The name Modern Log Cabin Quilting seems like an oxymoron. How could a log cabin quilt be modern? I know that quilts can be modern, I’ve blogged about it here, here and here. However, when you throw the words log cabin in there you kind of have a “hugh-what” moment. That is until you start flipping through Modern Log Cabin Quilting: 25 Simple Quilts and Patchwork Projects
by Susan Beal and then it is all clear to you how quilts get modern.
Is there anything author Susan Beal can’t craft? From Beading, Buttons and Geek Crafts everything she touches is crafty gold. Susan is a Portland lady who has been profiled in books like Handmade Nation, Craft Corps and interviewed right here on Naughty Secretary Club. Anyone worth their crafty salt is familiar with her work. As if she was not an already impressive crafter now she goes and adds quilter to her resume.
True quilting aficionados are going to love the detailed history in Modern Log Cabin Quilting. For instance did you know log cabin quilts were popularized by Abe Lincoln and his log cabin childhood home? Seamsters (hipsters that sew) are going to love the quirky fabrics and fresh new takes on a classic. For newbies to sewing and quilting there are easy to follow instuctions and oodles of tricks and techniques. That T-shirt memory quilt I have always dreamed about might now actually be possible.
Quilting as a technique is not restricted to just blankets in the eyes of Susan Beal. Take your fabric scraps and make aprons, purses and pillows. In the same vein don’t forget that you are not restricted to using just the fat quarters at your local fabric store. Take a trip to your local flea market and browse through the feedsack, vintage linens and as I mentioned old T-shirts.
Always wanted to dip your toe into quilting waters? Well now is your chance. You have a week to leave me a quilting related comment. Do you have a vast collection of family quilts? Have you recently made a housewarming gift out of thrifted and quilted placemats? Does the idea of quilting intrigue you, yet seem terribly daunting. Let me know and you could win! Please only US residents. Good luck!
We hung a thrifted log cabin quilt as a backdrop for photos at our wedding in December. $12 & the vintage prints looked exactly like the fabrics I use in most of my stuff. And a sweet keepsake forever!
I make some simple quilted blankets for baby gifts & have sewn a few crazy quilts from scraps. I'd be curious to see if I could pull off something precise. Ha!
I come from a seriously long line of quilters, all of them passed away long before I took an interest in it. Now that I want to try it, all I feel is confused every time I look at the fabric and patters. Some relatively simple instruction would certainly go a long way toward giving me the push I need to give it a go.
the first quilt i ever made was for my sister. Her name is Holly and her birthday is in December so i made it with all different fabrics that have Holly on it.
Her dog decided it would be fun to curl up on and dig in to make a nest. He killed it.
I need something that would help me make a quilt that would be a little more doggie proof
I've only made one quilt: A batik lap quilt for an anniversary gift for my bf. He loves it. I definitely want to explore the world of quilting more.
I have one quilt, and unfinished top that will someday become a whole blanket.
Her projects are to die for as is yours!
I would really Love to win this, as I wish to learn as much as possible about Quilting, so that I will be able to make a Quilt for myself one day soon!!! This has Always been a huge Dream of mine. I would like to be able to pass this Quilt along to a Family member.
Good Luck All!!!
I made a baby quilt made totally of lady bug fabrics. The mother-to-be called her little one her "ladybug". I recently received a photo of her "ladybug" on her quilt.
Great book – I'm already in love with the cover quilt. I'm an experienced quilter, but always looking for fresh, new ideas. I've not done a log cabin quilt yet, and this book is definitely enticing me to do so!
joanoh at cinci dot rr dot com
Wow!!! I want to learn this technique…such fun to look at and I love to make something out of a pile of material and some thread.
I've made a wonky log cabin quilt and just love it with all the color and texture in it. I would love to win this book and learn how to do all the differnt types of modern quilts.
I purchased a sewing machine two years ago. There it sat until 6 months ago when I decided to take a quilting class. I haven't done any sewing in 30 years. I fell in love with quilting. Now I am finishing my first quilt & have purchased fabric for more.
