Not Your Grandmother's Log Cabin by Sara Nephew & Marci Baker includes simply amazing quilts that are easy! Classic log cabin designs with a new angle of triangles and diamonds will inspire your own creations. Start one today!
Back Cover Information and Introduction
Log cabin is a traditional pattern that most quilters have tried at one time or another. The idea is simple. Start in the middle of the block with a square. Then add concentric strips to the square until you have the size you want your block to be. The design of the block changes depending on the order in which you sew the strips The design of the quilt changes depending how you arrange the blocks. Many different arrangements are possible.
If you change to a 60 degree log cabin, you can make both diamonds and triangle blocks. And you can vary the strips within the blocks. And many beautiful quilts are the result. This book is organized with general directions for making and assembling the blocks first. Learn how to cut the shapes you need, and pick up the tips that will make the process more enjoyable such as how to use the charts and diagrams. Finally a few borders are at the back of the book.
Book Instruction Page
Not Your Grandmothers
NOTE: Recommended for use with the Clearview
Triangle, and Books Marci Baker & Sarah Nephew's:
Not Your Grandmother's Flower Garden, Too, Not Your Grandmother's Log Cabin, ABC 3-D Tumbling Blocks and More, & Oh My Stars
1. Qtools Cutting Edge (more accurate cutting when measure line is marked on ruler with vinyl ridge to butt fabric against every time.)
2. Qtools Sewing Edge (create vinyl ridge on machine bed for accurate scant 1/4" seam allowance.)
About the Authors
Sara Nephew is a quilt designer, author, teacher and has developed several isometric triangle rulers. Sara's quilting career has taken her all over the United States, Canada and Australia. Her quilts have been exhibited in many places. She has been featured in magazine articles and her quilts have been in books by other authors.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin is the birth place of Sara Nephew, where she grew up and went to high school and college as an art major. She started her career as a commercial jeweler and began to learn diamond setting, as well as continuing her work with painting and cloisonne enameling.
Sara married Dale and moved to Seattle, Washington where Dale worked for Boeing. Sara continued to work at home, making original design cloisonne and gold and silver jewelry, selling her work at art fairs and by word of mouth. The couple eventually bought three acres north of Seattle. Quilting seemed like another "country" kind of thing to do, as well as a way to economically decorate their nineteen thirties-built home. With three little children, quilting, with a sewing machine and lots of beautiful fabric, seemed much more child-friendly than jeweler's torches, kilns and acid. She joined the local guild and began quilting.
Clearview Triangle is the business Sara started as her multifaceted quilting career took off. But in 2006 Sara retired from the day to day operation of running her business and sold her company, Clearview Triangle, to Marci Baker and Alicia's Attic. However, Sara has not stopped working, creating new quilts or writing books, as evidence by this book.
Recognized internationally for her expertise in quilting, Marci Baker enjoys sharing ideas that simplify the process of quilting. A native of Dallas, Texas, Marci has loved sewing for years, making her first quilt at age 9 and sewing her own clothes in high school and college. In 1993 she started Alicia's Attic with the concepts that combine her love of math with her love of quilting. Quilting became a great way to share her knowledge with others.
As an admirer of traditional quilts, Marci was inspired to author books on "Not Your Grandmother's Quilts". This series uses the traditional patterns people associate with their grandmother and simplifies the technique. She has invented several tools to help make quilting easier for all.
Marci spends much of the year traveling, teaching classes for quilting guilds and trade shows. Enthusiasm and inspiration for quilting can be seen throughout her lectures, workshops and books. She has been nominated for The Professional Quilter magazine "Teacher of the Year" award in 2002 and 2005.
Marci and her husband Clint, their sons, Kevin and Marcus and the family pet snake, Scooby, currently live in Fort Collins, Colorado where they enjoy the outdoors and the beautiful creation of life near the mountains
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