Susan Beal Log Cabin Quilting Series: Video

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Susan Beal of West Coast Crafty debuts her new four class Log Cabin Quilting series on Creativebug next week! The first class is available on Tuesday, May 6 and the next three classes are released each Tuesday throughout May.

Susan’s classes are beginner-friendly. They include live chats, downloadable materials and four really fun projects. You’ll learn how to make a pillow, tote, baby quilt and table runner set as you explore variations on a log cabin block. Modern Cross Blocks and improvised “Wonky Blocks” join the more traditional log cabin squares for lots of variety and impact. More advanced sewists will also enjoy lots of creative ideas for extending your artistry through alternate colors and materials, plus a focus on the history of log cabin blocks and more.

For project photos from all four classes visit Susan at West Coast Crafty. Creativebug also has an exclusive video for Sew Mama Sew readers with a conversation between Susan Beal and longarm quilter Nancy Stovall. Creativebug visited Susan in Portland to film some of her favorite places and people for the class series; the video shares some of this fun footage.

Win one of TWO Creativebug subscriptions with your comment on today’s post. Tell us what you noticed in the video or take a look at the Log Cabin Quilting Class details and tell us what excites you. Your comment enters you to win!

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60 Responses to Susan Beal Log Cabin Quilting Series: Video

  1. Debi says:

    I love the pillows and the wonky block idea.

  2. Joy says:

    I really like Susan’s tote bag…I’d like to see how she does those improvised wonky blocks.

  3. kathy says:

    I love log cabin blocks and your baby quilt turned out so great it gives me lots more ideas to work with log cabins! Thanks!

  4. Jan says:

    I love the way Nancy incorporated whales in with the wave design on the quilt.

  5. Denean says:

    I love log cabin quilting, and I have Susan’s book, Modern Log Cabin Quilting. I learned a few tips from a video she had online around the time her book was realeased, and I see her using the same tip of piecing the log cabin strips in the video. I can’t wait to learn more from her!

  6. Britiney says:

    I love how the quilter considers every element the person who pieced it included – the fabric, the story of why they chose those particular fabrics, etc., and how those elements affect the quilt pattern they chose. What a great collaborative process!

  7. Allison D says:

    This class looks very fun and the video makes me want to visit Portland and Cool Cottons again asap!

  8. Darci says:

    The baby quilt is such a great update for a log cabin block

  9. sangeetha says:

    I am a newbie to quilting (not sewing) and what I love about the class is that it caters to all skill levels

  10. Christine Hall says:

    I am just getting into quilting now. I didn’t know there were options for the quilting designs. Looks like a really great quilt shop in the background.

  11. Denean says:

    I love the simplicity of the log cabin block and how Susan creates such beautiful projects from them.

  12. Dita says:

    whoa the pictures of the projects really excite me! They don’t look like the log cabin I know!

  13. Sarah says:

    Very interested in the Log Cabin block, as I like traditional quilting and history! I am also a new quilter so anything in these classes look good! Thanks for the giveaway.

  14. sharon says:

    I have started some long arm quilting, renting time on the machine at my LQS.
    I have purchased classes on craftsy but just recently discovered creative bug and may try a month subscription or buy a single class.

  15. Stephanie says:

    I like that there is a live video chat!

  16. Megan says:

    Love the wave quilting with the whale. So cool.

  17. Karen says:

    I love that tote bag and would love to learn how to make it.

  18. Brooke says:

    I loved the little whale that was in the wave design!

  19. Nancy Sikkenga says:

    I’m excited to learn anything about quilting. I have so much to learn.

  20. sharon says:

    I love the way she can pick out the way to quilt to finish your story with the quilt topper.

  21. Janie says:

    I like the log cabin block. I would like to try different layouts. Thanks for your tutorials. Thanks for the giveaway.

  22. Shannon says:

    I loved the phrase, “geometric converasation.” im gonna be using that concept in my sewing this week

  23. Tracey says:

    I love the colors she uses. She makes a simple pattern pop. I also like how she quilted over the baby mat.

  24. kathyh says:

    It’s important to collaborate with someone – bounce ideas off each other to make the finished item amazing.

  25. Kate says:

    Most appealing quilting class I’ve seen advertised on Creativebug. I’d love to learn more about the history of the log cabin block, as well as Susan’s tips for designing them. As a new quilter I’ve made some log cabins and while the construction isn’t difficult, I’m not sure my blocks have the colours/volume/log sizes to look ‘right’. To learn from Susan would be wonderful!

