Making quilts out of wood!
When I first lived in Washington and had no friends, my sister encouraged me to visit a quilt store to start a small project. It was great advice because through my first little wall quilt, I eventually met a friend, Lori, who invited me to ride with her to Sisters, Oregon for the world’s largest outdoor quilt show. Visitors come from all 50 states and even foreign nations to see more than a thousand beautiful quilts hung up outside along the main street of this picturesque mountain town.
The three sisters mountains are not far away from this sleepy town. Lori and I had a beautiful trip that inspired me to spend more time quilting and also began a wonderful friendship.
So when I saw these pictures of barn quilts on Pinterest, I fell in love and had to make one.
For practice, I started with a smaller one, (2′ x 2′) to put by my front door. Here is what it looks like.
It was a lot of fun and pretty easy to make. I used 1/4″ plywood, craft paint, frog tape, and polyurethane. These small ones would also look good on a garden shed, garage, fence and of course a barn. When we get closer to having most of the remodel done, I will paint our front door black, hang some black shutters and this barn quilt.
By why did I chose these colors for my barn quilt, you ask? Because our new roof is getting put on and it is . . . BLUE!
Here are the beginning stages of our sun room. We are putting in lots of windows to enjoy nature all around us. I think I will put my bed in this room and just live in it.
My next barn quilt will actually be for the barn. Here is the design I will tackle next.