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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 ·

469 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Gemma // Apr 4, 2011 at 3:23 am

    The first thing I quilted was a baby blanket that came out very, very wonky and looked like it was sewn with my feet! Now that I have a few of the quilting templates, everything lies more evenly!

  • 2 KJ@letsgoflyakite // Apr 4, 2011 at 3:29 am

    I only started quilting this year. I have never tried a log cabin blog, but I just finished a Union Jack Block this weekend – in anticipation of the Royal Wedding.

  • 3 Kathy d // Apr 4, 2011 at 3:36 am

    I’m a self taught quilter and I have alot of false start projects laying around. One of my life goals is to complete a full size bed quilt.

  • 4 Emily // Apr 4, 2011 at 3:49 am

    I don’t quilt, but my mom would LOVE that book!

  • 5 jessica m // Apr 4, 2011 at 3:53 am

    love your blog! thanks for the giveaway. i have quilted a bit in school (studied fiber arts) and have recently begun to make squares using this method http://www.filminthefridge.com/2009/04/27/a-string-quilt-block-tutorial-paper-pieced-method/ it is very fun!

  • 6 Courtney Marlowe // Apr 4, 2011 at 3:53 am

    I made a baby quilt from batiks for a colleague one summer. The air conditioning was broken. I quilted and wilted during that project. It was totally worth it. The results were gorgeous!

  • 7 Shelley // Apr 4, 2011 at 4:03 am

    I tried to make a mini-sized quilt once on my mother’s sewing machine when I was 12. Special emphasis on ‘tried’~

  • 8 Shana // Apr 4, 2011 at 4:14 am

    I made my first quilt in high school, and it was a log cabin. Would love to try this pattern again now that I’m a better sewer!

  • 9 patty // Apr 4, 2011 at 4:17 am

    I’ve never tried to quilt, but would like to try. Does it all have to be hand stitched?

  • 10 Anna // Apr 4, 2011 at 4:19 am

    I’m just finishing my first log cabin quilt, using improvisational piecing, and it’s been SO MUCH FUN! I’d love to explore some of the projects in this book.

  • 11 Kirstie // Apr 4, 2011 at 4:24 am

    I’ve knit a log cabin blanket, but haven’t tried actually quilting one quite yet. I keep toying with the idea of improving my sewing skills, but haven’t done much beyond a few small projects.

  • 12 Jamie G // Apr 4, 2011 at 4:24 am

    I love how quilts have become modern and new again. I would love to learn with this book! Thanks for sharing.

  • 13 Lise // Apr 4, 2011 at 4:26 am

    I’ve always wanted to try quilting but have been intimidated. I think one of the small projects to start would be perfect!

  • 14 Jessica P // Apr 4, 2011 at 4:27 am

    Cool! I started quilting about a year ago. I’ve finished two large t-shirt quilts and a baby blanket – all very, very simple. I’m looking forward to starting something a bit more complex. This book looks like it would be fun to work through.

  • 15 Ali // Apr 4, 2011 at 4:37 am

    I made a quilt top for my mother but never figured out how to finish it. She got it for her birthday anyway.

  • 16 Lisa // Apr 4, 2011 at 4:39 am

    I once made a quilt with a group of people, but none of us really knew what we were doing, and it came out really weird.

  • 17 Nicole // Apr 4, 2011 at 4:45 am

    As a modern quilter, I am smitten with such a twist on an old block. Groovy!

  • 18 AmandaL // Apr 4, 2011 at 4:46 am

    When we moved into our new house, I left one of my quilting projects currently in progress out on the floor. It was a pinwheel pattern using triangles cut on the bias, so there was a good deal of stretch to the pieces. One of our cats, thoroughly enraged at the move, used it as a litter box. Washing pieces of quilt cut on the bias didn’t help lining things up in the long run, and that #&%$ cat continued to look for it to make a statement pretty frequently. Chaos!

  • 19 Carla // Apr 4, 2011 at 4:47 am

    I am mostly a knitter but have been VERY interested in giving quilting another try-

  • 20 Beth // Apr 4, 2011 at 4:48 am

    I have seen this book several times recently and think it would be great to have! I am just getting started again after a long hiatus from sewing. My great grandfather and grandmother were quilters. I would love to carry on that tradition!

  • 21 Dawn // Apr 4, 2011 at 4:56 am

    I have been quilting for about 10 years. Love new and interesting patterns.

  • 22 SKB // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:00 am

    My quilting disaster is that my MIL is a hand-quilting instructor and has horribly dismissed every quilting project I’ve undertaken since I married her son, because I machine-quilt.

  • 23 Megan Y // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:02 am

    I am just finishing pricing my very first quilt top. It’s a little wonky, but that’s what the style is now, right?? Haha.

    I’ve enjoyed my quilting experience thus far, so am excited to keep going and have inspirational books in the wings. This one looks great. The bright furrows quilt is intriguing, thought I don’t know if that will be the secod quilt I tackle.

  • 24 meghan // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:02 am

    i’ve attempted a few, but never finished any! my mother is a master quilter and i would love to do something with her!

  • 25 Liz // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:02 am

    I want this book!

  • 26 Lily // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:04 am

    I made my brother a quilt when he left for college. I loved it, and absolutely adored my experience making it, and I cross my fingers that he found some clean corner of his fraternity house to store it in…

  • 27 megan // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:09 am

    I need an excuse to attempt quilting, this would be a good kick in the pants!

  • 28 ellen // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:10 am

    I enjoyed log cabin knitting but have not yet tried quilting. I’d love to be able to try it out.

  • 29 Jessie // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:10 am

    I’m currently making napkins from what seems like a million different blue/yellow fabrics for our wedding. The plan is to collect as many as possible at the end of the night and launder them so that I can make a quilt to top our bed. I am both thrilled for the adventure and worried that we will be swamped with tons of fabric… this would be a great solution to the potential problem!

  • 30 Jennifer // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:10 am

    I make quilts all the time, and I’m always looking for new, modern ideas. I’ve been coveting this book lately and I’m so excited that you’re giving it away!

  • 31 Carolyn // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:14 am

    I’m in the middle of making my first quilt – a baby quilt for my friend who just had the first baby in our group of friends. It seems to be going okay, but I bet this book would be a great resource!

  • 32 Kit // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:18 am

    I would LOVE this book, it looks fantastic. I’ve made a few quilts at random, and I know they weren’t done correctly. It’d be nice to have some sort of actual instruction!

  • 33 E. Ryan // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:19 am

    I’d love this book. I’ve never made a quilt but I’ve been sewing my whole life and would love to make the leap to quilting.

  • 34 Lena // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:20 am

    I made a quilted book bag for my oldest daughter when she was little and pillow for my mom.
    I want to make more quilts, but they kinda scary me – I’m not so good with sewing straight lines :)
    Thanks for a chance to win this lovely book!

  • 35 Linda // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:20 am

    I have made a few quilts, including a Tshirt quilt for my daughter’s graduation, but would love to have this book to learn some of the finer points. I also like the accessory projects included!

  • 36 Lori // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:21 am

    Ooooh, what a wonderful giveaway! I love log cabin squares… beautiful stuff in this book. I just finished a quilt last week for my daughter’s 11th birthday… one I decided to do at the last minute and I was struggling to get it done in time. She loves it! :>)

  • 37 Sonja // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:23 am

    I’ve never quilted anything, but I did just line a knitted baby blanket with flannel, and hand tied it like a quilt to keep the layers together. All that hand sewing was very relaxing, and now I’m obsessed with the idea of quilting. This book looks amazing! Thanks for the contest :)

  • 38 LJ // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:26 am

    Would love to tackle this book – I’ve done some small quilts, but I’d like them to be better – I think this book would help.

  • 39 Adrienne // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:26 am

    I haven’t had any quilting disasters but do routinely sew bags with the lining on the outside because I can’t visualize how it will work when I turn it right side out. *sigh*

  • 40 Mel // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:29 am

    I started a quilt for my daughter a year and a half ago. My deadline of Christmas has been and gone. It will definitely be finished by next Christmas!

  • 41 Marleen // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:38 am

    Lovely book! It may give me the necessary inspiration to take up this hobby of mine (I neglected it after the birth of my son… don’t seem to have time for anything these days!)

  • 42 Anna // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:38 am

    I was gifted a beatiful Singer from 1946 and just got it back from the repair shop. Luckily no disasters yet to report. My goal for the summer is to make a quilt and this book looks like lovely inspiration and instruction. Thanks for a chance to win!

  • 43 Ellen D // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:39 am

    I am not much of a sewer (seamstress?), but when I gorgeous quilts, I think that I could be. The Gee’s Bend quilts made a big impression on me the first time I saw them.

  • 44 APayne // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:41 am

    I have been quilting for the past 4 years. I tried log cabin on two pillows and they actually came out pretty cute. I would love to get some other ideas for how to use that pattern. Thanks for doing the giveaway.

  • 45 Emily // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:42 am

    Since I’m a beginning quilter, almost every quilt I try needs some sort of fixing. It’s usually because I’m impatient and try to rush through instructions without reading carefully!

  • 46 Lisa // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:44 am

    Would love this book! I’m a newbie to quilting but my dad quilted and I’m determined to learn!

  • 47 Aubrey // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:44 am

    I have never quilted anything either, but my mom made quilts for each of us when we were younger. I would love to learn!

  • 48 Liz H. // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:45 am

    I’m still working on piecing two quilts for our guestroom. I haven’t picked them up in probably six months… I blame Law School!

  • 49 Lara // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:45 am

    I made a simple baby quilt last year just by hand-stitching around the designs in the fabric I chose. It looked VERY homemade but I liked it a lot. I never got a thank-you from the parents and now I wish I had it back–haha!

  • 50 Kathy // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:48 am

    I have always wanted to make a large quilt but it has always seemed daunting. The only thing that I have quilted is a little makeup bag. I would love a book like this to give me some advice for starting a large project.

  • 51 Carey // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:49 am

    I JUST got my first sewing machine for my 33rd birthday. I’ve been a years long knitter but never thought to combine my love of textile making with my love of technology. With my toddlers growing at an exponential rate, this dad would love to make their old clothes into quilts they can keep forever!

  • 52 sangeetha // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:52 am

    Okay I am just like you – do not quilt. In fact I still have this quilt that I started about 8 years ago sitting in its bag, pieced over 100 pieces, but just could not complete it :)

  • 53 Cait // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:55 am

    Oh pick ME. Every single adult woman I know is pregnant right now. (That is probably an exaggeration. But it certainly feels that way.) I’m a pretty avid quilter, but I’ve run out of unique ideas for baby quilts, and I’m only on baby four!

  • 54 Sarah // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:59 am

    I just fixed my sewing machine and would love to put it to use :) I think the worst sewing incident was when I was so impressed that I hemmed my pants and realized I did shorten them, however, there was no opening for my foot to go through :) oops!

  • 55 Grace // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:59 am

    I have never attempted quilting but I would really love to!

  • 56 Alison // Apr 4, 2011 at 6:00 am

    I knit a log cabin style blanket for my baby out of fears of tackling the real thing.

  • 57 Ashley // Apr 4, 2011 at 6:00 am

    I have been working on my first quilt for about 2 years and no closer to finishing it! My mom is the quilter in the family, though!

  • 58 MelissaP // Apr 4, 2011 at 6:04 am

    Ohmygosh- what a beautiful book! I’ve been wanting to learn how to quilt and love the mix of traditional and contemporary! So lovely!

  • 59 Laura // Apr 4, 2011 at 6:04 am

    Ohhh, I love the quilt on the cover! Never quilted anything yet. Yet.

