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    Judy Martin log cabin (advice)

    I am thinking of purchasing the log cabin book by Judy Martin, as I have such a fond spot in my heart for log cabins. The first block I ever made was a tradional log cabin, my daughter learned this is 8th grade home econ. class and came home and taught me.

    Well I really want to make a pineapple log cabin and other log cabins, Is this a good choice of a book to get or can someone recommend another book. Do I need special rulers to go with the Judy Martin book? Thank you
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    I have seen some beautiful quilts from that book one here. There is also one called not your grandmothers log cabin that I saw in an LQS that had lots of different orientations, some very good ideas. The first log cabin I made was from eleanor burns book
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    I bought this one for my daughter because we both liked the Snake River LC quilt that's in there. Now I like the uneven one that's on the cover. I may have to borrow her book. I think if you do a search here for Snake River, you'll see some members have made. cat-on-a-mac may have some in the Picture gallery, too.
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    I bought the Judy Martin book and started a quilt using her technique, which involves cutting all the logs to size before you start sewing. It took me several hours to realize that this method drives me crazy. I much prefer the Eleanor Burns sew-and-then-cut approach, which provides me with almost instant gratification.

    You do not need special rulers for the Judy Martin book; you simply need a personality that can use that method without going crazy. I know a lot of people can. It just took all the fun out of the process for me. If I ever do go back to this book (and I think I will one day), I will use just the diagrams she provides and use the process that works better for me.

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    I LOVE that log cabin book and can't wait to make one of those quilts. I'm a precision freak, so I like Judi Martin's method of cutting the logs first, and you know exactly where you pieces should start and stop. I find it necessary to keep the blocks straight.
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    I have that book too. I am going to make the Snake River. A friend of mine made one and it was gorgeous. The Log Cabin Block is my absolute favorite. There is so much you can do with it. Did you see the Rose of Sharon Log Cabin that was pictured on here yesterday? It is gorgeous!! I prefer Judy Martins way of doing the logs also.

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    I did not see the Rose of Sharon Log Cabin, but will try and look it up. I am sure I will like at many of the quilts in this book. I just don't want to buy specialty rulers to go with a book. Hoping my traditional rulers will work.
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    Its a great book as well as Eleanor Burns. They use different techniques but give beautiful quilts.
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    I have that book. I took a class for Snake River Log Cabin. It is a beautiful quilt. I was able to use my stash for a lot of the logs (I made a red and gold scrappy quilt and had a lot of left overs). It looks difficult, but it isn't. You don't need any special rulers just patience and something to sort your fabrics on as you cut them (silverware divider works well). I used fat quarters so I could get a large variety of fabrics, but you don't need to use different patterns of fabrics. There are a lot of different patterns in that book, and I would recommend getting it.
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    Between the Eleanor Burns and Judy Martin which has the better pineapple log cabin?
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