The Woodworker and I enjoy driving out in the country to enjoy the peace and quiet, especially on a beautiful summer evening. Last night was the perfect evening. We rode for almost two hours with no destination in mind, around Genesee County, Shiawassee County and Saginaw County in Mid-Michigan. Half way through our ride we swung through McDonalds for a fast food dinner we could eat in the car. We drove paved roads, dirt roads, and roads that looked like nothing more than a narrow cow path. We both spotted this cluster of barns a distance away, and the truck just seemed to want to go in that direction… so we did.
I love barns. In fact, our first son’s baby quilt was a barn quilt with nine barns, quilted in a chicken wire pattern.We drove up to the barns and I just had to get another picture or two. They looked to be freshly painted and were next to a farmhouse that also looked lovingly tended. I love that they included the date on the largest barn:
Signing the date on the barn… kind of like signing and dating a quilt.
I feel another barn quilt in my future.
Published by Caron Mosey at Michigan Quilts! 2010