Book Review

 Civil War Legacies II by Carol Hopkins

Are you into creating miniature quilts, well this book may be for you. This book is comprised of 17 projects made from scrappy reproduction prints. This is Carol Hopkinssecond book on Civil War Quilts. Carol Hopkins has designed many quilts using reproduction fabrics.
Gettysburg Sun Quilt
Most of the quilts are small approximately 28 inches by 34 inches, block sizes average 3 inches. Two quilts are of medium size, 51 inch square, and 44 inch square, respectively. Each quilt has detailed instructions on how to piece the blocks. A brief introduction related to the Civil War describes the quilt pattern in each chapter.

Lilies for Connie Quilt
With no previous experience in making miniature quilts, I decided that I would review this book and create a miniature quilt. I chose the Bonnet Ties quilt pattern. The quilt measures 27” by 33”, and the blocks are 3”by 3”.

Bonnet Ties Quilt
This was also the first time I constructed the pinwheel block. Fabrics used in my version of the quilt were from the modern trend versus the reproduction fabrics used in the book.

Bonnet Ties (modern fabric version)
The vibrant modern colours gave the quilt a different feel about it. Lesson learned during the quilt making process is that miniature quilts take much longer to quilt than bed size quilts, and there is no room to make mistakes! After all blocks were sewn together, the quilt came to life.
The attributes of vintage quilts change when using modern fabrics instead of reproduction fabrics.
So, if you would try a hand on miniature vintage quilts with a modern flair, this book may be for you!


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Longarm Quilter in Vancouver BC.
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