  • 60 laurel // Apr 4, 2011 at 6:11 am

    i am still a newbie quilter… i am working on my fifth baby quilt, but am completely addicted to reading quilt blogs, and think this quilting thing is around to stay!!

  • 61 jennifer beauford // Apr 4, 2011 at 6:12 am

    i love log cabins! What a fun book!

  • 62 bella // Apr 4, 2011 at 6:20 am

    I’ve just done basic piecing, but always wimp on on the actual quilting and just do ties. And of course I never use instructions or a pattern, so having some guidance would do me good!

  • 63 Amy S. // Apr 4, 2011 at 6:20 am

    I have been eyeing this book as one of my goals is to make a log cabin quilt. Thus far, I have only made a few baby quilts – time to step it up!

  • 64 Chen // Apr 4, 2011 at 6:21 am

    I love and have made many quilts. I just recently moved and have not unpacked my sewing machine but a new project from this book may be what it takes :)

  • 65 Rebecca // Apr 4, 2011 at 6:21 am

    I want this book! I probably shouldn’t win because I’ll just go out and buy it anyway. Quilting disasters… I’ve had many, the most recent being an attempt at freemotion quilting where I was in total denial. My machine was totally acting up, but I proceeded to quilt. I spent hours yesterday picking out knotty stitches. My machine is now back from being serviced, and it better work out today! I’ll know shortly.

  • 66 Meg // Apr 4, 2011 at 6:22 am

    I have never actually done any quilting, but I harbor fantasies of cuddling up under my own handmade masterpieces. I love the log cabin look, I never knew that it could look so varied.

  • 67 lonna // Apr 4, 2011 at 6:22 am

    would love to learn more about quilting!

  • 68 alicia // Apr 4, 2011 at 6:23 am

    I just started my first quilt, following this tutorial: http://www.modabakeshop.com/2011/02/sunny-trails-quilt.html.

  • 69 Fernanda // Apr 4, 2011 at 6:23 am

    I am not a quilter yet but I am almost there – I listen to a lot of quilting podcasts and read books about it – I guess I am gathering the courage to start a new craft.

  • 70 Anne H // Apr 4, 2011 at 6:23 am

    oooh, I’d like to win one, I would love to do more quilting.

  • 71 Laurie // Apr 4, 2011 at 6:25 am

    Oooh, I could use this!
    Almost 2 years ago I decided to start quilting and immediately bit off more than I could chew by choosing a Feathered Star design (against many many warnings, I’m stubborn). Needless to say, that quilt top is still less than half done as I burned out so badly.
    These designs, however, look like I might actually be able to finish one of them :)

  • 72 WanderChow // Apr 4, 2011 at 6:27 am

    This looks great! Thanks so much!
    My quilting has been on hiatus for a year or so. I have some great fabric to use, but if we indeed move, I may need to sell or give it away.
    Still, I am wanting to put together some very small decorative quilts as gifts.

  • 73 Amelia // Apr 4, 2011 at 6:31 am

    I just finished two baby quilts… but I’ve never finished actually quilting anything — I always resort to simply yarn tying the quilts in the end!

  • 74 fillyjonk // Apr 4, 2011 at 6:34 am

    I never win anything, but I’ll enter anyway.

    Right now, I have a quilt in the frame. It’s been there since 2002 but I’m close to finishing it. It took so long partly because it was a complex design to hand-quilt, but also because I’m busy and get distracted by other projects. This will be the third bed-sized quilt I’ve handquilted.

  • 75 Jessica // Apr 4, 2011 at 6:36 am

    Oh, that quilt on the cover is so pretty. I’ve recently been a tad obsessed with the idea of getting into quilting, and have a snowball quilt planned — but any of the quilts in this book would trump that project.

  • 76 jeanne // Apr 4, 2011 at 6:38 am

    Thanks for offering this book. I view your website EVERY day and am always inspired!

  • 77 Lauren // Apr 4, 2011 at 6:38 am

    I amworking on my 1st two quilts concurrently (one crib sized in a flying geese design, one lap size in a color wheel patern). I would love to win this and have inspiration for my next. :-)

  • 78 Homa // Apr 4, 2011 at 6:41 am

    I am slowly learning how to quilt from my awesome mother in law! By slowly I mean I can cut squares and sew in a straightish line. Progress! Would love to have this book.

  • 79 jjzach // Apr 4, 2011 at 6:47 am

    Made my first baby quilt recently and I am addicted. Pick me! Pretty please!!!

  • 80 Potato // Apr 4, 2011 at 6:50 am

    My first quilting project was the Color Wheel Quilt form Last-Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts; I got everything pieced and then realized that my little Singer is just not tough enough to sew through batting. So I made it into a tablecloth!

  • 81 Mary Mihaha // Apr 4, 2011 at 6:50 am

    That book looks awesome!
    I took a quilting class in college and have since designed many a quilt but never got much farther than that. I find the cutting out of all the squares to be oh-so-tedious that it puts me off the idea of starting anything new.

  • 82 kristy // Apr 4, 2011 at 6:51 am

    I haven’t quilted anything yet – but that red cross bag looks like a perfect project! I have a weakness for bags..

  • 83 katie // Apr 4, 2011 at 6:52 am

    i just learned to sew about a month ago, so i’ve never quilted, but i think it’s something i’d like to do once my sewing improves!

  • 84 Molly // Apr 4, 2011 at 6:55 am

    I haven’t quilted a thing, but just learned to sew and would love to try this next! Everything is so pretty :-)

  • 85 Sophie // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:01 am

    This book looks amazing! I received a book of kaffe fassett designs many years ago as a gift and wanted to try my hand at making quilts, not just knitwear, if I win this book I’ll give it a try! :)

  • 86 tawnya // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:06 am

    This would be perfect for my mother in law!

  • 87 brianne @ the ravenna girls // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:09 am

    Ooh Amazon has been suggesting this preorder as something I would like. And indeed, it looks like I would!

  • 88 Holly // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:09 am

    I keep hearing about this book – it looks amazing!
    I love quilting and the log cabin was one of the first that I worked on with my family when I was a teenager. I admit I’m currently addicted to baby and mini quilts because of their size and ease. I would love to get this book to inspire me to take on some bigger projects!

  • 89 kalanna // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:10 am

    I am currently working on my first quilt after collecting beautiful fabrics for about a decade. My 6″ blocks have needed to be trimmed down to 5″ to get them square.

  • 90 Katharine // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:13 am

    I love the versatility of Log Cabin squares and this book looks absolutely divine. LOVE.

  • 91 Christa // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:13 am

    I love to quilt, so I’d love to win this book. Right now I’m working on a quilt for my mom–I have the fabric, but I’m still looking for the perfect pattern.

  • 92 latenac // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:17 am

    I’ve never quilted anything but have often wanted to learn to quilt so that I could so something with my wedding dress and also work in some strips from our daughter’s baby clothes to create a sort of family heirloom. And I remember a friend of mine who does quilt telling me log cabin squares would be just the ticket for me.

  • 93 catherine // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:19 am

    I’ve taken it upon myself to make a hand quilted quilt for every new baby in my circle of family and friends–10 in the last 2 years!–and I would love some new ideas. And less prolific loved ones;)

  • 94 Amy C. // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:20 am

    I’ve never quilted anything, but I’ve been seriously considering taking up quilting as a hobby. This book would probably ease that process along.

  • 95 Anna // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:23 am

    This book looks great! I’d love to own it.

  • 96 Katrina // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:23 am

    I was trying to help a friend hand quilt a large quilt so she could get in finished in time for Christmas. She had it on a large frame so we both could be working on it. My stitches on top looked great, but when we turned it to look at the stitches, they were all at an angle. We’re still not sure what I did and I haven’t tried to help anyone since.

  • 97 nik // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:27 am

    I haven’t quilted for awhile and would love the inspiration for my crafting blues. Thanks!

  • 98 Theresa // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:29 am

    I love the idea of a more modern log cabin quilt. My mom is an incredible quilter & I have often thought about how lucky I am to be able to snuggle up under a quilt that she made for me.
    A favor tip, she made me a quilt when I got married and saved some of the fabric to include in a quilt that she made for my first son!

  • 99 Ellen // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:30 am

    I’ve never made a quilt before, but it’s something my mom and I have always wanted to do together. This book has GORGEOUS designs in it, and I love log cabin anyways.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 100 Leeann // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:33 am

    My mom taught me to quilt when I was 7 or 8 years old. I would do the piecing and she would do the quilting. To this day I still much prefer to do the piecing. That’s probably why I can never finish a project. But this book looks great and I’d love to have more projects to start!

  • 101 Heather K. // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:34 am

    In high school I helped my mom piece a quilt, then my grandma came and helped us hand stitch it. The same quilt has been on our bed for most of our marriage. Now when I look at it I think of my sweet grandma, her stitches were so tiny. Mine definately stand out. Haven’t tried it since, although I always think about it when I see fabric.
    Heather K.

  • 102 NancyD // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:35 am

    Awesome new book! I have two unfinished quilt tops, maybe the new book will inspire me to finish them!

  • 103 Anna // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:38 am

    I have quilted a small quilt before (cut and sew method) but some instructions would be great!

  • 104 Valerie // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:38 am

    I have been working on a zig-zag quilt, crib-sized for a loooooong time now. The piecing isn’t terribly accurate, and the hand-quilting isn’t that consistent, but it’s still pretty to me!

  • 105 mrscharlemagne // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:40 am

    What a wonderful book! My last quilt was for my godson; I took over the living room for three-ish months; my husband is a saint for not only putting up with the teeny fabric squares everywhere, but actually being excited about it.

  • 106 Hilary // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:40 am

    I’ve done quite a bit of patchwork but very little actual quilting, and what I have done has been very simple. After finishing a quilt for a friend, I quilted straight lines onto it. So I need to raise the bar a bit!

  • 107 Erin in PA // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:40 am

    I have quilted many baby quilts for friends and family members (but never one for my own daughter! :( — I just finished piecing a single bed size top for her 5th birthday this week – but I don’t think I can quilt or tie it together in 48 hours to have it ready for her birthday!

  • 108 Isabel // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:41 am

    I’ve never quilted but would love to learn!

  • 109 Alyssa // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:46 am

    I’ve never quilted anything either! I’ve always wanted to, especially for Quilters against Breast Cancer or the Linus Project, but I’ve yet to learn how to quilt. I need to though, I have visions of being the cool old grandma who makes quilts that her grandkids hate when they get them but love as they get older. (I should probably have kids first, though, huh?)

  • 110 marilyn // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:46 am

    I’ve never quilted anything either, but have a stock of fabric for a quilt my sisters-in-law and I started planning two years ago (!) for my mother-in-law. We still haven’t started it.

  • 111 Britni B. // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:49 am

    I’ve never quilted anything but I’d love to learn!

  • 112 Hope // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:49 am

    I’ve only ever made cheater-style baby quilts, using a printed panel for the front and solid back. I want to try making a t-shirt quilt for my son, using all of his outgrown tees that I can’t quite bear to part with.

  • 113 Tina w. // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:51 am

    I’ve only made one quilt: a t-shirt quilt for a friend. I’ve started to gain interest in modern quilting, but haven’t attempted one, yet.

  • 114 Regina // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:53 am

    I’ve just finished making my first quilt. It was quite the ordeal, but I can’t wait to make another.

  • 115 mamafitz // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:55 am

    i love that cover quilt! i have some perfect FQs for that one.

