While out on an errand today, I noticed this simple yet graphic quilt-square attached to the gable of a horse barn. I quickly pulled over to take a photo of this beautiful old pattern as my camera travels with me most of the time.
The idea of placing quilt-squares on barns was in part to honor women who have contributed their skills as quilters both historically and presently. They made and still are making quilts of all sizes for use in homes for warmth or decoration. Here in Central Kentucky the movement to place the quilt-squares on barns has grown exponentially since I moved here five plus years ago. It has even spread to placing them on commercial buildings, fences, and farm outbuildings.
I don't know the name of this pattern but I am sure someone out there might know it. I used to have a great quilt pattern identification book but no longer.
Anyhow, as I was taking this above photo I moved around toward the side of the barn to get an angle shot and -- surprise, I found another quilt-square. This was a first for me -- seeing two on one barn.
This blue and white quilt pattern is also unknown to me. It really doesn't matter -- it's enough that they are symbols of the great artistic skills of women quilters.
Oh, as I left I wondered if possibly there was another quilt- square on the other side of the barn -- or the back side? Couldn't walk around to see as this barn was on private property. Now, my quest is on -- to find a barn with three quilt - squares. Hmm . . . . .