Sunday, February 10, 2013

A Simple Barn Quilt

These past few years, barn quilts have become pretty common place around Kentucky.


We are one of several states that have quilt trails where people can spectate the phenomenon known as,  The Quilt Trail.  



Immigrants from Germany, Austria, and The Netherlands have been decorating their barns for around 300 years.  Maybe it is not a new thing entirely, but it certainly has risen in popularity.  


I snapped a picture of this lone beauty while out driving in the northern end of our county yesterday. This barn is my favorite in our county.  It stand alone in a field looking rather majestic.    

It has given me Barn Quilt Fever.  





45 comments:

  1. Morning Michelle, LOVE the sweet barn and the beautiful quilt on it.....I adore barn quilt to, Blessings Francine.

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  2. Good Morning, Michelle. Such a great photo of this pretty barn.

    Enjoy your day.

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  3. Good Morning, Michelle. Such a great photo of this pretty barn.

    Enjoy your day.

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  4. It's awesome! I see a few of these around but not a lot. I think they're cool!

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  5. oh i love quilt barns - you don't see them too often around here in VA. unless they are hiding. ha. ha!! thank you for sharing with us. ( :

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  6. Our lake house is in Kentucky and you are exactly right that barn quilts seem to be rising in popularity! I remember a couple years ago we'd see one barn that had it and now we see several. They are very neat and I didn't know there were quilt tours!!

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  7. That is so beautiful. I think the word "majestic" is the right word. So, so pretty.

    Velva

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  8. i am always intrigued by the black barns of kentucky. so cool! with or without a quilt square.

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  9. That would be fun to see. Are the quilts painted onto the barns? It seems that real quilts would be damaged by the sun and weather. I don't think I've ever seen a blue barn before. It's pretty!

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  10. Some fevers I can tolerate. This is one... with a temp of 102!

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  11. I love that there is a quilt trail!! I didn't know that!

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  12. I love the quilt barns too...I think they are so pretty.

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  13. Gorgeous. Despite having seen and photographed a ton of barns in the USA, I've yet to come across a quilt...

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  14. I've heard about the barn quilts and would LOVE to make one for our barn. Hmmm.. honey? Would you cut me a piece of square plywood? LOL! Have a great week! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  15. I just recently learned about barn quilts and I love them! So beautiful and unique. This one is no different!

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  16. It's always such a wonderful surprise when I see a "barn quilt". Course, you don't see too many of them way down here, but in my travels I do see them.

    That one is truly lovely. Take care.

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  17. I always enjoy seeing the quilt squares on barns. It's like a little surprise gift.

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  18. How lovely! I didn't know about this trail..thanks for the link, I see that Oregon is involved, so I'm off to check it out. xo

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  19. We have those out here in Washington State too. It's always fun to see them.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  20. Acorn to Oak - They are actually wood "signs" that are painted to look like a quilt square and then hung on the barn.

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  21. That's wonderful. We have a Fiber Trail here in New Mexico. That is painted on right?

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  22. It would be fascinating to follow the history of Barn Quilts. I wonder if they have primarily been painted by men or women and what their significance may be.

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  23. Hi Michelle, Such a neat idea. Simple but powerful. The photos are great. Hope you will show us some more of these quilt barns. John

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  24. Well I would love to have a beautiful barn quilt on the side of my barn. B

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  25. Very, very pretty. I like to take pictures of barn quilts, too. :)

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  26. Beautiful Post Michelle! I love the barn quilts, I do see a few from time to time. I'm glad to see people take interest in the good things in life! Have a blessed and wonderful week! Roxie

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  27. I've only see one barn in WA with a quilt block pattern on the side... love this!

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  28. My boys love the barn quilts! They always point them out when they see them :) Great photo!

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  29. The Quilt Fever is contagious and has spread to Southern Ontario, in Canada.

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  30. Cool! Just yesterday my daughter and I were leaving town and noticed a new business called The Barn Quilt. I can only imagine what they make there.

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  31. what a cool phenomenon. thanks for sharing this, michelle.

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  32. I didn't know about this, it is a really good idea!

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  33. It certainly has become fashionable around here as well. Lots of 3rd generation Germans and Norweigians.... Of which , I'm fifty/firty....;)

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  34. I did wonder whether they could be real quilts but I see they're painted. What a lovely way to decorate the humble barn. I've never seen them in Norway - perhaps it's a new 'old' tradition?

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  35. So are you going to install a barn quilt on your house or other building? Would be beautiful. -- barbara

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  36. I like very much the way the quilts show up! Nicely photographed.

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  37. What a treasure and lovely tradition to resurrect.

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  38. I am so happy to have found this blog Michelle, and even happier to catch your Barn Quilt Fever! Yah!

    What a nice breath of fresh air in my fast-paced world. Thank you! Stacy

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  39. Very cool concept. I've never seen or heard of a barn quilt before. I'll keep my eyes peeled when cruising through rural FL.

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  40. Well didn't you just learn me something!!! I had no idea there was such things as "quilt trails" I've seen many of these barns but has no idea! I thought they were some type of symbol like the PA Dutch Amish use. Huh. This may be a road trip for the Harley this summer....but shhhh. Let's not tell Rambob. He may not be into the whole "quilt" thing hahah

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  41. This is the first time I've seen this barn decorating as well. And I love the color of the barn! Nicely photographed.

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  42. Thanks for clarifying that they are painted quilts -- hard to tell from the pic, tho I didn't *think* a real quilt would stand up to weather. . . What a neat phenom. ! xx

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