  • 116 Katharine R. // Apr 4, 2011 at 8:01 am

    So awesome, my grandma made me a t-shirt quilt along the same lines as the styles in this book. I would love to pass some more “modern” design ideas to her (who knows, maybe I’ll see the redcross shoulder bag in my future…)!!

  • 117 seeks // Apr 4, 2011 at 8:01 am

    I made a crazy quilt from old t-shirts and clothes of significance to me, almost 9 years ago. It still isn’t quilted, though it is constructed and quilting has begun. The disastrous part is that I really didn’t measure well. And I used upolstery fabric to fill in gaps. With t-shirts. It’s bad. Even if it is cute.

  • 118 Sue K // Apr 4, 2011 at 8:03 am

    I started quilting about ten years ago when my first grandchild was on the way. I was making a quilt called Fence Rail and it showed a fast way to piece the quilt. I learned that sewing all my stripes together in one direction caused BIG problems :(

  • 119 Motheroftwins // Apr 4, 2011 at 8:04 am

    The yellow and blue quilt is absolutely gorgeous – makes me want to paint my bedroom walls and make one right away!

  • 120 Morgan // Apr 4, 2011 at 8:05 am

    I love the quilt on the cover, too! It’s so pretty!
    umm… I’ve made some baby quilts before for friends… don’t think I’ve actually had any disasters, but I definitely have a quilt or two that hasn’t turned out as cute as I thought it would!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 121 Z // Apr 4, 2011 at 8:05 am

    it seems like it would be such a fun project! I hope I win :)

  • 122 Andey // Apr 4, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Oh, fun! I keep seeing this book pop up on blogs. Must check it out. I’ve been making quilts since I was a teenager, but I’ve *only actually quilted one*. The last one got pieced and turned into a duvet cover. Skipped the quilting part nicely. lol

  • 123 megs // Apr 4, 2011 at 8:10 am

    The only quilting disaster I’ve had is when our family dog, then a puppy, chewed up one corner of the beautiful quilt my grandmother had made me for my tenth birthday. We never repaired it! We had to put her down a few years ago and now I’m kind of grateful for her little mark on it.

  • 124 Betsy // Apr 4, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Love the idea of this book! Hope I win.

  • 125 Kate // Apr 4, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Love this book :) I’m still a new quilter, so my disasters usually stem from cutting errors when my blocks don’t line up!

  • 126 Kaitie Tee // Apr 4, 2011 at 8:16 am

    I was just checking this book out online yesterday during our late season snow flurries here in Denver. I’d love to have a copy.

  • 127 Jennie // Apr 4, 2011 at 8:17 am

    I’m new to quilting, but hope to do more! This book looks great.

  • 128 Oiyi // Apr 4, 2011 at 8:18 am

    This book looks amazing. I have a made a few baby quilts and started to learn to handpiece and handquilt. I need to find the time to start sewing again. Knitting is taking over my life.

  • 129 kelli // Apr 4, 2011 at 8:22 am

    I’m working on a quilt — it’s been in progress for the last 2 years. It’s hard to get to the sewing machine these days.

  • 130 Miranda E. // Apr 4, 2011 at 8:24 am

    I’m making a quilt in all greens, mustard, black and a little blue right now. I’ve made three before, but this if my first professional-looking one. I finally broke down and took a class, and learned some very important tricks!

  • 131 Bobbi // Apr 4, 2011 at 8:25 am

    First quilt: 15 years ago. Started up again 10 years ago. For the last 5 years, I’ve been regularly quilting (when I’m not traveling, working, going back to grad school, etc!). I love love love it. Funny thing is… I’ve never done any log cabins! WHICH IS WHY I WOULD LOVE TO OWN THIS BOOK. :)

  • 132 melissa // Apr 4, 2011 at 8:26 am

    actually the first quilting i ever did was a log cabin pillow! it was fun and turned out very cute in spite of my lack of quilting skill.

  • 133 Deborah // Apr 4, 2011 at 8:29 am

    I started a quilt… 5 years ago! I would love to finish it, now that I have room to spread my projects, but my sewing machine has a problem that I just can’t seem to fix. I will, though, eventually!

  • 134 alyson // Apr 4, 2011 at 8:33 am

    I like the modern quilt.

    I have only made two quilts in my life and I have had help with both of them. Currently I am in the throws of making my husband a quillow, but he says all I’m doing is making him wait.

  • 135 betty // Apr 4, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Would absolutely love to have this book (and kit!) My Mom use to make us log cabin bags from our old jeans – we would use them until they fell apart.

  • 136 Kelly // Apr 4, 2011 at 8:35 am

    This book looks great. I actually have a log cabin-related disaster story. My mom was going to make me a quilt for my wedding. I picked out a “wavy log cabin” design. A year after my wedding, my mom sent me a package with all of the pieces for the quilt all cut out and a note that said “Too hard, sorry”. I still love the design and I’ve managed to complete 4 or 5 blocks since then, but it is SO hard and SO time-consuming.

    I’d love to see what kind of tips and tricks this book has!

  • 137 Brandy // Apr 4, 2011 at 8:36 am

    I’ve never quilted before. Several folks in my family do. Maybe this book would help me carry on the family tradition!

  • 138 Erin // Apr 4, 2011 at 8:36 am

    I’ve never quilted anything either, but I am in love with the yellow and turquoise quilt. Maybe it’s time to try quilting, although, I should probably start with a smaller project!

  • 139 Mel // Apr 4, 2011 at 8:38 am

    I have just started quilting and love this book. I love the northwest one.

  • 140 Sara // Apr 4, 2011 at 8:39 am

    I’ve attempted to quilt, but I need to practice on my stitches!! Way to Big! Would love to try again.

  • 141 Anne // Apr 4, 2011 at 8:41 am

    This book really makes me want to give quilting another try.

  • 142 Lynn in Tucson // Apr 4, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Well…I’m not sure yet if it’s project or disaster but I pieced my daughter’s “baby” quilt in a frenzy of activity in the two weeks before she was born, basted it for her second birthday, and here it sits, 6 years later, as yet unquilted. I don’t know if it’s a fear of having it be less than perfect (or that my crafting energies have moved on)…. I may just send it out to be done professionally!

  • 143 Christina // Apr 4, 2011 at 8:48 am

    I’ve never made a quilt either, but I really want to – starting with a baby quilt! I’m super excited to read the intro of this book on top of all the patterns…

  • 144 Bea // Apr 4, 2011 at 8:49 am

    I’ve never made a quilt yet, but I’d like to try it… :)

  • 145 m @ random musings // Apr 4, 2011 at 8:53 am

    The last quilt I made was back in junior high for an oregon trail project. More recently, I made a quilted computer case. Does that count?

  • 146 Tasha // Apr 4, 2011 at 8:53 am

    I too have never quilted. but I have bought material to make a quilt. Whoops. And my grandmother was a master quilter and my whole family has slept under her love for many years. So there might be hope for me…

  • 147 Linda // Apr 4, 2011 at 8:56 am

    I have made a small baby quilt and a lap quilt for my Dad (I have a little singer from the 1940′s) but would love to check out this book! A friend sent me to this blog and I am looking forward to reading up in the archives. Cheers!

  • 148 Maureen // Apr 4, 2011 at 8:58 am

    I’ve never quilted (can’t sew!) but my friend is a big quilter and makes amazing things. I’d love to win this for her! Thanks, Maureen

  • 149 Sandrine // Apr 4, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Quilty is amazing – been dreaming about having a little project. My mother-in-law is super gifted for this so would love to show her what I can do ;o).

  • 150 Rachel // Apr 4, 2011 at 9:01 am

    So beautiful! That book looks like it is full of inspiration!

  • 151 Kimberly // Apr 4, 2011 at 9:02 am

    I’m actually heading out to my 3rd mystery quilt retreat this weekend. This weekend’s project will be my 5th quilt (1st was done at a beginner’s class at my local quilt shop, 2nd & 3rd quilts were done at mystery quilt retreats last year and the 4th quilt was my own creation – no pattern.) I’d love to win this book! I love log cabins. :)

  • 152 Margaret // Apr 4, 2011 at 9:03 am

    I’ve made a few quilts–none of them perfect. You should definitely try a project from Susan’s book–log cabins are simple and straightforward–just a bunch of rectangles sewn together. Thanks!

  • 153 Abby // Apr 4, 2011 at 9:04 am

    I’ve not yet made a log cabin quilt. The process intrigues me, since I’m not a good ironer. I do baby quilts that don’t really look like baby quilts.

  • 154 Anna // Apr 4, 2011 at 9:04 am

    I’ve never quilted anything, but I did just sew my first purse, and it gave me the sewing bug. I just moved from sunny So Cal to the rainy WA, and I need any help I can making my home warm and cozy.

  • 155 Barbara S. // Apr 4, 2011 at 9:12 am

    What a wonderful range of projects! I love the idea that there is a range of sizes of projects, form small bags to big quilts!

  • 156 Lynn Jones // Apr 4, 2011 at 9:13 am

    I have made quilts for about the past nine years. I love doing wool appliqué as well as pieced cotton quilts. I have only done one log cabin but find them fascinating.

  • 157 Justine S // Apr 4, 2011 at 9:15 am

    My husband and I are moving to a remote cabin in June – I would love to be able to make one of these beautiful cabin quits for our new home!

  • 158 Martha // Apr 4, 2011 at 9:26 am

    What a beautiful book! My sisters quilt and are always taking me to fabric stores and giving me fabric. I think it is time I took the quilting plunge.

  • 159 Rosie // Apr 4, 2011 at 9:29 am

    I’ve never quilted anything either! But it’s on my list of things to learn this year, and these quilts look lovely.

  • 160 Suzanne // Apr 4, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Love your site and your picks and this book looks AWEsome!

  • 161 Kristie // Apr 4, 2011 at 9:33 am

    I just picked up my quilt from the quilters and nearly cried when I noticed she used orange thread. It’s my fault for not communicating. I would love this book.

  • 162 Sam E. // Apr 4, 2011 at 9:34 am

    I’m a quilter, in theory, but have only finished two in the last 8 years or so. Hoping to change that soon!

  • 163 Lou // Apr 4, 2011 at 9:34 am

    My mom would love this book. She is an avid quilter.

  • 164 kirsten // Apr 4, 2011 at 9:36 am

    I’ve done several old fashioned log cabin quilts and would love to try a modern one. I’ll even send you photos. Thanks for the chance.

  • 165 connie // Apr 4, 2011 at 9:42 am

    I am LOVING this! I have become a quilt collector–a true appreciater–but have not quilted one of my own! I have even bought a few at garage sales and even told a few “put this away! it is too precious to let go!” So I love quilts and especially their stories :)

  • 166 Stacey Brown // Apr 4, 2011 at 9:42 am

    I’m started quilting last fall. I am working on a hexagon quilt. I made a union jack flag quilt for my youngest and a patchwork quilt for my daughter going off to college this year. I’m addicted!

    Love your blog Megan!

  • 167 Mara // Apr 4, 2011 at 9:45 am

    I am a beginner quilter. I’m currently working on a quilt as my friend’s wedding present. It’s a big project to tackle…! But it’s been fun. I would love to win this quilt book…and I do really enjoy reading this blog!

  • 168 rosemary // Apr 4, 2011 at 9:46 am

    The first and only time I’ve made a quilt was many years ago. I was sent off at age 8 to spend the summer with my grandma and was bored out of my mind. Her next door neighbor was a lovely woman named Sandee, accomplished in all forms of crafting. She recognized that I liked to make things and so she guided me through the process of sewing a quilt, letting me do most everything myself. That experience motivated me to continue crafting in some form or another throughout my life – and turned an otherwise boring summer into a wonderful memory.

    I would love to give quilting another try.

