Log Cabin Quilts The Basics & Beyond: Classic to Contemporaryby Janet Houts, Jean Ann Wright
Log Cabin quilts have been a long-time favorite among quilters, popular since the mid-1800 s when both the pattern and technique were new. Today the basic log cabin block technique of sewing strips of fabricaround a center square remains the same, while the quilt settings and fabrics take the log cabin quilt from classic to contemporary. In this new book from Janet
Log Cabin quilts have been a long-time favorite among quilters, popular since the mid-1800 s when both the pattern and technique were new. Today the basic log cabin block technique of sewing strips of fabricaround a center square remains the same, while the quilt settings and fabrics take the log cabin quilt from classic to contemporary. In this new book from Janet Houts and Jean Ann Wright,Log Cabin Quilts The basics & beyond, you will learn traditional Log Cabin block construction, including Courthouse Steps and Half Log Cabin, and how to design your own Log Cabin quilts. 7 quilt projects use 7 classic Log Cabin quilt setting variations, including Barn Raising and Straight Furrows . 12 more projects are provided using the classic Log Cabin block in a variety of contemporary, innovative settings. Includes complete step-by-step technique photographs and instructions for piecing Log Cabin blocks, Courthouse Step blocks and Half Log Cabin blocks. Sizing and fabric requirement charts for creating blocks in whatever size you choose. Beautifully photographed.
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Meet the Author
Janet Houts transferred graphic design skills to a career in quilting. She designs for several textile companies and her quilts have appeared in numerous magazines.
Jean Ann Wright was editor of Quilt Magazine for 20 years. She is now a best-selling author and has designed several best-selling Creative Grids rulers. Her quilts have appeared in many magazines and she has been a featured guest on The Quilt Show.
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Like most other quilts blocks, it’s all about how you turn them. These authors make it easy to see how to do that with Log Cabin blocks. They did show me that Log Cabin blocks can be made in several different ways. Six pages give an overview to Log Cabin blocks. Then there is a 16-page photo instructional section on how to make the different blocks. If you follow along in this section, you can’t go wrong. Another dozen pages provide yardage requirements in chart form for different finished sizes of blocks. There are 19 patterns with photos, cutting and material lists and graphics to keep you on the right path. I love the colors they have chosen for their quilts but as always, make it to fit your house or the person you are making the quilt for by choosing your own colors. You won’t believe how different each will look. A small bio of the authors can be found at the back of the book and a photo of them is in the front. These are the authors that wrote Circle of Nine which is another favorite of mine. This book will be added to my permanent library of must have quilt books.