Windham Fabrics announces Natalie Barnes as a part of the Fabric Design Family!

Friday, January 30, 2015

TRADITION with a TWIST

NOTE:  THIS GIVEAWAY IS COMPLETED, AND THE WINNER CHOSEN!

 
QUILTERS NEWSLETTER MAGAZINE.
you know the name
you have probably subscribed for years
but
do you ever look for the special issue magazines
that this great team
puts out during various times of the year?

there is a great special issue on news stands now
TRADITION WITH A TWIST
beyond the reef Post and Beam
has written a great introduction
and many of her quilts are featured

there are twenty one projects all in one place
and I am pleased to announce that one of the quilts
Post and Beam
was designed and made by me
and quilted by
Post and Beam quilt by Natalie Barnes
honestly.
what a great idea it is to look at tradition
with a fresh new perspective
I really enjoyed creating this shifty little log cabin type modern!!

two of the projects in the magazine have kits available to purchase
Piece of Cake and Just a Taste
 BUT
has made this lovely bundle available for a giveaway!!

just leave a comment
and let me know whether you would rather live in a
log cabin
or
a mid century modern post and beam home
and why

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be.do.create
natalie.




123 comments:

nicolesender said...

I'd love to live in a log cabin. Log cabins are usually located in the woods or near a lake or stream. Being closer to nature and not living in the city would be great!

Janet M said...

The mid century post and beam would feel like home to me since I grew up in the 50's and have lots of photos and memories from that era! I guess I gave away my age here :>)

Gill said...

I'd like to live in a log cabin in the summer months!!
Your quilt is fabulous - I love it!

Julie said...

I love a post and beam home. However, a "modern" log cabin by a lake would be a wonderful get away retreat for quilting.

Joan Carter said...

Log cabin because I used to live in one but had to move. It was lovely and quiet in the woods.

Meg Tison said...

I agree with the modern cabin by the lake, but it will have a large quilt studio with lots of natural light. I can dream!

Deanie said...

Oh wow, that's a tough question for me because I love both, but I guess if I had to choose, it would be a log cabin because I love the cozy rustic feel and back to basics lifestyle, way back to where quilting began. :)

mary said...

I would love to live in a log cabin by a lake. I would welcome the laid back life of a cabin. The cabin would have a large space for quilting.

scottylover said...

Oh, I have been waiting for your post! I couldn't wait to see what quilt you made.

I would love the mid-century post and beam home. I am not a fan of log cabins (house not quilt block) and love the style of a post and beam house. Love the craftsmanship of them.

Sandy A

terrieannie said...

I've always dreamed of living in an A-frame log cabin in the Black Hills....near a stream, so I can listen to the flowing water. Sigh. But I love the Arts and Crafts style houses, too. They're citified nature in my mind.

Anonymous said...

Love the quilt, will have to get the mag,!

I would choose the post and beam , more contemporary but still rustic feeling, with much higher ceilings and lots of light. Near the water or on a hillside with some distant views from my studio windows, please!
Susan in Dublin

Janie said...

I could live in either home. As long as I have a sewing area! Your quilt is gorgeous. Thanks for the giveaway.

CapitolaQuilter said...

Post and Beam built in a setting where you would traditionally find a log cabin that way I can have the best of both worlds. You are more likely to have lots of flat wall space for a design wall that way too.

Margaret Maloney said...

These haiku are here
so that I may be entered
for the giveaway.

Post and beam for me.
Straight lines, geometric shapes--
just like in my quilts!

anna brown said...

I think a mid century post and beam home.........there less up keep a log home needs love all the time....I live close buy too of them....I really love beams sooo yaaa ...Could hang quilts from them...

Kathryn said...

When I was in my 20s, I was in love with log homes. In my 30s I loved post and beam. What do I live in? A center hall colonial!!

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Log cabin, because I love lake living or mountain living... and log cabins fit into both places :)

Quilting Tangent said...

Log cabin, love the wood. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Sue said...

My family and I are lucky enough to have a log cabin in the woods near a lake -- we love it in the summer months. No electricity or phone -- we are completely unplugged! I'm thinking of taking my treadle there.

JoyceLM said...

The log cabin block is my favorite - I love your updated version of it. Thanks for sharing & thanks for the chance to win.

lindav said...

I'm thinking a modern log cabin by water would be the way to go - and yeah, in the summer.

Fibercrafter said...

Mid century for me - lots of light for quilting.

Nicole said...

I would choose the post and beam house I think. I love log cabins but they always seem too dark.

I love you quilt colours!

JANET said...

I like both. As long as they were in the woods or a natural area, I would not care. (Although I love the look of cream walls and dark beams.) Love the quilt!

