Thursday, February 21, 2013

Check out this FREE eBook!

How many times have you bought a quilt book and found you only make one quilt from the whole book and then wonder why you spent all that money for something you barely used?  Now is the time to discover eBooks!  I was asked to review two new FREE eBooks recently and was rather impressed with how easy these “books” were to use and the wealth of information they contained.

The first is called Build Your Best Log Cabin from Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting.  For many who know me my favorite block has always been the Log Cabin block.  I think it has to do with the fact that there is so much you can do with this block and every quilt you make can look so different with just a tweak of the pattern.

In this eBook you will explore three different variations on the log cabin block: the Traditional, the Courthouse Steps and the Chevron block.  I was extremely impressed with how the cutting directions were laid out.  You don’t just get directions for one size block but for several for the traditional log cabin block and also different layout options. 
There are four variations of the Courthouse Steps block.  First, a quilt by Ricky Tims called Bear’s in Bertie’s Log Cabin containing not only this Log Cabin block variation but the Bear Paw block as well. This section also contains a section called Bobbin Work with Trapunto.  The second quilt, by Shon McMain, is more of a contemporary quilt called Woven Log Cabin.  The quilt is just stunning and so easy. The third one is a very traditional look at Courthouse Steps with directions for two variations and five block sizes for each.  The last is a fun quilt called On the Dark Side by designer Lori Christianson, with a more contemporary and simplified version of the Courthouse Step block.  This quilt is beautiful in dark batiks.

The Chevron Log Cabin block is also introduced with five different block sizes and then we get a pattern for a quilt by Marti Mitchell call Linked Chevrons which is a miniature quilt only 19 ½” x 19 ½”.  You would definitely impress your friends with this one!

To top it all off you will get directions for connecting your binding called Lumpless Binding.

You do not want to miss checking out this FREE great eBook from Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting at

Check in tomorrow for a review on Modern Quilt Patterns by McCall’s Quilting and McCall’s Quick Quilts and how you can get your free copy.

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