I've always wanted to try a log cabin quilt but haven't ventured to that pattern yet. A modern take would seem more fun, and I have an endless supply of scraps. I think I hear my sewing machine beckoning right now!
Quilting is a wonderful way to explore different types of fabrics. I love to take bits and pieces and make scrap quilts. This book looks like tons of fun. Your blog is fun too!
I love quilting, making new things out of cut up fabric. But, time always seems to get away and things dont get finished, so i am always looking for new ways to mske things easier and quicker. Love the fabrics in the cover photo. Regina Banks
I'm new to quilting and would love to learn this technique! I recently learned that I have a Grandbaby on the way, so I need to get a baby quilt made and could use some ideas?
I like quilting, but I'm still learning. I don't know any other quilters, so everything I learn is from books and the internet. I'm getting better and the more I learn, the more I enjoy it.
I've been quilting for almost two years now and can not get enough! I was inspired by local quilters, but mostly by my great-great grandmother's Log Cabin quilt. I'm currently on my ninth quilt. I'm not as prolific as I'd like to be because I do all the actual quilting by hand, but I love the entire process. I have yet to actually keep a quilt for myself, but giving them away
I love to interpret the log cabin block and have tried many different ways including knitting them. I'm lusting after this new book for my shelf of inspirational tomes.
I've been quilting for a few years now and I love trying new techniques. I want to try making some "modern" quilts for family members who aren't enamored of the traditional styles I have done in the past.
Log Cabin was the first quilt I ever made and it is still one of my favorites. I love the idea of modernizing it.
Log Cabin is very versatile with countless ways to put together.
Modernising it is awesome.
I've made two Log Cabin quilts: one as a baby quilt and one king size. I swore I would never make another one, only because there is so much trimming, etc. BUT, I love them and think they are so pretty. I also love this new twist on Log Cabins and would love trying one of them. Just found your blog and really enjoy it. Keep up the good work!
Of all the traditional quilt blocks, log cabin remains a favorite of mine. I would love to discover more ways to use this pattern. I see some great gift ideas!
I am a new quilter (only about 18 months). I started when I retired. A log cabin quilt for my daughter was my first quilt endeavor. I love love love log cabins!
My husband works at an inter-city clinic. I make small scrap quilts and we hang them around the clinic. As " decorations ." Occasionally, my husband will come home and sheepishly announce that he gave the quilt away! (which is really ok!) I would love to learn to put even more of my scraps together as log cabins! Then he can give something better than my silly scrap quilts away!
i've been quilting for quite a while but i've never made a log cabin quilt. it's one pattern i've always wanted to do and i love the new patterns.
I constantly quilt for others, we moved into a new home last year and I still haven't made a quilt for my bed. I have not found the right pattern. This book looks like it has the right combination of traditional and modern that I have been looking for.
I've recently retired and have become a full-time quilter. I dabbled in it when I was working, but am now on it full throttle. One of the projects I am currently working on is using my Mother's and Grandmother's ufo's and making them into wallhangings. It's a bit challenging since the blocks are various sizes, colors and not in great shape, but no way am I going to let them
I am getting into quilting more, inspired by my Aunt. Back in the day my grandmother used to sell Artex Fabric Paint. I'm not sure who did most of the painting,I think it was my mother, she did blocks of State birds in Artex. I remember my mom asking me if I wanted to use them to make a quilt and at that time, I was not interested, I was intimidated by the thought. She kept them and sent
funny I just ordered a copy of this book….can't wait to see it and use it.
I've made several quilts and also quilted post cards, quilted candle mats, quilted coasters, and quilted place mats. I've also made one quilt for charity. However, I have never made a Log Cabin quilt and would love, love, love a chance at this book!
My first quilts were log cabins. I think it is time to make another since I enjoyed making them in the beginning
Our family has been quilting for a least 4 generations. I have been given quilts that my great grandmother made. Fifteen years ago I started quilting and I love it… Love the colors and patterns and options… Would love to win the book! 😉 firstname.lastname@example.org
I would love to win this book. It looks like a classic.
Looks like a cool book.
