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Awesome Remodels 08.25.14

Painting a Barn Quilt for Your Garden Shed

My mother is a quilter and for her birthday I made her abarn quilt square to hang on my father's shed that overlooks their back yardand garden. Living in the south we see large quilt squares on barns on farms but I thought itwould be great to make a small one for my mom. I couldn't find any directions onmaking one but figured it out with out too much trouble.

First pick out a pattern that is special to your family. Itcould be a quilt that is in your family or just one you like. I wanted a TexasStar since my mother is from Texas. Then pick out your colors. I used rustoleum latex paints but you can havepaints mixed up if you want. Home Depot and Lowes will cut plywood for you. Iused a 3' x 3' plywood square. They sellsmall squares so look for those to save money. Here is my shopping list:

Plywood

3" foam roller and tray

painters tape (recommend frog tape)

Time: 2 Days Cost: $75 Difficulty: Moderate

To see more: http://lovethegiver.com/2013/04/painting-a-barn-quilt-for-my-momma/

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  • Carolyn_conway
    Carolyn_conway Independence, MO
    Stunning!
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  • Rosalind Duran
    Rosalind Duran San Jose, CA
    great idea!
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  • Trish
    Trish Vicksburg, MI
    Beautifully done. Fits nicely above the shed door. You've got talent!
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  • Margaret Woodward
    What a loving and talented daughter you . Congrats to your Mom & Dad
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  • Lois Testerman
    Very Very Nice !! A true work of art with love.
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  • E. R. Andrews
    E. R. Andrews Waller, TX
    Just absolutely beautiful and the right quilt to make
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  • Kathy Turner
    Kathy Turner Denton, TX
    Great job! Just love quilt designs.
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  • Kath
    A work of true love!!

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  • Nancy S
    Nancy S Lagrange, GA
    An absolutely beautiful place to call home. IT looks like a haven for birds and oneself and how to get lost in daydreaming. Loving this look.. thank you..
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  • Teresa Lindstrom
    Teresa Lindstrom Freeport, IL
    Great job! It is beautiful!
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  • Colleen
    Colleen Fargo, ND
    Well done.
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  • Sandy Wright
    Another snow day off school, I am so making this. Thanks for the inspiration.
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  • Janine
    Janine Centralia, WA
    My husband and I went on a road trip 2 summers ago to see family in Iowa and Minnesota. We saw several barn quilts on barns as we drove. We thought we would take another trip with a map in hand of where the barn quilts are located around the State of Utah.
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  • Sandy Wright
    Well here is a picture of my attempt at a Barn Quilt Block. Made it for Mom's 85th birthday. She loved it.
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  • Lynn
    Going to put one on my 1920 brick garage with metal doors!
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