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oncidium

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New Barn
« on: August 15, 2018, 05:44:48 am »

Finally our barn is going up.  Started yesterday.  Traditional barn red with white trim.  Finally my weather vane can go back up soon and do its job.  We will be putting a barn quilt up as soon as the barn is finished.  Still haven't decided on a design yet for the barn quilt, got some ideas though.  But we will! 

Builders said a couple weeks to complete.  Then we will put in stalls.  And turn out areas.  And add hay! 

3 stalls with a wash rack, with three wing sheds.

Pictures coming.

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Laurie

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Re: New Barn
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2018, 07:39:13 am »

How exciting to get a new barn! Be sure and post pictures.  I have a barn quilt on my barn, and have noticed a few others in my area.  Mine was a present from my sister in NC, where they are all the rage in her area.  If I could figure out how to post pictures again, I would post a picture of mine......I'll work on it.  Anyway, congratulaitons on the new barn! :) :)
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NoBite

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Re: New Barn
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2018, 11:09:44 am »

I’m in the dark on barn quilts. What’s the history or story behind them?
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Re: New Barn
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2018, 03:34:24 pm »

How wonderful !!
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Laurie

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Re: New Barn
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2018, 03:56:07 pm »

nobite......barn quilts are basically a large piece of wood painted in a quilt pattern that is mounted or hung on a barn as a decoration.  They are as varied as quilts are...If you google barn quilts you can see a million of them!  They are really cool.  I have attached a picture of mine when we put it up one Thanksgiving a few years ago.

Here is one link, but there are many others:

https://wanderwisdom.com/travel-destinations/Barn-Quilts
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Walkin45

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Re: New Barn
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2018, 05:11:28 pm »

Also know as hex signs. Popular in PA.
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NoBite

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Re: New Barn
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2018, 12:33:21 pm »

Thanks, Laurie. How interesting! I will now be on the lookout for barn quilts on barns I see out around us!
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oncidium

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Re: New Barn
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2018, 06:29:35 am »

I have never heard they were hex signs. 

Laurie yours is pretty!

http://www.heritagebarnquilts.com/Quilt-Pattern-Gallery.html

https://classroom.synonym.com/the-history-of-barn-quilt-squares-12080523.html

"Barn quilt squares came over with the colonists and have continued on in the tradition of the Pennsylvania Dutch. The quilt blocks provided an opportunity to celebrate their heritage"

https://www.craftsy.com/quilting/article/what-are-barn-quilts/

My sister has one on her house, she has made quite a few.  They are made of plywood.  Used to be real quilts.  There are many quilt trails to see. 

https://www.decaturquiltersguild.com/barn-quilts-history

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quilt_trail

You can do a search and find ALOT of pictures of ones people have shared and posted.

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Re: New Barn
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2018, 07:22:58 am »

Barn quilts are geometric designs, like a jumbo quilt square. Amish hex signs feature images of animals, plants and colors that symbolize specific blessings or protections for their farms.

Hex signs not to be confused with barn quilts: https://owlcation.com/humanities/Dutch-Hex-Sign-Style-Guide
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