Take the first steps to becoming an art quilter with popular teacher and best-selling author Katie Pasquini Masopust. Starting with an inspiration image, choose fabrics to create your own artistic log cabin quilts. Learn to navigate visual pathways and composition, applying easy techniques and experimenting with color. Student work is showcased to prove that anyone can create an art quilt! Design and make your masterpiece with freeform log cabin blocks using this versatile method.
I love making quilts..
but I have never made a Log Cabin quilt. This book talks about the history of such quilts and also teaches us how to construct and plan a beautiful Artful Quilt.
This glossy, informative and inspirational book is a joy and Katie has been making them for over 30 years, so I guess what she doesn’t know isn’t that important.
Katie use of fabric is clever and she makes some amazing quilts from photographs. She illustrates certain techniques and I learned a lot from her methods.
I decided to make a Log Cabin quilted cushion cover.
The history of a Log Cabin is designed for practical use and usually has a red center square that depicts the warmth of the hearth in the home.
I had some fabric with colors that I decided would show my love of the ocean.
Starting by cutting the fabric into 1 1/2 inch strips, these colors are perfect for the sand, sky and the deep blues and greens of the sea. The red striped fabric reminded me of a distant lighthouse so I had to include it.
Starting with a bright yellow square, this would be the warmth of the sun and the heat of the sand.
The Log Cabin quilt is constructed by adding strips of fabric to each side, each one fitting the side as it ’rounds’ the center square.
Building up each layer, the quilt is quickly put together. In a traditional Log Cabin quilt the strips are put together with light and dark fabrics.
As I have said, this is a fast project, in an hour or two you can easily complete a cushion cover top…. all ready to quilt.
The Log Cabin quilt is an easy starter project. The measurements have to be exact and this includes the seam allowance when sewing.
Artful Log Cabin quilts is the perfect addition to add to your bookshelf. Even if you are a beginner, this book is full of ideas and inspiration for you to work up to. And honestly, having tried this, they look a lot more difficult than they actually are.