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Barn Quilt Entire


Barn Quilt Entire

Barn Quilt

There you have it, the finished product. This particular paint tends to crack up as it dries when it is applied in blobs. Live and learn, I say. It was, after all, only leftover paint that I found on this farm. Moreover, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. I have already sprayed on one coat of some¬†clear protective stuff that I purchased, which I think should be marked up in my favor in the general area of “responsible, thoughtful conduct.”

Dog Scale

Here I have placed a rather large dog in the foreground of the photograph better to give you some idea of the scale of the painting.

The Mount

I have determined to mount the thing on the end of this building, an old corncrib, rather than on the end of the barn for aesthetic reasons too complicated to explain. It will go over that window up near the peak of the roof. I shall continue to refer to it as a “barn quilt” rather than as a “corncrib quilt,” however, simply to avoid unwanted and unnecessary confusion.


¬†Jeff is my go to guy on practical matters relating to things made out of wood or metal. He happened to stop by yesterday–Saturday–to borrow twenty dollars. Before forking over the twenty dollars, I was able to engage him in a consultation on the mechanics of mounting the barn quilt. While nonplussed regarding the barn quilt itself, he is now totally committed to the project of mounting it on the end of that building. We have a plan. More about that later.

11 Responses to “Barn Quilt Entire”

  1. Mary Lou (Dolan) Cook

    Your barn quilt is definitely worthy of hanging…..on a corncrib, barn or gallery.

  2. sonnyboy3

    Great work! Uh, watch out but I think the dog is about to demonstrate its appreciation!

    • StephenBrassawe

      Hahahahahaha. Luckily, I had already sprayed on one coat of clear protective stuff.

  3. calitexan1949

    As Arte Johnson used to say on Laugh-In, “Verrrrrry Innnnterrrestinkk.” Hope that you and Jeff are successful with your plans, but may I suggest that you putt several coats of clear urethane over the surface of the quilt to protect against fading and flaking from the elements. R&R, James

    Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2014 17:01:14 +0000 To:

    • StephenBrassawe

      That is a great suggestion, jmac, and is exactly what I am in the process of doing. I figure the more coats of that stuff the better. One edge that I do have, however, is that the sun will never shine on it in that particular location and the eaves will shelter it a bit.

    • StephenBrassawe

      Very kind of you, Angeline. I am happy you like it. It should stop some of the pickup trucks driving by here once I get it mounted.

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