Barn Quilts at Beehive Bazaar

Last summer our family had the chance to drive across our country not once, but twice!  We loved the time together and the view from our car windows.  The massive Rocky Mountains, which lead to the flat fields of Nebraska and then onto the gorgeous rolling farm lands of Iowa the Great Lakes and then to home in the green tree covered land of upstate New York...home!

One of my favorite sites were the old farms along the way and the large colorful "quilts" that hung from them.  I mean two loves quilts + old barns together?  Of course I fell in love with this movement!

 When we passed through Iowa I asked what they were and found the local area painted and decorated their barns to participate in a visitor's tour of the local farms. People would find a quilt block that symbolized their old quilt that grandma had made or one that had been passed down over the years, and painted it on wood to hang from their barns.

They were so colorful set across the green fields ...I went crazy for them and decided when I came home that I wanted to make one for our home.

My husband had a large pile of reclaimed wood from his construction-demolition projects and I had him build a few pallets for me to paint.  You know I love quilting with the geometric patterns and the mix of colors, but who knew this little project would become a new obsession!?!

This week I will be at the Beehive Bazaar selling a "few" of my favorite boards.  All of them hand painted, one of a kind originals...meaning no two are the same.  If you are in the Provo, Utah area this weekend, you should stop by.  There is a new location, the food truck roundup on Thursday night, and tons of original items from some of the most unique designers around!  

I hope to see you there...

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