Eleven-year fever breaks: Log Cabin is back! (+ giveaway)

Posted by on May 28, 2013, in quilting & sewing

Log Cabin FeverThe beloved Log Cabin patchwork quilt has been around since the dawn of, well, log cabins! Just as beloved is designer Evelyn Sloppy—and her sought-after, hard-to-get, coveted homage to the timeless Log Cabin block is now back in print.

Log Cabin Fever was first published in 2002, and continued requests for its rerelease are a testament to the staying power of Evelyn’s gorgeous traditional quilts. In the book, Evelyn explores 11 imaginative Log Cabin quilt-layout variations, mingling scrappy Log Cabin blocks with stars, hearts, baskets, and more. The results are spectacular, as you’ll see below.

A love for Log Cabin quilts is alive and well in our office, as evidenced by our own staffers. Three of our own have chosen Log Cabin designs for their 10-year anniversary quilts (learn more about our anniversary tradition here).

Shelley's anniversary quilt
Shelley, our sales manager, requested a white, red, gray, and black Log Cabin quilt based on a blend of three patterns from her favorite Martingale book, Successful Scrap Quilts from Simple Rectangles. She’d been saving fabrics to make her own quilt, but then her anniversary came along. What luck!

Tom's anniversary quilt
Tom, our president and CEO, chose the “Bears Need Homes, Too” quilt from Log Cabin Fever for his tenth-anniversary quilt. He wanted his quilt to look just like the picture in the book—and it does.

Mary's anniversary quilt
Mary, our editor in chief, requested a design called “Love Entangled,” another quilt from Log Cabin Fever. Isn’t the unusual color palette of greens, yellows, and grays striking? Nice color-scheming, Mary!

As other employees reach the 10-year mark, we’re certain more Log Cabin quilt requests will come down the pike.

Where were we? Oh yes—back to Evelyn! Her interest in Log Cabin started with just one quilt border; that curiosity quickly escalated into an all-out love affair. She says: “In some quilts Log Cabin blocks play a starring role; in others, you can barely discern them in the background. Traditional Log Cabins, Off-Center Log Cabins, Courthouse Steps, and even Half Log Cabins have found their way into my quilts. The Log Cabin design has stolen my heart and complements the scrappy quilts that I love to make.”

If you love the cabin life like Evelyn, read on to hear more about her adventures in building the beautiful Log Cabins for her must-have classic. See for yourself why after more than 10 years, this book is still causing quite a fever!


Evelyn SloppyOne day several years ago, while attending a quilt show with friends, I spotted a quilt with a very interesting Basket block. I took a picture and in my memory I stored the decision to make a quilt with this block someday. I thought about that block during the next year or two. Then, one day, I saw a Log Cabin border that I knew would complement my Basket block. My Basket block had found its home.

Basket of Logs quilt
“Basket of Logs,” the quilt that inspired the idea for
Log Cabin Fever.

After completing the quilt, I was still so intrigued by the Log Cabin border that I found another block, a Heart Basket, to use with the border. Ideas started forming in my head about using the Log Cabin block with other traditional blocks to make traditional quilts with an unusual twist.

Projects from Log Cabin Fever
“Apple Crisp,” “Stars around the Galaxy,” and “Love Entangled”

Piecing sequence for Log Cabin blocksLog Cabin is one of the all-time-favorite quilt blocks, popular since the mid-1800s. The Log Cabin block appears in some form in every quilt in Log Cabin Fever. Narrow fabric strips, or “logs,” surround a center square, which represents the heart of a home. Usually the strips are divided so that one diagonal half of the block is light and the other dark. To construct the block, the pieces are added to the center square one at a time, from shortest to longest and in the numbered order shown.

Accurate cutting and seam allowances are necessary for accurate blocks. I like to precut all of my logs to the exact size. If you sew strips that are not the exact size to the center of the block and then trim them to fit, your final block may be quite different in size from what it is supposed to be if your seam allowances aren’t just right. On the other hand, if your precut log is too short or too long for the piece you are sewing it to, you will know that your seam allowance is off and you can correct it immediately. If your log is too long for the piece you are sewing it to, your seam allowance is too large. If your log is too short, your seam allowance is too small. As you sew the logs on, press the seams toward the outside and be careful not to stretch the fabric. Chain piecing works very well for Log Cabin blocks. I generally work with six to ten units at a time.

Projects from Log Cabin Fever 2
“Bears Need Homes, Too,” “Liberty Logs,” and “Delectable Log Cabins”

There are many variations on the Log Cabin block. In addition to the traditional form, the projects in Log Cabin Fever include Off-Center Log Cabin blocks, Courthouse Steps blocks, Thick and Thin Courthouse Steps blocks, Courthouse Steps with Cornerstones blocks, and even courthouse steps with cornerstones surrounding a pieced block.

Log Cabin blocks

Most of the quilts I make are scrappy, so my fabric stash consists of lots of fat quarters or smaller pieces of the many fabrics I love. I keep all of my fabrics organized. Pieces one-eighth of a yard or larger are out on open shelves, neatly folded and sorted by color. Smaller pieces are sorted into color-coded bins. Some days I just visit with my fabrics and let them know that they will eventually find their home in a quilt made just for them. I don’t feel guilty about my growing stash. After all, that is part of my hobby, too—collecting beautiful fabric.

Projects from Log Cabin Fever 3
“Peppermint Hearts,” “Cabin at Nine Patch Crossing,” and “Heartstrings” (You can download the free pattern for “Heartstrings” on our freebies page.)

I encourage you to take a journey through Log Cabin Fever, pick a pattern or two, dig into your fabric stash, and have fun quilting!


Are you in love with Log Cabin blocks? Tell us about your cabin fever in the comments and you’ll be entered to win a copy of the Log Cabin Fever eBook! We’ll choose a winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win.

Comments are closed for this post.

Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The randomly chosen winner is Faith, who writes:

“I have started a few Log Cabins and lost my nerve as I started sewing. This book makes them look fun and I am amazed at how many variations can be made to change the look, even curves!”

Faith, we’ll email you about your free eBook. Congratulations!

Purchase Log Cabin Fever today and instantly download the eBook for free.


182 Comments

  • I never tire of log cabin quilts–every few years I make a new one, and I think it’s time again for another!

    —mrsmoore on May 28, 2013
  • I just love the versatility of the log cabin. I have 7 nephews and made them all a log cabin quilt for Christmas several years ago. It is a great block to chain piece and came together so quick. It wasn’t boring because of the different layout options. They still have their quilts today, so they have stood the test of time. I love how the Irish Chain can be part of the overall effect in some patterns and how scrappy too.

    —Maureen on May 28, 2013
  • I love how different choices of fabrics totally remake a log cabin quilt. One pattern can look either traditional or modern.

