The top photo is the one I took with Go Postal almost four years ago...we saw this barn up near Todd where we often ride bikes and he liked the style, especially the tall window over the door. His barn has grown a little bigger than this one and will have sheds on the sides but still have this feel. As we were googling about the other NC Quilt barns we came across this second photo. Looks like they have added a Star of Bethlehem block (and unfortunately covered the window). We designed a Log Cabin block for his new barn that will sit centered above the garage doors and below the window.
Looks like about half the blocks are painted directly on the old barns and the other half are like this one...painted on a plywood foundation and hung like a picture. I think he likes this second option better (and it will be easier to paint).