Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Barns Rule 5

Here is proof that I pieced the circle.  The top part of my moon was pieced this way while the rest was part of the paper piecing.
Here is the whole section.  My circle doesn't look perfectly circular because I placed the silhouette of a tree off center in it.  I do like it though.  I added thread painting in two places including the tree branches (also added to rule 4), and some outlining on the barn.  Originally I had a yellow background behind the barn which I loved, but I felt it needed a little more of something so I changed to a grassy green pasture look.  There are a couple of trees pieced in front of the mountains (they blend in a little) and an unexpected little river runs below them.  It is actually sky fabric but turned out more rivery.  I think I like it.

Here are some close-ups of the thread painted branches.  I'm no perfectly satisfied with them and may still work on them some.

This tree maybe needs a few more branches.  I also added one more badly needed black line on the barn roof.  It looks better now.


Betty C said...

This is looking really extra nice. The fence sure is cool looking with the shadows. I would never be able to figure out how to do things like that. Congratulations to you.

Tracy said...

You do wonderful work...I really love it all put together. It seems to work so beautifully. Nice job on the circle and I love the fence. Your talents are amazing and well polished. Love ya!

Ann T. said...

It is wonderful. I love your trees and that they will carry over to the next block to the top. The black line on your barn really sets it off. I love your fence. I think that is my favorite part of your block. Great job all the way around.
(If you are going to be home on Saturday, we will probably stop by.)

Marie said...

Amazing stuff!! Everything looks so good, and your fence is amazing. I love the way you did your circle. It's all very creative and you do beautiful work!

Pam in Texas said...

I really like the colors you are using and your creativity is fabulous.