Okay.. I know I have been laying a bit low and not blogging regularly as I usually do but I have something awesome to share today!!! Happy mail arrived on my doorstep Tuesday in a plain brown wrapper! lol
I had to biggie size it so you could see it good! lol
I am MONGO excited about this GIFT! Unexpected and dreamed of only before receiving in from my great friend Wendy in Australia!
How did she manage this?? All it said on the plain brown wrapper… sorry it got lost in the ripping open to get the treasured book out of it’s wrapping! ha :)… was from “fulfillment center”… but this is a BRAND NEW book.. and it is 128 pages of delicious instructions on making all different kinds of log cabin variations and learning how to do so ACCURATELY!
Anyway… let us look around a bit inside this book… none
Look At the opening page table of contents… WOWWEEE!
Not sure if you can make it all out but this book is CHOCK FULL of meaty goodness! I am now ready in my quilting career for some meat! lol
You see, I was a pediatric and adult cardiac nurse for 20 years… I understand that you have to move slowly to absorb it all.. I am ready for this… are you ready for a meaty book like this… look at this eye candy! Wouldn’t it be cool to make this stuff someday?? Wow!!!
Here is a great wall hanging idea I like from this book.. and what first attracted me to the style Judy Martin uses for making nice log cabin with variations as desired.. she herself has made many log cabin quilts and their variations…
I am now up to reading this MEATY book… and look what I will be thinking on today… the Value of Value 🙂 She explains why pics in black and white show value so easily and she makes logical to a quilter kind of sense 🙂
But oh the Eye Candy in this book… and the directions to make them or the resources to find the pattern are all listed in this great book! LOVE THAT!!!!
And this is just a few of these nice heavyweight with a sheen paper back book has to offer.. I am in no way getting anything in return for this review… it is 100% my opinion 😉
So how can you get one? Check out her website here or go here directly to purchase the book.. or go to http://www.judymartin.com 🙂 Again… nothing in it for me… just sharing how to get an EXCELLENT book!
So here is a project I would like to do soon and see how I like her pattern writing style (I think I am gonna like it… very methodical) starting with this border on an upcoming wall hanging I will be making …
This is now what I will collect for… and maybe in a couple years maybe I can make something this stupendous!
Bucket listed for now… and we shall see how soon it moves up the list with my skill level! lol
So thanks again Wendy for such a generous and awesome gift. This is a classic book on Log Cabin quilts from 2007 in it’s 4th printing now… so I guess others like her style too.. hope you will check out all she has to offer at her website!
I am definitely WHOOPING this book as it will make me a better all around quilter with the knowledge it contains… so I am linking to Sarah’s Confessions of a Fabric Addict !
Have a blessed weekend! Do something fun for yourself 🙂 Pick out a book from your own library and share a review on it… would love to know what you all are reading to stay quilty! lol
I have a few of her books and love to drool over them. I really need to add making one to the list in the next few months!
I need to check out her book. I have a pile of plaids that I would love to turn into a quilt!
I have seen that book and some of those quilts look so difficult maybe I should just say complicated? – talk about trying to keep up with the design – have fun with it if you decide to make one.
I still have a log cabin book she co-wrote with Bonnie Lehman … not very meaty, very good for a beginner, which I was when I bought it back in 1982 … I used it to make my very first quilt. I think I need to add that book to my quilting library.
I have had this book for years, and it is still one of my favorites.
I love that heart wall hanging and the border is very cool. I have so many quilt books I had to swear off of them but now Jera at Quilting in the Rain has a new book coming out titled, \”Quilt As You Go Made Modern\” that I really want. She is giving away three signed copies on Tuesday the 16th so go on over there and check it out.
Looks like a cool book, Kathi! Whoop whoop for you!!