The 12 Most Beautiful Barn Quilts in the United States

Barn quilts have been painted on barns in the United States for over 300 years. People painted quilts on their barns for decoration, for travelers' monuments, and to attract tourists. In recent years, barn quilts are typically painted on plywood or manufactured wood and installed on the side of a barn, shed, house or garage.

Red, White and Blue Sawtooth Star Quilt on a Vintage Barn

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This stunning barn quilt is located in Owens County, Kentucky. This quilt block, like most others, contains symbolic meaning. The design was named Sawtooth Star because the points of the star resemble the teeth of a saw. A saw was a very important tool for settlers and pioneers.

Beautiful Blue, Green and Purple Barn Quilt

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You can discover this little treasure of a barn quilt on the Walthall County Barn Quilt Trail in Caledonia, Mississippi.

Vibrant yellow, red and green quilt hanging on a house

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Drive down an old country road in Ohio and you might see this fabulous barn (house) quilt!

Newly painted barn quilt decoration on an old metal barn

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This newly painted barn quilt contrasts beautifully with the metal barn it hangs from. You'll find this one on the Buttahatchee Barn Quilt Trail in Caledonia, Mississippi.

Fabulous modern quilt on an old barn surrounded by flowers

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Here's another amazing example of old meets new: a modern quilt pattern affixed to a beautiful old barn. I love how the owner surrounds the barn with hundreds of flowers!

Nostalgic quilt block design on a working farm barn

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This beautiful photo depicts farm life in such a way that I almost want to live on a farm!

Beautiful Blue and White Barn Quilt on a Red Barn

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Does this eight-pointed star block design inspire you to become a quilter? Otherwise, it should do it!

Jacobs Ladder Quilt Block Design on a Weathered Barn

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This vintage quilt block pattern called Jacob's Ladder has a biblical reference. This particular barn quilt is located in Owens County, Kentucky.

Striking Amish Quilt Design on a Red Barn

Be transported to Amish country with this traditional quilt block design on a beautiful red barn!

Little Barn Quilt Treasure Find

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Look for this beautiful little barn on an old road in North Carolina. I sincerely hope someone takes good care of this little barn!

Old Amish barn with a striking red, white and blue quilt pattern

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There's no need to paint your barn if you have such a striking barn quilt pattern on it!

Modern quilt design on a beautiful wooden frame

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This is an example of a quilt block design that would be extremely difficult to sew onto a quilt. I'll stick to admiring the pattern of interlocking circles attached to a barn with beautiful diagonal wood panels.

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