Cabin Fever Quilts—20 Modern Log Cabin Quilts

Cabin Fever Quilts as seen on the TV Show Sewing With Nancy on PBS with Nancy Zieman and Guest Natalia Bonner.

Cabin Fever Quilts—20 Modern Log Cabin Quilts

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Cabin Fever Quilts as seen on the TV Show Sewing With Nancy on PBS with Nancy Zieman and Guest Natalia Bonner.

You might think that Log Cabin quilt blocks are very predictable—red center block with dark fabric strips added to one side, and light strips added to the other. Not necessarily! This week we welcome back Natalia Bonner, author and modern quilt designer, who takes an unconventional approach to traditional Log Cabin block design. Tune in and watch part two of this new Sewing With Nancy series titled, Cabin Fever Quilts.

Natalia Bonner and Nancy Zieman on the Set of the Sewing With Nancy TV Show for Cabin Fever QuiltsIn Cabin Fever Quilts part two, we’ll start by creating Natalia’s Dappled Quilt. Natalia’s intricate design of intersecting squares starts with a very simple Log Cabin Quarter-log block on point. Watch as we show you the tricks of modern quilting and soon, you too, will have Cabin Fever. 

Dappled Quilt as seen on the Sewing With Nancy TV Show, Cabin Fever Quilts with Nancy Zieman and Guest Natalia Bonner. Next Natalia shows how to make the Cabin Keys block similar to the Dappled quilt block (above). With her slight strip variations, you’ll have an entirely different quilt!

Cabin Keys Quilt as seen on the Sewing With Nancy TV Show, Cabin Fever Quilts with Nancy Zieman

Next up in Cabin Fever Quilts part two, we’ll break down Natalia’s Nonchalant Quilt—an easy one-block quilt made in just two colors plus white.

Nonchalant Quilt as seen on the Sewing With Nancy TV Show, Cabin Fever Quilts with Nancy Zieman Once you’ve given yourself permission to change the traditional, there’s no stopping the creative options.  In this quilt, Peaches and Cream, Natalia starts with the Quarter-log block and adds Snowball block corners. Intrigued? Watch Cabin Fever Quilts part two.

Peaches and Cream Quilt as seen on the Sewing With Nancy TV Show, Cabin Fever Quilts with Nancy Zieman

Watch Cabin Fever Quilts, Part Two on Sewing With Nancy online.

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Cabin Fever Quilts Natalia Bonner and Sewing With Nancy Zieman

Then, check out the book, Cabin Fever Quilts—20 Modern Log Cabin Quilts by Natalia Bonner and Kathleen Whiting. Natalia and Kathleen have included twenty modern Log Cabin quilt designs along with bonus instructions for coordinating pillows.

Cabin Fever Quilts as seen on the TV Show Sewing With Nancy on PBS with Nancy Zieman

Thank you, Natalia, for being my guest on this new two part Sewing With Nancy series, Cabin Fever Quilts.

Natalia Bonner and Nancy Zieman on the Set of Sewing With Nancy

C&T Publishing is providing one giveaway copy of the book, Cabin Fever Quilts—20 Modern Log Cabin Quilts by Natalia Bonner and Kathleen Whiting. If the winner lives abroad, an ebook will be sent digitally. For a chance to win a copy of the book, please leave a comment below sharing your favorite quilt from Cabin Fever Quilts, Part Two.Cabin_Fever_20_Modern_Log_Cabin_Quilts_by_Natalia_Bonner_and_Kathleen_Whiting

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86 Comments

  • tiff w
    December 10, 2015

    I love the cabin keys…..so many options to play with color

  • Kate
    December 10, 2015

    Why must you tempt me so much!! I have to have this book!
    I can get into serious trouble every time I go to the blog or the store! After over 30 years I’m hopelessly addicted. My thoughts and prayers to you Nancy

  • Ilana
    December 10, 2015

    All the quilts are lovely but I just love Nonchalant.

