If you’re a quilter like me, you’re always looking for new inspiration.
Have you ever considered going on a road trip to get some ideas?
If you drive across rural America, you will undoubtedly pass through barns with beautiful barn quilt designs painted on them.
These massive quilt signs on barns are sure to inspire you to make a barn quilt for your house as well as your next quilt project.
We’ve compiled a list of 21 barn quilt designs to inspire you to go to your local home improvement store and pick up the materials to make your own.
What Do the Quilt Patterns on Barns Mean?
Depending on the area and who installed it, the various barn quilts that you find on barns and other structures across the country symbolize different things.
Some represent a community’s cohesiveness.
Others are dedicated to a certain community or family member. If a quilting family has a lengthy history, they may have their own “family quilt block” to use in their design.
Barn art quilt patterns come in a variety of sizes and styles. Just because you don’t have a barn on your land doesn’t mean you can’t decorate your garage or house with a gorgeous barn quilt. It’s even become fashionable to hang them in homes’ entryways and living rooms.
Barn quilts, like many things in the quilting community, can “mean” or “symbolize” a wide range of memories and emotions. If a particular quilt block holds a special place in your heart, a lovely barn quilt design could become even more unique and meaningful to you.
21 Beautiful Barn Quilt Patterns to Inspire You
These photographs and patterns for barn quilts may inspire you to make your own for display. Play around with the colors, sizes, and quilt block designs to create something that speaks to you directly.
1. Stained Barn Quilt
Anita Holland of Unique Creations by Anita stitched together this quilt pattern instead of painting it on a solid piece of wood. This lovely, one-of-a-kind barn quilt will look lovely inside your home or outside on a barn or other structure.
2. Monogram Barn Quilt
The center of this charming farm quilt pattern is a monogrammed letter “L.” This pattern would make a lovely present for a quilter or a new house for a family. You may easily change the colors to match your home’s decor.
3. Texas Daisy Barn Quilt
This is a fantastic design! The daisy centerpiece is charming and friendly, and it will look great in any room. Don’t you think a collection of three of them, painted in different colors, would make a charming living room or bedroom decoration?
4. Sun Flower Barn Quilt
The sunflower is a flower that represents loyalty and is ideal for family and community. This design is great if you want to build a variety of flowers because changing the hue will result in different flowers.
5. HST Barn Quilt
Why not build your own barn quilt with HST blocks, which are a staple in any quilter’s armory of quilt blocks? The two-tone pink and blue blocks give this piece a modern feel, which I like.
6. Hanging Barn Quilt Flag
Why not build a unique barn quilt sign with your last name instead of a “Welcome” flag sign for your front door? This design is ideal for a tiny sign to display on your front door. You should be able to paint this in an afternoon with this easy block pattern.
7. Earth Tones Barn Quilt
To make this barn blanket, the artist painted an eye-catching star within a star motif on wooden slates. This barn quilt has an earthy “cabin in the woods” vibe thanks to the use of earth tone colors. This style of barn quilt could be made using leftover boards from another project.
8. Lone Star Barn Quilt
This Lone Star artwork shines thanks to the lovely Autumn colors. This is a giant 4’x4′ barn quilt, but you could scale it down if you wanted to.
9. Sweet Judy Blue Eyes Barn Quilt
Wow, this is just stunning! Don’t you think this modern design would look great on a barn or shed, or as a focal point over a fireplace? This design is more complicated than the others on this list, but it is well worth the extra calculations and effort.
10. Special Pattern Barn Quilt
This lovely barn quilt is placed at a 45-degree angle for added interest. The designer used bright colors to make the pattern stand out against the white background. Another fantastic example of a piece that can be used both indoors and outside is this farm quilt.
11. House Number Barn Quilt
Check out this brilliant concept for incorporating a farm quilt into your home’s outdoor decor! This is a brilliant concept, and it would make a lovely gift for all of your friends and family.
12. Cardinal Barn Quilt
This stunning cardinal barn quilt is a contemporary design for individuals who desire the traditional look of a barn quilt but in a more contemporary style. They’ve even made a little barn quilt for the dog house, complete with a wind-up mouse toy, if you look closely. So cute!
13. Blue Carolina Lily Barn Quilt
As visitors drive by, this folk art-inspired barn quilt is guaranteed to turn heads. I think the style and colors are quite Scandinavian, which I like. Instead of using a solid piece of wood, the designer utilized slates for a more “quilty” aesthetic.
14. Reclaimed Wood Barn Quilt
This barn quilt, like the first on the list, is made up of tiny salvaged wood pieces. The wood was then coloured in a variety of lovely colours that work well together.
15. Dark Background Barn Quilt
If you use a dark background for your barn quilt, the colors and design you pick will stand out both up close and from afar. Here are two instances of how the quilt design pops against the dark background.
16. Mariners Compass Barn Quilt
The Mariners Compass is a classic quilt pattern that’s perfect for a barn quilt. This designer used the traditional red, white, and blue color scheme, however blues and greens, as well as sunset colors, might be used instead. Gorgeous!
17. Rustic Barn Quilt
Another example of using slates as a base rather than a solid piece of wood. This rustic pattern is simple and lovely, and it could be made into a barn quilt with just about any simple quilt block.
18. Framed Barn Quilt
Your barn quilt will look more polished and trendy if you frame it. While painting their block design, the designer added additional texture, which adds another dimension of interest and truly attracts the eye. With the colors and texture, it achieves the ideal blend of rustic and modern.
19. Large Barn Quilt
I’ve shown you a few tiny barn quilts, so now it’s time to show you something bigger. I really like how this rustic old red barn looks with the brilliantly colorful modern barn blanket. I’m guessing this barn quilt is between an 8′-10′ square based on the size of the barn opening.
20. Modern Barn Quilt
I don’t know about you, but I’m completely smitten with this farm quilt’s unpainted background. The vivid rainbow colors blended with the unfinished background give this quilt a modern air that is excellent for home decor or outside decorating for a barn or shed.
21. Spool Barn Quilt
22. Archer Barn Quilt
Isn’t the arrow design lovely? This barn quilt’s designer went with a trendy design that features four bright arrows arranged vertically. They built the foundation out of four wood slates. They then used a small rectangle of dark brown paint to frame each arrow, giving the design a polished, professional look.
23. Bookshelves Barn Quilt
This is one of the most unusual barn quilts I’ve seen. You might use this notion of a bookshelf to create your own design, similar to how the maker of this barn quilt did. This barn quilt will make a great personalized gift for someone you care about.
Nancy Zieman, a well-known quilter, was the recipient of this stunning barn quilt. This barn quilt was displayed in the barn on her family’s property. This big barn art measures 8′ square and makes a bold statement. Consider creating a miniature version for your sewing space. I’m considering making one.
The best part about making a barn quilt is that there are so many free printable barn quilt pattern ideas out there, including several normal quilt block printables. It should be straightforward to convert a conventional quilt block pattern into a barn quilt design.
I hope this list encourages you to design and make your own barn quilt for your house, shed, garage, or barn, whether it’s an inside wall hanging or an exterior adornment. Have a good time with it!