Sunday, August 12, 2012

A second for West Virginia!!

My latest barn quilt was replicated from one that I did several years ago.  As a matter of fact, it was the second one that I did when I first started.  I had done it on regulat BC grade plywood, the lines weren't the straightest and there was a lot of touch up work to do, due to paint leeching into the other colors.  At that time I hadn't perfected my taping abilities.  This is a picture of the first one.  It has hung on my workshop for about 2 1/2 years.

It still looks remarkably good.  There are no signs of aging due to peeling or cracking paint and the white is still a bright white.
The client for the latest one, which she wanted the same as this one with just minor changes in shade of red and blue.  This is the one that I recently made for the client in West Virginia.

I really liked the way this one came out.  I jokingly tell people that the lines are much straighter on this one, due to having cataracts removed from my eyes several weeks ago!!!


  1. Dave,
    I have trouble with paint leeching also!
    Care to share any tips?

  2. After I apply the painter's tape to the area that I'm painting, I will take the tip of a sharpie pen case and press along the edge of the tape where the paint will be applied. By doing so it will eliminate about 98% of the leeching problem. On this particular barn quilt I used frogger tape (green). Frogger tape has a chemical in the tape that stop paint in its tracks from leeching in. I still press down with the sharpie pen. The result was fantastic. I didn't need to touch up at all!Q