I'm fascinated with these so I decided to make my own.
I don't have a barn to hang it on, but I have a shed.
That will work!
I started by choosing my favorite quilt block - "Spin Cycle" by Allison Harris of Cluck Cluck Sew. (Hi, Allison)
I needed to enlarge it so I just 3 x's the finished size of each piece. It didn't exactly work with the large diamond shape so being the "challenged" math person that I am...I just kept trimming it down and forced it to fit! It worked!
I grabbed a 3'x 3' piece of plywood...(you can use any size you want - I've seen them 8' x 8' hung on barns)
My husband was painting our kitchen a very light grey which was the same color I wanted my background for my barn quilt so I sweetly asked him, "hey sweetie - while you have the paint out, will you please brush some paint on my plywood?" He wrote this message on the kitchen wall....just for me. (GIANT red fluffy heart!)
Prime it first.
Uh huh - the husband painting grey on my plywood.....love :)
Next: Draw your pattern pieces on paper, cut them out, tape them in to place on the wood and trace around them. Label each area with the color you wanted to use.
Now the fun part....
Tape out your areas - I used newsprint to cover the outside areas because I'm going to use spray paint:
My favorite spray paint color and it's indoor/outdoor. You should let it dry for at least a day before painting the next area - if you have the patience to wait!
After you have all the areas painted be sure to label your "quilt".
I used a Sharpie permanent marker.
Here's the deal at our home....the husband has his hobby:
...and I have mine!
I love it!