UGH. I know. I bought another quilt book. It’s just so terribly hard not to buy them off Amazon when they are so inexpensive. The one I bought this time is Civil War Legacies book II by Carol Hopkins.
My favorite quilts are and have always been quilts made with reproduction fabrics. LONG ago when I first started quilting it was the deep, rich colors of reproduction fabrics that caught me and stuck with me. Certainly, I make other quilts and do like them but the reproduction quilts pull at me the hardest…yet I don’t make them. Any guesses why?
Because I would want to keep all of them for myself!! Like many of you, I put myself last on the list of people who get quilts. It’s the whole “shoemakers kids have no shoes thing”…but no worries, my kids have quilts! I just make very few quilts for myself.
This book is loaded with projects and I’m so happy I bought the book. Here is the table of contents. Look at all of those projects.
It took me a second to get into the book. The page announcing the quilt is a close-up…see the picture on the left…the picture with the whole quilt is later and is only a small picture. That’s not my ideal but I bet it saved time and money. They didn’t have a stage a big photo shoot.
The directions are easy to read…and the patterns…I love them ALL! There is seriously not a dud pattern in the entire book. I love the quilt below. Wonderfully scrappy.
I’ve always wanted season quilts that get changed out. Wouldn’t the quilt below be great for Summer?
I love the simplicity of the quilt below…and of course, I love the red!
Typically I’m not a basket girl but this one I really love. It’s so scrappy!!
Right not my grandson Jasper is into the song Eating Goober Peas. Check out the name of this quilt. It made me laugh and then it made me wonder if he needs a quilt when he goes to preschool.
This is a simple snowball quilt…but I love it all the same.
I love the little pinwheels in the cent of these blocks. I have some pinwheels already made. Hmm. I wonder if they are the size I need. I might have to check that out. I would love to make this quilt!
I love controlled scrappy and this next quilt is exactly that. Oh my. I have fabric that Ila sent me in browns. I would easily use it and make the quilt below. I love it.
This book might just get me into a quilt shop too. Many of the projects use bold patterned fabric for the borders or sashing like the quilt you see below. I really like that look but have never taken the time to make a quilt like that.
Below is a favorite quilt of mine. I love blues and browns together. So pretty. SO VERY PRETTY. I would love to find a floral print like the one that is in the border. See what I mean when I say this quilt book might get me into a quilt shop??
I had a lot of fun looking at the close-up pictures. I can’t tell you how many times I looked and said, “I had that fabric.” Oh…so many pretty quilts and so many pretty prints.
This book has had a spot on my bedstand for the last week. I keep paging and paging through it. I can’t pick which quilt I’d like to make first. I really do want to make a plan to make a couple of these quilts. I would love to have some small quilts to sprinkle throughout the house!
If you’re like me and can’t resist another quilt book. You can find Civil War Legacies HERE. At the time I bought mine it was priced at under $10…There are more quilt included in the book but I saved them so you discover them on your own.