Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 18 of 18

Thread: Barn Quilt on Garden Shed, Inspired by EnjoyMyQuilting

  1. #1
    Senior Member Quilted Dogs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Central Square NY
    Posts
    864
    EnjoyMyQuilting posted her new Barn Quilt on her newly painted barn and was so pretty. In reading all the posts on her barn, it gave me an idea....I do not have a barn but I have a nice garden shed. So I am going to do one for the garden side of the shed and on the other side that faces a main street. It will be so perfect because when people stop at the stop sign they will be able to see the barn quilt and the nices thing of all is....we have a private drive behind us to a nursing home and their long drive to go in and it will be seen by all.....see pics of the shed and give me your opinions.... this will be a great winter project for me to do for sure. I will be painting my garden shed and updating all .....thanks for giving me a new project EnjoyMyQuilting......!!!!! I might have to start before winter now that I am so excited..... :lol: :lol:

    Shed view
    Name:  Attachment-248073.jpe
Views: 55
Size:  89.9 KB

    Full view of shed
    Name:  Attachment-248075.jpe
Views: 48
Size:  85.3 KB

    View thru dogs to stop sign and road where can be viewed
    Name:  Attachment-248081.jpe
Views: 51
Size:  91.6 KB

  2. #2
    Super Member PegD's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    1,167
    Blog Entries
    4
    Great idea. I was thinking of doing one above my garage door, as one door is taller than the other. I have a log home, and thought it would be great there. 4x4 Please post pictures of yours when it is complete.

  3. #3
    Super Member PurplePassion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Southern MN
    Posts
    2,635
    That would be a nice view, for people driving through. I bought a 12" piece of board to paint a block on this winter, for my garden shed.

  4. #4
    Super Member vintagemotif's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    4,970
    Blog Entries
    10
    I like your idea! Looking forward your future post of this project finished. Have fun!

  5. #5
    Junior Member Pam Perry's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    TN &KY
    Posts
    233
    It would be a great idea. And may even cheer soneone up.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Quilted Dogs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Central Square NY
    Posts
    864
    I am having problems adding pics, do not know why....will keep trying

  7. #7
    Super Member QuiltnCowgirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Calif (San Joaquin Valley)
    Posts
    3,591
    Blog Entries
    6
    I too was inspired by her barn quilt. I don't have a barn or a shed, & when I broached the subject with my DH, he wasn't too keen about one on our house either. So I've decided that I am going to do a Fence Quilt on the fence in our backyard. It may not be seen by the whole neighborhood but it will be a pretty cool conversation piece when we entertain in our backyard. :)

  8. #8
    QM
    QM is offline
    Power Poster QM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Northern California mountains
    Posts
    12,538
    Sounds like an excellent idea to me.

  9. #9
    Senior Member Quilted Dogs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Central Square NY
    Posts
    864
    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePassion
    That would be a nice view, for people driving through. I bought a 12" piece of board to paint a block on this winter, for my garden shed.
    You even gave me another idea, when painting the shed, I could put a "border" around on 2x4's or little bigger of the same design and really draw attention, what u think... :D or mayb a border around the sign, yeah......opinions, just so it is not too much but small.....a little different than most
    Shar

  10. #10
    Senior Member Quilted Dogs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Central Square NY
    Posts
    864
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    I too was inspired by her barn quilt. I don't have a barn or a shed, & when I broached the subject with my DH, he wasn't too keen about one on our house either. So I've decided that I am going to do a Fence Quilt on the fence in our backyard. It may not be seen by the whole neighborhood but it will be a pretty cool conversation piece when we entertain in our backyard. :)
    This is so exciting for sure, to think of all the places we can put a barn quilt, even though they should be on a barn I guess. We all enjoy quilting so much, do not think it matters and all the ways to share this is great...I am so glad I decided to post what I felt for sure. Can't wait to hear all that are inslpired. Just love your idea on the fence for sure, wow. Now, u gave me another idea, I might have to post one on the fence facing the nursing home so they can sit out and enjoy and see. U can see the fence so close in the back of the first pic....so excited..thanks

  11. #11
    Super Member Sandee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    middle America
    Posts
    2,860
    Blog Entries
    71
    Great idea & I'm gonna copy it............:)!!

  12. #12
    Google Goddess craftybear's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Central Indiana (USA)
    Posts
    30,657
    Blog Entries
    194
    great ideas, will be great for others to enjoy it

    maybe you could make some for the nursing home so they can also enjoy them

    do they have an idea where the residents can go outside like in a courtyard area

    ask the owner of the nursing home

    also you could make some to hang inside on the walls for all of them to enjoy, I bet that would put some smiles on their faces each day

    I can just see that

  13. #13
    Senior Member Quilted Dogs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Central Square NY
    Posts
    864
    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    great ideas, will be great for others to enjoy it

    maybe you could make some for the nursing home so they can also enjoy them

    do they have an idea where the residents can go outside like in a courtyard area

    ask the owner of the nursing home

    also you could make some to hang inside on the walls for all of them to enjoy, I bet that would put some smiles on their faces each day

    I can just see that
    U r so right ...wow. What a contribution for sure and to make a smile on their faces. If u look at the first pic I posted here, u can see the fence in the background of the courtyard where they come out and sit. So a few around the fence inside or how about on a stake in diff. areas around the courtyard, etc. I am sure there are a few that use to quilt and sew in the home and would enjoy it so much.....as long as it would not make them sad that they cannot do it any more is all.....thanks for the ideas....in fact, mayb a painting class for a 10x10" block to set on a desk or table in their room, more personable.....check and see if anyone would enjoy a class to do, etc. even the men might b interested......just an idea, what u think...Only thing is, if get painting will not have time for quilting...... :roll: Yet I could go all over and do this...hmmmm

  14. #14
    Power Poster blueangel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    20,471
    Good idea

  15. #15
    Senior Member annyroony2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    669
    Great idea! Your shed is perfect for a barn quilt, keep us posted on your project.

  16. #16
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Fultondale, Al.
    Posts
    5,367
    I think it would be a great idea for all to enjoy.

  17. #17
    Member EnjoyMyQuilting's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Nebraska
    Posts
    65
    Oh I am so excited! All the love and the joy that you will bring to the residents in the nursing home! It does give yourself a sense of pride and joy when you can display your work of art. Please post pictures when finished and have fun with it!!

  18. #18
    Super Member dphelps's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Melbourne,Fl.
    Posts
    2,667
    I have always loved barn quilts and I have a friend in Ohio who has a barn, I suggested that she make a barn quilt and she did not know what I was talking about. LOL I now live in an apartment but have a wide porch/balcony and I plan to make my own barn quilt. I will be painting it on canvas and hanging so that it can be seen by all.That will probably be my winter project. Cannot wait to get it done.I am proud to be a quilter!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.