Monday, 25 February 2013

Eastern Sunrise

I walked into the train the other day on my way to work and a young girl's jacket caught my eye. No it didn't look like this but this block is what has come from it. 

It's a paper pieced pattern I drew up and I love it! I'm going to make it into a quilt but I'm thinking that pillows with just this block would also be great. 

Linking up to the Needle and Thread Network

February Finish!

This was my goal for February  - and it's done! :)

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Build your Best Log Cabin - EBook Review

Last December, Eric Woolf, Online Media Coordinator for Fons & Porter asked me if I would review an E-book they had brought out. Of course I said Yes! But then the holidays, the flu, work, and house guests got in the way and I let it slip. So this is a little bit late but here it is anyway - my review of Fons & Porter's Build you Best Log Cabin Ebook.

The first thing that hit me about this e-book was that it was packed with information! Not only does it give you instructions to make three different styles of log cabin blocks, it also gives you the history of the block, antique samples for each style, and various layouts to customize your quilt. The book features three styles of Log Cabin blocks - Traditional, Courthouse Steps, and Chevrons. The instructions are by way of a simple chart that you can follow to make different sizes of Log Cabin blocks accurately. There are many handy tips and tricks thrown in too.