The Barns quilt was hand embroidered by my talented mother. I struggled a bit with deciding how much quilting was needed inside the barn blocks. For the most part, I decided that less was more. I didn't want too much quilting to take away from the workmanship of the embroidery.
I filled the red sashing strips with stones...much like a stone wall. The tan blocks between the strips were perfect for wood-grain quilting....like barn-wood.