Nanette Chopin Cook's version of Carol Hopkins's Enduring Love
See Nanette's blog here:
This month's Past Perfect quilt designer is Carol Hopkins.
Enduring Love from Carol's pattern line Civil War Legacies.-
Quilt Market fun includes a look in Carol Hopkins's booth to see what she is up to. She consistently produces authentic patterns for reproduction-style quilts using 18th- & 19th reproduction prints. Carol Hopkins Designs has a Civil War Legacies pattern line of mid-19th century designs and a Vintage Legacies line of other dates.
"I relished the challenge of finding fabrics that looked old. I remember the day that I bought 6 yards of a cream colored fabric with a tiny black motif because it looked like a shirting fabric, something that just didn’t exist in the marketplace. And when I found a pink fabric that looked like some of the cinnamon pinks I’d seen in old quilts, I wanted the entire bolt so that I could reproduce those wonderful turn-of-the-century scrap quilts."
Give & Take
Most of the quilts she makes herself are small, but the designs are easily adaptable to larger formats.
Baskets for Betsy
Her sixth book was published recently by Martingale Press.
Vintage Legacies focuses more on larger quilts
See a preview with lots more pictures here:
We've got two months till Quilt Market. I wonder what she's plotting.
Here's her webpage: