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giveaway: Modern Log Cabin Quilting

Modern Log Cabin Quilting book cover

I’m so pleased to be showing you Susan Beal’s latest book, Modern Log Cabin Quilting, and offering a sweet giveaway today. You can read why Susan loves log cabin quilting and view projects from the book made by others at the Flickr group.

Modern Log Cabin Quilting how-to pages

This book introduces you to log cabin quilts, gives you all the information you need to sew your own, including tools and techniques, and offers a range of projects.

Modern Log Cabin Quilting bright furrows quilt

This is the Bright Furrows quilt, I like the cheerful colors. There are a whole range of quilts using both huge blocks and lots of small ones. There are a number of special quilt projects including a t-shirt quilt to save those worn out shirts that hold memories, an Anniversary quilt and the cozy Winter Woolens quilt.

Modern Log Cabin Quilting northwest modern quilt

Above is the Northwest Modern quilt, I like how it’s random. There is also a whole section on household items like tea towls, aprons, pillow cases and a pincushion.

Modern Log Cabin Quilting red cross handbag

I like the Red Cross bag which uses both corduroy and cotton fabrics. There are a nuber of bags, including a super simple drawstring bag, a zipper pouch, and a market tote. (A way to use up your fabric stash and make gifts at the same time!)

Modern Log Cabin Quilting charming camera case

This Charming Camera Case is easy (and uses some stealth velcro).

I’m thoroughly charmed by the quilts and projects in this book, they are fresh and inspiring. So I’m very happy to have both a copy of the book and a fabric kit to give away. If you’d like to enter please leave a comment with this post, and if you’d like please do take the time to share any quilting projects (or disasters) you’ve undertaken. I’ll go first: I’ve never quilted anything! Clearly I will have to change that very soon. You have until noon Pacific time on Thursday, April 7th to enter. The usual fine print applies. Good luck! The winner as chosen by the Random Number Generator is #45, Emily. Congrats! And thanks to everybody for entering!

· comments [469] · 04-4-2011 · categories:books · craft · sewing ·

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  • 1 Hannah L // Apr 6, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    I’ve never quilted anything either! I LOVE LOVE LOVE quilts and I can’t wait to learn how to make on eof my very own!!

  • 2 Carolyn C // Apr 6, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Quilting is high on my list of next-craft-projects but I’m not even sure how to start. This book looks like it would be a great resource!

  • 3 Holly // Apr 6, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    :) I grew up helping meemaw make quilts and bunnies.. bring back those good old memories. Hope to get the book n kit to get into it for my kids.

  • 4 Carla // Apr 6, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Years ago I lived in a log cabin in Alaska and remember dreaming of making a comfy quilt by hand. Downtown there’s a fabulous quilting shop. I yearn to welcome this traditional craft into my home and would love a copy of this book. Thanks!

  • 5 Kristen // Apr 6, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    I just finished my first quilt, the Big Zig by Denyse Schmidt. It was fun and pretty easy. You just have to go for it.

  • 6 Kim McM // Apr 6, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    I would love to win this book. If I don’t win it, I may have to go buy it. I love everything about quilting- the fabric, the geometry, the colors, but I am not the best at sewing. In high school, I would have graduated with honors except for my incomplete in sewing class. Yep, geometry was no problem, but putting in a zipper and sewing buttonholes did me in. I still dream of becoming an accomplished quilter, though, in spite of my lack of a sewing gene.

  • 7 amy // Apr 6, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    I’ve got loads of UFOs. The first time I tried to piece patchwork log cabin-ish thing, I had a total brain fart and ended up trying to sew seams that, had I bothered to read ANYTHING on the subject, I would’ve known didn’t need to exist.

  • 8 Amy // Apr 6, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    It seems that my mother has passed on every trait/talent/passion to me except for one….quilting. Well, I am passionate about wanting to quilt but am also passionate about all the hand quilted goodies I’ve received from her over the years :) So, if I win this book, I imagine it will be an awesome mother’s day present for her! :)

  • 9 julie // Apr 6, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    The more I see this book, the more I love it! I have never made a log cabin (gasp) but maybe it is time to start!

  • 10 Elaine // Apr 6, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    I’ve never quilted before but that camera case looks so cute!

  • 11 kirida // Apr 6, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    I’ve never quilted. This would be a great start!

  • 12 Anne // Apr 7, 2011 at 3:33 am

    Funny, I just added this book to my wishlist a few days ago!! I have always wanted to try a log cabin quilt…it’s the style that made me want to quilt, though I’ve always been intimidated by the pattern. I have made a few quilts from Denyse Schmidt’s book and they turned out really great! (If I do say so myself.)

  • 13 Amber // Apr 7, 2011 at 6:11 am

    I have never quilted, but I am eager to try.

  • 14 Becky Ardell Downs // Apr 7, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Me me me me me! I want a quilt book! I’ve started a gazillion quilt projects and finished maybe one, but I’d love to have a look and see what I can get started next.

  • 15 Anne // Apr 7, 2011 at 8:42 am

    I would love to start quilting and this book looks awesome!

  • 16 jenn // Apr 7, 2011 at 9:24 am

    I have never tried making a log cabin quilt, but these pictures look so modern and interesting. I’d love to try it–all of my previous quilting projects have been sort of random inspirations that I did without a pattern. I would love to work from a template!

  • 17 Karen // Apr 7, 2011 at 9:26 am

    This book looks amazing. I’m really new to quilting, I’ve made 1.5 small, lap-size quilts. I love working with colors and patterns.

  • 18 Monica // Apr 7, 2011 at 10:17 am

    I would love to learn how to quilt. This looks like a great way to start!

  • 19 sara // Apr 7, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    The first quilt I made was so much fun, but it took me forever! I took a few squares that my grandmother had embroidered and mixed them with a few of my own. Then I combined them into a very colorful quilt for my niece and nephew. The result was lovely!