lazy longhorn {a new pattern}

I have officially {but not really…} been working on this quilt and pattern for forever! It just about feels like its been the one thing I’ve wanted to complete but just couldn’t {for whatever reason!}. I dropped a few hints on Instagram, and in person to a few people but never really divulged the whole idea {maybe for fear of being laughed at?!} – it is not everyday that you set out to make a ‘cow quilt’! But with the whole stag/bull/cow head art-deco design craze I’m joining in with my own version!

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Lazy Longhorn {as its affectionately been named… you can work out the reasoning!} came about when my husband jokingly said one day ‘when are you going to make me a quilt’ – what?!?  One can only laugh in reply to this, because a quilt for my husband has many {many} must-haves – like the colours he wants, the size, the warmth and of course the ‘manly’ design! He was serious though, and asked for my iPad so he could start ‘his’ design. What we ended up with was about half an hour of him playing in quiltography and a very questionable looking bulls head {I did have to ask what it was… not so much a drawer but I do love him so!}.

That little exercise left me wondering {this was about January} and after dreaming {?!} about his ‘cow quilt’ and how much people would think ‘its so cool’ {?!} I set to work to draw up a design that looked a little more like what we needed. Must say, I fell a bit in love with it, and have the more and more I planned and played with block sizes. So after all those months, and setting it aside too many times, I give you a finished quilt and a new live.love.sew pattern co. pattern to boot!

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The sizing on this design can be changed simply by adding or omitting blocks – or by setting them in a horizontal or grid placement rather than offset. Using fat quarters {with plenty leftover} this quilt is perfect for those stash fabrics you would love to see featured and leaves you with a lovely 17″ finished block. FJ {just call him the quilt designer!} picked some Bella Solids {Moda Fabrics} for this quilt {I added a couple of extras for that pop of colour} all purchased at the Fat Quarter Shop.

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A perfect quilt for your little {or big} buckaroo! I have one block cut from Garden Party Tango for my sewing room – because who doesn’t need a floral bulls head on their wall?!

Pattern can be purchased here {Etsy} or here {Craftsy} for $8.95 AUD. If you head over here with the coupon LAZYCOW I will treat you to a 25% discount! {Code valid until Wednesday 13th August 2014}.

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For your chance to win a free copy of my Lazy Longhorn pattern just a} leave me a comment below and b} become a follower {if not already!} and in a second comment tell me how you follow along! Easy! I will be picking two lucky winners Sunday 17 August 2014 at 6pm {Australian Eastern Standard Time}. Winners will be announced on the blog and contacted via email. Head on over also to Instagram for another chance to win!

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I do hope you love this design as much as I do – its a fun one and such a blast to make!

Keera
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  1. says

    What a cute pattern! My husband is also “designing” the quilt he wants for me to make for him, but it is tiny pieces and he keeps changing his mind on colors and material!
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  2. Usairdoll says

    What an awesome quilt! I was born in Texas, the longhorn state and raised on a farm (in Alaska) so this quilt caught my eye. Great colors as well! You guys did a super job! ;-D

    Thanks for a chance to win a pattern.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. Usairdoll says

    New follower via BlogLovin and IG.

    Thanks again for a chance to win, super giveaway!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. Heather says

    Keera, this is the perfect pattern for my oldest boy who decided at the age of 5 that he wanted to be a farmer! He has the 2 quarters of land, but no livestock yet. Maybe his first cows will come as a quilt! Love it : )

  5. Jan Jones says

    I absolutely love this pattern! My brother who has Autism aspires to be a rancher. This would be a delightful quilt to make for him

  6. Joy French says

    It’s a great idea and I’m sure the patterns will be snapped up. I’d love to see what other create with their fabric choices.

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