Monday, March 21, 2011

Weaving my quilting web...

As I was filling around the barn of "All Around the Town," I finally decided on some of the quilting to fill IN the barn.  It seems like every time I go into a barn, I walk through a spider web, so that was a MUST. 

The "ROCK CITY" on the side of the barn only makes sense if you are from the southeastern USA, or if you were really observant when you were visiting that area.  There are these attractions (rock formations and an underground waterfall in a cave) to visit where the states of Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee intersect near Lookout Mountain.  They are called "Rock City" and "Ruby Falls." 

When I was growing up in the south some 40 years ago, advertising for these places consisted of paying farmers to paint a billboard-type sign on the tin roof or wooden side of barns located along prominent 2- and 4-lane highways.  Not only could you see the "See Rock City" or "Visit Ruby Falls" signs from a car, you could spot them from airplanes!  I get very nostalgic every time I see a faded sign on a barn that is still standing when I go home for a visit.  Now there are ugly billboards everywhere.
I've been filling toward the corners...actually made it to one!
I quilted along imaginary bad mortar joints on this brick house.  It's fun to let the fabric dictate the quilting design.
More trees to fill with hearts...

And the adventure continues...

In stitches,
Teresa  :o)

24 comments:

  1. I've got to say that you amaze me! This quilt is going to be so beautiful!

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  2. what fun. Thank you for sharing this journey, I just love it.

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  3. I believe we still have a Rock City bird house kit somewhere up in the attic. I remember one trip to Disney World we actually made time on the way back to see Rock City and Ruby Falls. Your quilting is beautiful!

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  4. this is so fun watching how your quilting this quilt.
    and I can tell your having fun with it.
    so many memories going into it as well.....
    love that!
    Kathie

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  5. I'm in love with your swirly sky quilting. Inspiration for some swirlys of my own!

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  6. I am having so much fun watching your quilt become a quilt. I have the pattern and have wanted to make it for a long time but I am one of those who stress over the little decisions. UGH! Watching you has made me itch to get on to creating mine. Thank you!

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  7. Wow Theresa, your quilting is making this gorgeous quilt rock!!! Love the spider web, that is exactly what you would find in a barn! xo

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  8. I'm really loving watching your quilting progress and hearing your stories. What a wonderful web you are weaving.....er I mean quilting :0)

    Crispy

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  9. Oh Girl!
    Your quilting is adding another fabulous and personal and fun layer to this wonderful quilt!

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  10. wow you are one very talented quilt artisit - cheers

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  11. This MIGHT be my favorite part.. You know I am right in the middle of Rock City country..as much as I like the barn the spider wed is GREAT reminds me of Charlotte's Web.. one of my all time favorite stories.

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  12. So much going on with this quilt, I LOVE it!

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  13. :-)

    Makes me smile to watch your progress.

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  14. I just wanted to pop in and thank you for the lovely comment on Stash Manicure.

    Just love the progress on this quilt...so pretty!

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  15. I've just found your blog (thanks to 'quiltsalot') I have enjoyed reading about your quilting - I love the way you have done your sky! Regards Anne

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  16. It is so much fun to watch you quilt this! Your imagination on the quilting.. well I'm getting a real kick out of it.. and the variety of your fabric.. well that is just truly inspirational.. every piece just seems to fit where you placed it.. I'm gonna start picking up pieces of fabric when I go to walmart, and hoping I can eventually find just the right things to make this.. it will be SO exciting!

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  17. The barn with " Rock City" embroidered on it brings back memories. I remember seeing that on the roof or side of many a barn. Have been thee twice.

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  18. What fun - it makes me want to redo my "All around the town" with the eye for details you're using! I sewed a pattern of a school house and a jump-roper to celebrate my last child (daughter with years in the jumprope club) graduating from HS. A friend asked me where my older son was and I said - 'probably behind the school smoking!' We got to giggling so hard, I just had to piece and quilt in a smoke ring there. Everyone has so much fun - even my son - laughing about the 'good ole days'! This is already happening with your All Around the Town. Thanks for sharing your progress and ideas. doni @ Oregon coast

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  19. Your quilting is gorgeous. You are making it
    sound like fun for yourself and the reader. I
    just love it.

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  20. I absolutely love how you are personalising this quilt in every detail. Brilliant!!
    Jane

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  21. I thought you were driving down highway route 66 through Missouri. That is exactly what you would see. rock shops, caverns and fruit stands. Thanks for a cute look at Americana in your quilt.

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  22. Everytime you show more quilting, I get more enthused over your quilt, it's delightful. I love the detail you're putting in like the spider and web, brilliant.

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