Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Library book block

My local library will be celebrating it's tenth anniversary this spring!

They'll be commemorating the occasion by hanging a new quilt in the entryway.

When they asked for quilters to contribute book blocks for the quilt, I was quick to sign up. 

Thanks to the wonderful Mini-Bookshelf Quilt Tutorial I found on Elizabeth Dackson's blog Don't Call Me Betsy, it was easy!

Except picking out the fabrics of course, but I won't go there.

Instead of making mine a mini-quilt, I just changed the measurements and made it block sized.  It is a great tutorial that I highly recommend.

I'm definitely going to make one of these mini quilts to keep here at home.

It was kind of addicting!

I added these selvages as book titles. 

There is even one that says, "Wordplay by Michele". 

Spelled the same as my name too!  One L!

It doesn't work out any better than that!

My son suggested that I use the Timeless Treasures selvage too, since some books are timeless treasures.

This spring, when the quilt is complete I'll be sure to take a picture for you!


Terry said...

That's so cool! :0)

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Great quilt block!!!

Joyful Quilter said...

Cute block! Someone on the library staff/board must be a quilter to think of a quilt to celebrate their 10th anniversary. Great idea.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

This is so great, Michele! That was so creative to incorporate the selvages as the titles. I'd love to see a photo if the finished quilt that's hung in the library when it's finished.

Anonymous said...

Don't you just love libraries! I can't wait to see the finished product!

Needled Mom said...

That is fabulous and will be such a nice addition. I can't wait to see it finished.

em's scrapbag said...

Love the block! Can't wait to see the quilt.

Izzy said...

Gorgeous block Michele! The selvages were such a good idea.

Houseelf said...

What a great idea to use selvages as titles on the spines. I would never have thought of it! Lovely looking block.

Roxie said...

In 1999 I did a Library round quilt with ladies around the world. There was about 7 of us and we made our own shelf, sent that along with background material and a journal. We wrote about our life and sent it on. When it was returned months later, there were shelves for us to put together that I did with wood grain material and a journal that had stories, pictures and biographies. It was a wonderful experience. I believe I still have those patterns for the books portions of the shelves.

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