  • Mary B
    December 10, 2015

    I too am hopelessly addicted and I’ve only been making quilts for five yrs. My favorite is the peaches and cream quilt, love the fresh vibrant colors. I would love this quilt and love this blog too.

  • Cynthia Taylor
    December 10, 2015

    All the quilts are beautiful! I would be apt to make the Nonchalant first.

  • Linda E in AZ
    December 10, 2015

    I have always been in love with log cabin quilts and have made some. I especially like Peaches & Cream!
    thanks!

  • Wanda Presley
    December 10, 2015

    I have always loved Log Cabins but with this wonderful new approach in Cabin Fever Quilts—20 Modern Log Cabin Quilts by Natalia Bonner and Kathleen Whiting — I’m thrilled at how fresh the colours and designs are! Hard to decide but I think I know which quilt I’ll make first! THANKS!

  • Kathy
    December 10, 2015

    There are sew many amazing designs. I think I like Outstretched. Or maybe Math Class Cabins. Can’t wait. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

  • Marlene
    December 10, 2015

    I am intrigued by the cabin keys, but it is hard to choose.

  • Amy Robertson
    December 10, 2015

    I love all the quilts but Peaches and Cream really drew me in!

  • Nancy Taylor
    December 10, 2015

    Love the new log cabins!
    Thanks,
    Nancy Taylor

  • Gale Y
    December 10, 2015

    Oh gracious, I could not pick one. I’d make every quilt in this book! I love the subtle colors and intricate looking designs.

  • Esther
    December 10, 2015

    I love the peaches and cream. Maybe that’s because I like eating peaches with cream!

  • Susan Case
    December 10, 2015

    I think I like the Dappled Quilt. It has a traditional, yet modern look to it, and I like how the different colors meet to form new designs. Thank you for offering this giveaway!

  • Trudy Keller
    December 10, 2015

    I love all the quilts, but Peaches and Cream is my favorite.

  • Margaret C
    December 10, 2015

    How cheerful are these quilts. I love the subtleness of the Dappled Quilt.

  • Caroline Stromich
    December 10, 2015

    Wow… and the quilting just adds to the beauty!

  • Susan K
    December 10, 2015

    I’m drawn to the colors in the dappled quilt. Lovely quilts – I like them all.

  • Sheila
    December 10, 2015

    I really like the looks of the Dappled quilt.

  • Marilyn Logan
    December 10, 2015

    I love the ‘Peaches and Cream’ quilt. I can envision it made it several colorways. It is beautiful.

  • Carolyn
    December 10, 2015

    Modern has taken on a new look with the CABIN FEVER patterns. Great patterns and look forward to owning the book and making some quilts.

  • Joanne Bibik
    December 10, 2015

    The quilt designs are tremendous… Hard to choose which I like best!

  • Tammy
    December 10, 2015

    The Dappled quilt is so serene. My favorite.

  • Mary Hintzman
    December 10, 2015

    My very first quilt I made was a log cabin and I have had a soft spot in my heart for log cabin quilts.

  • Mary Mortland
    December 10, 2015

    The Log Cabin Keys is so clever!

  • Kathy
    December 10, 2015

    Oh, the gray and yellow is stunning. Cozy like an old style log cabin, but fresh and modern at the same time. Would be so much fun to make!

  • Vicky
    December 10, 2015

    Love love the pillows and could see me making them for my couch. Also the dappled quilt looks very interesting as well. Would love to win this book. Happy Holidays to all !!

  • Deborah Long
    December 10, 2015

    I love them all but I think the Dappled is my favorite!

  • Lillian K
    December 10, 2015

    What an interesting selection of Log Cabin quilts. I am particularly drawn to the Blue and White Cabin Keys. It is lovely.

  • Jade
    December 10, 2015

    Love the modern designs, but especially love that coordinating pillow patterns are included!

  • KayZee
    December 10, 2015

    They’re all so interesting, but “Peaches and Cream” really caught my eye. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

  • Starla
    December 10, 2015

    I love the Peaches and Cream quilt!

  • amy
    December 10, 2015

    Love the Peaches and Cream quilt-such lovely colors and I really like the design.

