home photo into fabric quilting. Lovely indeed. Fabulous barn you will create next. Wonderful links as always. Good quote to remember. You are quite the artist dear. <3

  11. Gosh! that is lovely. the big tree to the right it perfect, and the red berries just shine and sparkle in front of the beautiful house. Brilliant! I bet the owner will be thrilled.

  12. Wow! Wonderful work. You really did a great job with this.

  13. Oh, it's beautiful, Mary Anne. And what perfect details you've added. I enjoyed going back and forth between the photo of the house, and the photo of the quilted picture, and I'm impressed with all the great details you picked up. I am just in awe.

  14. Oh WOW, this looks fantastic! What did they think, did they love it?!


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