"A Taste of Country", Barb's Designs

These QUILTS are from my "My Personal Collection" and are
NOT FOR SALE.
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"Beginners Sampler"
"Beginner's Sampler"

Size: 26 1/2" x 26 1/2"
I made this quilt in a beginner's quilt class. As part of my personal collection. It is also the beginning of creating many friendships.


"Keepsake Quilt"
"Keepsake Quilt"

Size: 74" x 74"
Several quilt pieces were found in a sack as part of Grandpa & Grandma Zorn's household belongings. The blocks were finished and put together in a quilt by Kathryn Henry. Pearl Ropp, my quilting friend, finished the family heirloom.


"Simple Squares"
"Simple Squares"

68 1/20" x 92 1/2"
The quilt was found with Grandpa & Grandma Zorn's household belongings. They passed away in August 1980 and were my Mom's parents. (Margaret Zorn Tone.) Hand quilted and a family heirloom.

"Rail Fence"
"Rail Fence"

Size: 80 1/2" x 99"
This was the first big quilt I made. I learned so much about color, 1/4" seams, borders, & rotary cutting techniques. Hand quilted and completed by Pearl Ropp.

"Bridal Bouquet Baskets"
"Bridal Bouquet Baskets"

Size: 71 1/2" x 86"
I began this quilt in 1996. Michelle & Joey were planning their wedding. It was hand quilted and completed by Pearl Ropp, Kalona, Iowa, who has become my quilting friend.

"Traditional Log Cabin"
"Traditional Log Cabin"

Size: 84" x 88"
One of my favorite quilt blocks is the "Log Cagin". It can be sewn in various colors and the layout, in creating a pattern, is almost endless. This was my first project that included the paper piecing technique. The warm greens in this quilt remind me of the 2 big pine trees found in the large front yard of our family farm.

"Denver Log Cabin"
"Denver Log Cabin"

Size: 82" x 104"
I call this my "dream quilt". When I was sewing this quilt top, I would dream and set goals for myself. I bring this quilt out when I feel my dreams are falling apart. It helps me to refocus.

"Churn Dash Quilt"
"Churn Dash"

Size: 64" x 79 1/4"
This quilt has helped me get acquainted on the Internet. A Churn Dash block exchange over the Internet created this quilt. Blocks were sewn, signed, & dated from quilters over the world.

"Patriotic Sampler"
"Patriotic Sampler"

Size: 48" x 50"
Using various designer fabrics reminds us of America and Brooklyn's "COMMUNITY OF FLAGS" display. Michelle was selected to reign as first Flag queen. Her grandparents, Flem & Bernice Orr, were long time residents of the community.

Thank you for viewing my quilts. I have enjoyed sharing them with you.
New quilts will be added as time permits. Come again soon, Barb Orr.

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