    —Karen W on May 28, 2013
  • I love the log cabin and how it can be used in other traditional blocks as well. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Sallie on May 28, 2013
  • The log cabin was my first love! The very first online swap I participated in was a log cabin block! I am amazed at the endless ways that it can be set and used. I have made tote bags, mug rugs, and am starting a quilt. I love this block, and thank you for the opportunity!

    —Pat O on May 28, 2013
  • I’ve got a log cabin quilt in progress. I plan to finish it this summer.

    —Mary on May 28, 2013
  • The first quilt I made was a log cabin and it is still one of my favorite blocks. It is sew easy and versatile. My other favorite, the drunkards path is also versatile but not sew easy. I love some of the patterns in this book. They show how this fun block can be used to make so many different looks.

    —Diane on May 28, 2013
  • I love Log Cabin quilt blocks because they seem to connect us to the history of quilting. The "Basket of Logs" pattern is beautiful! I would love to make that quilt!!

    —Kathy M Boice on May 28, 2013
  • I Love the Log Cabin & this book would be a great one to have I love how by just changing the layout it can look so different
    Janice

    —Janice Aitkens on May 28, 2013
  • If you love scrap collecting like I do—what a great way to use them!

    —Marlene on May 28, 2013
  • Love the log cabin!!

    —Carole on May 28, 2013
  • I have never done a full log cabin – just used blocks within a quilt. Love the idea of scrappy and the thick and thin. A challenge for the future.

    —Cindy Wienstroer on May 28, 2013
  • Love the look of log cabin blocks and quilts. I’ve need attempted one, I have a lot of scraps maybe now is the time.

    —Kim Waknitz on May 28, 2013
  • Many years ago, I decided to make Eleanor Burns’ Quilt-in-a-Day log cabin quilts. I remember how quickly it went together and how exciting it was to watch the design come to life. I definitely took more than one day to complete it but it’s a treasured quilt! More recently, I did a wall hanging that features moose and bear applique blocks. And what runs through the quilt? A diagonal row of paper-pieced log cabin blocks! It makes me smile every time I walk by it. Love the designs in Evelyn’s book! They’re definitely not your mother’s log cabins! :o)

    Susan Mulvihill on May 28, 2013
  • I love the log cabin design. I guess it is because I always dreamed of owning a real log cabin. The contrast of real wood and and nature is just like the contrast the log cabin design for quilts. They are versatile and beautiful. The darks and lights and the intricate design makes this quilt gorgeous in what ever style you choose. This book has many designs that I am chomping at the bit to make.

    —Wendy Foxx on May 28, 2013
  • Oh, my, I feel as if I fell asleep and woke up with a log cabin fever of 105o! Aren’t the patterns imaginative!! I just want to rush to my workshop and start cutting.

    Gail G on May 28, 2013
  • Before I started quilting, I fell in love with the Log Cabin quilts. Quilter friends of mine said that after you have made one, you will not want to do anymore. BUT, for me, they were wrong. I just can’t get enough of these, my favorite quilts.

    —Missy on May 28, 2013
  • My first quilt was a half log cabin made with pre-cut strips. It looked like a stained glass window held up to the light. It was a very forgiving pattern for a first-time quilter.

    —Linda Cejnar on May 28, 2013
  • I’ve been teaching Beginning Quilting for almost 15 years and my favorite block to teach is the Log Cabin clock. We’ve made them using traditional patterns and recently using a Half-Log Cabin pattern. I love the ability to choose different color-ways that this versatile pattern allows!

    —Lana Dougherty on May 28, 2013
  • I "liked" the log cabin pattern before—but I am totally blown away by it now! Cannot get over the versatility of the block and how it can create so many totally diffferent looks with the same concept!

    —Sue Perry on May 28, 2013
  • I am a traditional quilter and love all variations of the lot cabin! This looks like a fun book!

    —Jeannine on May 28, 2013
  • I have never done one, but Im not against it at all! I like the look.

    —Sunnie on May 28, 2013
  • I have been quilting for four years and have yet to make a log cabin quilt. I would love to try! I inherited several unfinished blocks that I now recognize as the log cabin baskets from your post. The log cabin border is perfect for them!

    —Pat V. on May 28, 2013
  • I love log cabin quilts. I’ve made a couple using strip piecing.

    —Debbie C. on May 28, 2013
  • The quilt I am working on now reminds me of log cabin blocks even though it isn’t considered to be one. I enjoy using many strips to build a pattern and I love the log cabin borders and Baskets of Logs in Log Cabin Fever.

    —Barbara Pricola on May 28, 2013
  • I have started a few Log cabins and lost my nerve as I started sewing. This book makes them look fun and I am amazed at how many variations can be made to change the look, even curves!

    —Faith T. Holloway on May 28, 2013
  • My first quilt was the log cabin. I have made about 6 log cabin quilts and several table toppers. I never tire of them, so many ways to lay them out for different effects.

    —Vicki H on May 28, 2013
  • The first quilts I made were log cabins, Ii even crocheted a blanket with log cabin squares, but I haven’t made one for many years.

    —Kitty on May 28, 2013
  • I have been cutting 1 1/2″ strips forever !! I have made one wall hanging just to get the hang of it. Now I just have to narrow down which patterns I want to make for large quilts. And there will be at least 10!!!! (o:

    —Karen on May 28, 2013
  • I do like log cabin. I haven’t yet made any, since I’m a new quilter, but I’m going to try!

    —Debbie H on May 28, 2013
  • Log Cabin is my favorite block. I have made many variations. I coordinate a group of 40 quilters and Log Cabin was the block of the month in 2012. We gave them all kinds of varieties and had some blown up larger to 14 ". Everyone loved it and jumped right in. I need to make 2 quilts for gifts soon and they will both be log cabins, so I would love to win the book.

    —Clare Corbett on May 28, 2013
  • In February 1974 the Family Circle Magazine had a red flannel log cabin quilt on the cover. I was married a whole month. Had sewn since I was 8….I was in love with new hubbie but enamoured by the red log cabin quilt. I still own the cover and pattern from that magazine in my files……that was the beginning of my very long "affair" with the log cabin quilt. It is a truly wonderful news bit that Evelyn’s book is back in print and e-book to boot. I have it on my wish list…..

    Jane Modjeski

    —Mj Modjeski on May 28, 2013
  • In fact, I made a crib/small twin log cabin this long weekend for my daughter’s baby quilt. Her nursery colors worked out perfectly for the block and I played with some creative layout options to get a unique shower gift. It is such a versatile block, you can do anything you want to with it.

    —Jennifer Padden on May 28, 2013
  • Yes, I’m a lover of log cabin blocks. I have a pile of scrap log cabin blocks ready to put together into a quilt top. I haven’t decided on the setting yet.

    —lindawwww on May 28, 2013
  • The log cabins are great quilts, they are so versatile and look totally different depending on the colorway you choose and the way you put the blocks together. Would love to win the book to get more ideas.

