Saturday, March 18, 2017

Barn Quilt Trail

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 herehere, and here.

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16 comments:

  1. I really like that chicken quilt. They are both very well done. I have been enjoying seeing these barn quilts very much. :-)

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  2. I Love that Mariner's compass one...but like the others, too.

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  3. All are beautiful and take such care and effort!

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  4. they are so special and they really are spectacular. i think of you and your posts when i see them around here!!!

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  5. Those colorful quilt blocks sure look nice on the old barns.

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  6. Oh Boy!!! They are all lovely, but my chosen one at 100% and more... is the ' Mariner's Compass" with those super bright colours, and a stylised edging, a black background, reminds me of those who used the compass when out at sea, and all they saw was darkness.Such a lot of planning, designing and work making them, dedicated bunch of people.

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  7. Good morning!:) Thank you for your most appreciated visit. I am amazed at all these wonderful patterned quilt designs, that look so attractive on your barns. Not something we see here,... but should! I also love the deer and rabbit photos in your earlier post.:)

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  8. Love seeing the barn quilts when touring the back roads, thanks for the great photos.

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  9. Love the Rooster!
    As for the starburst-type pattern, I have seen one similar near here - it is beautiful!

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  10. Wonderful colors on the quilt squares. I have to get out and find more quilt squares around here.

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  11. They are all spectacular--I like them.
    MB

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  12. I think that thistle pattern is the prettiest barn quilt I've ever seen!

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  13. These are wonderful Stew. I have just begun to see quilt blocks show up on barns here in my area of Pa.

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  14. The thistle quilt pattern is my favorite! Gorgeous! Great photos!

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