So the Barn Quilt project is officially underway. Yesterday Big Ag cut four 4'x4' squares out of MDF board for me, and I sketched the pattern on the first one right after that. Did I tell you I had decided to create four quilts, arranged together to make one large quilt?
Yes, I have decided to have one quilt for each season of the growing year, with the following patterns:
And here is the first one with the gridlines and pattern sketched on it. Tomorrow I am buying paint for it:
It's going to be a huge project, between sketching, painting and mounting them, and so I may do one each season, starting with winter, appropriately. Or maybe I will find myself super motivated to finish the project and do them all at once.
But I'd rather do each one carefully, without any encroaching "project burn-out" to potentially screw things up, so we will see how it goes. I find I often make my worst craft mistakes when I am feeling tired of a project and just want to finish quickly, and I don't want to be making mistakes here if they can be avoided. So slow and steady we go as we head into this project, I say. If it takes six months or even a year, that is OK. It's a large undertaking that requires a high level of attention to detail.
But once it's done I think my seasonal year in quilts is going to be a magnificent addition to the back wall of the shop/barn, which faces our vegetable garden.