“Show me a full ballerina skirt with a hint of saloon and I’m on board.”

I couldn’t help thinking of that line from the movie “Devil Wears Prada” when I saw this photo in the new book “Civil War Legacies” by Carol Hopkins (That Patchwork Place). Show me a photo of little quilts in a wood box with fabrics on top of more little quilts and I am on board. And all in. If you are a fan of 19th century reproduction fabrics you probably own a Carol Hopkins pattern. This new book has 15 of her projects and it is full of glossy photos of little quilts made from yummy repros.

I think she’s been peeking in my sewing room because in her introduction she pushes all the right buttons for me. Quotes like, “These patterns provide just the right opportunity to pop in a few pieces of that poison green fabric…,” and “…you might even take the ribbon off that fat quarter bundle…” hit very close to home.

I just had to share what is proving to be a very fun book to look at and will likely provide some pleasure inspiring more little quilts.

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  1. Love the Devil Wears Prada quote, too, and I have made a few of Carol's quilts. Putting this book on my list right now. I need to get in my sewing room and make a small quilt–right now!

  2. Mary from Quilt Hollow told me about this book just this morning when we were speaking on the phone. I knew it was a must-have but now that I see your photos of it, Taryn…well guess what I'll be doing after I press the 'publish' button.

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. I wondered what your post title was about when I first saw it. Now I understand. I have not ordered the book but it is looking tempting.

  4. Mine just came yesterday! Is this a fantastic book or what?! Yes, I do have several of her patterns and was so excited to have her book. I love it! Love her patterns.

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