Friday, August 12, 2011

Log Cabins Today Giveaway

I've not done a blog post in what seems like weeks. I've Facebook and Tweeted about it, but that is about all I've done. It seems that the heat wave that hit most of the country has zapped my creative inner writing, blogging skills.

Work has been crazy busy and the last thing I wanted to do is come home and write or work on a sewing machine when I've been around them all day. My machine is ready for me to use it. It's just sitting there wondering if I still love it. Thinking I would love to be your fried and help you create some awesome stuff, just turn me on and lets get going, but no. I've been too wrapped up with work and CSI. Thomas has DVR'd them and I've forgotten how good they really are.

A few weeks back I was sent an awesome book called Log Cabins Today: New full-sized quilting book. by Nancy over at DRG to review.


Log Cabin Today introduces seven different ways of making one of quilting's most beloved blocks.

The Log Cabin block is a favorite among many quilters. Be creative with these projects using traditional or variations of the Log Cabin block. New techniques include using folded strips, raggy strips made from triangles and paper piecing from the top.

Log Cabins Today includes instructions on seven Log Cabin techniques with at least one project for each technique. Projects for all skill levels are included. Get 30+ projects for the home, family and friends!





To get your copy of this awesome book check out Clotilde website. It will be a book you can't put down and will go back to for years to come.

Nancy was nice enough to send along a copy for you, my readers to win.


To enter for your chance to win, please leave a comment on this post. Feel free to let us know how much you like like Log Cabins! Only one entry per person. All duplicate entries will be deleted!

As a special welcome back to blogging, if you follow my blog on the right hand side then I will let you enter twice or let me know you already follow. Just leave a separate comment for each.

Contest to close at 11:59pm CST August 16th

Only sign ups on the blog count as this will be posted on Facebook too.

Good Luck everyone! I will draw the winner using the Random Number Generator and announce here on Wednesday, August 17, 2011!

Until next time,

126 comments:

  1. i like to make the more unusual log cabins....the twisted and uneven. even more designs to make with them.

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  2. I love log cabin quilts. I currently have one I am hand quilting and have enough strips to make about 10 more. :)

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  3. I love them, I just haven't made one -- yet. I've recently started one from my 1 1/2" strip bin. Who knows when I'll get it done. That pillow is cool looking. I'd love to add this book to my collection.

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  4. Log cabin was the pattern of my first two quilts I ever made 16 years ago. I still love it. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  5. I am a faithful follower, here and on Facebook too.

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  6. Log cabins are not the easiest to make, but they are certainly beautiful when they are finished.

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  7. I also follow your blog regularly, Charlie! ;-)

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  8. Log Cabins are so classic and so versatile too. Would love to read the different techniques in this book.

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  9. I really like that quilt on the cover of the book. I have been thinking of doing something like that using bright colors and black.

    I have never made a log cabin block, although I have thought about doing one many times. Guess this would be the perfect excuse to give 'em a go!

    Thanks for the Opportunity to win! And welcome back to blogville...

    Paul
    www.OutnumberedQuilter.com

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  10. Got to get my second chance in... I am also a follower.

    Paul
    www.OutnumberedQuilter.com

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  11. Of course I already follow your blog!

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  12. And log cabins are a longtime favorite of mine. Before I started quilting, it was my very favorite. Lots of ironing/cutting/sewing... but worth the work! Such a versatile block.

    Thanks for the chance of winning the book, Charlie! Welcome back to quilting! Get busy!

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  13. I love the huge variety of log cabins, even with a traditional block there are so many different layouts!

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  14. To be honest - I have yet to make a log cabin, but perhaps this will be the "kick in the pants" I need to make one!

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  15. I love Log Cabins, and really want to make the wavy one. Thanks for the chance to win the book.
    marymackmademine@gmail.com

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  16. And I follow your blog and Facebook. Thanks again.
    marymackmademine@gmail.com

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  17. I'm loving the traditional blocks with modern fabrics and flair--sign me up to win!!

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  18. The log cabin is such a classic pattern and a great design. It can be great in anything from reproductions to modern colors.

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  19. I am also a follower. Ty for the chance.

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  20. Log cabin blocks and I are not friends. Maybe with the this book we could at least be on speaking terms. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway.

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  21. I already follow your blog (and loved the P2 QAL too).

