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Thread: Made my Dad a barn quilt

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    Made my Dad a barn quilt

    I made my dad a barn quilt for Christmas. Except where I come from, it's called a shed. So, I made my dad a shed quilt for Christmas that is 6' x 6' ... Had to rent a Uhaul trailer to get it to western Kansas from Texas. Anyway, he LOVED it!
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    ~Laura

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    What is it made of?
    Since I gain weight reading cookbooks, why can't I lose weight watching a fitness program?

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    Great work!

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    I also want to know what it's made of to prevent fading & sun damage. How big is it & what did you construct it with. It's a great idea & looks fabulous on his shed!
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    Awesome!!!!!

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    Love it! I'll be back to see your answer to the question above. I'd love one for my hubs' shed.

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    that's a tiny shed, he, he. love the barn quilt.

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    Very nice barn block

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    Very nice!!

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    love it, making one for the front of our house, who says you have to have a barn?

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    that is awesome - great job. it looks wonderful, like it was meant to be there

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    I like it and would like to make one for our cottage up North. We don't have a barn or a shed. I also thougt of making a small one to hang on the front door.

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    Wow! It is gorgeous... Yeah, here in Texas we do call them sheds, regardless of size. Such a wonderful gift! Was it a surprise? People will think of you everytime they lay eyes on it..
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    The strong design connects the (rather plain) steel shed with the decorated barns of the past....Is it on metal or some type of plywood or.........?

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    It looks great!!
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    Great job!
    Wayne & Gabriele, the married quilters.

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    Thanks for your sweet comments. It's made of pre-treated plywood. I also used pre-treated 2x4's on the edges to help keep it from warping. It is 6' x 6' and weighs about 150 pounds! I primed it well using exterior primer. I used exterior paint to paint it and put several coats of a sealant on the top. Hope this is helpful.
    ~Laura

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    Oh, yes the name of this block is the "North Star." My parent's last name and my maiden name is North. I used red, white, and blue because my dad served a few years in the military and is very partial to our servicemen and women!
    and one for the front door is a FANTASTIC idea!! Think how nice it would look hanging on point!
    ~Laura

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    You've done a terrific job on the barn quilt! Thanks for sharing what you used to build it as well~
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    wow...that is AWESOME!!!

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    Fantastic!

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    Love this idea! Love the shed quilt too.
    Quote Originally Posted by nunnyJo View Post
    love it, making one for the front of our house, who says you have to have a barn?

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    Ah, I am soooooo jealous!! Your work is very nice and appreciated by your family, I'm sure. Thanks for sharing!
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    I love it! Have seen a couple in the area but sure like yours best.

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    I plan on making a couple of barn quilts but for my garage. I thought it would be nice to have them on the long side of the garage to make it decorative. This is a future quilt to be made.

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