Barbara Fox said...

I would say a modern log cabin, high ceilings and plenty of light in from the outside, stairs going to the loft where you can relax and sew.

Shelley said...

I am a log cabin girl. I love the rustic feel and the feeling of the great out doors inside. Greens, rusts, and brown's are my go to colors. It goes along with lakes and campfires. I will not mention mosquitos.

Linda said...

HELLO,I'd choose post+beam,as they are open,light-filled,but still retain an 'olden-days look'! Such a neat quilt! Thank You for your Blog, your Inspiration+a swell giveaway too!

msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Susan Stanton said...

I'd choose a warm and cozy log cabin in the woods so that I could draw inspiration from the nature that would surround it.
yoyopattycakes at hotmail dot com

czwomack said...

I'd love to live in a midcentury post and beam house with a view of the ocean, because much of my inspiration comes from what I see outside my window. Ironically, my all-time favorite quilt pattern is the log cabin....

Renata A Little Bit County said...

I will take a more modern post and beam home.

Cheri, the Quilting Nanny said...

Mid century post and beam house (if it is what I am thinking it is) I like seeing my house decoration...and with beams and such inside...I get to see it all the time instead of just when I go outside with a log cabin! But with that bundle of beautiful dot fabric...a quilt made of that would make any house beautiful!
Cheri, the quilting nanny
quiltingnanny(at)yahoo(dot)com

Melody Lutz said...

Log cabin...location location location!

Dixie said...

I love log cabin quilts - we enjoy going to the mountains and nothing says you are outdoors to me than a log cabin. Something about woods just appeals to me!
mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

Konnie Osborne said...

Grew up in Alaska, log cabins yes....can't wait to relocate

Rhonda Davis said...

I have always loved log cabins and the idea of one in the middle of the forest sounds awesome to me. At my age I don't think that will happen.

Penny said...

I've always wanted to live in a log cabin but haven't yet. The log construction really appeals to me. I think a log cabin would be the perfect place to display that quilts that I make & the antique guilts that I enjoy collecting.

darmkrystal@gmail.com said...

definitely a log cabin....it would be the perfect setting for all the quilts.....

tac73 said...

Love the log cabin idea if it is in the right setting and has enough light.

Julie in GA said...

I would love to have a modern log cabin away from the city (as long as there is enough space for a sewing room!)

Jen Beatty said...

I have fallen in love w/clean lines the last few years, so a mid century modern would be my preference.

ledamewood said...

Mid Century post and beam for sure. Love those clean lines. Where I love to stay in a log cabin and enjoy all the wood, coziness and warmth, on a daily basis, MCM is more my style. I love all the open space and windows with the light streaming through.

LindaSchiffer said...

OH, log cabin for sure! :) I enjoy the texture of logs especially in walls and ceiling beams ... and think of all the fun you can have decorating with quilts!

:) Linda

Anonymous said...

I'd prefer to live in a mid century modern post and beam home because I think it might have more light for my quilting room.

wlinda_ca(at)yahoo(dot)com

Linda E in AZ said...

I'm one of those more modern types. Like the effect on your quilt of the white partial circles.
thanks!

Dawn said...

I would rather live in a Log Cabin any day, I guess it seems so basic and I love the idea of getting back to basics. I love your quilt, especially the colors. I am following you by email, have a great day!
dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

Carrie P. said...

Log Cabin for me because I love the woods and that is usually where you find a log cabin. I would prefer mine on the banks of a lake too. :0)
I follow your blog via email.
Congrats on your wonderful quilt being in the magazine. I love log cabin quilts too.

Debbie said...

Probably in the modern house but filled with antiques and vintage stuff that I love. A log cabin would be too dark and my eyes aren't what they once were. Your quilt is stunning and your giveaway fabric is so darn pretty. Thanks for the chance to win.

Melanie Varela said...

I'd have to go with the mid century modern post and beam. Log cabin is a bit too rustic for me.

Cecilia said...

I would choose the mid century modern post and beam house. The log cabin is picturesque, but a little too rustic for me. I love your quilt! Thanks for the great giveaway.

Vicki H said...

Log cabin, I'd like to be close to nature.

quiltfru said...

I would love to live in a log cabin. I like remoteness and nature.

Pamela said...

Definitely a log cabin! I love natural wood. Thanks for the giveaway!

Veronika said...

I think log cabin because of the scenery that is associated with it :)
Veronikagraper@gmail.com

Andrea York said...

No log cabins for me. A friend had one and she wasn't crazy about it. I'll stick to the mid century post and beam type!
Lovely fabrics-I love dots!

Adele said...

Mid century for sure- it's my favorite style! Nostalgia? Maybe.

Jackie Thompson said...

