Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Drumroll Please...

...O.K. friends - are you ready??? I'm so very excited to share my barn quilt with you. I've been waitin' for a long time to get it put up and we finally did it - and the timing couldn't have been more perfect. Do you know why - 'cause it the "Christmas Star" pattern. The reason it took a while is because we had to put a new metal front on our barn because it had suffered some wind damage in a previous storm. So we didn't want to hang it until we repaired the barn. But it has been so worth the wait. I'm just as happy as I can be and Shaun is too. At first, he wasn't completely keen on the idea - You know, afraid it might look a lil' "girly". But I have to say - he is smitten with it. Of course, if I could have, you know I'd probably thrown in a few polka dots - but I think I would have been pushing my luck a tad. hehe

Sooooo, here we go!

This first pic is of my hubby and his dear friend, Tommy, who was absolutely instrumental in helping up repair the barn. Shaun could not have done it without him - Thanks a million Tommy!



O.K. - metal is on - and up goes the first side of the quilt!!!!! (now, that's dangerous - they are standing in the bucket of the tractor)



This is just a quick picture of the hay rolls in the barn - I just love how they look and it always smells so good - jus' like the country.



Here it is - The "Christmas Star" Barn quilt - all in my favorite colors - bright yellow, true red and kelly green.



In full view - this is what it looks from our house and it can easily be seen from the main road. I'm just so thrilled with it.



I want to thank our local Arts Council who worked very hard on this project. Many hours were spent laying off the pattern and painting. I did get to help - but they definitely did most of the work. We will treasure it for many years to come. We have always loved our farm and have taken great pride in it and now - we jus' love it a lil' more.

Merry Christmas from our farm to yours!
Cathy Cobblestone

31 comments:

basketsnprims said...

It's just wonderful, Cathy. I love it.

Pam

Linda said...

OH Cathy is it spectacular!! I wish I could see it in person. Enjoy every glimpse of it!!

Tamara Jansen said...

That is very, very cool. Where did you get the idea?

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims and Gardens said...

Cathy,

That is so cool, I LOVE it!!!

Carrie

Susie Homemaker said...

I think this is the best one I've seen...LOVE the colors too! You shoud be proud...it's great!

Blessings,
Susie

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

That is so beautiful...it looks amazing on your barn!

Audrey said...

CATHY IT'S BEAUTIFUL! I just love it, I can't wait to see it in person!

Audrey said...

Hopefully, once people see yours they will want one as well! Tell them who to call! :)

Lorri said...

Oh it is just wonderful. I would not have thought of this idea how cool! This reminds me of the barns in the Amish country with the signs on the barns. Love it!!!!!
Merry Christmas!!!
Lorri

Cathy said...

Beautiful, Beautiful art!

Cathy

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Cathy Dear!

I love your Christmas Star quilt! It looks wonderful on your awesome barn! You store looks like it is filled with so many goodies!

Thinking of you and wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

Hugs,
Maryjane

GardenGoose said...

awesome!!! love it.

marie said...

It looks grand!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

That is wonderful! The colors the design. It makes me happy just looking at it...as I know it does you! Merry Christmas Cathy! Cherry

Kay @ The Rustic Cottage said...

That is just beautiful! It looks so great on the black barn!

Jackie said...

How fantastic! I love it!!!!

Carol said...

I just love it!

CathyJean said...

Cathy ~
I LOVE your barn quilt!! Looks so neat. The colors are bright and cheerful, just like you:)
Hugz,
Cathyjean

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Cathy,

What a creative idea. It looks so perfect and I think your barn will become a landmark, folks will be driving by just to see the quilt on the Cobblestone(Family)Farm Barn!
Great Job.
Merry Christmas,
Elizabeth

Blanca said...

I agree it is stunning. I can only imagine how it looks if I were driving by your place.

Ruth said...

I love it!!! I have enjoyed visiting your blog. So many beautiful things. I am going to add you to my list so I can come and visit more often.
Ruth from MJF

Melissa Wertz said...

Pretty and Kewl!!!

Susan said...

What a sight to see driving down the road. It is beautiful! Thank you for sharing.
Susan

Belle said...

The quilt on your barn looks nice!

Merry Christmas!
Belle

madrekarin said...

Cathy- Your barn quilt is beautiful! I love the concept of this project. Now there is one more thing for me to see next time I am in Kentucky!
I hope that yoru mom's surgery went well. I will be keeping all of you in my prayers.

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I bet you could sit and look at it all day. How nice that everyone can see it from the road. Love the colors. The polka dots would of been fantastic.
Just wanted to let you know, I used the money from the cards to buy presents for Toys for Tots.
We are making a few kids happy this Christmas.
Yesterday, I made a few small pots l similar to the ones you posted. Thanks for the idea! You are great like that. You inspire a lot of people. I hope to post them Sunday or Monday.
denise

Katy said...

It looks fantastic!!! I love it! And i love seeing all the hay in the barn!!! :)

Luckiest Girl... said...

Looks great! I have always loved the rolls of hay as I have gone by a farm. They are beautiful!
Merry Christmas!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Absolutely amazing! I love it :)

Hugs,
Dena

Jean said...

What a unbeleivable thing to do. It looks wonderful. The colors are perfect. A great addition to a country setting.
Merry Christmas Cathy
Hugs, Jean in Virginia

Stacey said...

Awesome!! I just love the little peeks at your home and shop.