    —connie on May 28, 2013
  • My first "quilt" was a pillow using the Log Cabin block. I pieced a log cabin, and then sewed logs around it to make the pillow top. I embroidered smoke, clouds, and other things into it to make a pretty scene. That was back in the 1970s! I gave it to my mom, and she still had that pillow on her couch when she died in 2009! I’ve made many quilts since then, and the Log Cabin is still one of my favorites!

    —Pat Templin on May 28, 2013
  • I love log cabin quilts. The first quilt top I made was a log cabin with Christmas fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Joyce Mitchell on May 28, 2013
  • Oh, most definitely I’m in love with log cabin blocks! In fact, a log cabin was the first quilt I made. I have a binder with just log cabin blocks in fact. And I pick up patterns wherever I can find them. Among my favorites are "Heartstrings" and one that I don’t know the name of but one side is white with blocks that form a tulip. It is such a cheery looking quilt!

    Michelle B on May 28, 2013
  • The first big quilt I made was a log cabin but used 2 inch strips. It was fast and I used it on our bed for years but I have always admired the small strips. In fact I am working on one now but it is slow because I am a long arm quilter and have the privilige of quilting other people’s quilts. I think I have just about every one of Evelyn Sloppy’s books. She makes them fun and interesting and has good hints.
    Thank you Evelyn

    —Mary on May 28, 2013
  • Love Log Cabins because they’re a great quilt, they are fast,easy and the designs you can make out of 1 log cabin are great. My first quilts I’ve made were log cabin and still love making them today.

    —Samantha Zdrojewski on May 28, 2013
  • I love the logcabin quilts so many ways you can change the design from flowers to circles to traditional.

    —EveVanna Hedrich on May 28, 2013
  • I’ve made all kinds of quilts, from beginner nine-patches to challenging curves in a Double Wedding Ring quilt, but I have yet to make a Log Cabin quilt–it has been on my bucket list all these years, but the log cabin has never made it off the planning page and onto the design wall. Maybe I just need an extra nudge–like a classic quilting book in a 21st century format!

    Joana on May 28, 2013
  • The Log Cabin will always have a special spot in my heart, as it reminds me much of my oldest daughter and is where I began my quilting journey. Many years ago my daughter Tara came home with a potpourie pillow she made in home economics class, done with a log cabin block. She gave me this as a gift and then taught me how to make a log cabin block. Thus, I still treasure the potpourie pillow she made, but have made other quilt blocks and often return to a new variation of the log cabin. As you can see her gift has lasted through many nights of quilting, and now making her daughter (my granddaughter) a pinwheel center with a log cabin surrounding it. Would love to add this log cabin book to my collection.

    —Grace Capuano on May 28, 2013
  • I would like to try a Log Cabin with honey buns or jelly rolls, Now need to find a pattern so I know how much to buy.

    Betty drake on May 28, 2013
  • I love the history with the log cabin block. This book has some wonderful quilts in it. It would be fun working my way through it. Quilting heaven!

    —Nancy D on May 28, 2013
  • I have always loved Log Cabin Quilts. Recently I saw a new one made by an Amish girl I know. It was all in pretty pastels . I had given her and her sister a very good qult book without pictures of any people. Which is hard to find. They have made many fine quilts to sell.Thank you Katie and Livina.

    —Nora on May 28, 2013
  • Log cabin blocks have got to be one of the most versatile blocks going! The number of different configurations possible is limitless. And what Evelyn has done is quite amazing, thanks for reprinting this book and the opportunity to win it!

    —susan on May 28, 2013
  • I have loved Log Cabin quilts since day one and I love making them. I just finished a curved log cabin and am thrilled with the look. The log cabin block adds so much to other blocks not to mention making them look very complicated even though they’re not.

    —Gramma on May 28, 2013
  • I began quilting by taking two classes with a friend. The second one was a log cabin table runner and I have been fascinated ever since by how you can change the pattern completely by the layout of the blocks. Would love to have a new LC book.

    —Carol Vickers on May 28, 2013
  • i have always enjoyed log cabin quilts just seeing them reminds me of comfort,love and nice welcome home, who would not enjoy making a log cabin quilt for your warm bed on chilly nights or just to drape over a couch or better yet as a design on wall for all guest to see your quilting work

    —nellie on May 28, 2013
  • Lately I’ve been making wonky log cabin blocks from leftover strips. In the past I’ve made many variations of log cabin blocks, mostly paper pieced. It’s a block I keep coming back to because it is so versatile. And it looks like this book has some really beautiful variations! I would love to win a copy, thanks for the chance!

    —Lisa Marie on May 28, 2013
  • I’ve only tried one log cabin quilt back in 1977, but never finished it. I would love to try these new patterns out.

    Annette Cordier on May 28, 2013
  • I LOVE log cabins, just have never attempted to make a whole quilt with log cabins only have done sampler quilts using log cabins! The book looks like I could get a lot of inspiration from it!! So…PICK ME!!

    Tiffanee Noack on May 28, 2013
  • The quilt with the log cabin borders is very unique – it is a perfect way to show off the baskets! Log cabins and half log cabins can be so varied. Would be very nice indeed to have this book! Thank you for putting my name in the hat for the drawing.

    June on May 28, 2013
  • I LOVE the log cabin block. I made a stamped fabric foundation mini log cabin quilt, block were 3.5 inches big, into a double quilt. There are over 8000 pieces in it. Prior to that project, I made an offset log cabin in Christmas colors. It’s one of the few blocks I like to make over and over, especially scrappy. Each block is different and all come together to make a gorgeous quilt.

    —Dianne on May 28, 2013
  • My first quilt was a log cabin. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Audrey on May 28, 2013
  • Log Cabin quilting is one thing I’ve always wanted to do. If I win the book , thats just what I’m gonna do. I hope I win.hehehehe

    —Eileene aka Noiseynana on May 28, 2013
  • Log cabins, let me count the ways! Little logs, big logs, lop sided logs, you name it I’ve made them. Some have been just your ‘regular’ tried and true barn raising or furrows settings. Others have had appliqued vines running through them, still another was such miniature logs they had to be foundation pieced as they finished at 1/2″ logs. (yikes, what was I thinking). Still have a couple WIP’s using log cabin blocks. It never gets old, never goes out of style, and there are always more ways to use them! Would absolutely love to have a copy of this newest offering! Something tells me there are still more log cabin quilts in my future!

    —Cindy R. on May 28, 2013
  • Log cabins have always been my favorite – – – my very first quilt I ever made was a log cabin.

    —Claire on May 28, 2013
  • Thanks for the great giveaway!

