Bookshelf Mini by Readerowl

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Binding
Started:
2014-02-01T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2014-09-18T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

I've been tempted to try a bookshelf quilt using selvedges for some time, and collected examples and inspiration on a Pinterest board. In February, I worked on a couple 12.5 inch blocks, thinking I might choose such a block when I had my turn as queen in a bee.  I even worked up instructions!   I chose another block for the bee, and decided to make my experiments into a mini quilt to for my sewing room.

 

Tutorials:

http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2013/11/make-a-library-books-quilt-block/

http://www.modabakeshop.com/2013/03/read-with-me-quilt.html (directions for 4 different 12 ½ inch blocks)

http://www.dontcallmebetsy.com/2011/04/mini-bookshelf-quilt-tutorial.html

 

A fun inspiration for bookshelf options: http://www.idealbookshelf.com/collections/frontpage/products/10-ideal-bookshelf-greeting-cards


 

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Comments

True

What a cute mini...I love seeing these little book shelf quilts!

Terryt1955

How perfect for a retired librarian! I'm determined to make one of these for my daughter's classroom. This is so cute!

Caribousmom

Love this, Karen! You've inspired me. I have thought about making a "bookish" quilt for a long time because of my book blog and love of reading...I hadn't thought of using the selvedges like you did, but that is a terrific idea. This one goes on my "to do someday" list!

Gardencrafter

Love it!

HawkFan

wonderful mini and how appropriate. How did you make the book labels/titles?

Readerowl

HawkFan The book titles/authors/etc are selvedges except for the 'Readerowl" - It was fun to select them, difficult to sew them on straight!

Sewhappy

Love the books - So cute!

Readerowl

Caribousmom and all, thanks! I updated the project to show the various tutorials I looked at, and some inspiration.

Caribousmom

Thanks for those links, Karen!

Skynme

This looks fantastic!! Love all the little book labels on everything. I would want this in my room, its way more organized and colorful than the bookshelf in there right now. You did a fantastic job on this!!

Readerowl

Skynme Thanks! Its more organized than my actual shelf of books, too.

threadovmetal

Really cool!

Drnic2c

Readerowl Great mini. I have wanted a bookshelf quilt, but it looked too daunting. You have made it more likely for me to do smaller version. Great idea!

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