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Thread: Log Cabin patterns/book recommendations?

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    Super Member katier825's Avatar
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    I love the look of the traditional log cabin quilt, but would like to make one that is a little different. Maybe embellished with applique in the light areas or border, or maybe a slightly different overall look from different sized strips. I am looking for some recommendations on patterns or books that might have something other than the traditional look. Any suggestions?

    Thanks! :)

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    Eleanor Burns has a log cabin book that the sashing between the blocks forms a star. It looks like a start at the corner of each block. It's very cute and I haven't made it yet!

    http://www.amazon.com/Star-Cabin-Qui.../dp/0922705860

    Here is a link to what I'm talking about.

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    I made that quilt and it is easy. The star is made in the sashing with squares attached at the ends and cut in half to make a star point.
    I had fun making it and it is a beautiful quilt.

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    Judy Martin's "Log Cabin Quilt Book" has beautiful patterns that, as she says, aren't your mother's log cabin quilts. There are at least two pictures of quilts in the Picture section of two of Judy's patterns that members here have made.

    Another book I like is Evelyn Sloppy's "Log Cabin Fever."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy1951
    Judy Martin's "Log Cabin Quilt Book" has beautiful patterns that, as she says, aren't your mother's log cabin quilts. There are at least two pictures of quilts in the Picture section of two of Judy's patterns that members here have made.

    Another book I like is Evelyn Sloppy's "Log Cabin Fever."
    I love Judy Martin's Log Cabin Quilts book. I haven't seen Evelyn Sloppy's yet, but I have her 40 Fabulous Quick Cut Quilts and I love her directions. Great quilts too.

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    In Elenor burns book called ...Still stripping after 25 years.....there is a few different log cabin variations..but there is a pretty one that puts the log cabin blocks on point and then you applique a heart top on them..I made it went pretty fast. and it turned out very pretty.

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    I just looked thru many of the pictures that came up in my search. WOW! There sure are some incredible and different takes on the log cabin. I will be looking for the Judy Martin books next time I go to the quilt shop. I saw it on Amazon, but would like to browse first and see if one particular pattern jumps out at me. I thought somewhere I saw one with applique. I guess I should fish out my stack of magazines and look thru them again.

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    I absolutely love Judy Martin's log cabin book. And all her other books too.

    You can certainly applique on a log cabin. I have a friend who designed her own applique and placed it on log cabin blocks that were made entirely from lighter fabrics. It was stunning. It would be a little harder to applique on top of the seams, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    I absolutely love Judy Martin's log cabin book. And all her other books too.

    You can certainly applique on a log cabin. I have a friend who designed her own applique and placed it on log cabin blocks that were made entirely from lighter fabrics. It was stunning. It would be a little harder to applique on top of the seams, though.
    dunster ~ I was just looking at some of the log cabin quilts you created and they are stunning! I don't even think I could pick a favorite, I love them all! :)

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    I have used the Eleanor Burns book on making the log cabin pattern. I thought it was easy to follow and I didn't use the stars that were used in her pattern,but I did use her method. I also bought a used book on Amozone.com Have Fun!

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