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  22. My mother made me a small table topper of log cabin design. I've wanted to make one myself, yet more "today" -- so this would be a wonderful book to win and give me some inspiration. Thanks for that chance.

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  23. I am a follower of your blog and on facebook. Love you.

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  24. My first quilt was a log cabin ala Eleanor Burns. I've come a long way since but still love log cabins. This book looks awesome. Thanks for the chance to win it.

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  25. I have yet to make my first log cabin project, but it is on my ToDo list. It would be great to win this book for inspiration. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  26. I follow your blog...and love log cabins.

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  27. I bow to no one in my love of Log Cabins!!

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  28. Log cabin was my first block made and I'm itching to make lots of log cabin quilts. Thanks for the chance!

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  29. I have never made a log cabin, but this looks like a beautiful book to try them out with.

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  30. Love log cabin blocks! Thie book looks awesome and would love to win. Thanks and welcome back.

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  31. A log cabin quilt was the very first one I made, and I still love the design. It has so many possibilities of arrangement. Thanks for the intro to the book, and the giveaway. Kathie L in Allentown

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  32. I'm also one of your followers. Kathie L in Allentown

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  33. I've never made a log cabin quilt, this book looks great!

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  34. I follow your wonderful blog.

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  35. I have always been a fan of the log cabin and this book looks like it could teach an old dog new tricks! I would love to win a copy of this, so thanks for having a givaway contest.

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  36. It's my favorite block. I like them best in shades of brown.

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  37. My second quilt was a log cabin. I also have a sampler that has a mini log cabin. I love log cabins. I am thinking of making a log cabin table topper. Love em!

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  38. Log cabins quilts are perfect for men, boys, women, girls, cats and even dogs! I can't wait to see the book. I love this block.

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  39. Log cabins are just so versatile!
    I love them!

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  40. I've been quilting for a bazillion years and have never made a log cabin. Maybe it's time.

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  41. Looks like a great book. My first quilt was a log cabin way back in 1986.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

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  42. I am a subscriber and a follower of your great blog.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

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  43. What a great looking book! I LOVE log cabin blocks...there are a few of us over on flickr swapping 3.5" log cabins every month. With new patterns to explore, we'll be swapping forever--let me know if you want to join in, we'd love to have you!!

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  44. Can't believe I wasn't already following your blog, but now I am;))))

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  45. I would love to win this book. It looks like a lot of fun. Thank you for the chance. Take care and God bless, Cory

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  46. I am a follower of your blog. Take care and God bless. Cory

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  47. Okay, so seriously: I adore log cabin quilts. Love the block's versatility and the magic other people do with them. BUT. Making them bores me to tears. Okay, maybe not tears, but definitely whining of the first magnitude.

    The book looks marvelous - does it have a'No Whining' pattern in it? ;-)

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  48. I haven't made anything log cabin yet but everytime I see them I fall a little more in love...

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  49. I love log cabins. Would like to make one someday...

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  50. I've sew lots of blocks, but have never made a true log cabin quilt. I would love the book and you knowwwwwwwww you still love your machine....grin.

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  51. I love log cabins though I've never made a whole quilt of them!

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  52. I love all the design variations you can make with log cabins. This would be a great resource for planning one!
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  53. I'm already a follower.
    cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  54. I'm a new quilter and love the look of the log cabin designs (especially love the pillow you have pictured). Thanks for a chance to win.
    cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  55. Love log cabins so much that I made 3 baby quilts using paper piecing for accuracy! It's a very versatile block pattern and so good for a beginner quilter as well.

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  56. I have been a follower of your blog for quite a while - it's good to see you back.

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  57. This book looks like a lot of fun. Thanks, Charlie!

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  58. I'm a bit of a beginner but, at some point, I really want to try a modern take on the classic log cabin method. This book would be an awesome introduction, I'll bet.

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  59. Ah, Log Cabin, my first and favorite quilt block. The book looks good. Thanks.

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  60. I love making log cabin blocks. Would love to study this one! Thanks!

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  61. I am a follower of your blog:)

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  62. I LOVE Log Cabin blocks/quilts. That is actually the reason I started studying all I could learn about quilting last year so I can make one of those type quilts. That looks like a great book to own for sure. Thank you for the chance.

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  63. Ok I've been following your blog for awhile now and am an email subscriber but oops, until just now I hadn't clicked the 'friend' button. I have done so now and hopefully that will count for me as a 2nd entry. Thank you for the chance to win this book.

