Monday, August 15, 2011

Ohio Star Variation...2 x 2 Barn Quilt

I love this barn quilt! I am not a "red" person, but I love this barn quilt!

This will not appear in my etsy shop because, although I "fixed" the Frog Tape edges discussed in this post, and it looks great from just a foot or two away, on close inspection, it just doesn't cut the muster (pass muster? cut the mustard?).

I have two more barn quilts prepped and ready to make. Maybe I will make this one again.

Thanks for taking a look!

Northumberland Star! 2 x 2 Barn Quilt

Here is my newest barn quilt! I've always admired the bold look of the Northumberland Star pattern, and I was not disappointed with how it turned out as a barn quilt block!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Frog Tape...disappointed!

This did not come out as expected! I expected the uniform surface to seal itself better, but it was much worse than any I've ever done. I no longer recommend Frog Tape for this application.
I have had much better results with blue tape that I have sealed with paint. This will require alot of touch up! I will be able to make it right, but with much more time and effort.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Frog Tape

Have you heard of Frog Tape?
Well, it is green.
And it is supposed to make an immediate seal when in contact with latex paint.

In the past, I have simply sealed the tape edges with white paint, which worked well, but required some minor touch-up, and was a bit tedious to apply (a bigger brush may have helped).

After only one job, the Frog Tape has certainly proven to be less work in application, but a bit of touch-up will still be done. I think where there was a "seam" standing up, the tape did not seal as well as where it was smooth, which is to be expected, in my opinion.

Frog Tape is about twice the price of the blue tape, and I think it is worth the price, even if you touch-up a bit. If you are making a barn quilt for yourself, it is worth it in saving the step of sealing the edges of your tape, and the bigger the project, the bigger the time and effort savings with the Frog Tape.

Do you have experience with Frog Tape you would like to share? If so, please leave a comment! Thanks!

***WARNING...see more results here