Sunday, March 18, 2012

Barn Quilt

Should I really call it a Barn Quilt when it is mounted on a garage? Shouldn’t it be called a Garage Quilt? Who me?

I know. It isn’t centered under the attic vent, but the attic vent isn’t centered either. We didn’t cut the hole. The original owners did. We just put a new vent cover over the hole when we sided the house. It’s not our fault! It is centered between the two garage doors though. It’s good enough for me!Barn quilt 004

Here we have the scaffolding set up so Louie can climb up and do his ‘stuff’.

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He attached some J blocks to the siding first to create a flat surface to mount the quilt block to, trimming some corners off the J blocks since we would be mounting the block on point and didn’t want to see any of the J block sticking out. Louie also put a bead of caulk around each side of the surface of the J blocks to create a water tight seal.

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The block is 2’ x 2’ and I think is the perfect size for our garage front. Louie confessed to me that he REALLY didn’t think he would like it, but HE DOES. Rolling on the floor laughing

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We also put a metal, powder coated quilt block on the front of our shed. If you click this picture, you will get a better picture of the barn quilt on the shed.

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That barn quilt is the same design as the one on my front porch here. My friend Christie gave me the metal barn quilt for Christmas. I liked it so much, I ordered one for the shed.

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After the quilt blocks were mounted, we went on a windy motorcycle ride to Lisbon to see my brother and sisterinlove, pulling our trailer behind us so we could deliver a sewing machine and cabinet that I picked up yesterday for her. We visited for a few hours, (she let me play with some of her sewing machines! Rolling on the floor laughing) then we went out to eat. By the time we were ready to come home, it was dark, and the wind had died down to practically nothing, so it was a very pleasant ride home. We only saw a couple deer, but they were just standing in the ditch looking at us. We have deer whistles on our Goldwing. We really believe that they help. No deer have crossed in front of us since we added deer whistles to our bike. If we see one coming our way, they always STOP, and just stand, or they take off running in the direction that they came from. We believe in deer whistles!

It was a wonderful weekend. Friday I spent the day with my honey junkin, then we went out for supper with Russ and Amy, Saturday I spent the afternoon with my friend Judy in Fulton, Illinois, and today, I spent it with my honey again. I got my first bike ride of the season, and my barn quilts mounted. I couldn’t have asked for a nicer weekend.

Have a great week everyone!



That corgi :) said...

I like your barn quilt; looks very nice!! I never heard of deer whistles, but what a wonderful thing to have to prevent deer accidents! Sounds like you had a great weekend!


Hazel said...

So glad you had a wonderful
week- end ,you deserve it .I just love the barn quilt ,it looks great on the garage .

Amelia said...

I like the added addition to the garage...wonder if people who drive by will think you added just for decoration, or you like quilts or that you quilt.

Your weekend had all the elements of a wonderful three days...junkin', eating out and spending time with your loved ones.

Val said...

Oh I LOVE this!! So it is metal? And I would have never noticed about it not being centered if you hadn't mentioned it.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

All three barn quilts are cute!

Pokey said...

It sure sounds like you had some quality time together, with your honey and friends ( I saw Amy had mentioned the good times, too). I really like the three quilt blocks, they look great everywhere you have them ~

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

It looks great! I seriously want one.

Jeanna said...

Sounds like a wonderful week end, and the barn quilt is great!!

Connie said...

Beautiful Barn Quilt and Shed quilt! Sounds like you had a wonderful day riding and seeing family!

Kathryn D. Duke said...

Really like your barn/garage quilt!! and yes, I would call it a barn quilt for those of us who do not live in the country!!
one of my quit guild members husband's made the wood frame for me about two years ago and I have not been able to decide what to paint on both sides!!! Maybe you will give me the extra push to get it up???


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