Barn quilt

Red barn w/quilt

Red barn w/quilt

My barn quilt is fading and needs some work.  Since putting mine up two years ago, more are springing up in the county but not as many as I would like to see.  Our local library has a local artist painting them for a price and the proceeds benefit the library.  I love this idea for the library and spreading the quilting heritage throughout the county.  I’ve decided to start another one for the same barn but for the other end of the barn.  This will be seen as you go either way past the farm.  I also want to put one on all of the other barns but will probably do two each summer. 

I’ve just got to figure out how to keep them from fading and peeling.  Apparently the exterior paint and three coats of polyurethane aren’t enough to fight Mother Nature’s effect on them.  Research is needed before I start the new board.  I’m told that rustoleum latex paints are the best and I used a basic exterior paint.  Experimentation will be the true test. 

I love seeing them all over the county and this winter I’ll being looking for the pattern that suits our farm or maybe use a pattern in one of my quilt like I did for the first barn quilt.

2 responses to “Barn quilt

  1. What a neat idea! Love it 🙂

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