    —Valerie A. Clark on May 28, 2013
  • Over 20 years ago I thought I’d find a part-time job if I could find one related to my interests/obsessions. Fabric was a huge part of my life since I was a little girl. A new quilt shop was opening in the town near me. I’d never quilted, but I sure did love fabric! I found that I loved the log cabin … I think because I also love geometry (still have those geometry proofs from the 50s ) and the two things go together. I was alone in the shop one day when a young woman walked in with her quilt which she had done on her own, no class, no pattern, just saw a picture someplace. It was a log cabin which she had pieced in the traditional way, but without keeping the light and dark "in their places." All blues and yellows from very light to very dark, randomly placed. She would not win any prizes for perfection at the time (I’ll bet she could today), but take a few steps back and that was the most wonderful thing I’ve ever seen. I use the log cabin block as part of many quilts… some times just a border. Love it!

    —Sue Newell on May 28, 2013
  • My very first quilt was a log cabin of blues and white. It turned out beautiful and I’ve been in love with the block since then! This was back when I couldn’t understand what the fuss was about buying fabric. I had used 2 fabrics leftover from my teen sewing days and the rest I got at Wal-Mart. You just buy what you need, right, and at the lowest price possible? I even had mattress fabric that said "Firm" on it. At quilt retreat this coming October I’m making the "Shadow of the Bear’s Paw" log cabin quilt. Well, a decade has passed and now I’m an accomplished quilter but I still remember that 1st log cabin block fondly.

    —Christel Richard on May 28, 2013
  • The Log Cabin is such a great block and can be used in so many different ways, I love it! I always make Log Cabin quilts to give away too, because everyone is so delighted with them as a gift. The first quilt I made for our married daughter was a log cabin and she wore it out washing it and putting it back on the bed for more use. I’d say it’s time for another log cabin for her bed, and mine, too.

    —Mary Ann on May 28, 2013
  • Just learning to quilt last year, I made a sampler quilt. The log cabin block was my favorite. I am making a couple of gifts right now but want to make an entire quilt of log cabin blocks. This book has only strengthened my resolve to do just that. Thank you for continuing to inspire and encourage.

    —Kathy Lutz on May 28, 2013
  • Log cabin is my first and favorite block. I just had a binge of making them in so many different styles, they really are perfect for anyone.

    —Dana on May 28, 2013
  • About forty years ago, my husband and I attended an auction. Items came up quickly and the bidding was fast and furious. We had arrived late, so we had not seen many of the items before they came up for bid. All at once I heard the word, "quilt," and I quickly focused on the item held by one of the helpers. It was a large log cabin quilt. I remember the "turkey red" centers of each square jumped out at me. Without consulting my husband, I raised my hand to bid. There was not much interested and I was soon the proud owner of a log cabin quilt–my first vintage quilt. I have since had this quilt examined by an expert and learned it was made about 1890 in South Carolina. It now hangs in my living room (away from sunlight) and it is one of my most prized possessions. Price paid: $32.00 Size: 75″ x 90″ approximately

    —DeeAnne on May 28, 2013
  • I just told our group of quilters at The Meeting House Fabric shop in Wales MA that the Log Cabin quilt is coming back when we were making log cabin quilts at a class there. We all chose different colors and different ways to join the blocks which made everyone our own unique Log Cabin Quilt. We were all so proud of our Log Cabin quilts. I need to mention your new book to the shop owner Sheila Chabot. Thanks a bunch! Happy Quilting!

    —Irene Rose on May 28, 2013
  • I love the log cabin quilt its amazing what just a change of fabric or design and you will get a whole new look for your log cabin quilt. The block is one of the easest i have ever made. just love it.

    —christi on May 28, 2013
  • I took my first quilt class at Lakeside Ohio. We learned log cabin. I have been quilting since!

    —Rise St Arno on May 28, 2013
  • The first pieced quilt I ever made was a log cabin quilt, about 25 years ago! Still in good shape,
    (ahem, the quilt) when our granddaughter was born 2 years ago, we used it as a playmat for
    her. I really would like to make another log cabin quilt using different colors, (using many fabrics
    from my stash) as I’m sure everyone’s tastes change over the years.

    .

    —Barbara on May 28, 2013
  • Out of all of the quilts and blocks I have accomplished, I have only made one 10″ log cabin block. I love the pattern but just haven’t taken the time to make a log cabin quilt. Looks like I need to win this book so I can get started!

    —Paula Coleman on May 28, 2013
  • I love log cabin because here in Sydney we have an American style log cabin at the bottom of our garden which was built in the 1930s.

    —Kerry Ritson on May 28, 2013
  • When I started quilting 30 years ago the Log Cabin block really intrigued me because I couldn’t figure out how to piece it! I love how Evelyn combined basket blocks with log cabin blocks to make a unique design. I think it looks very current!

    —Kaye M. on May 28, 2013
  • I enjoy log cabin quilts but have not made one. I would love to make one from the book.

    Cindy L on May 28, 2013
  • I love log cabin quilts. I only made log cabin quilts the first two years that I quilted and everybody got a log cabin quilt from me, for birthdays, Christmas, graduations, weddings, everything. I made them in every color, every holiday, every event. At least once a year, I will make one just because I miss making them so much. I love the patterns in this book. There are some really exciting, creative ideas in this book.

    —Cindy Garaas on May 28, 2013
  • Log Cabin quilts are THE quilts….. charming, beautiful, they never tire me and you can play with colours and textures endlessly. I simply ADORE log cabin so I hope I will win….. and add another book to my collection…. 🙂
    M-M

    —Marta-Myo on May 28, 2013
  • Log Cabin Blocks are my favorite! I just finished a quilt with log cabin and star blocks (scrappy) and I love the way it turned out. Chain stitching is definitely the way to go. It keeps the color rythmn going! The quilts in this book are beautiful and I would love to try them…Judy R from Buffalo

    —Judy R on May 28, 2013
  • Log Cabin was one of the first blocks that I made when learning to quilt. It is very easy and it uses up a lot of scrap fabric pieces that you have on hand. I like the modern touches and in the latest book. The book gives new life to Log Cabin quilts.

    —Ivy Smart on May 28, 2013
  • One of my first quilts was a small log cabin and it is hanging in my living room. The log cabin is one of my favorite blocks. It’s so lovely, has an interesting heritage and works well for both traditional quilters and modern quilters.

    —Joanna on May 28, 2013
  • First, congrats to all the 10-yrs and what a great recognition gift. I have made some log cabin blocks that were part of a BOM project, but not a complete log cabin quilt. “Love Entangled,” is really great, love it’s unique colors as well as catchy name-great choice of colors; and the basket quilt would be a project I could see myself doing. Cheers-thanks for another great giveaway-would love to be the winner.
    Carol

    —Carol on May 28, 2013
  • Unbelievable! Just this morning, I made a mental note that my next quilt should be a Log Cabin quilt. I have never made one, but have always wanted to try this pattern. I would love to win this book and enjoy "feasting" on all those patterns. Thanks for the chance to win!!

