Tuesday, September 6, 2011

bookshelf mini quilt!




I'm so excited about this project that I recently finished! It's a mini bookshelf quilt! I first saw it on flickr, a few months ago, and loved it so much and knew that I had to try it. Then I found the tutorial that the quilter typed up, so others could try it! It comes from a fabulous quilter who blogs at Don't Call Me Betsy and she really does some amazing work.


I love the way it turned out! You can see the "titles" of the books, which come from fabric selvages, which are the very edge piece of the fabric that isn't typically used. It usually has printed words on it, listing the name of the designer of the fabric, as well as the name of the fabric line, etc. So, it is just perfect for book titles!





Of course, like all of my projects, there are a few mistakes, but I am okay with that. After all, I am still new at this and still learning! I am planning to give it to my mother, as she's a librarian and a quilter! I think she will like it.


I love it so much, I want to make one for me too, and hang it in my sewing room! It was fun to make, and not too difficult, just time consuming, as it is a lot of small pieces, but that is the fun!


Who knows, maybe I will make one for a lucky blog reader someday too! Would that be fun?

7 comments:

Stray Stitches said...

Your little quilt is adorable! Congrats on a wonderful finish. I'm sure your mother will treasure it.

KatiePerk said...

This is so cute!! What a fun idea!! I love it!

gill said...

I love this little quilt! the tutorial is now on my to do list!
Thanks

Kiki and Lala said...

Soooo cute ... It's adorable xx

Katelin said...

um, that is so cute!! love, love, love it!

how i met your father blog said...

this is SUCH a beautiful quilt!!

Shoshanah said...

I think it's really cute. If you're looking for interest on a giveaway for them, you definitely have mine!