Saturday, July 31, 2021

Getting There



Slowly but surely. There were three coats of primer. And then each color required three coats. Yesterday I removed the masking tape and touched up a few places where color had seeped under the tape. Those touchups will need two more passes. And then the whole thing will get three coats of sealer. And then, oh then, John and Justin will hang it on the outer wall of the workshop.

I don't know what folks charge for a custom painted barn quilt,  but it probably isn't enough.
 

 

4 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

For some reason, I don't remember this, but it looks impressive.

JJM said...

That is gorgeous. But I don't remember seeing this (or its predecessor) in photos of the original barn. Is it a new tradition? And is it a local / regional tradition to hang a quilt painting on a barn, or your own?

Vicki Lane said...

No, we didn't have one before. I was always intending to do one but never got round to it. The new shop seemed worthy of adorning. Barn quilts became a thing around here maybe ten or twenty years ago. It's not just barns but various public buildings too. There are quilt 'trails" one can follow, maps with the various structures with 'quilts' that are visible from the road. This one won't be visible from the public road so won't be on any map.

Barbara R. said...

Congrats on work well done...and still to come! Can't wait to see it finished (and wonder if blowing on the paint by mouth [no hair drier please!]) would help. The humidity of NC summer makes drying anything slow.