Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Hanging The Barn Quilt

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This is the painted barn quilt that will be hung on the newly re-sided barn.  I love the simplicity of the block and the bold colors.  IMG_9615John first attached two treated 2”x4’ boards to the barn making sure they were level.  We decided place the boards vertically to mount the barn quilt.  This will allow snow and rain to drain behind the barn quilt and also to not make a spot where the sparrows could nest.  They will nest on any horizontal surface it and hopefully they won’t find a way to nest behind or on top.IMG_9631  Between the two of us we lifted and screwed the barn quit to the 2”x4” boards.  If it would have been any heavier or bigger I sure would not have been much help.  As it was this 4’ square board was heavy enough.  We used white headed screws and only screwed through the white painted areas so they would not show.IMG_9622
Lucky and Sally, two of our horses, have been watching the whole barn refurbishing and barn quilt hanging.  Wonder if they approve?
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We love the way the barn looks now and already the locals have noticed as the end with the barn quilt faces the highway.  Most people don’t realize we recovered the barn with new white tin siding as they just notice the barn quilt but it is just part of the whole spiffed up appearance so that is OK.

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Until Later,
Lynn

5 comments:

virtualquilter said...

The barn looks great with its very own quilt.

Gisela Suski said...

I am so happy you got the barn quilt up, wasn't easy though.

Karen said...

Beautiful barn quilt! I love seeing them as I drive through the countryside.

Judy Dietrich said...

Barn looks nice and spiffy!! I'm sure as long as the horses get their hay--you can do what you want with the barn!! You did a really good job & wish I could drive by and see it.

Elaine Adair said...

Oh my - what a difference with the barn improvements and the quilt block takes the barn project to PERFECTION. Thanks for the details, and process photos.!!!

It's wonderful!

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