Wednesday, March 28, 2012

"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.



20 comments:

Sue said...

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.

Janet O. said...

Oh, I'm jealous! I hope mine comes today! You have whet my appetite and I am actually home today and could enjoy it!

Rita said...

I love Carol's patterns and this book is certainly on my wishlist.

Annette said...

Oh wow, now I want that book so bad! Thanks for the great heads up.

martine said...

I want this book. Thank's for showing it.

Doniene said...

Not familiar with Carol - but now I know I want to be!! Looks like a wonderful book!

Donna K. from N. Texas said...

Looks like an interesting book. I added it to my Amazon wish list which is getting too long I might add. All quilting books.

Karen said...

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.

Kaaren said...

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.

Kate said...

Want the quilt underneath the book! (wouldn't mind the book too).

Nicky said...

I'm imagining you in the ballerina skirt! Cute book and lovely quilt it is lying on!

Barb said...

That book looks great. I love your quote from Devils wear prada - I'm on board too :)

Kathie said...

I want that book now!!!!!

Shakerwood said...

Haven't seen that book but it looks like one I HAVE to have now! Thanks for the heads up ....

Sue-Anne said...

Looks like I might have to find that book too. Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

Sounds wonderful, I just may have to add that one to my library.

taylorsoutback said...

will be adding that toy shopping list for the next road trip in May. I would definitely want to get on board with that one!

taylorsoutback said...

Meant to type "to my" shopping list - but then again - we do love our "toys" don't we!!??

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MaryE said...

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!

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