I would love to live in a log cabin. They look so cozy! It would probably need a fireplace, too! Fun question!

jackiethompson323(at)gmail.com

DEKowal said...

Which is warmer? I get cold fast.
Thank you for allowing us a chance to win fabric!!

PK Sews said...

I'd love a log cabin! The rich warm tones of logs seem so cozy. Thanks for the chance to win this delightful fabric, and thanks for sharing your delightful quilt. I love the contrasts of the bright colors and the gray shades, and the addition of that swirly-lines fabric is perfect! The quilt really keeps the eyes moving.

Cheryl Bush said...

Mid century post & beam - I'm not very rustic so that suits me better than a log cabin:)

Kathy Davis said...

I live in the MO Ozarks so a Log Cabin would be perfect. Would love to have one down near the river.
Kathy Davis
kdavis1@centurytel.net

msmissy02 said...

I would rather live in a post and beam home, just because I like the look of them much better. Thanks for the giveaway! msmissy02 at gmail dot com

sisylyn2 said...

WOULD PREFER LIVING IN A LOG CABIN AND GETTING TOGETHER WITH NEIGHBORS AND HAVE QUILTING BEES

Pam A said...

I would rather live in a log cabin in the Rockies, beautiful scenery, deer, elk and moose visiting...

Anonymous said...

I would prefer the mid century post and beam at this point. But the log cabin would be great when the 9 to 5 season is over. But quilting makes either a fantastic home!

Sherri I
tba247(at)hotmail(dot)com

jmniffer said...

I think the idea of a log cabin is appealing, not sure if the reality would live up to it but I'd be willing to give it a try!

Lee said...

I would be a log cabin girl w/ my log cabin quilts! I love them!

Cynthia Knapp said...

I prefer a log cabin. They just seem so cozy! Thanks for sharing with us! Cyndy Knapp cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

Jeneta said...

I think I'd prefer a log cabin experience, as it is the opposite of what I live in now!

Jessica said...

I would love to live in a log cabin. They just feel so cozy. Modern feels "cold" and uncomfortable to me.

Sherill said...

I think a post and beam home would be very cozy! It also would be a wonderful place to show case quilts!

suequilter said...

Post and beam. Log cabin may provoke cabin fever!

Linda B said...

Log cabin all the way....as long as I have electricity....I would love being out in the woods....

Barb Peters said...

Our family homesteaded in Washington State way back when and settled in a log cabin. I would love a log cabin home again!

Marisa Ramirez said...

Log cabin - because it's cozy and typically located in the mountains!

Anne said...

Mid century modern all the way!!

Lorri Foley said...

Log cabin with a porch and fireplace please!!

klstitches said...

Well I guess I would like the best of both worlds, I live in a post and beam home, but have a log cabin in Alaska! It is fun to have the good fortune to experience both each with its own character and lifestyle. Just like old quilt blocks made modern......

Christina Vandervlist, Spiritbead said...

Oh my, definitely a log cabin! Surely there would be a pretty woods behind it and a lake out front?....

Ali said...

A mid century modern post and beam home, I can't really explain why - I booked one for a trip a couple years ago and it was just beautiful and not full of splinters! ;)

GranChris said...

I love a log cabin but they are expensive to build. I need to win the lottery. Dots are my favorite these days.

Sarah said...

I would LOVE to live in a log cabin. sarah@forrussia.org

baby boet said...

Absolutely a log cabin! I would sit by the fire, with a cup of tea, happily sewing my hours away. You can reach me at babyboet@gmail.com

Naomi Raimon said...

I would choose Post and Beam...I currently live in an almost 200 year old house and I am ready for an update!

Beth said...

Log cabin for me! Right now we live in a hundred year old farm house. A log cabin is next on my list; my sister and I always dreamed we'd share a log cabin as old ladies and the grandkids would come visit us there. Doesn't that sound like fun? In between visits we'd be content crazy old cat ladies. Good times.

Heather J said...

I would choose a post and beam as I currently live in a ranch style house now.

Wendy Booth-Boyd said...

Being snug,warm and having all mod cons in a more modern home would be a must...I need somewhere to plug in my sewing machine!
Thanks for the chance
Wendy

delaineelliott said...

I would rather live in a log cabin because I do live in a log cabin. Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

Podunk Pretties said...

A log cabin in the Tennessee mountains because cabins are cozy and mountains are away from the hussle and bussle...it would be a dream come true. Of course I could settle for the bundle of cute fabric! Thanks for the fun!

Rachel said...

I would love to live in a post and beam. I know a couple that lives in one and it is an absolutely gorgeous house! I also love me some dots, so thanks for the chance to win! ;)

Mary W Quilts said...

