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Thread: QUILT BLOCK PLAQUES

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    I have noticed when riding through the mountains that some people have small to large plaques on their barns or houses that look like a quilt block. I was wondering where you can purchase these.
    charlene

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    You might try looking up online. I just google when I want to find something.

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    Most I have seen are actually painted on teh barn siding. If you find the plaques, please let us know.

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    I did a search.....barnquilts will take you to many options.

    enjoy. some are painted on....some not. Prices would be high for hiring an artist to climb a ladder to paint them.

    Enjoy!

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    Dozens of barns around here have them. I guess it's the latest fad. Two people I know painted their own on pieces of plywood. One is a whole quilt painted across 2 4 x 8 sheets of plywood. The other is just one quilt block painted on a smaller piece. They look very pretty mounted on the side of the barn.

    I suppose that would only work for old wooden barns. Most hubbies would probably freak if you tried to mount a board to the side of a nice metal machine shed.

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    Thanks for your responses. I think I will try my hand at painting a block on a piece of wood. I did google quilt plaque. However it did not turn up anything.
    Charlene

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    There is actually a "quilt tour" in this area of barns painted with quilt blocks. At the Quilt Expo in Knoxville they had a quilt of small blocks that were replicas of each of the barn blocks and there was a raffle for it..... I didn't win... :cry: In Amish country in Pennsylvania you will see something similar, there are "hexes" or hex signs on the barns.. they are lovely.

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    This is not for plaques or painting on barns but Quilt in a Day has a block club on making a barn quilt that shows barns with blocks on them.
    You dont have to join and the videos are free to watch.
    http://www.quiltinaday.com/television/video
    It is in the television video area and it is block party

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    http://www.barnquilts.com/default.htm some neet info on the "About Barn Quilts" page!

    Use painters tape to make super clean lines! wait for the paint to dry super good before puting tape over it. ask me how I know!

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    And pull the tape off when the part you are currently painting is still wet :wink:

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    I made one out of a 2"x2" piece of plywood. It's on my front porch.

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    Sorry but block party was not found.

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    Thanks this is exactly what I am looking for. I have placed in my favorites.

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    Thanks for the barn quilt tour. That was fun and interesting. I have been thinking about doing a small one above my front door. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    My sister and I just finished a 4ftx6ft Fruit basket block (on plywood) that her husband mounted on their barn. Looks great. We painted outdoor plywood (but not the marine treated kind) with primer and enamel, then put our pattern on using 2 to 3 coats of enamel for each color. It took about a week --was damp so drying between coats took a while.
    We drew our pattern out "life size" and then transferred it to the wood. We just pencilled in the lines on the back side of our pattern and then laid it face up on the board and traced all the lines onto the board. It evolved a bit as we went along since our pattern was an original creation (just the pattern, not the idea).
    There are a lot of these in eastern Kentucky as well as in Tenn. I think they originated in Iowa.
    My sister's last name is "fruits" --hense the fruit basket block.

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    I wonder whatr he'd think if you just started painting on his new building. Or how about telling him you are going to paint one and attach it with industrial velcro........ :D

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