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Thread: Bought a barn quilt last night

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    DH and I were at the county fair to watch our granddaughter in the talent show. There was a couple there that make barn and garden quilts. My maiden name was Carpenter. I asked them if they could make a Carpenter's Square. They were not familar with that particular block but they had a book with all the quilt patterns in it. I am going to put it on a trellis on the side of my front porch.That is where you drive in our driveway. I have always wanted one. This one is not very big so it will look great in that area. It only cost me $30.00. I saw many they had painted and they do an excellent job of it.

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    Do you mean a picture of a quilt painted on wood?

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    Oh that sounds neat! I would like to find someone around here that would do that. I bet it will look great on your trellis. Post pics when you get it!

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    Congrats - I love it when I spot one driving by - just makes me smile and smile! Enjoy!

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    Be sure and post a photo of it. Love to see it.

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    My DH and I were at the country fair to watch our granddaughter perform in the talent contest. I saw a booth selling the barn quilts. My maiden name was Carpenter so I asked them if they could do a Carpenter's wheel. They were not familar with that block, but they had a book with all of the blocks in it. They said they could do it. I am going to put in on a trellis on the side of my front porch. That is where we drive into our driveway. It only cost me $30.00. I saw some of the barn/garden quilts they have made and they do an excellent job of painting them. They then seal them against the weather.

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    I Love seeing the pictures - here's a link with lots......

    http://www.google.ca/images?hl=fr&q=...ed=0CEAQsAQwAw

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    Check this out....

    http://www.barnquiltsiowa.com/

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    Yes, it is a quilt pattern painted on wood. We have several on barns in our area.

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    wow, that sounds beautiful, and a good price too, take a pic and post after you hang it up, would love to see it. Lace

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    Thanks Lockeb for the link.

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    Neat!

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    Here are some Barn Quilts I made myself and hung on my back fence.

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    Nice job!!! I love seeing those out in the country. My DD lives in North Carolina, and they have a very active group in her county and adjoining counties putting up the quilt trails blocks.

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    how cool is that! Very nice!

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    What fun. I can't wait to see yours. Post a pic when you get it. And thanks for the back fence posting. Those are so pretty.

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    I want to paint my garage door with a quilt block, just can't decide which one to do.

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    The price is definitely right for that! Will you post a picture of it when it's done?

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    Quote Originally Posted by roserips
    I want to paint my garage door with a quilt block, just can't decide which one to do.
    Yah, can "city folk" use their garage to paint a barn quilt. Also, can you just paint it on the garage and/or barn? I think it is such a fun idea. Edie

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    Cool

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    OHH
    I may have to get hubby busy making me one of those!

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    Would love to see a photo!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edie
    Quote Originally Posted by roserips
    I want to paint my garage door with a quilt block, just can't decide which one to do.
    Yah, can "city folk" use their garage to paint a barn quilt. Also, can you just paint it on the garage and/or barn? I think it is such a fun idea. Edie
    I was thinking this, too. This would be a neat idea! But our neighborhood has a darned Homeowner's Association that once wrote me letter complaining that I didn't get approval for the COLOR of the flowers I planted in the front yard. They'd hardly go for anything as beautiful as a 'garage door' quilt.

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    Oregon needs to "get with the program"! These barn quilts are a beautiful way to add homeiness to the countryside.

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    Seems like it would be a pretty reminder of a quilt every time you enter the driveway or look at your yard!

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