Monday, August 5, 2013

Barn Quilts- Missouri Star



I've always liked barns.
And I've always liked quilts.
Well... someone got smart and put the two together.
Painted quilt squares mounted on the side of a barn!

This is the Missouri Star, 
a barn quilt on the Boonslick Trail



I loved this glimpse of the barn through the fence and wildflowers



You can learn more about the amazing barn quilts all across this country
at Suzi Paron's blog, Barn Quilts And The American Quilt Trail.
Or click here for a map of Barn Quilts in your state.


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Come on over and see all the other barns featured this week.

50 comments:

  1. I know where this one is! Beautiful photos, Gayle, and I love that shot of the wildflowers along the fence.

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    1. I figure the MO. girls would know about this one. :-)

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  2. Lovely quilt square and farmyard scene!

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  3. Oh, I love it! Such a pretty barn and I love the ones with quilts! Twyla

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    1. Have you seen any of the others on this trail?

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  4. I must send this post off to my quilting mother. Love your pictures.

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    1. Thank you, Kim! There are several of these quilt barns near you and your mom.

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  5. I just love the quilt barns...so unique..nice pics

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    1. I love that more and more farmers are getting on board with this unique idea. :-)

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  6. When I see these it makes me want to paint one on the side of the chicken coop!

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  7. What a beauty! We don't see those quilt blocks in my area. The windmill is great too!

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    1. Check the map in the link for quilt barns in your state. They add more each year, so if you know a farmer who is interested in doing this....

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  8. You made such beautiful post cards! I love them and I love the wonderful red barn. It's so special! You inspired me to try to frame pictures like this!!!

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    1. Kaya, I use pic monkey to make my picpture frames. It's fun to play. :-)

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  9. Beautiful picture! I know of only two or three barns with quilts around here.

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    1. Ooooh, Mary Ann, you'll have to take pics of them next time you see them. I've been looking at the KS map and hope to find some of the barn quilts on there this fall.

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  10. I love barn quilts--it would be nice to see more.
    Guess you gotta look huh?

    :)

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    1. I do want to find more of them. The map in the link is really helpful.

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  11. I like quilts on barns too. A few out this way but I think it is a mid west thing. Nice shots. MB

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    1. It looks like the numbers are growing each year. And some states don't have theirs as well documented, yet.

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  12. Cute idea, painting it on the barn.

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    1. I think it's a great idea! And another way to get people out of the city and back into the smaller communities across this country.

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  13. Quilts an Barns! Can it get any better? Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

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    1. Isn't it a great combo? Thanks, Martha, you too.

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  14. Gayle, thank you SO much for sharing the link where we could find the quilt trails in our own state. I learned something new about WV! All of the trails are in basically three counties in the southern part of our beautiful state. I was able to view all of the different patterns associated with each of those counties. Quite interesting!

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    1. You might be closer to some of the quilt barns in Maryland or Pennsylvania. So check those out, too.

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  15. Cool artwork on the barn! Pretty photos.
    Warmly,
    deb

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  16. Now that is one amazing barn...I love barns too..just something special about them! Hope your summer is going well. xoxo

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  17. Blogging is a great way to learn new things. I had never heard of Barn Quilts until now. The barn and wild flowers make a pretty picture.

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    1. Diane, I'm always learning new things on the blog. Isn't it great?

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    1. Thank you! That is very sweet of you to say that.

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  19. I love seeing quilty barns. We just finished out little barn and I am hoping to put a quilt block on it.
    Hugs
    donna

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  20. They have those around here too but this one really stands out. I love the quilt design and the neat barn.

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  21. Oh those barn !!!!! GREAT and GREAT!

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THANK YOU for your thoughtful comments. Replies to your questions will be posted here, so be sure to check back soon. Have a wonderful day! - Gayle, Garden Of Daisies