Sunrise and Shadow Quilt: Quilted Barn for Inspiration

Image: Quilted barn for inspiration

Early Morning Trip

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. So, I am starting my journey in the early hours to go shopping.

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

Foggy sunrise on the way to the feed farm | BioWol
Foggy sunrise on the way to the feed farm

I kept driving toward my destination, – the feed farm.

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

Cornfield in the rising sun | BioWol
Silhouette of the cornfield in the rising sun.

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

Beautiful contrasts of the cornfield, grasses, and the sky | BioWol
The cornfield expands beyond the horizon.

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

Foxtails and corn | BioWol
Lush and happy foxtails lined up with the dry corn in the background .

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

Delicate grasses | BioWol - Inspired by nature
This fragile-appearing delicate grasses look like festive fireworks.

I finally reached my shopping destination – the feed farm.

My destination point - the feed farm for my livestock | BioWol
The farm where I buy feed for my livestock.

Quilted Barn

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 my car around to go back home.

The bright sunlight and the delightful aroma of the alpha-alpha hay in my truck have uplifted my spirit more than ever.

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

This barn inspired me to make Sunshine and Shadow quilt also known as Trip Around the World quilt | BioWol
Beautiful quilt adornment of this barn located in the Amish country of Northern Kentucky.

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

Close up of the quilt ornament on the barn | BioWol
The alternating dark and light patterns in the shape of diamonds resemble radiating sunlight. Sometimes, this quilt pattern is called, “Trip Around the World”.

Isn’t this barn decoration beautiful?

Next Step: Fabric Palette for the Quilt.

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