Create the log cabin quilt of your dreams! Plan and construct log cabin designs under Nancy Smith's expert guidance. Learn to make dozens of patterns from the same basic blocks, audition your fabrics to get the look you want, and use color in surprising ways. Complete yardage and cutting charts are included for five quilt sizes from crib to king. Also included: more than 10 quilting layouts, including Barn Raising, Fields & Furrows and Chain Link, and ideas for smaller projects such as pillows and placemats. You'll also learn variations such as Echo and Greek Key.gNancy shares engaging, easy techniques that will help you create countless projects. Turn this classic block into a canvas for your quilting imagination!
Prolific author and designer Nancy Smith begins this exploration of log cabin blocks by talking about the history of this traditional block and how to cut and lay out jelly roll strips.
Make one block in dozens of different looks, just by varying fabric and color choices. Nancy shows you how to use the paste-up guide included in your downloadable materials, to audition your fabrics in the pattern before you commit.
Learn Nancy's fast and easy methods of cutting strips for your blocks. Find another use for your paste-up guide, get your fabric cut in a flash and make the canonical light-and-dark Night & Day block.
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