Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Wordless Wednesday:Quilt Barns


Colorado Pattern

Carpenter's Wheel Pattern

Goose Tracks Pattern

All of these were found on a recent drive along the Muskingum River in Ohio.

41 comments:

Raven said...

I never heard of quilt barns before. What a neat idea to paint them like that. Better than tobacco ads. Happy Wordless Wednesday!

Anonymous said...

Like Raven, I had never seen or heard of such a thing! It must have been amazing to discover. Thank you for sharing!

Aaron said...

I'll echo the previous comments, that's a slightly strange trend. Some pretty cool old buildings and a nice find though.

Anonymous said...

There's some quilt designs to use for the next quilt blanket project! :P
Happy WW!

Pamela said...

okay-- ditto.
I've definitely been missing out.
Now I need to add this to my "to do" (or bucket) list.

I'm so glad I stopped in.

Robin said...

How beautiful. I'd never heard of quilt barns before.

Anonymous said...

what beautiful pictures.. your banner shot looks like a friend of mine's from flickr, maybe it's YOU lol

Anonymous said...

Never seen any of these before, how beautiful!
Happy ww!

Jientje said...

Gosh!!
To think that people go through all that trouble to paint a design like this on a barn? That's truly amazing!! You could have used them for Ruby shots too!
They're great Carletta!

Barb said...

Now that's my kinda barn!

SHIELA said...

Quilt barn? That's so unique. Thanks for sharing this great pictures.

Happy Wednesday!

Anonymous said...

I remember a long time ago one of the big magazines showed some barns painted in Pennsylvania and each had an explanation of why it was painted the way it was.

When I first saw your beautiful photos, I remembered that article. Thanks for bringing those memories back.

Are these all in West Virginia?

Stanley said...

Nice shots!Its awesome that you get to "drive" by and happen to find photo ops like this. THese thing never happen to city boys like me =)

JunieRose2005 said...

This is cool!

I never saw these before either!!



Junie

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Carletta: That is amazing that the barn is onpainted but has this pretty quilt pattern painted on it.

Anonymous said...

Every time I see quilt barn photos I think it'd be so neat to see one for real, but alas I never have come across one. I'll keep looking though...in the meantime, I'm enjoying yours. :-) Happy WW.

Pappy said...

Pretty area you live in. I enjoy the vicarious variations in scenery from my own locale. Pappy

carrie said...

wow, somebody put a lot of work into those!

Mojo said...

Well I not only never heard of "quilt barns" I didn't know the patterns had real official names
So you can all feel a little smarter now...
Thanks for stopping by!
-Mojo

Unknown said...

Those patterns on the barns are really neat, and a great fine! The third barn pattern looks almost fake because of the way it seems to float so cleanly against the old wood behind it, but don't worry, I believe it's real. ;)

photowannabe said...

This is a new one on me too. I think I would go crazy being a shutter bug if I saw all of those. Very talented. Thanks for the pictures.

Daniel J Santos said...

great images, interesting barns.

maryt/theteach said...

These are beautiful quilt patterns. It's a custom, I guess, to paint these on barns... I love it! :)

judi/Gmj said...

Bet Clint isn't hiding in any of these! Beautiful and well preserved.

dot said...

I love these quilt barns! Another blog I used to visit posted some from Tennessee but I didn't know they had them in Ohio too.

storyteller said...

What interesting photos. I’ve never seen such a thing in real life. Thanks for sharing. I’m ‘almost’ wordless at Sacred Ruminations today … reminiscing about Molly’s puppyhood challenges in my OSI Week 24 post.
Hugs and blessings,

Ivanhoe said...

I did not even know we have these in Ohio :o)
I wonder who paints them on...
Have a great Wednesday!

Neal said...

Those are neat!

Rose said...

These are wonderful! Thanks for posting them...I will probably still check blogs. Just taking a little break from it.

juliana said...

wow, this is an amazing concept to me, too... love the patterns and their names. great!

Anonymous said...

WOW! These are gorgeous! I had never heard of quilt barns before - so glad you put them in your WW post.

Anonymous said...

Never seen one-but they are very neat!

Janice Thomson said...

Oooh I love that first design a lot! What great captures of something I've never heard of much less seen.

Minkydo said...

Such cool barns. I have never seen quilt designs on a barn before. Neat!

isabella mori said...

lovely! found you through wordless wednesday ...

Anonymous said...

I never heard of quilt barns before, either, but I like it instantly. What a nice custom.

Oman said...

Very colorful barn and i bet most passerby would definitely see what's inside.

Gabriel said...

Great pictures! I had never heard of quilt barns before. I live in an area where there are lots of farms, I will start looking from now on!

Happy WW and thanks for dropping by.

Jim said...

Carletta, I love it! This is a nice thing to do with a barn! Thank you for showing us.
I hope your WW was happy, thank you for peeking in at mine, the lady in the bar window and the mass of bicycles.
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Anonymous said...

I love the quilt barns. They are great.

Shelly said...

When I saw the first photo I thought to myself "I've never seen such a thing"...then I started reading comments, guess I'm not the only one. What a great idea, I'm more of a painter than a quilter - that would be right up my alley.