Saturday, 22 December 2012

A little something for the weekend ...

The nice people at Fons and Porter approached me and asked if I would review one of their e-books.
Build your Best Log Cabin Quilts


you may have already seen a review or two on this, but then again maybe not!

I found this little e-book very informative, with historical reference, as well as clear and concise instructions, though they do assume an element of competence in cutting skills, having said that, the tables for cutting instructions are very well presented, giving plenty of alternatives for different size blocks on each sample quilt.  

this book covers 3 basic log cabin patterns, traditional, courthouse steps and chevron, with visual examples of both historical and modern made quilts giving the reader plenty of alternatives and creative scope in the decision making progress.  

if I were to have any criticism of this book , it would be the modern versions of the quilts made are all very traditional in their use of fabrics, which, whilst beautiful, may not help someone with a more modern fresh  outlook and stash to see the potential this traditional block can have. 

Thanks to Fons and Porter for asking me, and for the e-book too, I do love a good reference book and this will be added to my collection.


now, back to some last minute makes :)


6 comments:

Flying Blind... said...

I am meant to be reviewing this too...on my 2013 list, probably x

Katy Cameron said...

I think Jan might need this with her roof problems ;o)

PippaP said...

I've dled it but haven't looked yet. Merry Christmas Trudi, have a fab one xxx

Judith, Belfast said...

I've seen this about, but the traditional look of it put me off. However these type of books tend to have better instructions than the modern books! Hope your Christmas preps aren't too frantic! Hope you get to enjoy some well deserved peace and quiet! Jxo

Sarah said...

I am not a fan of making log cabins to be honest, not unless they can be wonky... they do look lovely tho. Shame they couldnt have used more modern fabrics though.

Leanne said...

Thank you for the review, I love log cabins and have inherited a number of great books that feature them.