Thursday, February 15, 2018

Windmills & Fence Posts

A Manly Quilt using Fresh Cut Flowers

The Fresh Cut Flowers quilt is all about springtime and flowers and soft curves. But I wanted to add a more masculine option for this fabric collection, too. It all started when my brother requested a log cabin quilt when he saw an antique log cabin quilt of mine set in a pinwheel design. So, really, I love my brother, but I didn't really have time to piece a log cabin quilt with 1/2" strips. I like the variety of settings you can achieve with a log cabin block, but they're so time consuming to piece. With a Jelly Roll and a couple fabrics, I created this block that creates the look without all the time.



I added a triangle to one end of the tan strips - either using traditional piecing or my Layered Patchwork for faster results.  Add the tan strips to dark strips and you have a log-cabin-wanna-be-block that goes together quickly with all the same setting options.


The Windmills and Fence Posts quilts are available in lap size or king/queen size bed quilts. Prefer a furrows setting? It's in here, too. See how different the center of the Windmills quilt looks just by turning the blocks!


Love a star quilt? Rearrange the Fence Posts' blocks to create this 40" giant star for the center of your quilt. The same pieced border adds even more punch.


Need a bed size quilt? Here are two options using a couple Jelly Rolls and the same simple block. I even had enough JR strips leftover to create a pieced border on the Windmill quilt.

King Windmill Quilt 101" x 101"

King Fence Posts Quilt 106" x 106"

Would you like to try your hand at one of these quilts for someone on your list? Comment to win a Windmills & Fence Posts booklet .

81 comments:

  1. I love how your quilts look! Classic yet modern and totally my style.

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  2. It's unreal all the different quilts one can make from just one square. I can't wait to try one.

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  3. I love all these different patterns, thanks for the chance!

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  4. Lynne, these quilts are beautiful! Have wanted to make a log cabin for some time ... this would certainly be a quicker alternative. Thank you so much! And I am waiting quite excitedly for Fresh Cut Flowers!

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  5. WOW! This is such an innovative approach to the Log Cabin, a quilt design I have always loved. But, then, you are known for your innovative approaches to quilting. Such a gift for all of us. Would love to have this quilt pattern and to learn the technique. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  6. I really like the way that adding a triangle makes such a great change! I would love to win the booklet. Thank you for the chance.

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  7. I'm in love! This is a perfect project! As always, I love the KT colors. Thanks for the chance to win the booklet.

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  8. I really love the look and all the possibilities. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  9. Your idea for this design/pattern is genius! I've not attempted a log cabin yet, and this motivates me to dive in, love the simplicity. I think I could make this one!

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  10. I love this pattern. Thanks so much for the opportunity

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  11. The windmill quilt looks like fun to make. Awesome pattern.

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  12. love love love this pattern....i hold a special place in my heart for the log cabin pattern it was my very first quilt...it was a log cabin class for eleanor burns quilt in a day i still have it...it was many many years ago in a church basement...this pattern would reflect how far i have i have come...thanks for the generous giveaway....janet jecagain@gmail.com

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  13. Thank you sew much for the giveaway. This pattern is sew pretty and I would love to learn how to make it. Your fabrics and patterns are always my favorites.

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  14. I shouldn't thank you for making my project list LONGER but I absolutely LOVE these quilts ... what a GREAT design!! Thanks for your generous offer to gift one of these patterns. I have the perfect KT fabric for this project, too! Linda Canends@Hotmail.com

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  15. Oh my, I love your quilts and using your fabric makes it a double wow factor. I have been on the look out for a log cabin pattern, and yours would be excellent. Thanks for the great giveaway!!

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  16. PERFECT, I've been looking for the right pattern for a friend who is retiring and I want to surprise him with a quilt. I knew the perfect pattern would come along.
    Thanks Pam from Canada

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  17. I love the different designs that can be created with the block. Thanks for the opportunity to win the pattern booklet!

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  18. I can always use ideas for manly quilts! Thanks for the chance to win your booklet.

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  19. What a clever idea! and I love the added fence posts on the border! These rich colors are my absolute favorite ! Jmh

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  20. What a neat idea. I have 8 DGDs & 7 DGSs so I need the manly quilts for those guys for graduation quilts!

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  21. I love the fabrics and the old fashioned look they give to quilts . I'm always looking for the more old fashioned looking quilts . The ones like my Mother, Grandmothers and Great Grandmothers made, they are the ones I learned to quilt from oh so loooong ago .

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  22. That quilt is beautiful and the assembly looks like just what I love, making the complicated happen in a way that is much easier.

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  23. I always enjoy your fabrics. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  24. Thank you for this offer. Would love to make these patterns now that I’m recently retired.

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  25. Win or lose, I'm going shopping for a couple of these patterns. They are great!! Thank you for the gift.

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  26. Great pattern with so many options. I have many men folk who would love a quilt.