I quilt ALOT and love log cabins too, just finished a UNC bed quilt for a friend from singapore who studies at UNC she's turning 20 in two weeks, I designed the log cabin layout in EQ and made it up and quilted the tar heel foot WITH black tar on the border..
Oh Girlie! You have my inner child down to a T! I love your colors, they take me back to being 7 years old when I loved orange and pink (still do!). I had a daisy comforter (that I still have packed away for my hippie momments) and now I'm inspired by you! My dream is to stay home and quilt my days away, this would be a perfect book to start with. I confess I've only done one quilt top,
I love quilting but have never tried to make a log cabin quilt. WOW, would I love to win that book!
I love your fresh take on a traditional idea. I'd love to have your book!
i inherited 3 quilts from my mother. the double wedding ring was made by my dad's mother and aunt for their wedding in 1940. mom's mother pieced the grandmother's flower garden and mom and grandma quilted it the year before i started high school. the third i think my great grandmother pieced. it is a dresden sunflower done in green and white, with very racy for the time quilting….
Love, love, love log cabin quilts….but all I seem to be making lately are baby quilts – gotta try a juvenile log cabin….maybe from the book I win???? email@example.com
my grandmother made log cabin quilts on a singer treadle machine.she gave them to the boys in the family including my husband but not the girls. i think she done that because she had a house full of girls and they all sewed. she wouldn't put black as the center blocks said it was a bad omen for who received the quilt. after she passed away i received her machine and it still works great. it
I'm working on a baby quilt for my sister who is expecting her 1st girl. She lives in a rural area with cows literally in her front yard. Years ago I bought some cutesy country cow fabric with cows, hearts, flowers, & balloons on it with purple, pink, and teal as the colors for a friend for another craft project; I had a good-sized piece of fabric left over. The quilt is going to be 4&
I have been quilting for about 15 years and still am very much a novice. I have two finished projects that I am proud of and about a hundred to finish. I hand quilt because of my insecurity to machine quilt so the projects add up. I have been practicing with muslin though. Thanks for a great blog full of inspiration and the opportunity to add to my UFO's.
Teaching 3rd grade students to quilt was one of my most rewarding experiences of my teaching career. They learned rich vocabulary, history, and basic skills. Creativity abounds. Hopefully, they learned something they will never forget–I know I did!
I made my first quilt in 1971 for our first child and have been quilting ever since. Quilting is my way of relaxing.
I am a relatively new quilter, about 4 years. However, I am already addicted. The log cabin is one of my favorite blocks. I would love to win this giveaway.
My very first quilt was a log cabin. I was hooked, and made 3 or 4 more. It's always the one I return to when I need something quick and easy. I'd love to zip it up a bit. Thanks for the opportunity.
I love the miniature log cabin! Thank you for the opportunity to win this giveaway!
My first log cabin was with the little red chimney and I have loved them ever since, perfect for new quilters and lifetime quilters too, and a great way to show off lots of fabrics!
Some of my favorite quilts are the ones where I make a quilt and then I make fabric photos and "scatter" them on the quilt, like some one was looking at them. I then pin and stitch them down using them as my quilting at the same time. They are wonderful gifts.
I have a sewing room overflowing with fabric scraps. What better way to save or recycle them but to make a log cabin scrap quilt?! My maternal grandmother was an avid quilter and made well over one hundred quilts and all by hand. I don't think she would mind that I could learn to do it on a sewing machine. I have ten children and 28 grandchildren and I am not ready to start making them
I am Jennifer from serenity sewing and I made the privious post. I made a typing error in my last sentence. It should say I am NOW ready to start making them quilts.
I've quilted for many years and have recently started to teach classes. I'm always looking for new things to do with quilts and would love the book!
I've made a lot of quilts, but still haven't made a log cabin. It is on my to do list and this book would give me the incentive I need.
My introduction to quilting was in a class that made Eleanor Burns' Quilt in a Day Log Cabin quilt. I went back to that lesson when I made a log cabin quilt for my grandson.
I recently returned to my sewing machine after a 5 year hiatus. I am intrigued by the modern quilts.
funny that one of my first quilts was my version of a log cabin with Americana fabrics. Who knew? Abe Lincoln…that makes sense.
