Friday, December 14, 2012
As for the book itself, it's only 24 pages long, but it's chock-full of great information and very clear photos. One of its best features is a series of charts with cutting information for the logs. It's so much easier to put together a log cabin block with pre-cut logs! Trying to do so with logs that are sewn from longer strips and then lopped off to size only leads to skewed, wonky blocks. Not fun, as I learned several years ago. ;)
The book has a variety of log cabin versions; there is something to appeal to the traditionalist or the more modern quilter. There is also a bit of history of the style, and there are variations from such quilters as Ricky Tims and Marti Michell. As a final touch, there are lessons on making piped binding and on how to do a smooth binding.
So, you say you'd like to have this book? Great! As I said, it's a gift from the Fons and Porter site and can be found here. Enjoy! :)
Update 2/6/2013: I've just changed the link to a corrected copy of this ebook — I hope this hasn't caused any problems for anyone.