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Thread: Shed quilts

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    I got these at a fall festival in my town. They are like the barn quilts, but were called garden quilts. I call them shed quilts since they are 24 inches square. The top one is mine and the bottom one is for my daughter for her birthday. I just love them.
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    very cute

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    How pretty. I love to see quilt blocks hanging outside.

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    Very cute! Next summer I am going to make one to put on the front of my house. I think it will be fun!

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    Love to see these last year we had the International Ploughng Match in Northern Ontario and a lot of these quilt blocks are still up on barns and homes in the area!

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    What are they painted on? I want one... LOL! That is so cool!

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    Awesome! I haven't seen any barn, garden, or shed quilts anywhere near me. :(

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    Those are cool. I haven't seen them before.

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    Very nice barn quilts, I love seeing them on barns as you travel around.

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    They will certainly bring a smile. What a neat idea.

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    Go to Indiana or Ohio there are a lot of them and maps to see them all...Very nice ones you have there...

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    Didn't they used to say that these were some sort of hex design? They were painted on barns for good luck.

    My mind is full of useless trivia, but I enjoy it!

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    I am going to make me a couple of them too. They are so neat. My Dad has a nautical star on his house.
    Yours are really cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckylindy333
    Didn't they used to say that these were some sort of hex design? They were painted on barns for good luck.

    My mind is full of useless trivia, but I enjoy it!
    LOL I love useless trivia, you learn something new everyday.

    The painted shed quilts or barn quilts are really nice, I would love to see something like this happen as a tourist drawcard here in Australia.

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    Nice!

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    These are popular in various parts of the country. Just google "barn quilts" and see what you come up with! You can take a virtual cross-country tour and see many really cool ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hikingquilter
    These are popular in various parts of the country. Just google "barn quilts" and see what you come up with! You can take a virtual cross-country tour and see many really cool ones.
    A friend of mine told me about a barn that has a bunch of barn quilts in Racine, Wi. I live to far to go there, but one day I will go there to take pictures of it. I googled it and found where it was. Looks pretty neat.

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    Ohhh, I love it! Now I want to make one for our shed. Hummmm, something to add to my project list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckylindy333
    Didn't they used to say that these were some sort of hex design? They were painted on barns for good luck.

    My mind is full of useless trivia, but I enjoy it!
    The designs on hex signs that were put on barns and houses were different. They had Pennsylvania Dutch designs of birds and flowers. (distelfinks...sp? and tulips) usually. They were lovely too

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGarnet222
    What are they painted on? I want one... LOL! That is so cool!
    Both sides of plywood that can withstand the weather are first covered with paint and then a quilt design is put on one of the sides. The quilt design side then has a covering of outdoor varnish so the weather won`t affect it. Have fun with them.

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    Very nice.

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    Lovely !

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