Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Swing Your Partner!
"My grandfather would often stop here in the early spring to get fresh maple syrup.
When I was a little pip-squeak, my grandfather would often take me along on his milk route with him.
When we came to this farm, Grandpa would pull the old milk truck up the gravel driveway
and we'd both hop out and walk to the door.
Grandpa would buy our syrup and, if I was a good girl,
the lady of the house would let me have a little maple candy.
The Sugar Shack is located on route 118
just outside of Nicholville, New York....
That is just one on the nine stories behind nine quilt blocks
that Mrs. Z stitched together and made the most
wonderful Barn Quilt I've ever seen!
This was a "Block-of-the-month" kit
each month a quilt block
with a different barn scene
and a wonderful story or memory with each pattern
What a charming idea....
This round barn is near Arcadia, Oklahoma on historic Route 66...
the story with it tells how many barn constructions of the day
were built with funds raised at barn dances!...
Quilt Block #6 is called "Swing Your Partner"
Doesn't it just make you want to
throw on some banjo music
and start dancing?
Quilt Block #7 is called "Under Attack"....
It's patterned exactly after the one in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania...
HOLES and all...
(cannonballs made the real holes
in the brick barn that still stands today)
Recently Twila's family celebrated their farm
The barn behind the quilt is on
that farm south of Gann Valley, South Dakota...
A century of farming is a true accomplishment...
Congratulations Balster Family
Happy farming another century!
Mrs. Z's Barn Quilt is a work of art
and a tribute to that old building on the farm
that does so much....
from Hoe Down
to Bedded Down....
My fascination with the barn will go on for many years...
along with my dream of having a barn dance at the Sall Farm!
Bring on the band and get me some hay bales...
Oh wait! I better move some junk out of the way first!
I'd probably have better luck learning how to quilt!
But, on second thought I'll just put on
an old Gene Autry album and go watch the ladies at quilt club!
I will stick to blogging
and sharing my friends' talents
with anyone who wants to tune in....
Thanks for stopping by today
(don't forget to check the other
"barn charm" participants)!
DOSEY DOE and Have a Great Day!
My 7th image was processed with Kim Klassen's textures, Pourvous and Autumn Burst.