Modern Log Cabin Quilting – Book Review

Bright Furrows Quilt by Susan Beal via West Coast Crafty

After paging through Modern Log Cabin Quilting for the past week, the first thing that we have to say is that the book is beautiful.  Exceptional photography, and crisp graphic design deeply enhance the content of the book–and what wonderful content it is.  Susan covers everything from the history of log cabin quilting, to the basics of cutting and piecing fabric so that even the greenest beginner can follow along.  Patterns range from zipper bags and pillows to full-on duvet covers, which means you’ll turn to this book for help on everything from simple gifts to your very first (or your fifteenth) quilt.  Log Cabin patchwork is one of the most approachable styles for a beginner because of quick and simple cutting and piecing.

It’s nice to see so many modern quilts derived from such a traditional quilt block.  That historical connection to tradition gives meaning to the work of modern quilting, and the modern aesthetic of these finished projects means you’ll really want to display the finished product.

Modern Log Cabin Quilting was released today.  Support Portlander Susan Beal by leaving your congratulations in the comments (and remember, every comment is an entry into our giveaway for a signed copy of MLCQ).

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43 Responses to Modern Log Cabin Quilting – Book Review

  1. Rachel.db says:

    Hooray! Congrats Susan, another big project released for us to enjoy.

  2. elsa says:

    I got to page through the book the night of the PMQG and it looks fabulous! really excited for Susan and looking forward to the book’s release!

  3. Gerrie says:

    I can see why you love this book–it has the same fresh modern style as your shop–
    I love walking into your store it’s like a glimpse of spring on these rainy Portland days.

  4. Anne says:

    Congratulations Susan! This might just turn me into a quilter!

  5. kelli says:

    Congratulations! I’m looking forward to paging through this book in real life.

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  8. Lindsay Bong says:

    Excited to read this!

  9. Renee says:

    How cool for Susan!

  10. A PETERS says:

    Looks like a great addition to my quilting library.

  11. Congratulations Susan fellow PMQG member!

  12. Andrea W says:

    I can’t wait to look through a copy! Congratulations on your book Susan!

  13. sally jo says:

    Your color selections are inspirational – know your book will be a success!

  14. bethany says:

    wow. thanks for the giveaway. Would love to win a copy of this book.

  15. Meg says:

    Looks like an awesome book! Love log cabins!

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  18. sequink says:

    Congrats! Really looking forward to the blog book tour!

  19. Ellen Ban says:

    Congratulations on your book. Looks fantastic!

  20. At last, some fab, modern patterns for my all time favourite patchwork technique! Jxo

  21. delia says:

    I love your style! Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. Diane says:

    I would love to win the book – if not have to buy it!!

  23. Nancy says:

    Congrats to Susan! Looks like a beautiful book. I have made several traditional log cabins, but would love to win her book and make a few modern ones! Thanks for the chance to win!

  24. Can’t wait to add this book to my collection!

  25. Janet says:

    I would love to have this inspiration on my shelf! The pattern on the cover is the first project I’d be making.

  26. Kim says:

    Congratulations! The book looks amazing.

  27. Cruz says:

    Log cabin is my first quilting love. You never forget your first love!

  28. Julie says:

    This book looks fabulous – thanks for the review!

  29. Leslie says:

    Love Susan’s blog and her great books. So inspirational.

  30. Linda Cloer says:

    Not a quilter yet… But hope to be soon!

  31. Rebecca says:

    The book looks awesome!

  32. Cay says:

    Congrats! The book looks beautiful!

  33. Jillian says:

    The book looks wonderful. It’s great (and touching) to see the Portland quilting community support one of it’s own quilters.

  34. wanda says:

    Looks so fun!! CONGRATS! Can’t wait to get this book and pour over all the pages and then start creating.Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  35. chelsea says:

    That is just gorgeous with the white walls and couch!

  36. Patricia says:

    The traditional log cabin pattern is born anew to steal the hearts of another generation!

  37. Patricia says:

    Brilliant, simply brilliant. New love for an old favorite.

  38. Lisa says:

    I love patchwork & Susan’s new book looks so great. Congratulations Susan on your book and I can’t wait to check out your projects. Fingers are crossed!

  39. windzgirl says:

    Isn’t it great how the arrangement of log cabin squares can totally change the entire quilt?

  40. Shana says:

    I’m itching to make a more modern log cabin quilt… and I’d love to learn more about the history of the pattern!

  41. Erin says:

    I am just starting to learn how to quilt! I would love a new resource for me to learn from! Besides I want to make small quilts and bags, this would be awesome!

  42. Love the quilt on the cover of the book… very enticing. Really makes ya’ want to see what is inside! I’d love a chance to win!

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