    —Kathy Biciocchi on May 28, 2013
  • I had never sewn, much less quilted, but my daughter wanted a sewing machine so I stepped in to my first sewing machine store. And there, on the wall, was the most beautiful quilt I had ever seen – a LOG CABIN QUILT. I wanted to buy it but it wasn’t for sale – however – they would be glad to sell me a sewing machine and give me lessons on how to make my own! So I bought a machine for myself as well, took a few lessons, and am now attempting my first log cabin quilt. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE every log cabin pattern I’m come across and am slowly building my library with books featuring log cabin quilts. Am excited to get this one!

    —Cindy on May 28, 2013
  • I have made baby log cabins, American flag log cabins, and even an Amish log cabin so I am due for a log cabin-with a twist! Just how many log cabins can you make in a lifetime?

    —Deb Mac on May 28, 2013
  • I am a beginner quilter, but my first love is crochet. I have done numerous crochet quilts in the log cabin pattern. I chose some of the color patterns for my crocheted quilts based on patterns that I had seen made of fabrics. To take a picture of a quilt to the yarn store and match up yarns with the fabrics was very exciting.

    —Virginia Bronner on May 28, 2013
  • I had just started quilting an my neighbor had just finished a queen size log cabin. I was in love with the pattern an the fabric color scheme she had used. I wanted to make one just like it. But with limited funds what was I to do? I asked her a lot of questions an what was the measurements of the logs an such . Well she gave me all her scrapes an I was so happy but it wasn’t enough by far for the size she had made. So I sat an pondered what can I do. That’s it make a mini version. This was on a Friday evening. I got busy with a 1an half inch version of each log cabin log. Well by Sat. Evening I had my little quilt done quilted an all. With hearts in the corners quilted. What did I do with my little quilt, well it really looked nice on my neighbors coffee table.

    —Emma McConnell on May 28, 2013
  • I made matching double sized log cabin quilts (quilt as you go) for my sons over 20 years ago. I like some of the patterns with color and strip size changes such as "Heart Strings".

    —Julie B on May 28, 2013
  • Enjoy using log cabin blocks with star blocks. Never thought about using as a border, love the basket quilt, will need to revisit log cabins.

    —Lovie Ball on May 28, 2013
  • My very first quilt that I made was a Log Cabin done in burgandys, greens and tan prints. I attended a workshop "Quilt in a Day" with some of my nursing friends & we had a really fun time. (1992)
    It was the very first time that I used a rotary cutter & board, etc. We cut our pieces on Friday evening & continued to put it all together on the Saturday. I finished the top by the end of the day. I was pretty proud of myself!!
    I have been quilting ever since, love, love, love it!! The log cabin is still one of my very favourite quilts. Barbara Beatty

    —Barbara Beatty on May 28, 2013
  • I’ve not made a log cabin quilt, but I have used the pattern in individual blocks for samplers. I am intrigued by the many, many variations on this very simple design.

    —Karen A on May 28, 2013
  • I’ve been cleaning up my scraps in my sewing room (they’d gotten overwhelming!) and discovered that all those scraps turned into 2 queen-sized variable log cabin blocks! Yeah!

    —Michelle Kearns on May 28, 2013
  • I have always loved Log Cabin blocks and have made several different kinds in the past — maybe it’s time for some inspiration for more.
    Thanks!

    Linda Erickson on May 28, 2013
  • Log Cabin was the first quilt that I made. I gave it to my husband about 30 years ago and he still uses it in his truck. So started my addiction.
    The last Log Cabin I made was done with 1.5 inch strips, paper pieced.
    I love doing the scrappy logs.

    —Elizabeth J. Thompson on May 28, 2013
  • Love the Log Cabin–so many different ways to use it. Envious of employees of a company that rewards service with a quilt!! And delighted that the Log Cabin Fever is once again available.

    —Barb Peters on May 28, 2013
  • My all time favourite block. One I always go back to when in doubt. Beautiful variations in this book I would love to have a copy.

    Joy V on May 28, 2013
  • Oh for shame my first real quilt involved nine patch and the second one card trick. It wasn’t until much later that I made a log cabin quilt and the simplicity is very nice. Looking at some of the quilts made by your staff has just added to my (dare I say nightmare) stack of projects. Bless all of you for the ideas regarding log cabin. I shall be playing very soon and who knows what will be turning up. I would love to get the book whether by buying or by winning. Thank you, Thank you for showing this book.

    —Sandy on May 28, 2013
  • One pattern, so many different layouts!! That is the excitement of making a log cabin quilt! Still need to make a courthouse steps. Love "Bears need homes "quilt, so guess I’ll have to buy it if I don’t win it!

    —Anita Ezzell on May 28, 2013
  • log cabin has to be my most favourite block of all times!!

    —Shirley Jobson on May 28, 2013
  • The only log cabin I’ve ever done made hearts in the way the blocks were set. I’d love to do some of these you’ve shown by Evelyn Sloppy!

    Alicia Key on May 28, 2013
  • Love log cabins! Easy to piece points, perfect for scrappys, and even wonky ones look good!

    —Lynne on May 28, 2013
  • The first few quilts I made were log cabins. Being a novice, they often turned out to be different sizes. I didn’t let that bother me. It is still my favorite pattern. I always look forward to trying more variations.

    mandy laseter on May 28, 2013
  • I LOVE the log cabin quilts. It was my Aunt’s favorite quilt to make and she made a lot of them. I have the log cabin quilt she made my mother. When my daughter learned how to quilt her first big quilt was the court house steps. It looks like we have new generation making log cabin quilts!

    —Sharon on May 28, 2013
  • Awesome…I was just going to snip a picture of the heartstrings quilt so I could make it and then as I kept reading you give the pattern for free….thank you…love making log cabins…just watched the log cabin 25th anniversary episode on Eleanor Burns’ Quilt in a Day the other night…It’s so easy to make miniature blocks with the log cabin patterns. Again, thank you for the Heartstrings Quilt pattern and have a great day..

    —Darlene Krystal on May 28, 2013
  • My favorite quilt and memories are the Log Cabin Block. This is the first quilt block my mother and I learned at an Extension Course Kentucky training. We were in love with our blocks, quilting, and couldn’t wait to complete more blocks and log cabin quilts. My mother was able to complete three full size log cabin quilts until her arthritis became too bad; my sister, brother, and neice got my Mother’s Log Cabin quilts–to me they are beautiful. I have quilted two log cabin quilts (Eleanor Burns Log Cabin Quilt in a Day that took me longer than a day.) I have both my Mom’s and my first log cabin blocks. They are faded, frayed, worn, but these blocks are treasured amd any time I see a Log Cabin quilt, I feel the sharing, enjoyment, and love my mom and I shared learning to quilt the Log Cabin block. If I am lucky, I will be able to share my Love of the Log Cabin quilt with my daughter and my grand daughter.

    carol on May 28, 2013
  • Long before I started quilting I was drawn to Log Cabin quilts. My first quilt included log cabin blocks. It’s not unusual to find a log cabin quilt on at least one bed in my home.

