Those of you who read my Quilt Routes blog will know that back in July I set myself a challenge to use up all the scraps that been collected in one small bag. They had been hanging around for a long time and needed to be used up.
One of the projects that came from that challenge was the piece you see above.
While blogging about this I described how the inspiration came from a neglected farm building that sits on the brow of a hill and catches my eye every time I pass it in my car.
Well it seems I am not the only one who likes it. A friend who lives very near the barn saw it on the blog and asked if she could have it as it was her barn.
Then a friend of hers saw it and said it was her barn and so she commissioned me to do another.
The first one was done from memory and I decided to continue in this way as I didn't want to get bogged down in detail, wanting to work in an impressionistic way.
Having said that, the appeal for me is the way the view changes at different times if the day and during different seasons, so I played around with a few different colour combinations and allowed the buyer to choose the one she preferred.
Plus, although my thoughts were to chop of the hedge in the first piece because I was not happy with it. However, the hedge was wanted and I played around with how to do this too.
P.S. The client chose the middle one.