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Monday, June 15, 2009

Annie's Choice

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44 comments:

Carletta said...

Annie's Choice is the name of the quilt pattern you see on the barn. This barn is near my hometown of Spencer, West Virginia.

Robin said...

I was just going to ask who Annie was :). That quilt insert makes a really eye-catching addition to the barn, I've never seen one like that before. Are they common in your area?

Ralph said...

The barn is always a classic in red. This is even more stylish than a plain old barn with its wonderful Dutch gambrel roof. And I like the 'quilt' sign above the doors. Some things in the timeless style never go out of style! A beautiful Mountaineer barn...

maryt/theteach said...

Lovely RED barn, Carletta! I knew that was a quilt pattern but didn't know the wonderful name! Happy Ruby Tuesday! :)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Is it common for quilt patterns to be painted on barns in your area? Love the quaint red barn. ;-)

Carletta said...

There are National Quilt Barn Trails in quite a few Eastern states in the US.
The above is an attempt to start a 'trail' in West Virginia.

Ferreira-Pinto said...

Now here's a barn worth seeing and that should be preserved.

Hello ... it's me ... hope you still remember!

Nukke said...

Oh boy ! Those places are always a little bit spooky in American Movies !!!!!

storyteller said...

Nifty red barn! Thanks for the explanation about 'Annie' ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

ellievellie said...

The sign on the barn looks like those computer generated avatars - may be the owner is a blogger :)

Felisol said...

How interesting.
Female craft combined with man's labor.
Never seen that particular pattern before.
You are clever in taking care of your history and valuable traditions.

An author wrote, "The poor have to be cleverer the average and better skilled to make beauty of Little."
It's so true.
From Felisol

Leora said...

Lovely bright colors in the barn quilt "avatar"; such a contrast with the peeling paint red of the barn. It all has a coziness to it.

Dianne said...

the quilt pattern is pretty

the entire scene is beautiful

Becky and Gary said...

I hear there are lots of quilt barns in Indiana too. I'd LOVE to see one. This one is beautiful Carletta. Happy RT.
B.

♥peachkins♥ said...

Cool red barn.


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judi said...

classic and I love the name of the block. :You live in an area that is very rich in cultural history. so much to learn for this blog.

Rose said...

Is this near where you live? I love it!

quilly said...

I knew where the name came from before I read your comment! This is a lovely and graceful barn, and Anne's Choice adds panache!

lisaschaos said...

Great old barn! Love the quilt pattern at the top!

Gattina said...

That's a nice barn ! Here the roofs are different.
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Vicky said...

After reading all the comments above, now I know what that photo is all about, interesting post carletta.
Thanks for sharing and have a pleasant day.

Ivon said...

Old barns are always a great catch. It is nice that this "Annie's Choice" is red, white, and blue, with the 4th of July just around the corner. Thanks for sharing.

Old Wom Tigley said...

A great barn.. and made that more interesting by the quilt pattern insert..

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ilanadavita said...

Lovely red barn.

DrillerAA09 said...

Looks like someone is a fan of quilting. Very nice photo. Thanks for stopping by Driller's Place.

Annie said...

Now THAT is a barn. Wonderful picture. I've never heard of quilt barn trails. Definitely something to google at 4:30 in the a.m. since sleep in escaping me.

Marie Reed said...

Holy Moly! I'l soooo be googling this too! How jaw dropping pretty!

srp said...

I love the old red barns and often wonder why they paint them red. Is this in Amish country? I seem to have read somewhere that these symbols on the barn are for good luck or something like that...

Yes, we live in Chesapeake.. it has grown. My parents lived in Virginia Beach but when my brother decided to buy a house in Chesapeake I moved here and moved them in his house too.

floreta said...

nice barn! especially with the design on the front. unique.

napaboaniya said...

The logo right in the top middle looks like a good quilt pattern to me :)

Happy Ruby Tuesday Carletta!!

Jim said...

Hey Carletta, I am glad you told about the quilt. I was thinking 'Annie' would be your horse.
That is a pretty barn, the quilt pattern must be her trade mark. A friend of ours makes Texas Star quilts, they are what she is know best for.
Happy RT, you did fine today!
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Danielle said...

Nothing like a red barn. Looks perfect!

Patti said...

Neat old red barn. And I also love the quilt sign above the doors.

It all is old fashioned and wonderful, Carletta. Very peaceful.

thanks for visiting me and Midge!

Liza said...

Great looking barn. Happy RT!

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Maria said...

Cool shot of the red barn. :)

Martha in PA said...

Beautiful barn! I love quilt patterns!

Kim said...

I have such a fondness for huge red barns. Your shot is excellent!

Vicki ~ FL said...

Great shot of the red barn!

2sweetnsaxy said...

I'm glad you explained about Annie's Choice. I wonder why they put that on the barn.

Jama said...

Why is there a quilt pattern there? any special reason?
Love the classic red barn.

aguthrieimages said...

Carletta, this is great not just for RT but anytime, I have a friend that quilts and I new that Annie's choice was the pattern, as well as the Ohio Star in the sepia shot right?

George said...

What a great old barn.

Suzi Parron said...

Hi,

I am writing a book about the quilt trails across the country. I am working with Donna Sue Groves ( a good West VA gal), who originated the idea in Ohio.

There are barn quilts in 24 states now! I am in Iowa on a 10-day research trip (just got back from Wisconsin--great dairy barns).

Just wanted to let you know that there are a lot more than you may think--about 2000 to my knowledge.

If you know of any that I might have missed, please let me know.

Suzi

Mary said...

This is a neat one! Such fun.

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