Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Log Cabins and a Free E Book!

Hi everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start! Lots going on here but more on that tomorrow :)

How about a FREE e book? I was asked to review Log Cabin Quilts by Fons and Porter awhile back and unfortunately life got in the way! I must admit I just had a chance to read through it last week. If you have been quilting for any amount of time you probably recognize the Fons and Porter brand. They are giants in the quilting world and have many books, a magazine and even a TV show along with a line of quilting notions. Check the Fons and Porter website out here. On to the review:

There are a ton of great layouts and tips in this book. There are pics to go with each detailed pattern along with some quilting suggestions The log cabin can be an easy to intermediate pattern depending upon the layout you use- Log Cabin, Courthouse Steps, or Woven are some of the choices. Woven is shown in solids in the book. 

The block has many different looks with colors (light/dark) and fabric (traditional vs modern) placement  making a huge difference in the final outcome. This book does demonstrate more traditional fabrics but after all isn't that what quilting is all about? Taking a great pattern and making your own interpretation of it? These patterns are great for scrappy quilts and solids alike. 

Here is the link to your free e-book.  Or here is the address which you can cut and paste in your browser:  www.fonsandporter.com/landing/free-log-cabin-quilt-patterns  
It makes a nice addition to any quilting library!

Happy Stitching!


1 comment:

  1. Log Cabin is definitely on my to-do someday list Ginny, thanks for the link.


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