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.

But wait, there's more!

There are 4 great quilt patterns from popular designers in this e-book!

  • Bears in Bertie's Cabin by Ricky Tims features traditional log cabin quilt blocks and metallic thread     quilt details. 
  • Woven Log Cabin by Shon McMain's is a stunning contemporary wall quilt that is an elegant dance of color. 
  • On The Dark Side by Lori Christianson is a dramatic play of light and dark fabrics in a variation of a Courthouse Steps Log Cabin block. 
  • Linked Chevrons  by Marti Michell uses Chevron Log Cabin blocks that appear to intertwine when rotated and alternated. This is a miniature quilt but you can make it larger if you'd like. 
As if this wasn't enough, the good people at Fons & Porter added more!

Get a quick introduction to Trapunto and two great methods to bind your quilts. 

This is a book that you're going to want to keep coming back to just because there is so much to learn and work on. I would suggest that you download this one and  print it right away. It's a great source book to have whenever you need to make log cabin blocks. 

You can get the Fons & Porter's Build you Best Log Cabin Ebook for FREE! Just click here and download.

Many thanks to Eric Woolf and Fons & Porter for inviting me to do this review.  

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