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 fabric around 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
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 fabric around 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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- 8.00(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.60(d)
Meet the Author
For Janet Houts drawing geometric shapes and designs and translating them into quilt designs came naturally. She began her career in the graphic arts, translated it to quilting and now designs quilts for several textile companies. Her quilts have been published in numerous quilting magazines. She and her husband, Steven, reside in the Sun Valley area of Idaho where she receives much inspiration from the beautiful natural surrounds. She is co-author of Circle of Nine.
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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.