I've written about the 'For the Love of Grey Barn Quilt Trail' before, spearheaded by a group of enthusiastic ladies near the hamlet of Rocklyn here in Grey County. I believe these are the last two barn quilts I have to share from the trail - to date 11 quilts altogether.
I've shared this view before. It's on a barn at the home farm of one of the organizers of the project. The husband is of Scottish origin, and chose the thistle pattern for that connection.
But they have two barns on the farm, and more recently they have added an unusual quilt block to the second barn.
This is a Baird Rock chicken, the type of chickens they keep as layers, and according to their comment on the Facebook page, the only type of chicken they will ever keep! Apparently her mother kept and loved this variety of chickens, so this barn quilt is in memory of her mother.
Just down the road is another recent barn quilt, though it's hard to get a clear view of it. It's on the end of this big canvas covered barn, but behind a couple of trees.
I did get a clear view, but on such a sharp angle that it doesn't even look square anymore. The impact of the pattern at this close view is quite different than when you see it from further away.
Here's another that I don't think I've shared, though I photographed it last fall. As you can see, it's another where the barn is a long distance from the road, so they mounted the quilt block on posts quite close to the road. I love this particular design and colour choice.
Isn't that spectacular!
You can see some of the other barn quilts I described last year here, here, and here.