Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Flowers in December







How fitting to photograph this quilt outside my greenhouses. A midnight zinnia flower garden. And the backing?!? A long horded vintage sheet and narrow strip of the most perfect plaid along one side. The mere sight of this quilt makes me giddy.  I imagine that having it around on the grayest days of winter will make me itch to get my fingers in the dirt.

Along the way I've share the process of making this quilt over on Instagram using the hashtag #midnightpatchworkposies. Perusing that hashtag, I see that I started the quilt on July 8. The top has been pieced and finished since August sometime. The basting step turned me into a procrastinator . . . again. 

Now that December is here, I'm feeling the need to hibernate. I'll be with my family curled up under this quilt. We have fun things planned and plenty of down time scheduled too. Cookies will be baked. Movies will be watched. And lots of rousing games of Blokus and Double Solitare will be played as well.

Wishing you a joyous holiday season full of peace, warmth, and nourishing food to your body and soul.

xo,
dana

21 comments:

Tina Craig said...

So fun! It almost has a 70's calico vibe. The first thing I ever sewed was a navy blue calico wrap skirt in 1979. This quilt reminds me of the colors in that print!

Melody A. said...

LOVE the Zinnia quilt!! so fresh and fun! Happy Holidays from Iowa

Melody A. said...

tried emailing you directly to ask about the pattern for the Zinnia quilt but it wouldn't go through, so please email me at
theredhenshop@gmail.com I would love to make one too!!

Laura said...

Such a cheerful quilt! Love it.

Jacque. said...

Ohmy. Dana, that turned out to be awesomely fabulous!!! Each part about it fits so well with everything else. Great job! 🌸🌼🌻🌺πŸ₯€πŸŒΉπŸŒ·

Have a wonderful holiday season.
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Havplenty said...

Awesomeness. Enjoy wrapping up with this beauty. What size is your blocks?

AnnieO said...

Your quilt turned out so cheerful and welcoming. Enjoy!

Christine S said...

Wonderful! And that sheet...all the heart eyes!!

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

It totally has a 70s calico vibe! I also think it has a scandinavian vibe as well.

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

Thank you! Happy holidays to you!

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

Just emailed you!

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

That js exactly what I think too!

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

Thank you Jacque!!!!

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

They finished at 12".

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

Cheerful! Exactly! Thank you!

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

Right??!! That sheet!!

Rachel Pryer said...

Wow!! I haven't crushed this hard on a quilt for a looong time! Absolutely gorgeous colour choices and Zinnias are my favourite flower...it was meant to be :)

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

Aren't zinnias the happiest flower ever?!?!?!!!

Staci said...

I'd love love to get a copy of this pattern too if you wouldn't mind forwarding the information to me as well. My grandmother(my girls' great grandmother) still works in her garden daily, weather permitting and this would be a befitting quilt we could make for her. Love your colorway!

Jennifer B said...

Just found your blog from a link on Pinterest! Lovely quilt.

Cynthia Knapp said...

This quilt us so happy, bright & beautiful. Where can I find the pattern for it?