Aug 12

Books on Monday – Judy Martin’s Log Cabin Quilt Book

A while back, Jaye of Artquiltmaker fame tweeted a link to a video on Quilters Newsletter called Meet Judy Martin. And we all know about how I feel about Judy Martin’s designs, so I got sucked in and it resulted in a purchase of two more books by Judy Martin. One of those books was her 2007 book, Judy Martin’s Log Cabin Quilt Book.

Warning: Watching the video resulted in my purchasing two books. Reading Judy Martin’s Log Cabin Quilt Book resulted in my ordering two more books. Also, if you watch the video, neither of the quilts hanging in the video are actually in this book, but they are in her upcoming book that will be available in the fall. (Yeah, I’m sure I’ll be reviewing that one also because her site gives a sneak peak at the quilts in that book and, of course, I love many of them. Seriously, I could probably only make her patterns for the rest of my life and be content and not bored.)

Back to this particular book. If you are ever going to make a Log Cabin quilt (or a log cabin border), you need this book. I don’t think there is one aspect of making Log Cabin blocks and their close relatives that Judy doesn’t cover. She even recommends efficient ways to store your logs of different lengths once you cut them! Yep, I can see that my stash is all going to be cut into logs. (Later.) She also tells you everything you need to know to make accurate, beautiful and creative Log Cabin blocks and other blocks made with logs of varying sizes. (By the way, if you think Log Cabin quilts can only be Barn Raising or Sunshine and Shadows settings, check out one of my older posts – Amazing Log Cabin Quilts.)

So, yes, I strongly recommend this book. And, yes, I am probably going to make some of these quilts, especially since I want to start using up fabric. As for you folks,

Quilt on!

1 comment

    • Kati R. on August 12, 2013 at 9:55 am

    I just realized how dangerous you and your Monday book reviews are Gretchen! You are an enabler right next to Sandy H. Big time! I will watch the video since I and my DF love log cabin quilts. Really curious bout other arrangements too!

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