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  64. I have yet to make a log cabin quilt. I love all the possibilities. I love the look of that pillow!

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  65. I read most blogs in my Google Reader, some were just added as subscriptions with copy and paste of the url. So I double checked and sure enough, I'm in the GFC list on your sidebar :)

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  66. That cover quilt is gorgeous! I want to make a Log Cabin quilt, but not a "normal" one. :) This book looks like it would teach me how to do that! Thanks for the chance to win it!
    Sandy A

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  67. I want to make a Log Cabin quilt, but haven't worked up the nerve! This book would help! :)

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  68. I do like Log Cabins a lot. Wish I lived in one. But until then, I will just "fabricate" one or two or three or four. Thanks Charlie for the chance.

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  69. uh! this is my third attempt to leave a comment. stupid phone. i have always loved log cabins. they are just so versatile
    do you know when this is being released?

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  70. i follow you on twitter and your blog

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  71. I've not done a log cabin yet, but it's on my list of techniques to try! Starting off easy though, with a disappearing nine patch :)

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  72. Can you believe I've never made a log cabin quilt? This would be a great opportunity to change that! I'm also a follower.

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  73. Love, love, love the log cabins - especially the pillow is wasyt too cute. Would love to have this book - thank you.

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  74. I am a follower of your blog:)

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  75. Wow, can't wait to see this one.

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  76. I'm already a follower of your blog!

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  77. I haven't gotten as much sewing done this summer as I would have liked. Too much time working in the yard, and when it's really HOT, I can't stand spending a lot of time sewing!

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  78. I always go back to the log cabin when I need a guaranteed good quilt!

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  79. I'm a follower. THanks for the giveaway.

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  80. Log cabins are my favorite. There are so many variations & you can play with layouts forever. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  81. Love log cabins as they are timeless! thanks for the chance!

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  82. I visit Clotilde all the time. I would love to win this book - thanks for the chance
    http://averagequilter.blogspot.com/

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  83. I wasn't good at making nice straight log cabin blocks until I started paper piecing them. Now they turn out great and I love them. So many variations are possible! Great way to use up some scraps too.

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  84. Log Cabin - somehow I do not yet know the reasons - They are one of the most difficult bocks for me.
    I have to do this block for my SWAP partners and I can only hope it will be OK.
    Thanks for the chance
    Gina

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  85. In my short quilting career I've made over 100 log cabins of various sizes. My first strip pieced quilt was a log cabin. Love the versatility of this block.

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  86. I love log cabins. I have a mini quilt hanging in my kitchen that has log cabins on it and I stare at it all the time. It is just so beautiful!

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  87. I love that the log cabin blocks can be used in so many ways. I have made a few quilts with the cabins but usually the traditional patterns. I love to see the blocks used in different ways.

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  88. I finished my first log cabin quilt this spring, and I can say with certainty that I will be making more!

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  89. My Church Quilt Guild made a log cabin quilt for our Priest with Moda fabric and it was a joy to quilt. Would love to win this book for more patterns. Thanks for the chance to win

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  90. I love log cabins because they are traditional and can also be modern. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  91. NEAT BOOK!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  92. I love how versatile log cabins are. Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

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  93. I love log cabins, just a twist and you can change your whole look.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  94. I am a brand new follower :) happy to find your blog!

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  95. Love log cabin blocks!! They are so neat and orderly... ok I'm OCD. But LOVE them!

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  96. I love log cabins. So versatile.

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  97. I am a follower of your blog

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  98. I love log cabins! they are so versitile and so fast to put together. Thanks for a chance

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  99. I love log cabins. They are so versatile and can be made to look so different with just a little change in fabric or in layout.

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  100. I'm intrigued by the idea that there are several ways to make a log cabin block. Log cabins are great, no matter what process is used!
    Thanks for sharing this book with one of your readers.

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  101. I've been to your blog before, but now I am a new follower.
    Again, thanks for sharing. A new book about log cabins would be lovely to win.

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  102. I love Log Cabin, it is my go to quilt when I need to make up a project quickly. Would love to win this book.

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  103. I love the versatility of the log cabin block. It can be traditional or modern, whatever you like!

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  104. ...and I now follow your blog!

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  105. I love log cabins! There are so many design possibilities with them.

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