This isn’t about being restless or bored from a prolonged stay in a remote or confined space… this is about being excited about cabins. Specifically – Log Cabins.
Not that kind. I’ll be more specific – Log Cabin quilts!
Clockwise from upper left: Four-Patch Log Cabin by Susan Ache / Blaze by Amy Smart – Diary of a Quilter / Very Berry by Brigitte Heitland – Zen Chic / Hourglass Courthouse Steps by Audrie Bidwell – BleuIsBlue
I love log cabins. Make that – I Love Log Cabins.
Published by Martingale/That Patchwork Place, this terrific new book features sixteen different Log Cabin quilts from sixteen contributors.
The variety of designs is rather astonishing – so many options all related to the same basic concept of strips sewn around a square to create a pattern.
Clockwise from upper left: Seeing Stars by Kimberly Jolly – It’s Sew Emma / Blocked In by Melissa Corry – Happy Quilting / Rockin’ the Rainbow by Jackie White – Jackie’s Art Quilts / Framed by Lynne Hagemeir – Kansas Troubles
I love that several quilts have a diagonal setting. While it’s easy to create some really cool diagonal designs with log cabin blocks, most log cabin quilts seem to use straight settings.
The other contributors to I Love Log Cabins are – Amy Ellis – AmysCreativeSide, Rebecca Silbaugh – RubyBlue Quilts, Jocelyn Ueng – It’s Sew Emma, Heather Andrus – QuiltStory , Jill Finley – Jillily Studio, Penny Barnes – PB&J Quilt Studio and our very own ModaLissa – Lissa Alexander.
And that Rosie-person.
This is Mi Casa.
It’s made with Layer Cake squares from several different collections including: Collections for a Cause – Mill Book 1892, Barbara Brackman’s Metropolitan Fair ~ one of my all-time favorites, Sticks & Stones by Laundry Basket, Atelier by 3 Sisters, Rue Indienne by French General and a few others.
Mi Casa finishes at 77″ x 77″ and it uses a diagonal setting to make a “sun and shadow” or checkerboard of lights and darks. The strips finish at 3/4″ wide so there are a few tips included about cutting and sewing log cabin strips, especially those that are a bit narrower.
But if you want to know more… you’ll need the book. I Love Log Cabins.
To help you get a copy, I’m going to give away three (3) copies.
Just leave a comment telling us if you’ve ever made a Log Cabin quilt. You have until midnight on Thursday – February 11th. Winners will be notified via e-mail.
So if that prolonged stay in a confined space means you’re spending a day or more in your sewing room making a log cabin quilt… here’s to “cabin fever”.