When I started paging through the book I learned that the author also was a co-author of the book History Repeated which is one of my favorite quilts books ever!
“Lizzie’s Legacy” is inspired by the author’s great-great grandmother’s journal. Throughout the book there are excerpts from the actual diary….oh I wish I had something from one of my relatives that recounted there time here on earth. To be honest, I enjoyed the journal entries just as much as I enjoyed the quilts!!
There are 14 projects in the book. All are made with Civil War reproduction fabrics.
Some of the projects are small and some a full sized quilts.
The designs are very straight forward without lots of extra borders and design elements which would be very typical for the time period.
The pictures shown here do not do the quilts or the book justice. I love the layout and photography in the book…there are overlays over the journal pages that just have me wanting to read more of the journals. Honestly, I could read Lizzie’s whole journal and be completely happy.
I did find out while reading that the author, Betsy Chuchian, is also the author of the book “Gone to Texas“.
After seeing this book, I am really wanting to go back and see the earlier book as it too is about Lizzie.
I would love to keep this book but honestly, my quilting plate is really full right now and I know I won’t make good use of the book so I am passing it along to one of you. Be forewarned that the copy you receive was very well reviewed and paged through by me before it was sent off to one of you. For a chance to win, leave a comment telling if you keep a journal or diary. I have always wanted to but never kept it up..that is until I started blogging. It’s a “modern day journal” of sorts.
If you love journals…Civil War reproduction fabrics and antiques…you’ll love this book. Make sure to stop by Thursday through Saturday. We are hosting “What’s new at Quilt Market reviews and giveaways”. You won’t want to miss it!