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  • Sealing the wood on barn quilts
  • Quilt pattern with horse in middle-picture to go on barn'

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    08-27-2013, 12:18 AM
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barn quilts

No, not to wrap the barn in but an 8'x8' painting of a quilt pattern that hangs on the barn, usually up by the peak. My little porch has been primed, the new door installed and there's almost four 4' of blank wall that needs something. Soooo, I was thinking of painting a smaller version of the barn quilt. Has anyone done this or have a barn quilt on their barn? It's origins were Pennsylvania.
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    08-27-2013, 12:22 AM
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Banned
Wow, never heard of a barn quilt so I googled it, very neat!! So many different patterns and colors! Have fun!
     
    08-27-2013, 12:44 AM
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Yearling
That sound like some thing fun please post pictures
     
    08-27-2013, 12:46 AM
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Trained
I had to go Google as well, very neat indeed, what sort of pattern would you do?
     
    08-28-2013, 11:19 AM
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Choosing the pattern is the big decision. I have inquired of a quilting gal if she could recommend a pattern. The recommendation is 4 coats of primer and 4 coats of paint
     
    08-28-2013, 11:29 AM
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Weanling
I have two small 2x2 quilts on the south barn wall. One in my Gran's favorite pattern and one in my Mom's. I'm working on one for the west wall right now that's 4x4. Don't forget that after you paint you need to seal it with clear marine grade varnish or equivalent.
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    08-28-2013, 11:31 AM
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Foal
I had to look it up, also. I would definitely love to see pictures when you get it done.
     
    08-28-2013, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
No, not to wrap the barn in but an 8'x8' painting of a quilt pattern that hangs on the barn, usually up by the peak. My little porch has been primed, the new door installed and there's almost four 4' of blank wall that needs something. Soooo, I was thinking of painting a smaller version of the barn quilt. Has anyone done this or have a barn quilt on their barn? It's origins were Pennsylvania.
I don't have one yet, but am seriously thinking of painting one. I would very very interested to see what you have and what you come up with.
My library is a great source for quilt patterns and quilt history too, especially Civil War quilts and Amish quilts.

Some folks around here do the regular barn quilts, but there is also a movement by some young people going on, where they paint the quilt onto a smooth piece of wood, then hang the wood on the barn.
Just like a traditional hung wall quilt.
     
    08-28-2013, 08:02 PM
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Mine will be created indoors then hung on the wall. BigGrey, thank's for the advice about the marine varnish. Can we see pics of the quilts? Will it yellow white paint? Altho not a quilt pattern, one idea is one large Scottish thistle. I may see what the family coat of arms looks like and do something like that. I'm still looking at patterns.
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    08-29-2013, 02:34 AM
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Trained
Best of both worlds, quilt with essence of thistle..

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