    —Sandy on May 28, 2013
  • I am so gonna make a log cabin quilt, i just cant make up my mind which one !!! Gonna do this.

    —Penny on May 28, 2013
  • Log cabin quilts are beautiful and rather easy for a beginner to make one. Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Debbie W on May 28, 2013
  • My first quilt was the Woman’s Day log cabin kit in rust, gold, & brown. Still have it and have made many more since that beginning.

    —Boo K. on May 28, 2013
  • ~~~~ I love LOG CABIN Quilts — and LOG Cabins too —
    What a coincident — that I am making a FOLDED LOG Cabin Quilt pattern by Sara Kaufman —
    and a paper pieced one –in progress
    and have made several others ….
    Love love love LOG CABIN QUILTS–
    ~~~ Cheryl W….

    —Cheryl Walker on May 28, 2013
  • I’ve loved log cabins since I first laid eyes on Flavin Glover’s "Row Houses." My latest inspiration was a guild member who used log cabins as the background for applique. Grand idea!

    —Patricia Hersl on May 28, 2013
  • Just one glimpse of Love Entangled made me want to start my own tonite! I would love the yellow with blue. Log cabin was the first block I ever attempted, and that was over 40 years ago, causing a love affair with quilting that I will forever enjoy.

    —Cheryl Gunderson on May 28, 2013
  • The very first quilt I made was a queen size log cabin quilt. It still remains one of my favorites. I would love to have this book.

    —Joan H on May 28, 2013
  • I have always been in love with Log Cabin quilts! I’m so glad this book is back!

    —Brenda Hulsey on May 28, 2013
  • The first quilt I ever made was a log cabin. It was more challenging than I thought it would be – those quarter inch seams seemed impossible. It was only when I had all my blocks made that I realized there were many different layouts I could do. I spent days with the blocks laid out on the floor, twisting them this way and that. I was very proud of the result and it is still one of my most cherished quilts. I love log cabins because of all you can do with them.

    —Cynthia Green on May 28, 2013
  • I love Evelyn’s book. My favorite is "Bears need homes too"!
    I’ve made a couple of log cabine quilts. One was a blue and white one for my brother after his wife passed away. I read him Eleanor Burn’s description of the dark side meaning death and the light side being love and life. Sadly he never lived
    to see it finished. I gave it to his daughter at his funeral and everyone wrote some tribute on the back.
    I had lots of blues left over so I’ve since made a patriotic red, white and blue quilt for project Linus to give to TAPS.

    —Linda Fleming on May 28, 2013
  • Log cabins fascinate me because simple little strips of fabric make such beautiful quilts that look so difficult but aren’t. My best one to date was done in creams through to brown and appliqued with hearts I did for my niece in England when she got married. I love this book and have checked it out on your web site. I have downloaded the Heartstrings pattern and intend making it for my great grand-daughter. Cheers Sheila

    —Mrs Sheila Haggart on May 28, 2013
  • I love log cabin blocks. Thanks

    —barbara woods on May 28, 2013
  • I have no idea how it’s happened but, even though I’ve been quilting for 14 years and have always wanted a log-cabin quilt, I’ve never made one!

    I think part of the problem is the hand-quilting aspect of all those seams, yet as I write this my quilting angel is whispering, "Quilt down the centre of the logs…"

    This year seems to be all about making quilts for others, so I think I’ll make 2014 about making a log-cabin for myself.
    Maybe I’ll be able to convince a quilting friend or two to come on the log-cabin journey with me 😀

    —Kayt on May 28, 2013
  • I’d love to try one…so many variations, it is hard to choose which one to start with.

    —Freda on May 28, 2013
  • I keep saying I’m going to make a log cabin quilt someday soon. Well, your book makes me want to start one today! Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.

    —Nancy in Minnesota on May 28, 2013
  • My very first quilt was a Log Cabin quilt, and it has been my favorite ever since. That quilt warmed our bed for 10 years and finally bit the dust because of my poor workmanship. My husband has asked me when I am going to make another one like that first quilt.

    —OHSue on May 28, 2013
  • We use the log cabin quilt I made about 5 years ago every night. Our kids wonder who gets it.

    —Mary on May 28, 2013
  • One of the first quilts I made was a log cabin heart wall hanging for my daughter. I especially like to do miniature paper pieced log cabins. With the paper piecing the accuracy is always assured and result is a great wall hanging or table runner. I also like to do non-traditional log cabins that create illusions such as circles. Log cabins are so traditional and that is the type of quilting I like to do.

    Donna Olson on May 28, 2013
  • The log cabin is one of my favorite blocks. I love scrappy patterns and it is tailor-made for scrappy. I also just love traditional patterns.

    —Sharon A on May 28, 2013
  • Log cabin blocks are a favorite of mine, too, especially "Courthouse Steps". The book sounds like a good one to have. Thanks, Judy

    Judy Smith on May 28, 2013
  • Many years before I began quilting, I fell in love with log cabin quilts. Yet, after more than a decade of quilting, I’ve yet to make a log cabin quilt. I hope to change that this year. The log cabin quilts in this book are beautiful and imaginative. I would love to make one of them for my first log cabin quilt.

    —Theresa on May 28, 2013
  • Just like the quilters aboveI love the log cabin block.
    have made several. One inparticular comes to my mind.It was the
    lighteng streaks design and I had the top done and hanging
    on my wall.Looked at it every day.Also took a picture.
    Looking at the picture I saw my error,first row the light block was
    turned. A lesson learned.Still love the log cabin block.

    —Darlene Joyner on May 28, 2013
  • I love Log Cabin blocks and quilts and can’t believe that I have only made 1 block, have been piecing for 10 years. This would be a wonderful way to get started making a new quilt!!!!!!! Thank you for the chance to win a wonderful book!!!!!!!

    —Janet on May 28, 2013
  • I have only done one quilt with the log cabin block. It was really fun. It was only the basic. I would like to incorporate it with other blocks to see how it interacts.

    —Marguerite Namdar on May 28, 2013
  • I love Log Cabin quilts! The only time I’ve ever made them was when I belonged to a quilting group. I was the only woman there that wasn’t old enough to be a grandma, and I learned SO much from those ladies. We used to make quilts for people that had lost their homes, or had terminal illnesses…just something to let them know we loved them and were thinking of them. All the quilts we did were scrappy and unplanned and they were all beautiful. Thank you for the chance to win this eBook! 🙂

    —Jane S. on May 28, 2013
  • I have made log Cabin blocks for my small Scrapbook covers, but not a full size quilt, I the boarder is a great idea, and might use it for the quilt I’m making for my granddaughter.Thanks for the opportunity to win this great book.

