Monday, April 9, 2012

Barn Charm

Last Monday my hubby stopped as far to the right of the road as he could for me take this pic. A couple pulled up beside us an asked if we needed any help. My husband said, "No, she's just taking pictures of barns." The woman smiled; the man said "oh" but he politely left off the "jeeze" and drove away. Hubby didn't rush me and pulled down a little further for this less obstructed view.Along the same road we were traveling was this beauty nestled back away from the road.Luckily I had my zoom lens so this is a closeup shot. Remember to click on any of the pictures and click through the slideshow of larger images. I like the two lightning rods on top.Hmmm....doesn't this pattern look familiar! It is why I was excited to find this particular barn quilt.   When I first walked into hubby's dorm room at college this quilt was on his bunk bed. It was made by his Mom . She didn't make quilts for show she made them to use. This one has been well used and well loved. We still have it. As an added note, on my own dorm room bed was the quilt my Grandmother had made me when I was very young. Seems like we both took a little love from home when we went to college.
Linking to Tricia's Barn Charm.

25 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

that is SOOOO cool! love both the barns, but the tie in to the quilt is marvelous!

Rose said...

Oh, I loveeee Quilt Barns...these are two beauties!

Linda said...

I am now going to go on a search for barns with quilt blocks...hoping to find some in NC. These are lovely shots - and the quilt pattern was really so similar! Lovely story about your quilts.

Mimi said...

Fab barn pictures, but oh those quilts are so very beautiful! I can imagine the long hours that would go into making something with so many tiny pieces- an heirloom in deed. I like the idea of a quilt to use!

Beth said...

oh, i so want to see a quilt barn so badly. what beauties. (:

EG CameraGirl said...

AH! You both had homemade quilts! You were made for each other. :)

How nice that your husband stops so you can take photos. My husband does too. I think we are both very fortunate. :))

Mari said...

Your hubby is a good guy for stopping for pictures. Mine does the same. I really like the quilt squares and I like the addition of the actual quilt too.

MarmePurl said...

Wonderful story!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Cool quilt blocks on these barns- I want! I love taking the DH along with me- he can spot while I drive!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great barn pictures, Carletta... I laughed at you all stopping on the road to take pictures... We do that all of the time.... ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Colin (HB) said...

Wow Carletta, the photos you come up with! Quilt barns????? Or "motif" barns? The first two photos of barn #1 looks like that barn is still in use. The second barn, kept so clean, well maybe I am not too sure. (And I did do the zooming in bit!)
Are you ever able to go onto the property and speak to the owners?
That would be interesting for historical purposes.
We certainly to my knowledge have no barns, here called sheds, like you have in the USA.
Incredible and so very interesting.
Great photos and to think you have a real quilt like the second barn "motif". Quite a coincidence, really.
Cheers
Colin
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Oakland Daily Photo said...

I believe the name of this quilt pattern is called Grandmother's Flower Garden. Appropriate, don't you think?

Rita said...

Wow! Never heard of quilt barns. I will occasionally see some around here with what we call German Hex signs or Pennsylvania Dutch signs. Never seen a quilt sign.

My hubby is trained to pull over for photo opts as well. So nice to have a co-operative guy without having to ask.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I stop on the road for shots, too! Love the quilt patterns on the barns. Great barns and photos!

Elaine said...

Those are two gorgeous barns. I've got one of those special husbands too, and I am surprised we don't have more people stop to ask if we need help. I'll bet your guy rolled his eyes as he pulled away. I love your guilt connection to the second barn, and I think your romance was meant to be. You not only took a little love from home when you went to collage, you took a lot of love home from college with you.

Gattina said...

What a cute barn and it's really amazing that the pattern of the quilt looks the same as the design on the barn !

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photos. I love the quilt blocks on the barns. The old quilt of your hubby's is beautiful! I love the colours. Pamela

Carol said...

I love the quilt barns; we have them in Ohio also. Your photos are beautiful. How exciting to find that last barn.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

The 1st one is certainly a beauty, love the shape... but that 2nd one is AWESOME, I'm in love w/ it and the barn quilt is just icing on the cake! WoW!

Thanks so much for joining, Carletta, always a pleasure to see your barn captures!!! =)

Tanya said...

wow, that is so neat that the barn matches your quilt!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

PS your hubby's quilt IS very similar to the barn quilt! Beautiful! I have several that my g'ma made for me & one that my great aunt made for my daughter just before she was born... not too long after, she passed away (my great aunt, not my daughter) & I still have it safe & sound! It's beautiful & I love & treasure it!!! =)

Lesley said...

How neat to have quilt barns and real quilts!

Judy said...

How awesome is that!!!

George said...

Thanks for the story about the quilts in both of your dorm rooms -- that's really pretty special. The pattern on your husband's quilt does match the pattern on the second barn. What a great find.

Marie said...

Both barns are wonderful! Check out Grandma Barb's This and That and you will see something very similar in her post! :-) These white barns are just so stunning, and they show off the quilt designs so beautifully! How amazing that your hubby had a quilt that looks just like the Grandmother's Flower Garden design on the second barn! And how neat you both had quilts made by your Moms when you went away to college.