Back in December, I was contacted by a media coordinator for Fons and Porter. He offered me a copy of their free ebook "Building Your Best Log Cabin" and asked if I would be willing to share a review. Well, it was December and I was knee deep in the school Christmas Concert. I did say I would do this but I am only just getting to it now. Yoiks!
This is a lovely ebook by the way. Nice that it is free. I downloaded a copy onto my iPad and have it open in iBooks as we speak. And while Log Cabins and books about them abound, it is always fun to see a new take on an old standard. The fabrics used in the samples are predominantly traditional but I am confident that all of us modern quilters can easily see beyond that and imagine these standards made up in some lovely, vibrant modern fabrics. I was particularly struck by the pattern for Chevron. I can totally see this done up in some amazing Oakshotts! In fact, I might just have to make this one quick. On the Dark side is great too. Hey, this book is filled with good ideas. I appreciated the ideas for layouts. The directions are clear and well laid out in typical Fons and Porter style.
|On The Dark Side from Building Your Best Log Cabin|
I also enjoyed the wee bit about Liz's Lumpless Binding. Nice tips! Because we all want a lumpfree binding! I even bought a handy dandy tool awhile ago but the directions were so convoluted I gave up and I think I do just what Liz is recommending now. Check it out.
So there you have it. Just a little review. Thanks, Fons and Porter. And I have a link here too,so you can grab yourself a copy of the ebook too.