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Thread: Barn quilts

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    Super Member carrieg's Avatar
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    How about a shed quilt?! I've read just a little on the barn quilts around the country, enough to know they are painted on separate pieces of wood before being hung up. Has anyone here ever painted a quilt block on something outside, something large? LOL I have to repaint our shed this summer and was just thinking....

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    Go for it!! I painted a big white N on the side of our red shed for my hubbys nebraska cornhuskers!

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    go for it and post photos as you go

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    Carrieg I don't have a barn, but for the longest time I have wanted to make a barn quilt and put it on the roof of my house (attaching without nails naturally). Could I then call it a roof quilt? I just love looking at some of the barn quilt web sites!

    Have fun!

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    Now, there's a thought! It might catch on....go for it.

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    dakotamaid - how did you go about drawing the 'N' on your shed?

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    LOL... two by fours would work and a big carpenter's pencil. Then if you add a bolt and nut on the ends of them in the middle where they meet, you would have a huge primative carpenter's square that would be movable for your angles.

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    I have also seen them added on to wood fences or even painted on them :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by carrieg
    dakotamaid - how did you go about drawing the 'N' on your shed?
    A very long straight edge and some good "eyeballing"!!!! No exact sceience involved! :-D :-D

    My day care boys thought it was a hoot, they wanted me to put a white football there also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carrieg
    How about a shed quilt?! I've read just a little on the barn quilts around the country, enough to know they are painted on separate pieces of wood before being hung up. Has anyone here ever painted a quilt block on something outside, something large? LOL I have to repaint our shed this summer and was just thinking....
    it sounds fun i have seen a few barn quilts arround here best of luck

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