Every new barn quilt begins the same way

Every new barn quilt begins the same way – with a blank square of wood.

Blank Quilt in my studio (which I share with the musicians in my family)

Blank Quilt in my studio (which I share with the musicians in my family)

I love researching quilt patterns and combining colors. I have painted nearly 100 wooden quilts to date, and have enjoyed the process for every one of them.

I also love to produce commissioned quilts using my patrons’ favorite patterns and colors.

We usually begin by looking at photos of quilts I have already painted.

 

Patrons may choose a quilt pattern I have already painted, or a favorite of their ownSometimes, a project I have done in the past will catch someone’s eye, and sometimes a patron comes to me with a meaningful quilt pattern of their own. I am always eager to work out something new!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have dozens of paint colors in my library!The next step is deciding paint colors. I have a well-stocked paint cabinet (OK, it is a re-purposed gun cabinet), and we can usually find a pleasing color combination. If a patron has a custom color in mind, such as a trim paint to match, I am always glad to add to my library.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    East Bridge Festival Booth

 

Finally, we talk about what size best suits their space. I have painted large quilts for large structures and focal points, and tiny ones to tuck into pleasant places.

 

 

 


 

 

Turn around time for a commissioned barn quilt is typically 2-3 weeks, depending upon the complexity of the pattern. I’d love to start yours soon! E-mail me for more information:  catherine.clore@barnquilts.net