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  27. I have always wanted to make a log cabin quilt but always thought there are so many pieces and it would take so much time. Your patterns in this book give you the look in a much easier doable way! Would love to win this book, thanks for a chance!!
    Carmen

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  28. Never have made a log cabin quilt. but want to. This could be the time for me to forge ahead! Would love to win this booklet.

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  29. My very first quilt I made was a log cabin quilt. Not my best but it was a quilt as you go which helped. I do love you star version! Thank you for the chance to win your booklet at a time when I'm bogged down and need some motivation!

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  30. years ago I made a log cabin from old jeans and overalls. It's a timeless design! would love to do another using the book! Jeannine aka j9knits

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  31. I absolutely love this pattern and the variations. I've never made a log cabin quilt and have always wanted to - this may be the perfect option. The fabrics are gorgeous, too, all my favorite colors.

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  32. I would LOVE to try one of these!!! I love the dramatic difference between light and dark fabrics in these patterns.

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  33. I love this idea for making an old favorite block in a simpler way! It is great! Thanks for a chance to win the booklet!

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  34. I absolutely love these patterns. I cannot wait to try making one.

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  35. These patterns are fantastic. And, I would make the first one for my husband. He needs a new quilt!

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  36. There aren't many manly quilts out there and there are several men I could do quts for. I would love to win this booklet! mcginnisgwen@gmail.com

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  37. Very cool quilts. Awesome designs. Have a happy day!! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  38. Nothing more traditional than a log cabin block. But you've put your spin on this design again to make something more fun. Thanks Lynn!

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  39. thanks for the opportunity to win this booklet. The patterns are very nice and your fabric choices really make the quilt. jmikes94@yahoo.com

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  40. Log Cabins NEVER get old and I love your quick methods. After making a Barn Raising (you gave a class in Arkansas) for my sister I want one too, or something similar for my bed.

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  41. Oh my, I love it!! I'd love the chance to win...thank you!

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  42. Absolutely love these quilts!! I have been wanting to make a quilt for my brother and sister in-law but needs king size I believe this would be perfect!
    Thank you for the chance to win

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  43. Once again you have sparked my interest to go home a make a log cabin quilt! I love your windmills option and love the versatility of the block. Thanks for your always exciting posts.

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  44. What a perfect quilt for my man! I just said last week that I need to make "him" a quilt and he stated to make it big enough to cover his feet!!! Wonderful pattern.

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  45. Thank you for this chance at your give away.
    Love your taste and inspirations.
    Crossing my fingers!!

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  46. Love all the variations you can make with just the one block. I need to make one of these for my son! ckrutjo at g mail dot com

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  47. Love all the variations! And yes, I would try making one for one of the guys in our family. Thanks for the fun!

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  48. I really like these quilt. It is always nice to find a quilt pattern that works for a man. I like that you are giving directions for both traditional piecing and your Layered Patchwork.

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  49. I really like this pattern. The log cabin block is one of my most favorite quilt blocks and it is so versatile in what you can create with it.

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  50. What a great way to use up strings. Love all the combinations. Always good to get a masculine pattern. Thanks for all your ideas

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  51. I really like this version of the log cabin block. I'm making a KT sampler quilt right now. Love your fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  52. I was looking at your post thinking how much fun this would be when I ran across your kind offer of the chance to win this book. I would love to have it. I have always said I could make log cabin quilts exclusively and never make two alike. My favorite block. Thank you.

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  53. I would love to make this version for my mother in law!

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  54. Wow!!! I love log cabins but have made only 2 and a half. This is a wonderful idea. The blocks have such versatility.

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  55. Once again you've hit a home run! Love the Fresh Cut Flowers and the quilt designs too!

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  56. Windmills and Fence Posts sounds so "Kansas". My daughter lives in Clay Center and we love your shop. Thank you for simplifying the log cabin into a great looking quilt!!!

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  57. I've been wanting to make another log cabin quilt, as has my sister, but I wanted to do something different. This is a wonderful idea!

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  58. I love log cabins and this is a new and wonderful way of doing log cabins. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  59. Yes, yes I want to make this block. One block twisted to make new designs. Thanks for the chance to win your book but I’ll be looking for it also.

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  60. These are my favorite fabric colors. Thanks for the drawing.

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  61. I love log cabin quilts and this is an appealing way to make one. Love all of the variations.

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  62. I really like this log cabin variation pattern. It offers an opportunity to use scraps from previous collections and add some new fabrics as well. Thanks for the opportunity to win the booklet.

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  63. Great idea, and I wouldn't have thought to piece it that way! Thanks for the chance to enter--I have lots of guys on my list who would be glad to get a quilt like this one.

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  64. I love the windmill! This is a great book. Thanks for giving me the chance to win it!

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  65. I recently saw a vintage quilt using the same block...I loved it! Now there's a pattern, even better. Thank you for the giveaway.

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