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I promised myself I would learn to quilt once my sons were out of elementary school. That was before I knew my husband had cancer and we were in for the battle of our lives. We lost the battle after 8 years. Once I was able to get the family back in order I took a quilting class. Now I am working on teaching myself as I had to go back to work and there is no time for classes. Since I am from KY I
My very favorite block is the Log Cabin block but I have yet to make it. Maybe your book would inspire me to finally make it if I won your book…
I retired 2 years ago, and have discovered that quilting is my favorite activity. I'm learning as I go, and these books and the internet have helped me so much! My grandmothers and my mother were quilters, so I learned a few things at their knees:)
I started quilting a little over 3 years ago when my MIL bought me my first sewing machine. She is a very talented quilter and has gotten me hooked on it. I have now finished & completed 6 quilts and am working on 5 right now. Also, I now have a fabric obsecion.
I am learning to quilt with my 9yr old daughter. We are working on our very first quilt and loving it. When I showed her how to use the sewing machine she took it over and declared, "I love this machine!!"
the artistic part of quilting always needs prompters and this book will stimulate the old grey cells. great ideas breed great ideas.
My mother passed away and I have been trying to finish some of the quilts she started. One neat thing she did was buy placemats at auctions and she would take two of the placemats, and sew a zipper and handles onto it. She would add pockets to the inside of it. It was great it put all of your sewing stuff in for on the go. Miss here dearly!!
The first finished quilt I ever made was a log cabin quilt in a day quilt for my then 6 year old daughter. I recently completed an applique quilt for that daughter's new baby. Graduate school has put a bit of a damper on quilting, but as I approach my dissertation, I am squirreling away time to work on a quilt. I think it will keep me sane. Modern log cabin looks like it may contain lots of
I've been quilting for the past 7 years. I started with traditional and have done some modern quilts. Lately I have been wanting to create more modern quilts and this book would do the trick. I recently made some table mats for a friend from some Coke curtains she had.
I have been quilting for over 25 years and am still amazed at all the innovative ideas people come up with! This book looks like it is filled with great ideas!
Love quilting. Learned how over 50 years ago from my grandmothers, great-grandmother, mother, and assorted aunties. I like making small projects now, and love the funky new fabrics that are coming out. Table runners, pot-holders, placemats, aprons, etc. All fun!
I have been quilting for 8 years and enjoy it immensely. I have incorporated log cabin blocks in several of my quilts but have never made a quilt entirely of log cabins. I am interested in learning more about ways to make interesting quilts with just log cabin blocks.
I made my first quilt 6 years ago when I was pregnant for my son. I have been hooked ever since. Soon I will be starting baby quilts for my sister and sister-in-law whose babies are due at the end of the summer.
I'm a 30-something old-fashioned girl at heart. I LOVE log cabin quilts and even have a son named LINCOLN!! My mother taught me to quilt when I was 13 years old and I have loved it ever since, but I have yet to make a log cabin quilt. I would love to make one for my 3-year-old Lincoln.
My 83 year old mom and my 18 year old daughter and I just finised our redwork snowman quilt…mom does the redwork, I do the patchwork and teen-ager does the binding. It is such a wonderful way to build relationships…we are all blessed by what my son foolishly calls, "Making a blanket." Men!
I have log cabin quilts on my list of quilts to make. Unfortunately that list keeps growing and growing. I need something to move log cabins closer to the top.
I love the log cabin quilt block. I have only been quilting for a little over a year and am still learning how to select fabric colors. I hope to someday be as good as the ladies in my guild.
Have been quilting for lots of happy years but need some new ideas and inspiration. This would fill the bill!
How fun is this! I love quiltings/quilting…Can't wait to retire and spend all my time with fabric!
