Saturday, April 14, 2012

Quilt Trails

I've always wanted to travel to the western part of our state and tour the Quilt Trails of Western NC.  There are over 200 quilt barns to see, making it the largest concentration of blocks and barns in one area to see in the USA. 

So, imagine my surprise when I realized that here in Randolph County , my little section of the state, we have our own developing Quilt Trail in progress.  Adding even more to my surprise,that  this one is located just a few miles from my house and I drive by it everytime I go to and from work!

Here's another picture showing more of the scenery.  I am not sure if you can click to see it  close up, but if you can, see if you can see what is in the center of the block.  You will see what kind of farm this is!
Next is this one; located approx. 5-6 miles from my home.  I had two sweet  doggies to greet me here and I had to give lots of sugars before I left.   This barn is located in a beautiful farm area.

Front view of the same barn...isn't it pretty?

This one is located approximately 10-12 miles from my house.  The barn isn't as impressive to see, but the block is beautiful. 

On our way back through, we were on the edge of a sweet little town, called Liberty, NC, where we lived when we first relocated to this area.  We had decided to build a house there and I purchased the houseplans for this house from  Country Living Magazine.  We had this property picked out, our contractor ready to go, and we then got 'cold feet' and didn't build it.  The contractor built the house anyway and sold it after it was built.  So, this is the house we almost built.  ;-)
We stopped at the best little drive inn restaurant in the area and had lunch: two hamburgers, fries, and two soft drinks for $7.  Yum!  I'm a cheap date!

One last entry for my daddy:  look what we passed while we were out looking for quilt barns....a horse show!  How long has it been since I've seen one of these??? and I have some fun memories from horse shows in my past. (I wish I had all of Daddy's ribbons from his horse shows)  I thought of you when we saw this!

A closeup of the pretty red haired cowgirl for you.  I was hoping to see the riders balance eggs in their spoons, but we didn't see anything cool like that.  ;-) 


Debbie J said...

Enjoyed seeing all the barn quilts. That was our kind of lunch. When traveling we try to stop at some "famous" place in some small town.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love barns. I think I would enjoy seeing the quilt barns. You know years ago when my husband and I split up we had put money on a lot and had plans drawn. We of course backed out and I think they built it but I never went back to see :( That looks like a beautiful home.