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#1 CRFarnsworth ONLINE  

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Posted February 14, 2016 - 04:49 PM

The wife has forgiven me for using the dining room table to put decals on my J.D. 70 hood.

All I had to do was make her a flower themed, small Barn Quilt to put on the front porch.

We have some" holiday" themed  ones up now. But she is tired of winter and wanted something "Springlike."

Only thing I have to do is go out in the cold.... and put it up. 

( I was going to say...and  mount it... but not with the way you guys would react.)

It is 24" square and designed after a quilt block in one of her magazines.

 Presented her with it today.  Better than a Valentine.                 Rick

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Posted February 14, 2016 - 05:01 PM

"Quilt"??  Wooden and Small?  Not warm is it??   OK, fun is over. Guess you use the patterns and make wood items??  Must work fast.  Wood tinkerer I guess, ha!



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Posted February 14, 2016 - 05:55 PM

I see a lot of those here in Wisconsin, never knew what the story was with them.

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Posted February 14, 2016 - 06:04 PM

Glad you got it 'mounted'! Any possibility of more to come along?

By the way, what's a barn quilt?


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Posted February 14, 2016 - 07:23 PM

Glad you got it 'mounted'! Any possibility of more to come along?
By the way, what's a barn quilt?

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Posted February 14, 2016 - 07:37 PM

its a quilt for a barn strange never see one before now.



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Posted February 15, 2016 - 07:45 AM

Nice job. And really glad she loved it.
The concept reminds me of the Hexafoos signs (Hex Signs) that were popular around here in the 80's & 90's
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Posted February 15, 2016 - 08:33 AM

Nice job. And really glad she loved it.
The concept reminds me of the Hexafoos signs (Hex Signs) that were popular around here in the 80's & 90's

 

That is a neat pattern. As you look at it , It changes from a star to a pin wheel.    Rick



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Posted February 15, 2016 - 08:37 AM

Damn1  The wife just saw that.  Now she wants one!   Hexafoos?   I'll have make one!   Rick


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Posted February 15, 2016 - 08:38 AM

Is that what they call abstract art?  Looks nice if she is happy what the hay?  Lot of women around this part of the country put them on an old barn to keep it from being torn down, I guess.


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Posted February 15, 2016 - 08:49 AM

  Looks nice if she is happy what the hay?    :rolling:

Lot of women around this part of the country put them on an old barn to keep it from being torn down, I guess.

She says no hay this time of year!  

And if I put that one on the porch we don't have to tear the house down. :D   ​     Rick


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Posted February 16, 2016 - 06:49 PM

This is a great Idea ! I could make some of those !

My mother made quilts , and I helped her out with the loom' or rack or whatever it was called . I always liked the patterns she made and have some nice Quilts around made by her.

She passed away One year ago tomorrow- 17th Feb. 2015  I should make a wooden square to hang here in her memory .

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Posted February 16, 2016 - 08:21 PM

This is a great Idea ! I could make some of those !

 

Go for it. You won't regret it.  I had the wife look at the pictures of your mothers quilts.  She said your mother did very beautiful work.  The two patterns in the center of the second picture are two patterns I.ve used in a couple barn quilts.   I have been gradually been putting quilt block patterns on the cabinet doors in our garage.

I need to get a few more "barn quilts" done in a spring theme for the front porch.

If you make one , use a good primer and coat the edges well.  After painting use a good varnish with UV protection.  It should stay nice for a long time.   Rick

 


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Posted February 16, 2016 - 09:33 PM

I will take your advice on that.

 

Go for it. You won't regret it.  I had the wife look at the pictures of your mothers quilts.  She said your mother did very beautiful work.  The two patterns in the center of the second picture are two patterns I.ve used in a couple barn quilts.   I have been gradually been putting quilt block patterns on the cabinet doors in our garage.

I need to get a few more "barn quilts" done in a spring theme for the front porch.

If you make one , use a good primer and coat the edges well.  After painting use a good varnish with UV protection.  It should stay nice for a long time.   Rick

I will probably start with this pattern as It was selected by myself for this quilt made for me by her. I chose all the material too and the colors so if you don't like it , blame me :D

I think it was called 'spiral galaxi'

 

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I just snapped this shot of my dogs  , I still use it on my bed.


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Posted February 17, 2016 - 07:31 AM

The material that makes up the pattern is wood?

 

I had something similar to that, but it was a quilt framed in 4 separate frames.  My ex wife bought it at a flea market years ago.  If I remember right its hanging up at my moms house now because she always liked it, and my ex wife left it when she moved out.






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