Kentucky Star

Hello everyone!  Thought you might be interested to see what we’ve been into lately.  We recently started working on a rental property as a family project.  When the house was previously updated a window was taken out and the outside was covered over with particle board.  It didn’t look too bad, but we thought it might be nice to give it a little more curb appeal.  Mommy came up with the idea of painting a quilt block over top of the old window… you know, the kind you see on the side of a barn.  It turned out pretty nice!  Here is how we did it….

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Of course, the first step was to select a block and decide what size we wanted it.  We bought a sturdy piece of plywood cut to the right measurements and set it up in the garage where it wouldn’t be disturbed.

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We picked our paint colors being sure to use a good exterior paint so it wouldn’t need to be sealed.  Stir the paint….

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Mommy rolled the background color over the entire board.  Front, back, and edges.

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Daddy used a heat gun to speed the drying process.

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Next was to map out the block.  We used a tape measure and chalk line for this step.

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Here is the grid for a Kentucky Star!

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Now for the green… I marked the pieces that were to be filled in with a line of paint so I wouldn’t get confused.

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You need a steady hand for this part!

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More heat gun.  Each color took two coats.

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Next color…

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Still filling in.  I was a little worried about the burgundy but it darkened as it dried.

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My support group… :)  Of course, Sara is the photographer here.

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Wow, getting close!  This is the next morning…

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Last color!

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The blue is my favorite, what do you think?

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Finishing up…

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Done and dry!  Isn’t it pretty?

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Time to load it in the van… along with our mountain of luggage!  We’re headed for a family trip to work on the rental property.  See you there!

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