Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Barn Quilts and Back Roads

If you've visited here before, you know we're often cruising some of the back roads (and sometimes not so back roads) of the areas we visit.  And you also know that I love quilts.  So when I spy a Barn Quilt, I try to quickly catch a photo as we drive by.  Sometimes I'm not successful and the picture is blurry or crooked or I miss my subject completely and end up with a photo of a telephone pole or road side weeds.  If you really want to see some great photos and stories of Barn Quilts, check out Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail

I really need to document a little better where my barn quilt photos are taken.  This one is somewhere in Western Kentucky in May of this year.

This one is at the Stream Cliff Farm just a few miles north of us. And I actually was able to get off the bike to take this photo!

I'm not sure where this one was taken, but it was somewhere near here, either in northern Kentucky or Southern Indiana on DH's birthday when we rode with friends in these areas.

This barn quilt was found in Michigan on our vacation there in July.  I believe it was in Peninsula Township north of Traverse City.  I'd hope to add to my collection of Barn Quilt photos because I know there are several on the roads we hope to travel next week.  But right now, with one motorcycle in the Harley hospital and the "back up" Yamaha ( the one that DH is supposed to sell but I guess maybe it's a good thing he hasn't) needing a new tire, my photos might be taken from the passenger seat of the RV !  

Hope everyone is having a great September! 


Osage Bluff Quilter said...

I love the barn quilt photos!
I have a barn, not your typical old neat style barn, and it's where no one would ever see a quilt but me.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh no! A beautiful autumn isn't the time for baby to be in the hospital. I hope he's (she?) feeling better soon so you can get out on the road again. Your barn photos are really pretty!

Lori said...

I am always on the lookout for barn quilts too but have the same trouble getting a decent picture of them. I really like the grey weather barn one. Hope your Harley is out of the hospital in time. The mountains just aren't the same in a vehicle as they are on the back of a bike. If you get a chance and need a good lunch, stop in Madisonville, TN at Donna's Hometown restaurant downtown. Wonderful home cooked food!

Suzi Parron said...

Hi, Thanks for mentioning my blog. I have had a terrific time traveling the country documenting barn quilts and gathering their storie

Suzi Parron