  • 169 Robin // Apr 4, 2011 at 9:47 am

    My first quilt was a little 9-patch, about 18 inches square, that I made in the 3rd grade for a class project fair. It made a great doll quilt. Since then, I’ve only made a handful of other quilts and I’ve never made a log cabin quilt. I love all the projects in this book!

  • 170 Steph N // Apr 4, 2011 at 9:50 am

    The closest I’ve ever come to quilting was an elementary-school foray into patchwork. It was hand sewn, terribly wonky, and never completed. I’ve been trying to work up the courage to try again.

  • 171 Amy McA // Apr 4, 2011 at 9:52 am

    It looks like a loverly book!

    Thank you for hosting a give away.

    subliminal message *****you want to quilt…you want to quilt…it’s not hard..you want to quilt…you can do it**

  • 172 Bess // Apr 4, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Ooo, I want it! Love that Bright Furrows design.

  • 173 Lindsay // Apr 4, 2011 at 9:56 am

    I’ve never quilted anything! But I’d love to try! :)

  • 174 Laura // Apr 4, 2011 at 9:57 am

    my first quilt was a disaster! It has so many mistakes and I learned so much making it. I have never made a log cabin quilt and would love this book so I can give it a try!

  • 175 Elizabeth // Apr 4, 2011 at 10:02 am

    I have purchased fabric for two quilts but it’s my first time and I can’t bring myself to cut the fabric! I sketched a design out and think I have the measurements right but am beyond intimidated. So yeah. Would love to have this book as encouragement.

  • 176 Jen // Apr 4, 2011 at 10:03 am

    So often I see books like this where the photo on the cover is an amazing project, and the rest fall short. This book looks different – all of the projects you’ve shown look awesome. I’d love to add this to my library.

  • 177 april // Apr 4, 2011 at 10:09 am

    oooh I have been drooling over reviews of this book for the past couple of weeks. I just made my first baby quilt – granted it was just strips of fabric and nothing complicated like these log cabins. I would love to start with some of the smaller projects like the bag or the phone case.

  • 178 Beth Ellen // Apr 4, 2011 at 10:10 am

    I want this book–maybe I will win it and not have to buy it! The projects I have seen around the web from this book are beautiful.

  • 179 Queen Bee // Apr 4, 2011 at 10:14 am

    I love your site, and would love your giveaway.

  • 180 Jenny G. // Apr 4, 2011 at 10:16 am

    I have been eyeing this books for a couple weeks now- so excited to see it here! I would call myself a quilter (been making them for about 10 years now). The latest project I completed was a king-sized quilt for my mom made of the fabric remnants from all of her Hawaiian shirts she’s made the last 30 years or so, as well as remnants of clothes she’s made me as a child.

  • 181 Katie A. // Apr 4, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Ooh, I love it! I’m a quilter whose biggest disaster is my lack of time management that has allowed me to get about fourteen baby quilts behind schedule. Whoops! I went to a baby shower and almost wept with relief when the baby got about 5 handmade blankets which meant I didn’t need to make him one.

  • 182 Erin C // Apr 4, 2011 at 10:19 am

    When I was in college, I happened to have two (student) neighbors on either side of me who quilted. I was already in love with quilts and crafting, but had never made one. They both got me so inspired that I knuckled down and made a simple block quilt top. That was about 12 years ago now. Its beautiful, but alas still only a top!! I finished it in a week and I think was so burnt out on it that I didn’t go to the next phase. NER. This book looks like SO much fun and SO much inspiration, I’d love to have it. If I don’t win, I’ll probably just end up buying it!! Love your blog…
    hearts,
    Erin

  • 183 Carrie // Apr 4, 2011 at 10:21 am

    I don’t quilt, but I am the lucky recipient of a beautiful baby quilt. I would love to win this book as a small way to repay the quilter.

  • 184 Linda // Apr 4, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Looks like a book with great patterns and instructions. Would love to add this book to my collection.

  • 185 AmyK // Apr 4, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Ready to learn!

  • 186 Lynn // Apr 4, 2011 at 10:27 am

    I am finally comfortable enough with my sewing machine (it only took 6 years) to want to start a quilt. I thought maybe a simple one for our bed we be good to use up scraps.

  • 187 Lisa F // Apr 4, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Love craftiness, but have never attempted quilting. This book looks like great inspiration.

  • 188 Heather M // Apr 4, 2011 at 10:29 am

    I’ve actually never quilted before, but would love a reason to start. This book seems like the perfect inspiration!

  • 189 cb // Apr 4, 2011 at 10:33 am

    I am finishing an “around the world” quilt right now. Then I want to make a log cabin as a wedding present for a dear friend. This would provide such inspiration!

  • 190 pandora // Apr 4, 2011 at 10:33 am

    i don’t know if participants from Greece are accepted or you think it’s too far to ship the book, but i am really interested in it!! thank you!! =]

  • 191 Michele // Apr 4, 2011 at 10:38 am

    I’ve never quilted, but I am learning machine sewing in part to become a quilter. I also bought Kay Gardiner’s knitting pattern inspired by the cover photo for this book, which is a fundraiser for medical efforts in Japan:

    http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mitered-crosses-blanket–for-japan

    (not sure if that link will work for non-Rav members – if not, check out http://www.masondixonknitting.com for more)

  • 192 Amy M. // Apr 4, 2011 at 10:39 am

    I have only attempted a few quilt squares before, but I would love to give this book to my mom, an avid quilter.

  • 193 Annie // Apr 4, 2011 at 10:39 am

    I made one log cabin quilt top (still need to ‘sandwich’ it & do the quilting part — but it took me forever to figure out the design. This book looks like it provides simple directions & diagrams, I would love it.

  • 194 Bonnie // Apr 4, 2011 at 10:41 am

    What a cool book! I’ve never quilted either, but I’ve become enamored with them lately. This may be the thing to push me over the edge!

  • 195 Gina // Apr 4, 2011 at 10:44 am

    I saw this book elsewhere, and thought that it sounded interesting. I do quilt, but not usually using traditional patterns. Lately, however, I’ve been kind of itching to try some more traditional blocks.

  • 196 kelly // Apr 4, 2011 at 10:46 am

    I would love this book – I have piles of tshirts from my college days that I’ve been holding onto for a long time, but have never done anything with. This might actually get me going!

  • 197 Jess // Apr 4, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Pretty quilts! I haven’t actually quilted anything before, but I’d love to try.

  • 198 K*D Quilts // Apr 4, 2011 at 10:52 am

    I love this book! I have been quilting for 2 years and have made about 15 quilts so far. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • 199 Katie Rae // Apr 4, 2011 at 10:55 am

    I have made two quilts before. One standard and one baby size. What a challenge! The sewing machine can be your friend and foe! I do love choosing the fabrics and figuring out the arrangement. I am ready to learn a new style.

  • 200 Sherri S. // Apr 4, 2011 at 10:56 am

    The book looks fantastic–I’ve never quilted anything either, but I’m itching to (unlike when sewing clothes for my lumpy body, there are no complicated alterations to be made with a quilt!). Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 201 Nana // Apr 4, 2011 at 10:57 am

    My daughter, after resisting for years, started sewing and LOVES it. I’d love to further encourage her with this book.

  • 202 L // Apr 4, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Looks great!

    Some of my quilting projects are posted here:
    http://secretcityranch.blogspot.com/search/label/quilting

    Additionally, I’ve just completed a queen-sized quilt that I can’t post on the blog until it’s been mailed to my sister-in-law (shh! surprise!), and another queen-sized quilt that’s nearing completion–again, can’t be posted before it’s mailed!

  • 203 Bridgit // Apr 4, 2011 at 10:58 am

    I’ve only made one baby quilt so far, but I’ve been thinking about making a log cabin quilt for my nephew lately.

  • 204 Maya // Apr 4, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Because I do nothing halfway, the first quilt I ever made was a self-designed, radiating star pattern that was IMPOSSIBLE to piece which I then hand quilted in the most ornate way possible. I had absolutely ZERO idea what I was doing, but I went for it, and it came out really well! It left me with a 15 year long handquilting hangover though…no handquilting since. I’d love to try something a little simpler!

  • 205 AlexisKS // Apr 4, 2011 at 11:00 am

    I just started quilting last month. I now have the fever and have made 2 crib sized quilts and have started a third. Luckily I know a lot of babies. Would love this book ! Thanks for sharing it!

  • 206 Marymc // Apr 4, 2011 at 11:01 am

    I quilted with my grandmother, and now I am a grandmother! I inherited one really interesting utilitarian quilt, made with feedsacks, lined with wool from my great grandfather’s sheep, and held together by simple fan quilting. I have always planned to quilt when I retire, and my first project will be a pillow with a log cabin design. I’ll have to see how that goes before I set a more ambitious goal.

  • 207 cindy // Apr 4, 2011 at 11:01 am

    I just started sewing, so I haven’t had a chance to do a real quilt, just some basic patchwork. Would love to see some designs and learn more! Thanks!

  • 208 Gabriela - Living La Vida Normal // Apr 4, 2011 at 11:09 am

    I have not finished the very first quilt I made, I decided to sew the binding on by hand… it’s taken me 3 yrs. I’ve sewn 4 quilts for my kids’ school for a fundraiser and attached the binding by machine, that was much better.

  • 209 Flora // Apr 4, 2011 at 11:10 am

    I had this mental block against sewing due to a weird fabric wreath project in Girl Scouts that went way south (a 6-year-old with super sharp needle and no thimble–not fun). I recently took a hand-quilting class and have nearly finished a crib-size top–but now I have to baste the layers together. I’ll admit I’m mildly terrified that I will accidentally sew this thing to my pants.

  • 210 JustGail // Apr 4, 2011 at 11:14 am

    I’ve peaked in on your blog for a couple of years now, first time commenting – thanks for lots of wonderful links.

    I picked this book up and put it down several times in the bookstore. Then I thought of bills due and did the adult thing and left it there :( . Sometimes being a responsible adult is the pits! I made a wall hanging, parts were OK, most was a lesson in what not to do. I still have it. I now have the fabrics for a few more quilts, but that’s as far as I’ve gotten with them. Maybe I should try a less ambitious project? We’ll not talk about the vintage quilts I’ve bought that need some repairs.

  • 211 Ruth // Apr 4, 2011 at 11:20 am

    I’ve followed Susan’s blog for some time and after seeing her quilts was inspired to take a quilting class last year and have made 5 quilts with a 6th half way finished.

  • 212 Leslie // Apr 4, 2011 at 11:23 am

    I love looking at quilts and one day maybe I will get the nerve to actually make one!!

  • 213 Sandy // Apr 4, 2011 at 11:23 am

    I’ve had a sewing machine for a few years now but I haven’t had the nerve to try quilting. I’m taking a class on Sunday and I think this book would be perfect for my new venture.

  • 214 Nette // Apr 4, 2011 at 11:24 am

    I am with you- I need to start quilting! Currently my sister is the family quilter, but I am jealous and want to dive in.

  • 215 Lisa // Apr 4, 2011 at 11:27 am

    I have just learned to sew a little and it would be great to expand my skills with great projects like these! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 216 Emily V. // Apr 4, 2011 at 11:27 am

    I’d love to have that book! I’m just finishing my very first quilt and I’d love inspiration to make more.

  • 217 Kate S. // Apr 4, 2011 at 11:32 am

    I’ve been planning a quilt for over two-years now. Every few months, I drag out my stuff and do a week’s worth of work or add to my collection. My husband calls it my “Twenty-Year Quilt.” One day, I’ll finish. This book would surely help: )

  • 218 Monica // Apr 4, 2011 at 11:34 am

    I’ve only made one quilt and it actually turned out pretty good much to my surprise. I would love to try another quilt pattern sometime. I can see how quilting can become addicting!
    Thanks for the great giveaway.