I make the old fashioned log cabin quilts for new additions to families in my close circle. I love the log cabin in a weekend version! Those shown here are beautiful and I would love to learn to make them as well! Never hurts to add to your repetoire! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
As a quilter, I always make a sample block to see if I really like it…well, I had all these blocks in my drawer and decided to make tableclothes for each table at our FAMILY REUNION in Rome Ohio, and each family got to keep one….I even made some that were ideal for the single men in the family…..i made extras and even more extras for friends for picnics etc……We had so much fun picking
I love to quilt but I am always looking for smaller items to make as gifts for family and friends. The ideas in this book look perfect!
my first quilt ws a log cabin and I have mae several since then. To update them and make them modern would be fun. Love to have the book. Jean …. firstname.lastname@example.org
I first got hooked on quilting when I saw someone make a log cabin block on TV. Seeing the quilter twist and turn the blocks to make different overall designs was absolutely fascinating. I've been quilting ever since. I would love to see a new twist. email@example.com
I started out making little nap mats for bringing to the park to sit on so your pretty spring dresses didn't have to sit on the grass. Little people liked them too so I made some for chidren I know. They are the perfect size for baby blankets too. Lots of squares at first. Now I make full sized quilts and love the work and design that goes into each one.
I have been quilting and sewing for more than 20 years! My first REAL quilt was a log cabin with stars (E.BURNS). I love making log cabins and have made several. I love all of the vintage fabrics and have recently purchased a machine for my daughter;now she is sewing up a storm;purses, headbands, etc!! Would love this addition to our sewing library!
I'd love to win this book! I'm currently adding the binding to my very first quilt – a king size HST. AND I have a Queen size log cabin under way – still working on log cabin blocks – all wonky cuts, wonderfully not straight and even!. Thanks so much for the opportunity.
Love modern quilts! Piecing a quilt is when I am in my happy zone, it isn't until I have to quilt the larger size quilts on my Brother home size sewing machine that I get daunted. Having to squish it and pull it through really is no fun. I love my baby/ lap size projects all the more now! Thanks for chance to win this awesome book!
I just got a new sewing machine, and I'm itching to try out some small quilting projects. My mother is an amazing quilter (she and her friends made me a king-size puffy quilt out of scraps she saved from my childhood dresses), so I hope I got the quilting gene! 😉
i.m always looking for projects for party favors this one is great.glynis firstname.lastname@example.org
I love every aspect of quilting except one…… $$$$$$ like everything else the $$$$$ is going up-up-up but not our wallets…. So I'm getting more creative.
I have always wanted to do a Log Cabin Quilt, but have a hard time picking out "the right one". It has to go well with all my scrap fabric, as I am on Cheapo Charlie mode right now. I have a fabric stash, but love it so much that I don't want to cut my material. Silly, I know, but I love my fabric. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book and possibly cut from my stash 🙂
A Log cabin quilt was my very first attempt at making quilts. I have made over a dozen more different patterns since all queen size. I made a Double Wedding Ring quilt in 2 weeks for my sons wedding present. Not bad, considering that I am legally blind. I also inherited 2 antique quilts made in the 1840. One is a crazy quilt and the onther we have identified as Lady of the Lake, and I only have a
I love Log Cabin blocks. My very first quilt was a traditional Log Cabin and since then have enjoyed the way color plays with them. They also make great purses. Your book would be a addition to my Quilt Books.
I am just finishing my first quilt, a log cabin. And it is quickly becoming a passion! This book looks so intriguing
I love quilting, but oddly enough the quilt I use the most is a log cabin quilt I found in a thrift shop at the beach. It's fabric from the late
60's /early 70's and is all hand quilted. I love it and want to make a log cabin quilt of my own!
I would love to win this book as a beginning quilter…I have seen some of the most awesome stuff that can be made…
I'd love to win this book!
Every year I make a quilt that the family competes for at Christmastime. This year's quilt is a variation of a log cabin.
I would love to add a copy of the book to my collection.
I have made several log cabin quilts. Just love them. No 2 look the same & so easy to make. I would love to have this book because I love log cabin quilts.
I am a "young" quilter, at 22 years old. I found my favorite hobby of quilting about a year ago through a class I took at college. I always love adding to my reference materials for quilting and this book would be a great addition! I have made five quilts since I've started and have about a dozen more projects to start after my college graduation!!!
Love the new fabrics that are becoming available. It's so much easier to get my 20 something daughters interested in creating these beautiful projects when they have fabrics they love (I do too even if I am 50!)
