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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Barn Quilts on a Summer Drive

“Barn Quilts” are becoming very popular and there are many local barns sporting these patchwork adornments. 

Quite a few have been made by my friend K.  (I have my order in for a Mariner’s Compass Star to go up on the shed).

So a group of friends from my Extension Homemakers club had lunch out, then  took a summer drive into the country to look at a few of the barns with K’s quilt blocks on them.

Isn’t this one a show stopper?!  Ten quilt blocks.  (Please excuse the haze from our Southern humidty!)

K arranged that we would be able to drive right up to them in our nice air conditioned cars.  As you can see from the glare off the tin roof – the sun was brutal that day.

Love this old barn!  It is showing some damage from a recent storm.

The bold colors are fantastic.

I really like the patriotic ones too.

Not all ‘barns’ are big.  This tractor shed has its own smaller quilt block.

But it’s the big ones that really shine. 

7 comments:

  1. Very colorful. What does she make them out of?

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  2. Beautiful! My husband and I made a barn quilt during the winter of 2010. We had the best time making it. Your friend's quilts are beautiful!!

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  3. Teri - these are beautiful. You need to add this to the blog mem Barn Charm that goes up on Monday evenings.
    Or Friday Farm Photo!

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  4. Lovely! Had never heard of them before..but would not be surprised if one showed up on our shed :)

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  5. That is so cool that you know the lady that does these. Would love to see your Compass Rose when it is finished. They are all so delightful! ~Lili

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  6. I've never heard of barn quilts, so cool! My mom makes quilts. I will have to show these to her.

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  7. Never heard of barn quilts either. They are no neat! We might need one for our own barn...
    Lovely captures :)

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