  • 219 Elisa // Apr 4, 2011 at 11:40 am

    I made a quilt in college. It didn’t last past a couple of cleanings.

  • 220 Ellen Q // Apr 4, 2011 at 11:40 am

    I am hoping to make my first quilt – full sized for my bed – by this fall. I love quilts, but really want to find more modern layouts to fit in with my overall style. This book sounds like a dream! Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  • 221 Jeanne // Apr 4, 2011 at 11:41 am

    What a wonderful book. I hope I win it since it will motivate me to actually make a full quilt!

  • 222 Mary Lou Nickelson // Apr 4, 2011 at 11:43 am

    I would love to have Susan’s book. I have her button book and it’s beautiful and inspiring. I am making a log cabin afghan right now. Yes, it’s crocheted. :)

  • 223 Sarah Jane // Apr 4, 2011 at 11:44 am

    I love making little quilted eyeglass cases (similar to the camera case pictured), and I would like to someday actually quilt a quilt.

  • 224 Melissa // Apr 4, 2011 at 11:45 am

    I haven’t quilted yet, but my mom does – she just won best in show at her regional quilt show! I love fabric, and have already warned my husband that any minute now I’m going to turn into a fabric hoarder like my mother. These projects are gorgeous, I’d love to give them a shot!

  • 225 wordygirl // Apr 4, 2011 at 11:46 am

    I was crazy about this book even before seeing that darling camera case. My niece would love that…and there’s enough time before her birthday rolls around that I could make one for her! Thanks for the giveaway, and the peek at the great projects.

  • 226 wendy // Apr 4, 2011 at 11:48 am

    That looks like a fabulous book! I’ve been quilting (off and on) for 20+ years, but I’ve never made a log cabin quilt. Hmmm. Maybe it’s time to do something about that, hey?

  • 227 M // Apr 4, 2011 at 11:49 am

    would love this!

  • 228 Mamamalama // Apr 4, 2011 at 11:53 am

    I am just gearing up to start hand quilting my very very first attempt. The machine sewing part was a breeze, I think quilting my layers togeteher will take substantially longer.

  • 229 Emily // Apr 4, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    I would love this book! I finished my first quilting project last year — hand piecing and sewing a quilt for my nephew. Now I’m in the middle of quilt #2 for my new niece.

  • 230 Michelle // Apr 4, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    I haven’t quilted anything, but all the lovely quilts I’m seeing this year are really tempting me!

  • 231 Gillian cross // Apr 4, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Saw some of these quilts in person this weekend and they are stunning!!!!

  • 232 diane // Apr 4, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Not a quilter….yet

  • 233 Rosie // Apr 4, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    I’ve got a quilt going now (in theory at least – my new baby has put the brakes on it for now) as a wedding gift for my friend who got married last summer. Another friend is getting married this summer and needs a quilt, too – I need ideas! (and quilting time…)

  • 234 Kat // Apr 4, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    My mother-in-law and grandma-in-law are amazing quilters. I hope to be able to follow in their footsteps someday.

  • 235 Karla // Apr 4, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Thank you for the contest! My grandma was an amazing quilter, and I have a log-cabin style quilt that she made me when I was very young. I’ve been wanting to try my hand — and this would be a great resource.

  • 236 Clara // Apr 4, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    All my quilting and patchworking thus far have been pretty freeform – so they always turn out wonky but I kinda like that. Would love to try my hand at a log cabin quilt!

  • 237 Elizabeth // Apr 4, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Not really a quilter but I love to sew and that camera case has me sold.

  • 238 Gennie // Apr 4, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Also never quilted a thing, but interested to try. Thanks!!

  • 239 carrie // Apr 4, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    I’ve never free-motion quilted anything (successfully). I hope to soon, though!

  • 240 Kathie // Apr 4, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Log cabin is my favorite quilt patterns of all! I definitely have to make that quilt on the cover…and the blue and yellow log cabin. Looks like a wonderful book. Thanks for this giveaway.

  • 241 Mary F // Apr 4, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Love your blog…so diverse and interesting! I have been quilting since 1978…owned a quilt shop for 13 years, and now just quilt for enjoyment. Log cabin blocks are one of the most fun and versatile blocks! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 242 Jen R // Apr 4, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    That book looks great…thanks for the giveaway!

  • 243 Kristin // Apr 4, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Looks like a great book. My second quilt was a log cabin. Right now I’m trying to work on a Single Girl quilt. I’ve only gotten as far as getting some of the (many) pieces cut out.

  • 244 Sandra :) // Apr 4, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    What a lovely giveaway – thank you for the opportunity!

    I’m working on 3 baby quilts right now for my niece to gift to her pregnant friends – I have some adorable giraffe and hippo fabrics coming from Korea, and I just received the jungle fabrics from an Etsy seller – the expectant mommas are doing the rooms in specific themes, which makes it really easy to pick fabrics/embellishments for projects!

  • 245 Qzer // Apr 4, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Oh my gosh! My extended family just lucked into a beautiful (but unfinished) cabin in the mountains. Having just mastered Sock Knitting, I have set Quilting as my next big task; my aunt and I hope to make all of the blankets for the cabin together. This book would be the perfect inspiration to kick start our epic quilt quest!

  • 246 Kathy // Apr 4, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Log cabin is still a favorite quilt block of mine – there are so many variations in construction and color placement that they can look vastly different. I’d love to see new ways of using them! Thanks for having the giveaway!

  • 247 Tara // Apr 4, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    I first started quilting in college (6 or so years ago i think) and only finished that quilt last year, but meanwhile have been making quilts in between. My favorite are smaller quilts I’ve made my friends and coworkers using upcycled fabrics from clothing, etc.

  • 248 jo-anne // Apr 4, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    I love to sew and make patchwork blankets as opposed to actual quilts. My dream is to own a sewing machine that can actually handle quilting. Thanks so introducing us to a wonderful book!

  • 249 kendra // Apr 4, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    I would very much like to peruse this book. My Mom is an accomplished quilter, but me, not so much.

  • 250 Maltese parakeet // Apr 4, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    I have never tried quilting but I’ve made a lot of knit log cabin blankets. Would love to learn to quilt some day. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 251 Michelle // Apr 4, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    I started a quilt to give to a friend for her wedding gift. She’ll be celebrating her 10th anniversary soon, so I’d better get back to it. The project has changed significantly over the years as I find fabric and techniques I like better. I’m thinking I need to make a potholder (or something similarly ambitious) to have one completed quilting project under my belt before I dive back into the wedding gift.

  • 252 Ana // Apr 4, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Would love to win the book! My own first-quilt project has stalled a bit but I’m hoping to get it finished this winter! (I’m in the southern hemisphere..)

  • 253 Gloria // Apr 4, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    I made my first quilt last year out of several pairs of worn out, well loved jeans. It’s always hard to get rid of your ‘favorite’ jeans, this was a wonderful way to give them eternal life :) and i LOVE the heavy weight of it too.

  • 254 Shannon // Apr 4, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Yes please, I have been wanting this book!

  • 255 Shari Harniss // Apr 4, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Looks very interesting!

  • 256 Mags // Apr 4, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    My mother is a quilter extraordinaire, but I don’t have the first clue where to begin. I would love to try my hand at some of the great designs above!

  • 257 tootsie & grizz // Apr 4, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    this book looks awesome!
    i’ve done some quilting, have a lot of half-finished projects in the craft room. :(

    but a modern quilt book, might just be the inspiration i need…
    especially since I’ve already found a modern quilt shop – the quilting loft in ballard. it’s really lovely.

  • 258 Cecelia // Apr 4, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    This book looks great! I just started quilting (actually, sewing and crafting in general) and I’m already showing signs of addiction!

  • 259 ann // Apr 4, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    I’m in two bees this year making blocks, but I’ve never actually quilted anything! Working on changing that this year. I would love this book!

  • 260 Heidi // Apr 4, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    The first quilt I ever made was a basic patchwork quilt that my grandma helped me make. Unfortunately, she’s not around to ask for help anymore. I just keep hoping that I inherited some of her quilting genes and they’ll kick in soon. :D

  • 261 Elizabeth // Apr 4, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    I have become a slave to my machine and fabric. My husband asks everytime I have a project out if this one is for us. The standard answer is no. However I just found a pattern I finally want to make for our bed! Wahoo.

  • 262 Lindsey // Apr 4, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Oh, I’ve been quilting all my life – really! My very first memory of sewing was helping my grandma make a Yo Yo quilt. She always had little scraps of fabric for me to “work on.” It breaks my heart to see the many quilts she’s made me start to fall apart. I’d love to learn more so I can fix them.

  • 263 Lauren // Apr 4, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    That book looks fantastic! I have never quilted before but have been wanting to for some time now. I am especially digging that northwest modern quilt!

  • 264 Veronica Parsons // Apr 4, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    I got into quilting after a breakup, it was great. Now I am just looking for the best table to buy to quilt on.

  • 265 Rose // Apr 4, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    I have overcome my block for sewing (in favour of knitting) and loved experimenting with small projects from Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts… so far so good! My next project will be to attempt this simple playmat (http://www.purlbee.com/cheerful-quilted-playmat/) for my due-in-June-baby. This book looks like a great next step in my sewing adventures!

  • 266 Leanne // Apr 4, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    I’m a self-taught (beginner!) quilter and am currently wading my way through my very first quilt. So far its been a learning experience and a blast!

  • 267 Amy P // Apr 4, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    This book looks so perfect. I have *got* to get my hands on a copy!

  • 268 Donnell // Apr 4, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    I’m currently hand appliqueing the quilt blocks from My Whimsical Quilt Garden.

  • 269 Toni // Apr 4, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    I made a few quilt tops in high school and college but always got my mom to quilt and bind them for me. I recently completed my first quilt all on my own. Granted, it was a baby quilt but I have already started another larger quilt. I love all the variations of Log Cabin quilts so I will definitely need to get this book! Thanks!

  • 270 Sara // Apr 4, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    What charming quilts! I’d love to try one!

  • 271 marsha bushman // Apr 4, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    I never made a quilt, but I want to! Also I just moved into a hoarder’s house (my husband and I are cleaning it out) and need something to cheer me up. mmm. quilting…

  • 272 Andie // Apr 4, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    I’ve made a queen size log cabin for my bed, a watercolor mosaic for a wall handing and a water color mock US flag wall hanging. I love to hand-quilt more than sewing the pieces together and so owe my mom a huge debt for helping to sew them up.

  • 273 Jill // Apr 4, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    I don’t quilt a whole lot but I’ve recently completed a quilt top for my daughter: http://www.jehc.net/blog/?p=139 I still need to actually quilt it!

  • 274 Kenzie // Apr 4, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    No disasters yet, but I guess I do have a word of advice: don’t start a king-sized quilt/duvet cover when you just acquired a newborn and are going to move three times in the next two years. Still working on that one.

  • 275 Barbara // Apr 4, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    I’ve been quilting for about 10 years, no disasters but do need to get out the seam ripper at times.

  • 276 Ruth // Apr 4, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    I have completed one crib sized quilt and am working on completing a twin sized quilt right now. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • 277 Casie // Apr 4, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    I’ve quilted a couple of really simple baby blankets as shower gifts but I’d love to do something a little more complicated!

  • 278 susan // Apr 4, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    My largest quilted undertaking has been place mats! I love using them everyday, and so do my children.