    —ELIZABETH CROSS on May 28, 2013
  • I love log cabin quilts. They are simple and beautiful at the same time. I gravitate toward them when I don’t feel inspired toward anything else. I can’t wait to see the book.

    —Chris on May 28, 2013
  • One of the first quilts I made was a log cabin. After looking at the designs in the book, I think I need to make another one very soon. What fun!

    —Jean HS on May 29, 2013
  • I’ve only made two log cabin quilts and they turned out really nice. I plan on doing more, but never seem to have the time. Maybe with a new book I will get on to that next Log Cabin for my own bed.

    —Patty Moffitt on May 29, 2013
  • A log cabin quilt is what I think of as THE QUILT; It was log cabin quilts that made me want to start quilting some years ago, but I still haven’t come around to make my own; Slowly I’m collecting fabrics that I want to see in it once I get started; blues, beiges and dark reds of course. My first will probably be very traditional, but I’m thrilled to see the beautiful quilts Evelyn Sloppy has created using the log cabin block. It is really inspiring!!

    —Inger from Italy on May 29, 2013
  • I have always ben fascinated with log cabin quilts. I love how versatile the patterns are and the different looks that can be achieved with the many variations. In this collection, I love, love, love the "Apple Crisp" quilt.

    —Sharon on May 29, 2013
  • I adore log cabin quilts. The concept is simple, and the finished works can be breathtaking. I also love the fact that log cabin blocks can be easily created on a serger, cutting down the sewing time by a bunch!

    —Nancy on May 29, 2013
  • The first quilt I remember my momma making in the 1980’s was a log cabin quilt. Our family is still using those quilts today. Such sweet memories.

    —Lori Tripp on May 29, 2013
  • First quilt I ever completed was a log cabin quilt. It’s one of my favorite blocks — so versatile but so easy to make. It’s good to see that the book is available again.

    —Barb R on May 29, 2013
  • I’ve made several log cabin quilt layouts as shown in this book, including a courthouse steps with all the same fabrics located in the same spots around the block. When the blocks are connected, they make Japanese Lanterns. My favorite log cabin is the "Goofus" originated by ruthie Miller. Yes, ruthie spells her name with a small "R". Strips are of different lengths and widths. They can be skinny at the top, fat at the bottom using all your scraps, as long as the block has two lights and two medium/dark sides as the traditional log cabin block is created. I added whimsical creatures cut in all differnt shapes for my centers and made quilts for children. They love them!

    Keep smiling,

    Lynnita Shipman on May 29, 2013
  • I was never really in love with the log cabin quilts. Then one day I was forced to make a log cabin block as part of a mystery quilt. I fell in love Instantly. It was a little 6″ block that was sew cute! I have caught the log cabin fever! Thanks for a chance to win this book. I think it looks like just what I need to feel better soon. Janita

    janita on May 29, 2013
  • Such a timeless pattern! My group recently made a log cabin set as a boston commons design and donated it to an auction for cancer research where it was ell received and amnd am tidy sum of money. It was gorgeous in a variety of batks

    —gloria courtney on May 29, 2013
  • My first quilt, a Log Cabin, was started in 1990 in college. I cut out the whole project with scissors! I got busy with life and didn’t finish it until 17 years later, but I have been quilting ever since.

    —Lisa on May 29, 2013
  • I just love all the variations you can come up with in the log cabin block.Lately I have been bored with most of the patterns I see.I look for patterns in colors that I like since I don’t have a lot of time lately. I’m taking a Real Estate course and I have to love the pattern instantly. Cabin Fever is one of those instant ones! The whole book no less. I didn’t see one pattern that I didn’t like and was putting my kids names on them as I went through the pictures.

    —Elizabeth Foley on May 29, 2013
  • I love the way strips can be interchanged to make unique log cabin designs. I have made one log cabin quilt (quilt in a day) plus I have a red, white and blue one in the works.

    —Rosalind Gutierrez on May 29, 2013
  • Love log cabin blocks, never tire of them.

    —MaryRose on May 29, 2013
  • One of my early quilts was a king-sized log cabin. I still have it on our bed and love it. Many of my corners were slightly off, but I loved it anyway. I also purchased at an auction an 1880 red/blue quilt in the 1980s and after studying it for a while, I figured out it was a log cabin. One of my favorite antique quilts.

    —Judy Purcell on May 29, 2013
  • I made a log cabin quilt and thought I would use up most of my fabrics, how wrong I was! Even though the quilt is large size, it didn’t even put a dent in my stash. I started out with two inch logs, didn’t like those, tried a one inch log, didn’t like that either. I compromised on an inch and one half log and am thoroughly pleased. Now I have two blocks to use up. I have decided to make two throw pillows from the two discarded size log blocks. I am looking for to making another log quilt but this time I want to make the courthouse steps with cornerstones!

    —Paula on May 29, 2013
  • I love log cabin quilts. There are so many variations that you can make and they are so intricate looking. You can make a whole quilt with them, part of a quilt, or just use them in the border. Endless opportunities!

    —Donna W on May 29, 2013
  • There are so many ways to use log cabin blocks. I have four quilts all made only from log cabin blocks and so amazing different from each other. The log cabin block is a wonder block. Don’t know what I’d do without it. Thanks for the chance to win. I love the patterns in your book.

    —Elma Lutman on May 29, 2013
  • The quilt I loved to curl up in as a child was a Log Cabin quilt made by a great aunt I never had the pleasure of knowing. I still have and treasure that quilt today.

    —Pamela Reim on May 29, 2013
  • One of the very first quilts that I made was a Log Cabin in the barn raising design with a dark peach center and brown and beigh calico logs. It’s one of my favorite quilts.

    —Susan Stanton on May 29, 2013
  • I love log cabin style blocks. I cut a lot of my "planned-over" scraps into strips so they are ready to make a log cabin when I get the whim or inspiration to do so. Would love this book.

    —Nancy on May 29, 2013
  • Log cabin quilts are one of my favorite patterns because of the versatility. Block placement changes the look of the quilt in so many different ways. I would love to win this ebook. Thank you for the chance to win.

    —Carolyn Howland on May 29, 2013
  • Love the look of the Log Cabin quilts! Have not tried one, yet! Would love to have the book of patterns!

    —Linda Heckman on May 29, 2013
  • Early on I thought the log cabin pattern was ho-hum at best. A couple of years ago I had an epiphany when I realized the versatility of this basic concept. Limitless designs and variations are possible. Often I’m dumbfounded to see, upon closer study, incredibly gorgeous quilts that have roots in log cabin. I’m so glad I will be able to get this book in reprint; it promises to be a wonderful resource!

