Here are some recent posts and reviews about Modern Log Cabin Quilting!
Sherri Osbourne, About.com: This book offers directions for 25 fun and easy projects. You will be amazed at the variety of projects you can make using log cabin blocks. Of course, you can create a quilt, but you can also make a coaster set, pillows, an apron, a camera case, and so much more!
Mims Copeland of the Oregonian: This great book has 25 patterns for quilts, pillows, bags, potholders and more, along with a little bit of history and plenty of information on techniques. Even though I’m only a beginning quilter, I feel confident that I could attack any project in this book.
Vivian McInerney of Oregon Home Magazine: Super crafty Susan Beal of Portland penned Modern Log Cabin Quilting after falling in love with that traditional technique. It’s packed with instructions for 25 hip home projects ranked from easy — patch pocket aprons — to complex full-size quilts. Threaded through the book are tidbits of quilting history sure to enthrall new crafters.
Beginner quilters sometimes ask me to recommend a starter book, and this is the book I am going to recommend from now on. The basic quilting instructions at the beginning of the book are clear. Everything you need is covered, with great tips.
The designs are fresh and beautiful. The author’s taste is wonderful. This is the first album/scrapbook type quilt I’ve seen, that I would want to make. And of course, for me, this is a knitting book. I am in love with the “crosses” quilt on the cover; the construction of a knitted version sprang into my head immediately and won’t let me go.
…but she designed and knitted an exquisite Mitered Crosses blanket version of the Modern Crosses quilt, and posted the pattern on Ravelry to benefit Mercy Corps’ earthquake relief efforts in Japan! As of March 22, just a few days in, she’s donated $2,250 from the sale of the pattern! I am amazed and grateful at this wonderful fundraiser celebrating my favorite pieced quilt’s lovely knitted cousin. Thank you to Kay doesn’t even come close to covering it. I’m in tears.