  • 279 Maribeth // Apr 4, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    I’ve never quilted before, but this book has been popping up all over and now I’m itching to try!

  • 280 Nicola Hill // Apr 4, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    I would like to win a quilting book! I have a quilt that I am slowly hand-sewing out of old t-shirts that smells funny. That is about it.

  • 281 Lisa // Apr 4, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Quilting is always something I’ve wanted to try, just never had anyone to show me how!

  • 282 Chia // Apr 4, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Pick me! I have quilted since I was a little kid, but I just got a sewing machine and want to start again.

  • 283 Beth // Apr 4, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    I love quilts, though I haven’t done any quilting for a long time. I hope this will get me back into it!

    PS-Enjoyed the Bake Sale for Japan- was visiting SEattle and it was my first stop while here.

  • 284 Adrienne // Apr 4, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Love, love, love this book! Thank you for the giveaway.

  • 285 Ellen // Apr 4, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Oh, I’m so excited about this book. I made my first few quilts about 20 years ago, and recently started back into it. I did make quite a few Debbie Mumm quilts in the past, funny thing is now my son is friends with her son at college! Small world.
    Anyway, I’d love to add this book to my collection.

  • 286 Melina // Apr 4, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Thank you so much for offering this-the pictures in this book look so beautiful!! My favorite is the quilt on the cover ;)

  • 287 Jacqueline // Apr 4, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    This is such a lovely book! I come from a long line of quilters, but I have yet to make one on my own. I’m hoping this book will be the incentive I need to begin. Thanks!

  • 288 Jill // Apr 4, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    I don’t quilt, but my sister loves to. This would make a perfect gift for her!

  • 289 Iris // Apr 4, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Wow, I didn’t know quilting could look this cool! I’m definitely interested in this book. Methinks a new hobby is in order.

  • 290 Molly // Apr 4, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    That looks like a wonderful book!

  • 291 Jen W. // Apr 4, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Log Cabin quilts have always been my favorite. I’ve made two: one in Christmas prints and one in red, black and white. I’d love to make another–the yellow and blue pic from the book already has my head spinning with ideas!

  • 292 christi // Apr 4, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Coincidentally, I’ve been making some small log cabin wall hangings, and wondering if there was an easier way to make them (I’ve been foundation piecing them). So this would be timely book for me to have!

  • 293 Mia // Apr 4, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    I never have quilted anything, except a disaster of a teeshirt quilt I tried to make my ex. Oy.

  • 294 Heather in Ohio // Apr 4, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    I’ve never quilted anything before, but I want to sew a quilt by the time I turn 30 next February!

  • 295 tara // Apr 4, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    I would love it! Thanks.

  • 296 Emily // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    My first quilt wasn’t a complete disaster, but it was a huge undertaking— I made a massive quilt for my husband as a wedding gift, and only had about five months to complete it! The stitching is quite wonky, since it was my first time, but it gives the quilt character. And keeping my cat from sleeping on it while I was sewing it together was quite a chore in itself!

  • 297 seedless grape // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    I’ve seen this book all over the blogosphere. Very intrigued!

  • 298 Karen // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    I’d love to give this to my mom for mother’s day. Quilting is important to all the women on her side of the family and I think I’m ready to have her teach me and work on a quilt together! Maybe someday I can make one for her.

  • 299 Emily // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    I just started quilting about a year ago… so far, my biggest oops was piecing an ENORMOUS quilt top… and then realizing that I had two options: quilt it myself (darn near impossible) or send it to a long-arm quilter (darn near unaffordable). So for now it’s just sitting folded on a shelf. Oops!

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  • 300 Emily // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    Oh yes… I had some of your stars in a jar yesterday (found them at the Ballard farmer’s market) – they were delish! We had fun gobbling them up. :)

  • 301 rachel // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    I too would love to make things out of this with my mom! Thanks Megan!

  • 302 Frances // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    I’ve cut lots of pieces for quilts, but rarely put them together. I did finish a few projects; a pillow case and a procrastination/finished in one day quilt, for a Humanities class. I cheated though. I created iron-on appliques for one side and another piece of fabric that I sandwiched with quilting batting. I finished it off with machine stitching. :p

  • 303 Laura // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    I’m always telling myself I need to learn how to quilt! If I don’t win, I’m going to buy the book anyway. Its high time I get started!

  • 304 Erin // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    I dream of learning how to quilt! My mom is an expert. Why isn’t she teaching me? Hm.

  • 305 Ann // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    I’ve never quilted anything either, but that book looks CUTE!

  • 306 Jen S // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    A zillion comments before me yet I go on anyways… This book sounds fabulous from your description! It is on my wish list.
    My only attempt at quilting was this last Christmas. I Hand Sewed ( yes you read me right!) 4 place mats in 2 different patterns for my parents. Two w/ a heart appliqué and two with a tree and making Christmas patterns for the back. It’s tricky but fun! My hand ached a bit afterwards. I can’t wait to start another, small, project again. The bags from the book sound good.

  • 307 Elizabeth // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    would love to one day have mad quilting skillz! I made a quilted square in 7th grade home ec.

  • 308 Monica // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    I love the fat crosses on the quilt on the cover!

    I haven’t quilted anything either, but I just inherited a sewing machine and have been taking beginner lessons; should be ready to start quilting in two more weeks! <3

  • 309 Emily // Apr 4, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    This looks like a great book! My step-mom is teaching me to quilt and this would give us some great more modern ideas to pursue. Thanks!

  • 310 Lindsay // Apr 4, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    I’ve only made one quilt, a baby quilt, but I’d love to make more!!

  • 311 Pamela // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    I have made baby quilts and doll quilts for my daughters.

  • 312 Ruthie // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Lovely! I have sewn a couple if very cute dolls.

  • 313 Sandra Wells // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Oh.. I wish I could start a quilt at some point. I have been sewing, knitting, etc for a while. Quilting is definitely on my radar.

  • 314 Diane lund // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    One can never have too many books for inspiration

  • 315 Crystal // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    I have seen this book else where. it looks very interesting!! I would like to add it to my quilting library!

  • 316 Becca // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Would it be wrong to give this to someone for their birthday hoping they would make you something from it for yours?

    Thanks

  • 317 Becca // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    I love the modern take on the designs and fabric choices. I wanted to make a throw for my couch but didn’t want to piece a quilt. I found some interesting cream fabric with a black and grey bird pattern. I randomly stitched around different birds to ‘quilt’ it – it’s now one of my favorites.

  • 318 dani // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Am drawn to quilting but have only seen really old fashioned templates and books so far – this actually makes me want to get out and do it.
    I am in Australia by the way – does that still count in the draw?

  • 319 Kim // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    I’m frantically trying to finish a log cabin baby quilt. I’d love to be diverted by this.

  • 320 Jennifer // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    I quilted my first project using totally mismatched thread that magnifies all of the unevenness in the quilting. After I took a quilting class, I learned that the goal is for the thread to disappear. Doh!

  • 321 Kate // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    I would like to buy this book, but winning it would be even better!

  • 322 jen // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    I told a friend i’d make her a baby quilt. It only got finished because my mom is an amazing quilter, who “helped me” (with everything beyond picking the fabric. Maybe a book would help me either finish my own, or convince her to help me again…. :-)

  • 323 Nancy // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    I just finished some placemats!!
    Great book. thanks for the chance to win.

  • 324 Courtney // Apr 4, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    I’ve never quilted anything but I did sew a blanket for a boy I liked in high school…it was actually pretty nice, sometimes I wonder if he still has it.
    I’d love to learn how to quilt for reals! :)

  • 325 Joanne // Apr 4, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    I’m working on a quilt from Boo Davis’ Dare to be Square quilting book–the patterns are very cute/modern and very easy to follow (there’s even a pattern for a robot! Robots are always awesome). It’s my first time attempting the project, but so far I’m enjoying it!

  • 326 maggie // Apr 4, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    I love the cover shot. It’s the pattern I’ve been looking for. As a.thank you present.for my aunt I will make her a.quilt this year, but couldn’t decide on the pattern this.is it. She has been there for me through buying a new house, the death of.my mother in law and moving my husbands childhood items.

  • 327 Julie // Apr 4, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    I’ve only made a baby quilt, but my mom is quite the quilter and I know she would love this book.

  • 328 Wendryn // Apr 4, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    I’m very new to quilting. I have a bunch of squares made, but I haven’t actually finished anything. My husband’s mom makes quilts, so I will learn eventually!

  • 329 Michelle murphy // Apr 4, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    I haven’t quilted yet but I would love to try

  • 330 Cynthia // Apr 4, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    I’ve never quilted, but I did just quit my awful job, and am now at loose ends with how to fill my time!

  • 331 Cara // Apr 4, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Awesome book, would love to win ;)

  • 332 DeLanie // Apr 4, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    The Modern Log Cabin theme has such a pleasant aesthetic to it and these designs are the perfect touch. I would love to be able to learn and create such wonderful designs!

  • 333 Amy // Apr 4, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    I recently made my first scrap baby quilt – sew pieces together randomly until you have a piece bigger than 9 by 9 inches or so and then trim to be exactly 9 inches on each sides. Repeat for as many squares as you like, and then arrange them however looks best. Very quick and fun to make, and I think it is best looking baby quilt I have made yet! The best part is it is fun to use up all the scraps of fabric you have, it makes the quilt almost tell a story of your sewing adventures.

  • 334 Morgan // Apr 4, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    I have not yet made a full size quilt, maybe now is the time to start!

  • 335 Kate // Apr 4, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    I’m alright with a sewing machine, but I’d love to try my hand at quilting!

  • 336 Erin // Apr 4, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    I purchased fabric for a baby quilt and a year later it’s still not even started. One if these days…

  • 337 Elizabeth G // Apr 4, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    I’ve made several quilts, but have quilted them all either “in the ditch” or alongside the pieced lines. Just tonight I started to try free motion quilting. I’m going to practice some more, then try it out on a quilt I just pieced for my soon-to-be new baby girl (due in June). Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 338 Carla L. // Apr 4, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    I’ve been looking for an excuse to start quilting, and I think this book is it! Looks like a lot of easy, small ways to start before undertaking a full quilt. Fabulous!

  • 339 Veronica // Apr 4, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    I have been interested in log cabin quilting for a while now. It is just so pleasing visually, I think.

  • 340 MelodyJ // Apr 4, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    I would like to try quilting.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

  • 341 Nancy L // Apr 4, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    I joined my local modern quilt guild and had never made a quilt. 5 months later I finally took a quilt in a day class and told my husband I could make a quilt in a day. Mind you I hadn’t actually learned the quilting aspect as we only were expected to tie the quilt nor learning the binding portion properly. I winged it at the end of class just to finish it 95% of the way through. Needless to say, this second quilt I attempted to make has taken a few weeks instead of a day.

  • 342 Oraxia // Apr 5, 2011 at 12:23 am

    I keep getting tempted by lovely quilts I see now and again… A book like that (with things that actually look pretty doable) could be just the thing to push me over the edge :)

  • 343 Katrina // Apr 5, 2011 at 12:37 am

    Oh! Pick me please! I have coveted this book!

  • 344 Tracy A. // Apr 5, 2011 at 1:13 am

    I’ve never quilted, but I have big plans…and a growing fabric stash (:

    This book looks awesome & is just the sort of thing that keeps drawing me towards quilting.

  • 345 melissa // Apr 5, 2011 at 1:37 am

    I’d love to make a t-shirt quilt. I have a bin (the garage size) & 1/2 full of old t-shirts that have sentimental value, but aren’t wearable either due to condition or outdated political slogan.