I choose a log cabin for its coziness and a great place to display and use quilts!

Alice Ronne said...

Definitely a log cabin...Born and raised a city girl but in my heart I'd love to be able to wake up to a beautiful sunrise over the lake and fall asleep to the sound of a nearby stream. Thanks for the giveaway! akronne17 (at) gmail (dot) com

Leslie's Itchin to be Stitchin said...

I would definitely say...log cabin, only because there would be so many simple walls to display quilts!

GTlady said...

I like the new Post and Beam Log cabins, they look so elegant.

Sonja Mclane said...

I am a log cabin kind of girl but it would have to be big enough to have a quilting room and let me maneuver with my walker. Love to polka dots I could really use them!!!!!! sonjasmith76@yahoo.com

pearl said...

I love log cabin...there is nothing as good as living within nature. The serenity alone is to die for.

Debbie said...

I love in a small log cabin and love it. Your quilt has given me some great ideas to try with some blocks that started out as bento blocks. I'm changing it up. Thanks

Lisa Marie said...

I'd choose whichever one had more room for quilting!

misty s said...

My aunt and uncle built their own log cabin, and while I love being there to this day (rafters, coziness, the warmth of wood) I'd rather live in a post and beam simple because you can change out the wall colors and pattern. In a log cabin it's all wood all the time! Thanks for the opportunity!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I would love the mid century post and beam. Love the look, and I'm not into the rustic log cabin style.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I would love the mid century post and beam. Love the look, and I'm not into the rustic log cabin style.

Jo ann Dickerson said...

I like the look of a log house, but I would choose to live in a mid century modern.

Stitches said...

I would choose a Log Cabin home, with modern conveniences!! I just love the rustic look and usually there are in a woodsy setting too. I really am an old-fashioned girl..

Greta Honeycutt said...

Post and beam for me. Log cabins are nice to visit, but not really my style.

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Margaret Gross said...

Post and beam with lots of built in book cases, craftsmen style. Love the polka dots in the give away. What is it about dots that make me and my quilted sisters so excited? I think it takes us back to our early childhoods.

Margaret
Meggross@att.net

Debbie said...

I love log cabins because there were so many of them where I grew up in the mountains of NC! I would want one a little bigger and with more windows than the standard though. I love your quilt and I absolutely adore the polka dot fabric giveaway-thanks for the chance to win!

Tabitha Keener said...

I would love a log cabin as long as it had a few mod cons! It would be so peaceful, which would be the best thing about it! Thanks for the giveaway!

tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

Her Indoors said...

There's just the two of us so we don't need much space. I like to be cosy so I would choose a log cabin. We stayed in one on holiday and we liked it very much. Super quilt and fab giveaway BTW

tawa said...

I love those bright fabrics! I would live in a log cabin, simply because we don't have them here in our country. It sounds romantic. Tarnia.hodges AT gmail.com

Stephanie Lau said...

Mid century modern is totally cool. My grandparents lived in a mid century home with a fabulous pink couch and two black wingback chairs. Great childhood memories.

Alene said...

Definitely a log cabin! I love nature, especially water and I want to be close to it!

Lois Bates said...

Log cabin - quilts look so comfy in a log cabin setting.

juliehallfeldhaus said...

Quilts look so good in a log home so that's what I would pick:)

mlhummy said...

Thanks for the chance to win these pretty fabrics! I'd rather live in a mid-century home. It would probably have a great front porch and that is a necessity!

WYO Di said...

I've lived in a log home, and although beautiful, they lack good lighting. A factor necessary for my quilting. So I'd say the post and beam for good lighting.

Barb in Mi said...

Log cabin for me, please. Love the natural feel and they are usually located in woodsy areas, hopefully with some lake or stream close by. Thanks so much!

Deb said...

Mid century modern all the way! And I love seeing your booth at Road 2 CA every year!

Bennett and Graves said...

Mid century post and beam for sure. All those logs.....How do you dust them? Hang pictures? Your rooms are all the Same Color?!

Sarina said...

My husband keeps telling me he's gonna build a modern post and beam- concrete and glass in the middle of nowhere! As long as the middle of nowhere is still a beautiful mountain setting... Or tropical. ;)

elise said...

Log cabin, because I've been feeling anti-social and needing lots of space and silence, I love the woods and the flora and fauna that live there....

Deb said...

I would like to live in a mid century post and beam. With lots of natural light coming in the big windows.

natalie. beyond the reef said...

Thanks, everyone, for your comments, and for choosing between modern or traditional log cabin! How much fun to hear from all of you. The winner of this giveaway will be posted by Quilters Newsletter, tomorrow!!!
This giveaway has been concluded.
Thank you again!!!
Natalie.