It was decided that I would make the first quilt block. Of course, I chose to do a crazy quilt block! I have a nice collection of Victorian era booklets which have line drawings of crazy quilt blocks. In fact, I have put them together into a booklet that I sell. Here's one below.
Many years ago, I stitched this block. And this is how it turned out:
This is the design I will be using for my barn quilt. I will prime the wood and block off the patches. Members of the Schoharie Valley Quilt Guild (of which I am a member) will come up and paint. Then, I'll go back and add the seam treatments and floral motifs. I hope it translates to wood and paint as well as it has to fabric and thread!