  • 346 Martha // Apr 5, 2011 at 3:07 am

    My first quilt attempt was a crazy quilt, that I still haven’t finished some odd 20 years on. I have however finished a couple of baby quilts for my kids. I’ve always wanted to try a log cabin…

  • 347 rossi // Apr 5, 2011 at 3:17 am

    I never quilt before and , of course, i would like to do…..or, better, to learn…..
    I have my grandma’s sewing machine ( no-eletric SINGER)that works very well even is about 90 years old . I promise a picture (of the machine sewing9 if I won the giveaway!
    Rossi from Italy

  • 348 Sarah // Apr 5, 2011 at 3:45 am

    Have never quilted before, but always saying ‘i should try that!’ The book looked beautiful!

  • 349 G. // Apr 5, 2011 at 4:33 am

    I’ve made a variation on the log cabin quilting design and would love to try some of the examples from this book! Thanks for offering this giveaway.

  • 350 wendy // Apr 5, 2011 at 4:37 am

    I’ve never quilted before either, though I plan to change that this week when I make some quilted coasters… oh yes, nothing like starting big!!

  • 351 amy // Apr 5, 2011 at 5:02 am

    I love making quilts and never follow a pattern, I love log cabins…I’m knitting a log cabin blanket right now!

  • 352 Michele // Apr 5, 2011 at 5:03 am

    I am a regular quilter – the last one I finished handquilting is a lap quilt for my cousin who is turning 50 at the end of June!! Yeah, I am way ahead of schedule but I also have 3 other birthdays to make quilty gifts for!! This book looks inspiring – thanks for the chance!!

  • 353 Hanna // Apr 5, 2011 at 5:04 am

    I am new to quilting and have only made small items. I’d really like to win this book for ideas.

  • 354 Stephanie Cirar // Apr 5, 2011 at 5:39 am

    Cool looking book! I am in the beginning stages of quilting. It would be a lovely addition to my fiber book stash!

  • 355 Lisa // Apr 5, 2011 at 6:03 am

    I quilt a lot of pillows & home accessories & wouold love to quilt some blankets for my three sons. I’d start off with a twin size for the two youngest & I know that they’ll not be perfect, but we’ll all be happy when they’re finished. Thanks for hosting a great giveaway.

  • 356 Sally // Apr 5, 2011 at 6:13 am

    I’ve been meaning to learnhow to quilt, but the designs often seem so old-fashioned. This book looks like it might be both a good introduction and allow me to make quilts that I would actually want to own!!

  • 357 Melissa // Apr 5, 2011 at 6:47 am

    The closest I come to quilting is by laying under one. But I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately, so ….

  • 358 Kristen S. // Apr 5, 2011 at 6:52 am

    I have pieced several things but never actually quilted them. Maybe this will be the charm.

  • 359 beth // Apr 5, 2011 at 7:23 am

    I’ve made a hand tied quilt but haven’t attempted actual quilty quilting yet. But I’ve got a lot of friends who thoughtfully had adorable babies lately so I could practice with mini quilts!

  • 360 Wendy // Apr 5, 2011 at 7:38 am

    I am dying to get this book! I only just started quilting.

  • 361 Anna S. // Apr 5, 2011 at 7:45 am

    I’d love to learn quilt! I’ve gotten close to doing one, but been too intimidated:)

  • 362 Emily // Apr 5, 2011 at 7:52 am

    I would love to gift this to my sister who adores quilting.

  • 363 Suellen // Apr 5, 2011 at 8:07 am

    beautiful quilts! I would love to have this book.

  • 364 Jess // Apr 5, 2011 at 8:09 am

    I’ve been looking for a new crafting hobby and I have so many good memories from when I first made a quilt when I was 10 years old and entered the final product at the county fair!

  • 365 Amber // Apr 5, 2011 at 8:30 am

    This book is lovely. I once quilted a blanket as a gift for my parents with the help of my boyfriend… he’s my husband now. It was many years ago. We were poor college students. We spent like $40 on fabric and supplies and huddled under the blanket as it came together in our freezing apartment. It was pretty romantic. I’d love to find another project to do together… or at least as a reminder of that time so many years ago.

  • 366 Meredith // Apr 5, 2011 at 8:32 am

    I got my very first sewing machine yesterday – quilting is one of the things I’m most looking forward to trying. Once I’ve learned to sew straight that is!

  • 367 Christine // Apr 5, 2011 at 8:38 am

    I NEED this book. Am moving in with boyfriend and want to become crafting goddess.

  • 368 ashlee // Apr 5, 2011 at 8:44 am

    it has been a LONG time since I made a quilt, and it was a mini quilt and I was 10! I’ve wanted to learn for real for a while now and this book looks like an awesome starting point!

  • 369 Amy // Apr 5, 2011 at 8:48 am

    I am working on a little patchwork bunting to hang on our bedframe. I’d love to do some of the small projects in the book; finishing a full-size quilt seems so daunting, but maybe someday!

  • 370 Barb // Apr 5, 2011 at 8:50 am

    I would love to quilt from this book!

  • 371 Geo // Apr 5, 2011 at 8:53 am

    I’ve done a bit of piecing and applique quilting before, mainly for gifts and I love it. I recently hooked up with a neighborhood quilt group—I think they’d love to get their hands on some of the projects in this book. I know I would! My next quilting project will be for my own baby… through adoption. What a brilliant way to welcome a new life, with a beautiful bit of color, crafted with love.

  • 372 Diana // Apr 5, 2011 at 9:43 am

    I love this take on log cabin blocks. So far, I’ve only done one log cabin block for a sampler quilt, and it came out a little wonky. But I think I’d get some good practice from this book.

  • 373 Sue // Apr 5, 2011 at 9:46 am

    The book looks fantastic! I can’t do much more than sew a straight line, but I’ve been wanting to try some quilting…

  • 374 katieQ // Apr 5, 2011 at 9:48 am

    This looks like a fabulous book. Log Cabin blocks seem so simple, but offer so much variety.

  • 375 Hailey // Apr 5, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Wow! These projects look so cute!
    I have never quilted before, but seeing this makes me think I need to start.
    I recently decided that I need another hobby besides baking. I am signing up for a mosaic class with some co-workers, and maybe next time I can convince them to explore quilting with me. :)

  • 376 J.J. G // Apr 5, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Cool looking book! Would love to get my hands on it! I’m a self-taught “non-quilter” per say. I started by making a couple of baby quilts, then a memory quilt and then a “Spiderman blankie” for my son. He quickly grew out of that one and wanted one to put on his qeen size bed, so I tackled an astronomy quilt that lays flat on the top of his bed. What a chore that was! He sleeps with it every night and thinks it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread! I don’t consider myself a quilter but really enjoy making them for friends and family!

  • 377 Beth J // Apr 5, 2011 at 11:35 am

    I’ve been quilting for over 5 years now, and it’s amazing how many projects out there that I want to try. And of course just looking at this book, I know have added to that list! Thanks for the chance!

  • 378 Callie // Apr 5, 2011 at 11:37 am

    My Granny was an avid quilter, and she helped me start a quilt top when I was a little girl. I never finished it – I hit my pre-teens and suddenly had much more important things to do (*sigh*) , and she passed away soon after. I’ve always regretted not finishing that quilt – I still have my start and the scraps she pieced for me. Maybe now is the time to pick it back up. :)

  • 379 hannah // Apr 5, 2011 at 11:44 am

    I’ve never quilted anything either but it’s a hobby that I’ve always been interested in and I’ve been wanting to make a t-shirt quilt for a long time!

  • 380 Tree // Apr 5, 2011 at 11:54 am

    I started quilting about a year ago. Most of my designs have been some variation of the modern charm quilt. None of my projects have been disasters, but there’s a lot of difference between my first and the last one I finished! I’ve got one UFO on my table and I hope to complete it by May. (I’d better, as it’s destined to be a gift.)

  • 381 Shelby // Apr 5, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Oh for the love of geometry, quilting makes me very happy!

  • 382 Megan // Apr 5, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    I would call myself a novice quilter. I started to get into it in high school and have completed a few quilts…except for the first quilt I ever started. A log cabin quilt by the way! I wanted to do the quilting by hand (WHY!) and to this day have not completed it. I did work diligently away at for a while in college. I used to work at the front desks in the various residence halls, toting my portable quilt frame with me. I must have looked nuts! Maybe it’s time to pick that one up again. The colors are so 1995, but whatever.

  • 383 Johanna // Apr 5, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    I have several quilt tops that I need to make backs for; it would be fun to try something like a bag for my first actual quilt.

  • 384 Kasi // Apr 5, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    I love love love quilts!

  • 385 nikki // Apr 5, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    I have far far far too many unfinished quilting projects right now and I can just tell that this book is going to inspire many more.

  • 386 Susie // Apr 5, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    I have made one and only one quilt in my life but that has not stopped me from horsing quilt supplies and books. It was for a photo project in school called 20 strangers. I took pictures of 20 pairs of hands of people I didn’t know and transferred them onto fabric and made a quilt ( with much help from my mom) teacher not as impressed as I was at my first ever sewing project but I was hooked for sure. I should have gotten an A. Jerk.

  • 387 Tasha // Apr 5, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    I would love this book! I’m a beginner quilter (it’s been about a year and a half).

  • 388 Laura - Manchester UK // Apr 5, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    I have ling wanted to try my hand at quilting. My Aunty moved to Boston, USA some 20 years ago and sent me a stars and stripes quilt with log cabin with stars design as a gift for when I started University. It’s moved with me every year since and some 10 years later I think it’s time for me to return the favour and make my Aunty a gift in return. That’s the plan anyway, I can’t be that hard right?!?

  • 389 sandra // Apr 5, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    I was working at the Whitney Museum when they had the Gee’s Bend exhibition and was inspired to make a quilt of my own – hand sewn since I didn’t own a sewing machine. I bought a smattering of sensual fabrics like velvet and satin and tried to make a large star shaped quilt with no pattern to refer to. I gave up once I realized that the whole thing was skewed off center and would never become a rectangle. I’d love to try again sometime – but with a pattern and sewing machine.

  • 390 Catherine in Carolina // Apr 5, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    I love the log cabin pattern, it is really pretty basic but with all the great fabrics out now the sky is the limit. What a wonderful book and resource!

  • 391 kate c. // Apr 5, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    I recently used my sewing machine for the first time to sew my son a flannel sheet sleep sack for a camping trip. It wasn’t super awesome, but it got me past my sewing fear. I’m planning on making some throw pillows next. Then on to bigger and better things – definitely a quilt!

  • 392 Madeline // Apr 5, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    So excited to see this book. I have spent the last two weeks digging around for quilt patterns I like. I found nothing. So i decided to set out on my own. But this book might really help.

    Thanks so much!

  • 393 Jacquie // Apr 5, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    I would LOVE this book!!! I’ve actually only did the squares to make a quilt, and then moved out of the country… so i now my mom has a bag of squares!

  • 394 elena // Apr 5, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    I’ve always wanted to learn how to make a quilt!

  • 395 George // Apr 5, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Very interesting looking book! Started a quilt a long time ago and never finished it! One of these days…

  • 396 kt // Apr 5, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Log cabin quilts (and knitted versions too!) are ALL OVER the interwebs this week! I’m inspired. I made a few mini-quilt wall hangings years ago, but I have a whole box of scraps and fat quarters to someday make a big one. Would LOVE to win the book!

  • 397 Jill // Apr 5, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    I’ve never quilted anything, but have the fabric and plans to make a table runner. Just need to find the time!

