Quilted Barn for Inspiration

Barn quilt

I start my days early. Today is no exception. It is a calm day on the farm, which is unusual. The typical seasonal work is relentless. But today is different. Everything has finally calmed down. And I decided to use this impromptu vacation and go run some errands. I am starting my journey in the early hours to go shopping.

After the long drive through the shadows of the early morning, I finally saw the long-awaited sunrise.

Foggy sunrise

The rising sun brightly illuminated the corn fields that are still appearing dark in this photo:

Corn field in the morning

Sunlight and shadows are bringing up a beautiful contrast of the field.

Corn field in the morning

The backlit foxtail grasses are cheerfully reflecting the light emphasized by the background shadows. This texture feels tangible to me.

Foxtail grasses and corn in the background

The contrasting silhouettes of the grasses are like fountains of joy and inspiration.

Grasses in the field

I finally reached my shopping destination – the feed farm.

The feed farm

I bought some feed for my animals. As I was watching five handsome cowboys loading my truck, I though, “it pays to be the first customer of the day.” When the loading was done, I turned around my truck to go back home. The bright sunlight and the delightful aroma of the alpha-alpha hay in my truck have uplifted my spirit even more than ever.

On the way back, I passed a barn, which was beautifully decorated with this quilt design.

Quilted Barn

This gorgeous pattern is called “Sunshine and Shadow.” What a welcoming highlight of the day! Embracing all the experiences of this trip, I decided to make this quilt.

Sunrise and Shadow quilt pattern on a barn wall

Isn’t this barn decoration beautiful?

Next Step: Fabric Palette for the Quilt

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