Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A New Project...Barn Quilts!!!!

These are a couple of my newest projects...Barn Quilts!!
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!!

♥'s
Sherry

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30 comments:

  1. Sherry, I love them, especially the yellow one. hugs, olive

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    1. Thanks Olive! Hope Joe is feeling better!

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  2. How cute! I have never heard of barn quilts until now.....I love them!! Hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

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  3. Sherry,

    I love your barn quilts! It's go wonderful to know that more folks here in Georgia are getting involved!

    Thanks for mentioning my blog. I am proud to say that my book has been published! More about barn quilts, including a map of all of the quilt trails, can be found at www.barnquiltinfo.com

    All the best in your barn quilting and other endeavors--Suzi

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    1. Thanks Suzi!
      Your blog has given me so much information on barn quilts and their history!

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  4. I put two barn quilts on my house today! Aren't they fun? Great post!

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    1. I agree, they are F.U.N.!!!
      I'd love to see photos of the ones you have!

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  5. I love the barn quilts. I've thought of putting one one my deck since I don't have a barn. Nice to find another Georgia blogger!

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    1. Thanks Patricia!
      I think a a quilt square would look great on your deck!

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  6. Thank you for the lesson in barn quilts! I had no idea they were so prevalent and popular. And your barn (okay, shed) quilts are just gorgeous!

    ... so happy you shared with us at our Great Outdoors link party!

    :)

    Linda

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    1. Thanks for hosting the party Linda!
      It's so much fun!!!

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  7. I just found you on Find a Friend Friday. What a great idea with the barn quilts. I found a site where I can pick up metal ones. I may put one on the side of my house.

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    1. I've always LOVED quilts but don't have the patience to sew one myself...that's why I paint!!

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  8. Your barn quilts are great. We have them in Morgan County, Colorado. Lots of them! I have a link on my blog, if you are interested.♥♫

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    1. Thanks Marilyn!
      I checked out that site & saw some beautiful barn quilts!

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  9. Love your barn quilts! At first glance I thought they were real quilts. I do alot of quilting and thought, oh, the sun will fade them. lol! You sure fooled me. I think it is a fab idea and I wish I had a barn to make one for. Planning on building a potting shed next year. I can see a shed quilt for sure! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup. I am now following you.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thanks for the following Jann!
      A potting shed with a quilt on it would be so much fun!
      i love looking out my kitchen window & seeing the colors!

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  10. We saw a bunch of barn quilts in the midwest last fall. Yours are great! Thank you so much for linking up to our party!
    Karah

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    1. The Midwest (which is where I'm from originally) has some WONDERFUL barn quilts!
      I love to see them scattered across the countryside!

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  11. Love the Barn Quilts, I have seen them and well loving old Barns and quilting myself, they go together! Thanks for sharing

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  12. I need a barn quilt - on my garage! I can't believe I've never heard of these before - thanks for sharing at our Outdoors party.

    Love your garden bed too!

    Pinning.
    Kelly

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    1. Aren't they just the best??
      I just finished another for my shed door.
      I'll post about it soon!!

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  13. I've got to convince my hubby I want to hang one on the side of our garage and one for our porch. Just found your blog via Sew Many Ways Find a Friend Friday. I enjoyed your post.

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    1. Thanks Carla!
      I'm in the process of painting boards so I can make some more barn quilts!

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  14. Hi Sherry, I just wanted to let you know that I am featuring your creative barn quilts on Share Your Cup today.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  15. This is the first I've heard of these. I love it! I really thought it was a fabric quilt at first. What a great way to combine two icons of country living.... barns and quilts!

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    1. Barns & quilts are 2 of my favorite things!!
      Seeing them together makes it even better!

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