Think Spring! January 20 2017, 0 Comments
It’s been a long cold winter.
Your probably thinking... You could say that again!
I’ve been dreaming of Spring.
Of planting vegetables in my raised bed gardens.
How I love to see my perennials start to pop up from the ground, that was once was cold and frozen.
I long to see new life everywhere.
Like the baby chicks and ducklings at the Family Farm and Home store.
Seeds of all kinds …
How many different kinds of Burpee sunflowers are there?
How do I decide which ones to buy?
What all can I plant in garden plots in the back yard?
How can I make my little victory garden prettier?
Why not a barn quilt on the old grey fence we have?
Yes…..I think the Floral Cosmos is just the thing.
Come warm weather, we all want to get outside and enjoy our yards.
Do some planting, bring out our lawn art…
Do you have any Gnomes? (I do, thanks to my son Sam)
What do you place in your gardens to brighten up your surroundings?
Have you ever thought of hanging some artwork in your gardens?
Marilyn Anderson - Artist & Designer
American Barn Quilts
Outdoor Art to Preserve Story
Martha's Larakeet Flower Barn Quilt Story September 16 2014, 0 Comments
Recently, I made this quilt for Martha from Cranford, New Jersey.
It always excites me when new clients are as enthusiastic about barn quilts as I am. When I received Martha's order for this specific design, I asked her what got her interested in barn quilts. She proceeded to tell me about a trip she had just taken where she noticed quilts on barns and homes. She wondered, "what were these beautiful pieces of art? They were not Amish Hex Signs, but we're big, beautiful and full of vivid color! What did they mean?" Unfortunately her tour guides did not know much about the quilts, but after hopping online she found me in no time.
Martha decided on the Larakeet Flower for its vivid colors and beautiful design. She states, "my home is a gray color with blue shutters and this color design will really draw your eye to the quilt." To her belief, she will be the first in her home town of 23,000 to have a barn quilt on her home. This news is just as exciting for me as for Martha! "My hope is that other people will see my beautiful quilt on the front of my home and want one of their own, I would love to see this art form on as many houses in Cranford as possible!"
I'm so happy to be a part of this new found joy in a town far away from mine and hope this beauty can be spread far and wide in the years to come :-)
Thank you Martha, I hope you enjoy your new quilt!