Cabin Windows Flannel Quilt

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I know I really shouldn’t keep feeding my obsession with flannel, but when I saw this quilt I couldn’t resist.  There is something very striking about bright fabrics against a black background, and, in the case of this Cabin Windows Flannel Quilt, you get that stunning affect plus the cozy comfort of flannel!  Definitely a win-win.  I didn’t stand a chance!

Sue’s ingenious design makes each “window” look like stained glass complete with leading–what a fun way to use our Quilter’s Candy Flannel basics.

When I saw that the window block construction was done using partial seams I almost got scared off.  But my love of flannel overcame my fear and I jumped in.  As it turned out, my fear was unfounded: the construction made perfect sense once I started, and things fit together very nicely.  After I completed one block I quit fretting and got into a nice rhythm for finishing the rest.

I absolutely love the way it came out and my flannel obsession is satisfied…for now

LarCabinWindows


13 responses to “Cabin Windows Flannel Quilt”

  1. Stephanie Dunphy Says:
    04/24/2014 9:40 am

    I heart flannel too. What a gorgeous quilt — happy colors for doldrum days.

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  2. Ann Says:
    04/24/2014 10:44 am

    Sue’s pattern is so striking and looks great in flannels.Cute picture of you snuggling with your new cozy quilt!

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  3. Alisha Says:
    04/24/2014 12:58 pm

    You’re so cute, Laraine! I wonder where your next flannel fix will come from. You did a great job on this quilt!

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  4. Amanda Best Says:
    04/24/2014 1:50 pm

    That is gorgeous! Great job, Laraine! I love the stained glass look, too.

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  5. Bianca Bradley Says:
    04/24/2014 5:34 pm

    nice

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  6. Jan Gardner Says:
    04/25/2014 11:53 am

    Is this a kit? Just instructions? Book of designs? Tell me more,please!

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    • Laraine Says:
      04/25/2014 1:37 pm

      Hi Jan, Yes, it is a kit that comes with instructions. The easiest way to get there is to click on either photo (it will open a new window taking you to the kit web page).

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  7. Teresa Says:
    04/26/2014 7:32 pm

    I love flannel too. I thought I was the only one!

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  8. Dianne Says:
    04/29/2014 6:10 am

    When I first started quilting (long time ago) I was told you can’t use flannel. We’ll you proved them wrong. It’s a beautiful quilt and I still use flannel.

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    • Laraine Says:
      04/29/2014 8:49 am

      Wow, I’d never heard that before. I think my second ever quilt was flannel and I’ve done many others since then. Even when I do a regular flat cotton top I often opt for a flannel back if it is going to be a lap size.

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  9. Teri Says:
    04/29/2014 2:30 pm

    It’s AMAZING! What a fun colorful project!

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  10. Ann Says:
    04/30/2014 3:31 pm

    Black and bright colors are definitely a favorite at my cutting table. It’s hard for me to resist, because I love how the colors POP!!!!

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  11. debra Says:
    10/06/2014 8:17 pm

    I tried buying the kit a few months ago and they ran out. I have spent hours searching on the internet for a similar pattern. I would gladly pay you for a copy of the instructions or make a donation to your favorite charity. PLEASE help me find this pattern.

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