Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Barn Charm Tuesday

I am once again hooking up with Tricia's Barn Charm Tuesday.  Please head over there to check out all of the other many wonderful barns.  You'll be glad you did.

This barn, spotted along MO Hwy 179, is part of a “clothesline of quilts”, marking barns that are at least a half-century old.  Quilt block patterns are painted on 8-by-8-feet lightweight metal panels and hung on the face of a barn, where they can easily be seen from roadways.




My friendly postman brought me a present yesterday, sent my way by a long time blog friend.  The present is full of charm that I cannot wait to share in the weeks to come.  You see, my friend extended an offer that is too good to pass up.  Talk about charm... he is full of it.  But more on that later.

I believe this is the flying geese quilt pattern.  How about it quilting friends.  Am I right?


21 comments:

jewelzmomof4 said...

Mom I sat one morning watching tv and a quilting show came on....he only quilting show i have ever seen LOL....and that is the type of quilt the lady made and she did call it a fly geese quilt...or something like that LOL

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I really like this red barn! The quilt block on the side makes it special!

Intense Guy said...

Goodness. That is quite a paint job! I guess all that "red paint" gets kind of boring when you are rolling it on!

Glad the postman found your place. :)

Rita said...

Wow! That quilt painting is really cool! Catches the eye, that's for sure. Nice barn. :)

Beth said...

so cool. i had no idea that each quilts has a name... that is so cool!! i need to do some research & find out more right away. that is fun. guess there is more of a reason as to why the farmer has it there in the 1st place. (:

Keetha Broyles said...

I don't know WHO dreamed up the idea of putting quilt block designs on the sides/ends of barns, but whomever they were I thank them!

I see these all over the place.

There is even a HOUSE around the corner from here with one under its eaves.

That corgi :) said...

That is interesting about the quilt design on the barn; it does "brighten" it up a bit! I'm off next week on vacation; maybe we'll have to "throw" the corgi in the car and take a car ride and see if I can find a barn here to be part of this fun meme. In the meantime, I always do enjoy the farms you post Deanna :)

hope your day is going great!

betty

thirdhandart said...

Great captures! The quilt block design is beautiful... it adds even more charm to the lovely red barn!

Genie said...

Deanna....I am so jealous of you gals that keep coming up with the quilt barns. I have two or three when on a trip but we are past them before I can click the shutter. This is a beauty. That great paint job and the shiny tin roof look fine. genie

Charade said...

Just love these quilt barns. I remember as a kid seeing all kinds of advertisements and murals painted on barns as we drove across country. I'm glad to see this new trend.

AliceKay said...

Love the quilt pattern painted on that barn. Really stands out.

Amy Burzese said...

Thanks for sharing these shots! That's a great barn post.

Intense Guy said...

I was reading somewhere that folks back in the day of the underground railroad would hang quilts outside - the pattern told the illiterate if "the coast was clear". I wonder if this is an extension of that.

The flying geese "head north".

http://www.osblackhistory.com/quiltcodes.php

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

I love that barn and the barn quilt! I can't wait to see your gift. Was it from the "guy"?

ChicagoLady said...

The quilt pattern on the barn really does make it stand out. I do believe that is a "flying geese" pattern. Anything with those triangles in almost any pattern can be considered "flying geese".

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Good Morning Deanna! Thank you so much for the link :)Loved the info. You have a charming barn here! I love the quilt barn. Know nada, nothing about quilts so I don't know on the flying geese but it sure is sweet!

Nezzy said...

What a very special capture that barn quilt is!!!

'Haven't seen anything like that 'round here.

Ya find the coolest barns sweetie!

Have yourself one fantastically blessed day my sweet friend!!! :O)

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

I've seen the barn quilts, but hadn't heard of a 'clothesline' before, what a neat idea! Great barn

Thanks for joining =)

Genie said...

Deanna...To answer your question. I do use PSE10, but I not finding it to be real easy especially with the reversed texture placement. I wolfed for hours on that shot and it still leaves a lot to be desired. I am wondering if the photo has to be lighter or darker to work properly. The ones on Pixel Dust Photographic Art are heavenly. Maybe one of these days I will get the hang of it. genie

Queenie Jeannie said...

Very cool barn!!!

OK, who sent you a package and what did they send??? Nosy minds wanna know!!!

Vicki Lane said...

We have barn quilts in our area -- the blue and white parts are flying geese -- the entire block may have another name.