  • Rita Smith
    December 10, 2015

    I love the Dappled pattern. Looks very simple and using the extra for pillows is an awesome idea.

  • Lucy O'Donnell
    December 10, 2015

    I am not a quilter, having struggled to finish one large and 2 small. Mostly this is because the patterns don’t appeal and because I am colour challenged when trying to put colour ways together. However I was immediately drawn to these simple modern designs – the Nonchalant in particular. It has a timeless appeal about it, and is a design I would love to make.

  • Susan
    December 10, 2015

    I love the Peaches and Cream quilt!

  • beth d.
    December 10, 2015

    I would love to try the cabin fever quilts in this book. Hope to win.

  • Nancy K
    December 10, 2015

    Wow! all fabulous designs, especially like Dappled. Her color combinations, designs and quilting are so creative. Very smart designer to make use of the left over parts in a pillow.

  • Connie
    December 10, 2015

    I would love the ” Cabin fever ” quilt book. My favorite quilt is the ” Dappled Quilt ” I love the soft colors in this quilt. I hope I win !!!

  • Connie Kapferer
    December 10, 2015

    I just entered this contest to win the ” Cabin Fever ” book and I got a response that I had already entered. That was the first time I had entered. My favorite quilt is the ” Dappled Quilt “

  • Lynda Saint-Merat
    December 10, 2015

    It’s “Dappled” for me. The colours you chose are very calming.

  • JoD
    December 10, 2015

    Definitely: Natalia’s Dappled Quilt.
    It’s soft, quiet, relaxing. Just what I was looking for and couldn’t find. I can see it on my bed now.

  • Connie
    December 10, 2015

    I have always liked straight line designs in quilts, and the pillows pictured above are so clean and fresh looking. Particularly, the choice of colors is very appealing. I would say they are my favored choice.

  • Jinger
    December 10, 2015

    I like the Typhoon design, very interesting

  • Janetta Dobler
    December 10, 2015

    I love the Peaches and Cream Quarter Log Quilt!!!
    [email protected]

  • June Magnusson
    December 10, 2015

    Very interesting ideas! Since I am not very artistic, I need all the help I can get. I would love to win this [email protected]

  • Susan brennand
    December 10, 2015

    I like the Dappled Quilt. Fresh Modern and totally unexpected from me. Time to think outside the box!

  • Melody DeGraziano
    December 10, 2015

    I love the Dappled quilt pattern , although I would like to make them all. They are beautiful and so are the colors!

  • Conni W
    December 10, 2015

    I like the colorful pillows. Straight line imagination goes far in design.

  • Sally Groff
    December 10, 2015

    I love the Peaches and Cream quilt. It’s very beautifully done!

  • Ell
    December 10, 2015

    Cabin Keys is reminiscent of the Greek key design, which I have always liked.

  • Peggy
    December 10, 2015

    I love the Cabin Keys. It’s very stunning and I love the colors. I have a grandson that I think would really like this. Thanks for the opportunity to win the Cabin Fever book.

  • Teresa Mitchell
    December 10, 2015

    Oh my goodness, thank you for this opportunity. Too many to choose from for me to pick a favorite. 🙂

  • Martha S
    December 10, 2015

    I’m always looking for new ideas that could compete with machine embroidery! This might be the ticket! Quilt or embroider—hmmmm–maybe retire and do both??

  • Lisa Garrett
    December 10, 2015

    Cabin keys is my favorite too!

  • Donna G.
    December 10, 2015

    They’re all very cool but I’m partial to Cabin Keys!

  • Karen
    December 10, 2015

    To pick one I would say cabin keys. I like them all.

  • Fran Roswell
    December 10, 2015

    “Dilation” is my favorite. I am definately going to make this one! Thanks for the opportunity to win Natalia’s book.

  • Joan
    December 10, 2015

    First I want to say that I thoroughly enjoyed watching the first program. the second one has not aired in my area yet but from your preview I think I really like the keys quilt.

  • KathyinMN
    December 10, 2015

    Dappled! The greys and tans make me swoon with that design.

