Now I know, this is a shed, not a barn, but it's the closest thing we have on our little acreage!
(My 17 year old Cocker, Chipper is checking out the cucumbers!)
If you GOOGLE Barn Quilts, you'll find they're all over the USA.
There are even designated Quilt Trails in some states that will take you on a guided tour of the Barn Quilts in that state.
Please excuse my pitiful garden! So far the only thing growing are cucumbers, tomatoes, & flowers!
Evertything else has been 'nibbled' on by bunnies!
What so you think of the iron bed head board?
I found it in my one of favorite area antique malls, Georgia North Antique Mall in Adairsville, GA.
This photo is the Barn Quilt on my brother's barn in Iowa, isn't it lovely?
My SIL is really talented so I'm sure she painted it!
The 2 on my barn (shed) measure 3' x 3'.
Many of the Barn Quilts, on real barns, measure up to 8' x 8'.
There is also a blog about these beauties with gorgeous photos. It's written by Suzi Parron & called Barn Quilts & the American Quilt Trail.
Check it out & read about the history!
Right now I'm painting two new Barn Quilts in a 2' x 2' size.
These would be perfect for a barn (shed) door or a porch!
I'll share when I've finished them.
I'm going to put one in my space at the Antique Mall & see if it sells!
Painting Barn Quilts is VERY time consuming but so much fun!!!
All you have to do is find a favorite quilt pattern, draw it on wood, & paint it.
I prep my wood with several coats of primer & paint with Behr exterior paint, then seal each side with a clear sealer to protect from UV rays & the weather.
Let me know what you think of my newest project!!
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