Hilda Loyd-Pohlman
Hilda Loyd-Pohlman
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  • Irvington, AL

Barn Quilt


I had this blank wall on the out side of my house, I hated it. I planted Ivey, a tree noting looked right. I decided to make a small Barn Quilt got ideas from Pinterest.
I had fun deciding, drew it out first before painting. It took about a week to complete. I allowed each coat of paint to dry overnight or several hours. Before moving on.
barn quilt, outdoor living
This is my blank wall. With the shadow of a limb from the pecan tree that is just out of sight.
We like in the country, and snakes are not my friend, I like to have the front cut close so I can see them when they visit.
barn quilt, outdoor living
My husband cut and framed the back of exterior grade plywood using wood screws.
barn quilt, outdoor living
I sanded the edges and the face side.
After I finished I realized I could have, should have, filled in the gaps on the edge with woodpuddy. But you learn from your mistakes.
barn quilt, outdoor living
Painted both front and back to make it more weather proof.
Three coats each side and edge.
barn quilt, outdoor living
I cut out my design using craft paper.
barn quilt, outdoor living
Traced it onto the face of my finished board
barn quilt, outdoor living
Taped the edges of the design to apply my base color.
barn quilt, outdoor living
Two coats of each color blue and red, tape removed and reapplied before painting white two coats again.
barn quilt, outdoor living
Tape applied for pin stripe.
barn quilt, outdoor living
Red strip next to blue and blue strip next to red for contrast.
We live in a herricaine zone so we hund it with C clamps so it can be taken down an move in.
It is also hanging to high husband to make me wire extensions to center it.
barn quilt, outdoor living
Thanks for all the Imput. This is it almost centered. To answer a few question,
I live on the Gulf coast, husband is retired Military , who flies his own airplane. We live in a flyin community. Hence the color and design choice.
Hung from top not into bricks, husband refuses to drill into the bricks.
PS...We had to add a rubber tubbing to the back, after a bad winter storm, to protect both the wall and the quilt.

Suggested materials:

  • Exterior grade Plywood  (Had)
  • Latex Paint one each of Bear red, white and blue  (Lowes)
  • Blue painters tape  (Had)
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Have a question about this project?

3 of 5 questions
  • Laura McCloskey
    on Mar 1, 2017

    C hangers (Had) what are C hangers?

    • Hilda Loyd-Pohlman
      on Mar 3, 2017

      I call them c hooks my husband calls them lag, look at the last photo you will see what I'm talking about. Sorry for the delay in responding my account would not let me in and I had difficulty changing my password.

  • Gwen
    on May 7, 2017

    What airpark? We have place at Areo Estates.
  • Darlene McLemore Hammond
    on Dec 16, 2018

    Are you finished with the wall?


    • Hilda Loyd-Pohlman
      on Dec 16, 2018

      Yes, I like to experiment, the blank wall was a challenge for me.

      my husband, did not want to drill into the exterior of the house. So he hung it from the eves, it had bumpers on the back to prevent marring. BUT, I have had to take down twice last year due to potential hurricanes. So I left it down for the season.

      I had suggestions to plant that area. But we have a huge pecan tree, that shades, that area. So until we get it removed my planting is limited.

      Thanks for asking, and I am sure you got more of an answer then you ask for.


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