I've been wanting to make a t-shirt memory quilt for a long time but had no idea what I wanted it to look like but after seeing these pictures I have found some inspiration, thank you!
I've just barely started learning about different kinds of quilts and how to make them, and now my granddaughter is interested too! We have a lot of fun togethere – she's now putting together a rag quilt for her teacher's new baby (my granddaughter is 7)…..
I'd love to win this book! Been quilting for 25+ years, but there's always something new and fun to learn. And fabulous fabrics are out now, too!
Helen in KS
Usually my quilted creations are given as gifts to family and friends. Once in awhile I will make something that is dear and simply have to keep it for myself – this does not happen very often though!
I took a class about 10 years ago and made 4 blocks that I still have. During the this summer I have decided to simplify and stay close to home. I hope to kick up my sewing, quilting and knitting. this books would be great inspiration. I would love to have it, please. (momma also said to say please and thank you)
I am a fairly new quilter, and am hungry to learn new/old techniques. Small items that I love to do are the crisscross coasters on allsorts blog, and I am amassing patterns for bags… I've made a few! Doll quilts pop out of my scrap bags. Small projects make for instant gratification, however, the feeling of completing a bona fide quilt is nothing short of smugly satisfying! Thanks for
I've been quilting for about 8 years now, more machine than hand. Made 2 king sized bed quilts, one is worn out already. Have a whole bunch of fabric stash . . . and thread, so there are many quilts to be made!!!
Since retiring a few years ago, I have taken up quilting again. I am addicted to fabric now and I am building a good stash. It seems I have more ideas and fabric than time to make all the quilts ideas I have in my head.–Austin Granny (78748)
I live to quilt. A friend bequeathed me her fabric stash so I am more into it than ever. I LOVE log cabin. Can't wait to see the modern twist.
I will be retire in a year or two and I have a ton of fabric in my sewing room. This looks like something that would help use some of it. The pictures of the quilts are getting the creative juices flowing.
TRUE STORY: I lived in a log home that my former husband and I designed & built in 1985. It tore me up to sell the house when we divorced in 2001. Fast forward to 2006 & I'm engaged; my fiance & I are house-hunting. Destiny calls….we discover that my beloved log home is up for auction! My dear man gives me back my log home with the winning bid!! Shortly thereafter we marry.
I'm a quilting beginner, just getting my feet wet! But I love it!!
Oh, I love the cover of the book! I would say I am a self-taught quilter so I love to find books on different types of quilting that appeal to me. The modern quilts looks gorgeous and I think the designs would go well with the stacks of fabrics waiting for me to whip them into shape!
Log cabins are the best! I would love to win the book.
quilting is my passion. i love to make baby quilts. would love to have this book for some new ideas.
Ive been quilting a long time, but more tradional stuff. We love to do some more modern things for my kids! Love working with vintage fabrics, ect, and recycling!
I want to learn how to quilt.
I love the Log Cabin pattern and the thought of making them with a new twist is intriguing. I love to sew and any new ideas are always welcome!!
oh, i've had my on eye this book and i'd love to win a copy! i've been working on a few small quilts lately, but i'm getting ready to start my first bed-size one—which will be a log cabin!
thanks for the chance and i hope you and the kids are doing well!
saltyoat at gmail dot com
Oh, my gooossssshhh. This is every super-beginner's dream book <3 Lon cabin quilts always seem so grandmotherly but these are so fresh and happy. Oooohhhh, I want to try….
My first quilt was a log cabin, alas it is still missing a border. But I have recently come back to quilting, and have finished two scrappy quilts and have a beveled square in works. Would love to go back to log cabin'ing…this sounds like the perfect motivation!
I love all the new quilts. I'm just a beginner quilter (actually, it's the actual quilting part that terrifies me), but I'm so inspired by the modern fabrics and ways to make old techniques new again!
I love all the new ways to make old quilts and techniques more modern. I'm so inspired by the modern fabrics and color combos!
I love quilts, but I have always been too intimidated to try it. I would love to give quilting a twirl.