  26. Mary Ehrhardt says:

    I want to learn the different block arrangements. I love the baby quilt design! I also love that she’s doing so many different projects!

  27. Paula K. says:

    I liked that each person really listened to the other to get their thoughts and ideas understood and each knew from where the other was coming.

  28. I think it’s exciting to see how a traditional process can be made more modern and relevant to today’s women/men.

  29. wendy says:

    I’m excited about learning about settings, different settings for the various blocks. Placement within a quilt is hard for me.

  30. Diane says:

    Only in quilting could you have a ‘geometric conversation’ 🙂 The collaboration between the two ladies clearly works very well indeed. A great video

  31. MelodyJ says:

    What excites me about the class is that it contains techniques every quikter should know.

  32. Melanie C says:

    I’m excited to learn how to make a pillow with an envelope back!

  33. Linda Fleming says:

    I like how the classes progress from the traditional log cabin block pillow to the baby quilt and then the modern improv block for the bag.

  34. Tamie says:

    I love that four different projects are included.

  35. alicia says:

    I love the baby blanket!

  36. Linda L. says:

    I was struck by the level of collaboration in the process. I always thought the long-arm quilter just got instructions from the quilter and carried them out. I didn’t realise it was a joint creative decision.

  37. Lyndalee says:

    I would love to have the advice of a teacher for log cabin quilting. I liked the advice she gave about the clean lines of the quilting. I haven’t tried but one simple log cabin. I would like to try something new and fresh.

  38. the class looks like a lot of fun! I’d be especially excited to explore the ways to make log cabin quilting more modern-looking. Thanks for the giveaway!

  39. vanessa says:

    Very good !

  40. Courtney says:

    Wow! Love that baby quilt and the bag.

  41. Emme in OR says:

    I’m looking forward to getting excited about quilting, something I’ve tried to do time and time again!

  42. Lee says:

    I love that baby quilt! Log cabin blocks are one of my favorites.

  43. Laura says:

    I’m in love with that baby quilt, and I loved seeing the quilt from her book being used and loved!

  44. Liz Rehrauer says:

    I love that quilting is a collaboration rather than the quilter or long armer going in with just one thing in mind.

  45. I have to say my eye was on Susan’s necklace! But, really, I would love to take her series of log cabin classes. Creative Bug looks like a great source for information and inspiration!

  46. Carmen N says:

    I need this part of the class: “how to play with color and print to make your designs pop.”

  47. Meredith says:

    Love the sweet, modern baby quilt!! So stylish.

  48. Sally Mae says:

    I would love to learn how to make that cute baby quilt!

  49. Sandy says:

    I love how she wears her glasses on her head….I do the same thing. I’m thinking about signing up for the log cabin class. You can always learn something new, even if you know how to do something.

  50. Ruth Little says:

    I’m living in NC (waves) where Susan is from. I really like the idea of multiple projects from one technique, and think it will be great fun to join the live chats and share the making experience with others.

  51. Wendy says:

    I love Susan’s sweater!

  52. Heidi says:

    The class looks great… I love log cabin blocks!

  53. Margo says:

    I’m excited to learn about different log cabin block layouts!

  54. Martha Sturgill says:

    I just finished a log cabin quilt top. Hated the cutting and the endless sewing of strips but I laid out the blocks in a vertical zig zag pattern (it is black & white with red centers) and it is gorgeous! I may have to make another. Thanks for the giveaway.

  55. Debbie M. says:

    EEK!!!! I watched both videos. I love the details Nancy wants about the quilt top. It’s more than a business. The log cabin class…I love the “freshness” feeling it gives me. Just inspiring to get out of my comfort zone. My favorite part was when she said a quilt is meant to be used and are made for all different types of occasions. These are two things my mother always says to me. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  56. I adore the bag at the end, and I would really love to recreate it!

  57. I adore the bag at the end, and I would so love to recreate it!

  58. Desiree says:

    I am SUPER new to quilting and have not tried many techniques yet. I would love to learn some new techniques.

  59. Rhonda says:

    I have recently become a subscriber and am looking forward to this class. This was the one that got my attention to become a paid member. Thank you

  60. Beth B. says:

    I do mostly get net sewing, but I’d love to learn more about quilting!

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