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Log Cabin Quilts, A Brand New Story by Karen Murphy brings you a fictitious account chapter by chapter of Abby, a frontier woman in the harsh northern plains, discovering creativity through the log cabin. Karen Murphy asks who created the first Log Cabin quilt? This imaginative Tale will inspire you to "build" your own log cabin quilt!

Tied to each chapter Karen offers you 10 new variations on the standard log cabin bringing a fresh approach and some new ideas to this old and grand standard block. Find variations on the traditional Log Cabin Block, Courthouse Steps, Lone Star, and Grandmother's Flower Garden designs.


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Log Cabin Quilts
A Brand New Story

Author: Karen Murphy
Pages: 112
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Publisher: That Patchwork Place
Cover: Soft
Item Code: 4I30440
Weight: 1.3 lb

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Have you ever wondered who came up with the first Log Cabin quilt? In this wonderfully heartfelt tale, writer and quiltmaker Karen Murphy imagines how this time-honored design might have come about.

Meet Abby, a quilter who discovers her creativity during a harsh winter on the northern plains. From cutting her first fabric "logs" to unveiling her quilt at the chatty community quilting bee, Abby will charm you in this fictional account of how the first Log Cabin quilt came to be. In addition to the story, you'll also find 10 quilt patters that reveal how the versatile Log Cabin block has inspired quilters from the frontier days to the twenty-first century.

  • Delve into 10 chapters that chronicle Abby's adventures in quilting and in pioneer life.
  • Create quilts that incorporate traditional Log Cabin, Courthouse Steps, Lone Star, and Grandmother's Flower Garden Designs.
  • Find your own pioneering spirit as you experiment with the Log Cabin design; a special chapter on secondary patterns will get you started.

Karen Murphy learned to quilt at nine years old and fell head-over-heels in love with the sewing machine and fabric. She has her own pattern company called Idaho Quilt Company

 

Table of Contents

Prologue6Fancy Cabin (intermediate)62
Introduction8Chapter 666
General Instructions10Designing Your Own Secondary Pattern (intermediate) 68
Chapter 126Chapter 774

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28Three Furrows (intermediate)76

One Room With a Window (easy)

32Chapter 882
Chapter 238Triangle Swirls (experienced)84

A Crooked Path (easy)

40Chapter 992
Chapter 344Lone Star Log Cabin (experienced)94

Rail Fence Log Cabin (intermediate)

46Chapter 10102
Chapter 4 52Grandmother's Flower Garden (experienced)104
Cornerstone 54Acknowledgments111
Chapter 5 60About the Author 112

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