April 18, 2011

Modern Log Cabin Quilting

Today is a blog tour stop for the book Modern Log Cabin Quilting by Susan Beal


Susan is a new friend and fellow member of the Portland Modern Quilt Guild. When she asked if I would like to host a stop on the blog tour I said yes on one condition: that I could hold her adorable infant son at the next PMQG meeting. Susan played along with my crazy baby holding schemes and I'm honored to get to share her book with you!

The book includes an exploration of the log cabin block's history, variations and settings. Basic instructions for log cabin blocks are included, and then projects with specific instructions follow. This quilt is one of my favorites:


Susan brought it to a guild meeting, and the group gasped when she showed it!

The book includes large quilts...



and smaller projects...


Susan embraces a variety of patchwork styles and skill levels. I enjoyed her eclectic use of fabrics and surprising settings. Susan helps you see just how versatile the log cabin block is for its ease and speed and shares some variations you might have never considered, like the quilt on the cover. Yes, it's made from log cabin blocks!


We are lucky to have Susan presenting at this month's PMQG meeting on April 21st. If you're in town you should join us! In town or not, I'm pleased to say that Potter Craft is sharing a copy of Modern Log Cabin Quilting for me to give away here. To enter the drawing, please leave a comment below! I'll draw the winner on Wednesday April 20th.

61 comments:

StuckinGeorgia said...

I would love to win a copy of this book. I have enjoyed reading about it on the blogs for the blog tour about it.

Sallie said...

I would love to win this book! It looks great - love the quilt on the cover!

BaileyGirl5 said...

This book looks fantastic! Thanks for the chance to win

Geny said...

This book looks great, I would love to win a copy!

Kay Lynne said...

Log Cabin block--one of the first quilt blocks that I taught in a beginner quilt class. Old pattern, but looks modern :)

FML Crochet said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Even my 5 year old is inspired.

Tracy said...

I heard about this book coming up last year and have been anxiously awaiting it's release date. Now it's here. :) Thank you for hosting such an awesome giveaway! :) I hope I win! :)

Beth said...

I love the book, and I think your baby-holding-scheme is fantastic! ;)

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

Merete said...

I would love to have this book, looks great! Thank for the chance to make it mine :o)

Elsa said...

I remember that quilt, it was a 'take a gasp' kind of quilt! Thanks for the chance to win!

Gra said...

It looks like a great book. I would love to have it. can I ask you something?? What kind of quilting does she do on the quilt presented on the cover page??????? I am curious!!!!!! Thanks!!

Natasha said...

Love the looks of this book. Thanks for the chance.

knottygnome said...

i would love to win. thanks for the giveaway!
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Marie said...

I would love this book. Thank you for your generous nature.

Barbara said...

beautiful book which I would love to have !

kwiltmakr said...

It looks like a nice book, I really like the one on the cover and I like the blue and yellow one too.

Terry said...

I love log cabins but have never made one! This book might be just the push I need to do it! Thanks for the chance to win it! :0)

Susan said...

I've always loved log cabin quilts. I especially like the one on the cover of the book.

Linda said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win this book.

Joyce said...

I have that book and love it. I have a friend who would also dearly love it.

Shelley said...

Log cabins were my first quilts I ever made many years ago and I still think they're my favorite block. I'd love to win a copy of this book!

beth said...

Looks like a great book!

9patchnurse said...

That book looks great! I haven't made a Log Cabin quilt in years, I think it's time.

K8 said...

I love the projects in this book - thanks for the chance to win!

Debra said...

I love the blue and yellow quilt. Thanks for a chance at the book!

Quiet Quilter said...

Would love this book...Your teaser pictures convince me!

DianeY said...

Looks like a great book. My first quilt was a log cabin, o I've always been fond of them

MareMare said...

The book looks so wonderful!

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Log cabin is my favorite quilt pattern, would love to win this book!

Wendy said...

I would love to win this book.....just from what you have shown it is awesome....I love log cabin blocks.....

upstateLisa said...

I love log cabins.. my favorite block!

Regina said...

This is such a great book - wish I was closer to join in the fun in person!

Rhonda said...

would love a copy of this book. thanx for the chance.

JoyceM said...

Log cabin quilts are my all-time favorites. Would love to win this new book.

Duff said...

I just love the inspiration to do wonderful, modern things with traditional quilt blocks--what a homage to our ancestors!
thanks for the giveaway! ~♥~

Debbie said...

I love seeing the versatility of a traditional block. I would love to win this book.

Kitty said...

Wow! A new book! You can never have too many books. Thanks for the giveaway!

Janet said...

The yellow and blue quilt is stunning. Thanks for a chance to win the book.

SewLindaAnn said...

Looks fabulous, love to win it!

Mari Carmen, (Onox) said...

Estoy ilusionada con los long cavin, me encantarĂ­a tener ese libro. Un abrazo y mi gratitud por tu generosidad.
Mari Carmen

MissMary said...

Looks fabulous! Thanks for the giveaway and great info! :-)

Carol C said...

Love log cabins. Would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance!

Catskill Quilter said...

Looks like a wonderful book! Thanks for introducing it to us. Thank you too, for the chance to win it!

Jeane said...

I have never made a log cabin anything so this book would certainly cure that. Thanks for the offer.

lindaroo said...

Amazing how she brings the staid, futzy log cabin to life! Thank you for the chance to win!

Sewgirl said...

Beautiful book, beautiful quilts! I love the way she has put a new twist on the log cabin. I would have never guessed some of the quilts were made from log cabin blocks!

Angela D. said...

Oh, I would love to get my hands on this book! thanks for the opportunity.

Ginger said...

I would love to win that book! Thank you for the chance!!!

Marcia W. said...

I've never made a log cabin yet after seeing the photos of Susan Beal's quilts, would enjoy winning this book and trying some of the patterns. Thanks for the chance to enter this giveaway.

amber said...

I can't wait to hear her talk, I want this book!

Nancy L said...

What a great book! I'm going to have to arrange one of my vacations out to visit the PMQG chapter. You gals are so talented.

Jessica said...

It looks like a great book. I love log cabim blocks!

pinsandneedles said...

Log cabin is one of my favorite blocks and used in my very first quilt! Thanks for sharing the book!

walklet said...

I would love to win this book!

Stormy Days said...

Log cabin was my first block and still a favorite, I'm so excited about this book. Thanks for the chance to win it.

Jamie Lee said...

Wow, I just saw the book on another blog. I love that front cover quilt! If I don't win a copy, I will ask my husband for one for mother's day:)

Suzanne said...

I think I need a copy of this book to learn more about this style. Thanks for holding that baby! :-)

Kathy said...

I love what I've read about this book... would also love to have a peek inside!! :)

Jen S said...

I keep hearing about this book. I'm new not only to Portland but also quilting!I think log cabin style is the perfect introduction for me. Thanks for the info about PMQG too. Sounds fun.

Melody said...

This seems love a good book to add to my personal craft library.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

Jill said...

I have been eyeing this book and sure would love to own a copy!

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