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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Book Review of "Build Your Best Log Cabin"

"Build Your Best Log Cabin" is presented by Love of Quilting Magazine and Fons and Porter.

This is a great quilting reference book for your elibrary.  It has good tutorials on the three most popular styles of Log Cabin Blocks, the traditional, the courthouse steps and  the chevron.  Four quilts are presented with complete instructions as well as some additional tutorials on binding techniques.  Many layout versions are and size options are given.

I think my favorite quilt was the "Bears in Bertie's Log Cabin" quilt by Ricky Tims.  His choice of color, as always, was striking.  The combination and placement of the Log Cabin block and the Bear Paw block was innovative.  He shares some tips on bobbin work with trapunto as well as machine quilting ideas for this quilt.

Batiks were featured in "On the Dark Side" quilt by Lori Christianson.  The pattern is well written and an easy beginner pattern.

Another creative quilt was "Woven" which utilizes careful color placement to achieve the design.  Kudos to Shon McMain for this contemporary quilt.

And how about that Linked Chevrons quilt by Marti Michell.  Such a clever use of a courthouse step block intertwining.

Get your copy now.

Book review by Marian Gallian
Pink Hippo Quilts

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