    —Nancilyn on May 29, 2013
  • I fell in love with Log Cabin when I made my first quit – a sampler. Hand sewed a miniature log cabin, then covered my lumber roll, and made a couple of cushions. I then graduated to a large scrappy multi size blocks quilt,105″ X 105″. Block sizes ranged from 3,6,9,12, & 15 inches in size. Took me 15 years, 9 months & two weeks to complete!!! It was the hand quilting that took the time, but I have not lost the love of the look. Have made other log cabins during this time….

    —Ngaire Flynn on May 29, 2013
  • I’ve always wanted to make a log cabin quilt — with a twist. I would be delighted to win a copy of this book to get started on the right path for me. Thanks for the chance to do so.

    —MarciaW on May 29, 2013
  • I’ve only made one log cabin quilt, but it was so simple that I want to make more! The one I made was a straight set, traditional log cabin made from a jelly roll. I see so many other possibilities that I would like to make!

    —Barb Johnson on May 29, 2013
  • Absolutely love log cabin blocks! One of the first projects I completed was a paper pieced log cabin out of reproduction 30’s fabric. My daughter selected the fabric and I provided the manpower!

    —Janet on May 29, 2013
  • I have never done a log cabin quilt but I would love to learn. YOur book would give the guidelines I need to make a log cabin variation quilt. I have a couple of scraps to make strips and I could make a log cabin quilt or one of the variations of the log cabins.

    —beth daniels on May 29, 2013
  • Log cabin is the first quilt that I ever made. Love the different ways that it can be laid out to create a whole different pattern.
    I haven’t made one in years and would really love it if I won this great e-book.

    Thank you for the chance to win.

    —Sharon H of Tenn on May 29, 2013
  • i love log cabin have done several quilt as you go and then had fun deciding the layout so much fun

    —vickster on May 29, 2013
  • This is one of my most favorite blocks. I would love to have a cabin with a log cabin quilt!

    —Melissa on May 30, 2013
  • My love of Log Cabin quilts is that they can be used for male and female people. It is one design that can be used for alot of different reasons as well as using alot of scraps. Thank you, Kay

    —Kay Daniels on May 30, 2013
  • I love log cabin blocks and the many combinations they can create. I made my daughter her high school graduation gift and it was a rose colored log cabin combination. It is lovely! Thanks for the contest.

    —Linda V on May 30, 2013
  • My first quilt to make was a log cabin quilt for our grandson twenty years ago. He treasures it today as much as the first day he saw it. M Making log cabin patterns can become a way of life with all the different patterns that emerge by placement of the cabins. The world needs more log cabin quilts. Thanks for the contest!.

    —Connie Douty on May 30, 2013
  • My late husband was a real estate agent and each time he sold a house, I would make a log cabin quilt, for him to give to the new homeowners!!! This was our way of saying "Welcome to your new Home". I’ve lost count of how many log cabin quilts I have made, as it’s my favorite to make! It’s also the first quilt I would teach to my students!!! 🙂

    —Woodie on May 30, 2013
  • I could make nothing but log cabin quilts for the rest of my life and never get tired–or make two alike!

    —Kolleen on May 30, 2013
  • I love log cabin quilts. Playing with the blocks is always fun, I love all the various looks you can get by just rearranging them!

    —Mary Power-Burke on May 31, 2013
  • I’m always amazed at how versatile log cabin blocks are: how they can look very traditional and then completely different – modern, contemporary – with a few simple changes. And they’re easy to make!

    —Sandy on May 31, 2013
  • I have yet to make a full log cabin quilt, though I have made log cabin blocks for runners, potholders, and apron pockets and bibs. I have lots of scraps and am thinking about making a log cabin quilt. This book may have the pattern for that quilt.

    —Kathleen on May 31, 2013
  • Love, love, love log cabin blocks and all variations of it.

    —Sharon on May 31, 2013
  • Hello Martingale,

    I’ve been only quilting for three years now and I’ve seen some log cabin quilts that have been plain and boring. Which have left me wondering why one would go to all that troble to make one, but now I finally see the reason.

    Until today Evelyn, after seeing your beautiful designs come to life in the Martingale staffers 10 year anniversary quilts. They are all stunning and beautifully made.

    What has impressed me today is once you have learnt all the principle parts of the structure (the log cabin) you can make any any changes to the design seem so simple. Your book gives the quilter the opportunity to explore ways of tranformation and come up with exciting new designs.

    You have certainly encouraged me to start looking and considering the log cabin block for my future quilts thank you. In particular the front cover quilt from your book Evelyn it is truly stunning and I can already see a quilt already forming from recently purchased fabric which would be a perfect fit for a quilt for me. So thank you Evelyn for inspiring me to take a journey with "the log cabin block" now all that’s left for me to say let’s get quilting Julie Beard.

    —Julie Beard on May 31, 2013
  • I can remember the Log Cabin quilt from my grandparents cottage.. even thou it is now battered and torn. Would one day like to try and recreate this log cabin quilt. Evelyn’s patterns look amazing!

    —Darrell Hardenburg on May 31, 2013
  • I just learned about log cabin quilt few months ago. I love it, because we can play with Colors. It becomes really beautiful.

    —Josee on June 1, 2013
  • I love log cabin as there are so many design variations. You can even have a log cabin background and applique shapes over the top. Each one is unique.

    —Joellyn P. on June 1, 2013
  • I havent made a log cabin square/quilt yet, but I love the concept. Putting together this kind of square reminds me of a puzzle. I love puzzles.

    —Cheryl Korman on June 1, 2013
  • Log Cabin blocks are so versatile, and so easy, too. What more can you ask?

    —Kathy on June 1, 2013
  • This book would be great to have, thanks for the chance.
    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

    —Shawn J on June 2, 2013
  • I am so proud of my sister!! Evelyn is a beautiful quilter and a wonderful sister! I’m not a quilter, I’m a scrapbooker but Evelyn sent me this article and I’ve had to read all the comments. It is such a wonderful feeling to know that alot of you quilters out there know her talent and enjoy the hobby that she is very passionate about. I have several of her quilts and even recreated one of my favorites "Love Entangled" on a scrapbook layout of her and her husband in a heritage album of our family. This book is one of my favorites of her designs. Way to go Sis….I love you!!

    —Myrna Cannon on June 3, 2013
  • Quilting was a new hobby for me when I began going to a quilting group here in Lewis County and met Evelyn Sloppy. Her patterns are wonderful but the instruction are just awesome. Just so easy to make one of her designs when the instructions are so well written. There is no "wasted" fabrics, she finds a use for them eventually in another one of her designs. So happy to be a quilter but so thankful to have Evelyn for a friend. Zell-Rae

    —Zell-Rae on June 3, 2013
  • My first large finished quilt was a lovely log cabin, I made 17 years ago. The "Peppermint Heart" pattern is one of my favorites, but all the quilts shown are exquisite. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

    —Kim D. on June 3, 2013

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