  • 398 Kirsten // Apr 5, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    I’m in the middle of my first quilt, and I think I’ve bitten off a little more than I can chew. I’d love to have a book for guidance!

  • 399 Charissa - The Gifted Blog // Apr 5, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    I made my first official quilt block last week to contribute to a quilt drive for Japan…and I’m excited! Quilting never really appealed to me, but after making one block I want to try more.

  • 400 Spiffy // Apr 5, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    I have never actually quilted anything yet I have shelves full of pretty fabrics. Because someday I will learn to quilt. I’ve only been saying that for 10 years and I’ve been hoarding fabric like a crazy person since then.

  • 401 Laura // Apr 5, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    I have a lot of unfinished quilt projects sitting around my sewing area – I get inspired by designs or the geometry involved and then once I make a few I get bored. Funnily enough, I’ve done a lot of piecing but not any actual quilting, as yet.

  • 402 betsy // Apr 5, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    I sewed my first apron this past weekend. I LOVED it. Ready for the next project… :)

  • 403 Olivia // Apr 5, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    I would love to be able to get this book for my mom, sister-in-law, and myself. I might just have to buy a few copies…

  • 404 Lindsay // Apr 5, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    The first and only things I have quilted are a couple of incredibly “memory” pillows of my mothers clothes. I am hoping to do a full size quilt soon, completely out of hospital scrubs.

  • 405 Jen // Apr 5, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    in!

  • 406 Quynh // Apr 5, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    I just made a lovely Anna Marie Horner quilt using her voiles, Little Folks line. Voile is so amazingly soft and wonderful to touch. I just love it. Thanks for this giveaway! Keeping my fingers crossed!

  • 407 margo // Apr 5, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    i appliqued and pieced a small tx. tablerunner for my son but it down to the mid am when i was leaving for the flight to tx. i never got to get it quilted. just before i left tx. to come back i saw a quilt shop but his roomate- girlfriend? would not bring it in for quilting. I warned her that if she washed the runner it would get all balled up with the batting. I have not been back to see it in tx. I would love to win as anyone else. This was the only quilting i have ever done with the exception of one friendship star block by hand taught at a church function.

  • 408 Lori B // Apr 5, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    I’ve never actually “quilted” anything, but have “pieced” decorative items. And my stash of fabrics would lend themselves nicely to a quilting project!

  • 409 Rhonda G // Apr 5, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Wonderful book. I love log cabins too.
    I’m terrible with triangles. I don’t know why but they seldom come out right. I’ve read and watched videos’ on how to do them, but still, some come out ok, and others are off. Way off. But I’m still trying.
    But give me log cabins anyday. : )

  • 410 at // Apr 5, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    I made a small log cabin baby quilt from the martha stewart jan 2011 issue, but I really really want to figure out how the log cabin quilt on the cover works!!

  • 411 Catherine // Apr 5, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    I did smaller quilting projects when I was little, but I’m STILL trying to finish my first queen-sized quilt that I’ve been working on since 2009…the quilting part should be easy, but the tension on my machine is wonky and it is ruining the top I spent two years sewing/embroidering. Bah. I just want to get the thing done now.

    I like the first pictured quilt a lot. Blocks are pretty much my limit. Pick me PLEASE?

  • 412 stacey // Apr 5, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    i have two quilts started… fabric for all the blocks, 75% of the blocks are cut out, 50% of the blocks are sewn… but yeah, i started them when i was in high school. i’m now in grad school… maybe this book would inspire me! :)

  • 413 Lisa // Apr 5, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Several years ago I made a funky, mod log-cabin style tablerunner with hand-dyed fabrics for my mom’s uber-traditional, lacey house. She finally gave it back.

  • 414 kate // Apr 5, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    What a generous giveaway – great book AND fabric!

  • 415 Cody // Apr 5, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    I’ve never finished a quilt–4 lay dormant in bags, one a quilt top already done and another that just needs the last row added on.

    I’ve been admiring this book, cross your fingers for me!

  • 416 christyb // Apr 5, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    All of a sudden I see this book everywhere. I am very much starting to Need it. Because I’ve never quilted before, and the internet obviously wants me to start. (thx for the give-a-way!)

  • 417 Jess // Apr 5, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    I made a striped quilt when I was in grad school, but the the colors are way too bright for me now. It’s on my old bed at my mom’s house. I really want to attempt a new one with more neutral colors.

  • 418 leisel // Apr 5, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Wow! I just found this book today and LOVE it! I so want to make the quilt on the cover. Fingers crossed!

  • 419 Marcy // Apr 5, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    I haven’t quilted since I was about 12 years old! But this book is so lovely that it makes me want to start again.

  • 420 susan sparks // Apr 5, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    I started quilting when I was in my 40′s. And I suppose I haven’t quit yet…
    I have made the most of them from the strip quilting, but would love to try this new Log Cabin.

  • 421 susan // Apr 5, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    opp’s…I did that wrong.
    would love to try the log

  • 422 Ange // Apr 5, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    I am new to quilting – I’m almost finished with my first one – a “flag” quilt that I did with my mom and my sister (they’re both done, la). I’ve got things started for a second, king sized bed quilt. This book would really help me in my knowledge. . . looking forward to.

  • 423 Addy // Apr 5, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    I have never quilted anything and have always wanted to! This book looks like a fantastic way to get started! If I don’t win, I may just need to find the book and purchase it anyway!

  • 424 Cassandra G. // Apr 5, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    I’ve been hoping to get into quilting!!

  • 425 Suzanne // Apr 5, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    I’ve never been a quilter (yet), but these quilts remind me of the quilt’s of Gee’s Bend; fabulous geometries!

  • 426 Lauren // Apr 5, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    I am a recent convert to stitching projects, and this looks like a fun next step. I love the Alabama Stitch book (http://alabamachanin.com/books/alabama-stitch-book) and I am excited to get into quilting.

  • 427 Sandy // Apr 5, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    I’ve never quilted before either. How cool is that book?!?! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 428 Alison // Apr 6, 2011 at 2:23 am

    I just used a sewing machine for the first time today, so I’m not quite ready for this, but I want to be!

  • 429 Runa // Apr 6, 2011 at 2:34 am

    I took up sewing a year ago…but haven’t gathered the courage to try quilting though have been collecting fabrics for a year now…this book would be so so helpful…more so with most of my friends having babies this year :)

  • 430 Rachel G // Apr 6, 2011 at 3:47 am

    I have recently taken up crocheting and have started a knitting club in my village. Would love to add “quilt making” to our list of talents but have no idea how to begin! I am sure that this book has all the answers!

  • 431 Kristie // Apr 6, 2011 at 4:03 am

    Impressed with the Northwest Modern quilt. Looking forward to browsing through the pages.

  • 432 EdaMommy // Apr 6, 2011 at 5:29 am

    This book looks like a lot of fun – tho I’m such a newbie. I know it’s little but I love that wee little camera case – seems like a good project to cut my quilting teeth on.

  • 433 Paula // Apr 6, 2011 at 6:11 am

    I’ m just starting in quilting; I have one quilt top almost finished and 40 pinwheel blocks ready for another quilt. I have no idea how to make a log cabin and would love to learn. Thanks for the chance!

  • 434 Stephanie // Apr 6, 2011 at 7:16 am

    I just finished my Very First Quilt By the Quilt Company I have made a Halloween Quilt top and a Mystery Quilt Top and I am currently working on 9 other Quilts now some are appliquéd and some are pieced I am having so much fun

  • 435 Win // Apr 6, 2011 at 7:59 am

    I’m working on a quilt right now! It’s for class and I’m trying a different approach with it. But this will be my first bigish one (it’s actually not that big but it’s bigger than the previous squares I’ve done!)

  • 436 mary // Apr 6, 2011 at 8:44 am

    I just finished (like yesterday) my very first quilt! This book would be great inspiration to keep me going and help me make my 2nd and 3rd quilts! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • 437 Steffi // Apr 6, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Once I did a log-cabin pillow-case and once I finished a bedsize quilt. Now I’d like to combine these two, I just need to gather some courage.

  • 438 Heather // Apr 6, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Honestly the coolest book I have seen today! I am leaving a comment in hopes of winning this for a friend who made my daughter her Day of the Dead quilt! * Crosses fingers for a big win!*

  • 439 Sarah // Apr 6, 2011 at 10:12 am

    I’ve made a small quilt. I would love to make another one. This book could be the inspiration I need.

  • 440 Shosh // Apr 6, 2011 at 10:18 am

    What a great book!

  • 441 Chris C. // Apr 6, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Ooh, I’m dying to get my hands on this book. I’m actually in the middle of my first quilting project right now — a lap quilt for the couch. So far, I’ve learned that I really can’t sew a straight line. My blocks are all wonky, so I keep on having to rip stitches and re-sew. Oh well, practice makes perfect, right?

  • 442 Jenny K // Apr 6, 2011 at 11:20 am

    I’ve never quilted anything either! However, my mom just gave me my grandmother’s sewing machine, so I’d love to learn.

  • 443 GAIL // Apr 6, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    I quilted for years then went though a rough time in my life. Just getting back to sewing with a help of a dear friend. Love to have this booo.

  • 444 Debbie // Apr 6, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    I am just learning how to quilt; so far it is a love/hate relationship! I get so excited by all the projects I see and am getting better day by day!

  • 445 GAIL // Apr 6, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    I quilted for years, then went though a rough time in my life. Just started sewing again if the help of a dear friend. I always loved the log cabin. I would love to have this book.

  • 446 GAIL // Apr 6, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    I quilted for years then went though a rough time in my life. Just started sewing again with the help of a dear friend. I always loved the log cabin and would love to have this book.

  • 447 sue // Apr 6, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    My mom quilts (I’d love to win this for her) and it sort of runs in our family. This past Christmas, she had some old quilting squares framed that were part of an unfinished quilt my great grandmother (on her side) had started. Such a great idea. And years ago, after I was wrongly fired from a terrible summer job (working at a factory; the forewoman forgot she’d given me 1/2 the day off and fired me when she thought I’d simply walked out), I spent the rest of my summer making my first quilt. It was terrible and lopsided, but once again my mom came to the rescue and recently had it professionally finished and it is now on my bed, keeping me warm ;) Quilts are better when they aren’t “perfect” – the Quilts of Gees Bend are an glorious reminder of the simple, powerful beauty in just doing what you can with what you have. http://www.quiltsofgeesbend.com/

  • 448 Rachel // Apr 6, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    I LOVE that modern cross quilt on the cover!

    I first started quilting when I was 22, and the first project I picked was this epic Triple Irish Chain with appliqued clovers. When you’re a beginner, you just don’t know what you don’t know yet! :) I still think it turned out great!

  • 449 LT // Apr 6, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Had a chance to contribute a square to a quilt for a dying friend: so intimidated, I didn’t finish it in time for the finished product to be delivered to her. Wish I would have had this book for some ease and confidence.

  • 450 Kat // Apr 6, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    I only ever made one quilt, when I was in High School. It came out great. My mom used to work the night shift at a nursing home and a woman she worked with helped me make the quilt. The most fun part was stretching the quilt out on a big frame and doing the actual quilting. It was the point in the project where you see the whole thing coming together. It was great. I wish I had the time and space to make another. Maybe a book like this would give me the motivation I need.

  • 451 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!!

  • 452 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!

  • 453 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.

  • 454 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!

  • 455 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.

  • 456 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.

  • 457 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.

  • 458 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! :)

  • 459 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!

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

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

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

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

  • 462 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.)

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

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

  • 464 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.

  • 465 Anne // Apr 7, 2011 at 8:42 am

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

  • 466 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!

  • 467 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.

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

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

  • 469 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!