  • Donna N
    December 10, 2015

    The 2nd quilt I made was a log cabin and have always loved the block. Can’t wait to try the modern approach for this block.

  • Randi Grover
    December 10, 2015

    I am excited about getting this book. Neat way to make log cabins.

  • Cindy Teta
    December 10, 2015

    Color keys is my favorite

  • Mary Wippold
    December 10, 2015

    I like them all. It would be hard to choose which one to make first but I think I’d go with the Nonchalant quilt. It looks easy and I love the simplicity of using 2 colors plus white.

  • Bonnie
    December 10, 2015

    My favorite is Natalia’s Dappled Quilt. I love designs that look complex but are easy to make. Even though I am a traditional quilter, Cabin Fever would inspire me to try some modern quilting. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • Renea
    December 10, 2015

    I really like the Cabin Keys quilt. thanks for the great giveaway

  • Pat
    December 10, 2015

    Cabin keys is my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Diane Putzer
    December 10, 2015

    I like Dappled. It is very subtle.

  • Shirley
    December 10, 2015

    never was a fan of the Log Cabin block–BUT from the pictures that you show here I may have to rethink the Log Cabin. This book sure would be a start.

  • Gail Beam
    December 10, 2015

    Love the Dappled and Cabin keys quilts, but the are all awesome!

  • Dorothy
    December 11, 2015

    I was amazed at how peaches and cream came about. How interesting that just tiny modification can so alter the looks of a quilt design. Thank you.

  • Chris
    December 11, 2015

    So many to choose from but Cabin Keys looks like fun. Great book, Thank-you for new inspiration.

  • Margie V.
    December 11, 2015

    Love Peaches and Cream- so clean and “spring” like!

  • bonnie glover
    December 11, 2015

    I really like the last 3, but liked the cabin key the most, I’ve never done a log cabin quilt , theses make me want to give it a try, thanks again for such an inspiring show

  • Nancy Johnson
    December 11, 2015

    Cabin Keys is my favorite.

  • faith king
    December 11, 2015

    Those pillows! Oh my, they’re amazing!!!

  • Susan
    December 12, 2015

    Just watched this morning Dec 11 — love the nonchalant pattern!

  • Lori M
    December 12, 2015

    I really like the Peaches and Cream quilt…but the Quarter Log Cabin…just stays with me….love the use of the light fabric with a small bit of contrast…and then the same pattern using a larger fabric color and print along with the quiet one…so stunning…..on point is right!!!!

  • Peggy V
    December 12, 2015

    Love the dappled quilt! Had no idea log cabin quilts could look so modern! Love them!! Love to win the book!!

  • Rebecca
    December 13, 2015

    The Dappled quilt really catches my eye. Even though the color choices are understated, it really keeps your eyes moving around the quilt. Love it!

  • Rebecca
    December 13, 2015

    I love the Dappled quilt. Even though the colors are understated, the pattern really keeps your eyes moving. Love it!

  • Jodi Bowlden
    December 13, 2015

    I had no idea there were so many variations to a log cabin. I like all the different looks.

  • Nancy M
    December 14, 2015

    The dappled is my favorite but love them all!
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Carol Michaletz
    December 14, 2015

    I love the Cabin Keys. But also the Peaches and Cream as well. It would be a hard decision… so you know how that is, 2 quilts must be made! 😉 Thanks for this chance to have a wonderful new book if I’m lucky!

  • Diane Anderson
    December 16, 2015

    I was so intrigued by these versions of log cabin (a favorite of mine). This is the first time I’ve been inspired to do more modern quilting. I especially liked the Dappled Quilt for design elements. When I saw the final square being cut in half I immediately thought “is that waste?” Then the pillows using the extra pieces inspired me to consider this for my next project. Very clever designing!

  • Allison Nesbitt
    December 16, 2015

    It’s a tie. Nonchalant and Peaches and Cream really Caught my attention. Although, I really like the use of white in all the quilts. Just finished a t-shirt quilt for my daughter, but anxious to give one of these a try for my next project.

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