Earlier this year I discovered that while the “real” quilt market is happening, Amy hosts an awesome Blogger’s Quilt Festival where everyone is able to share a link to a quilt they’ve made and the story behind the quilt! I love seeing what everyone else out there has been working on, and it’s great to make a cup of tea and take some time to look through all the quilts and their accompanying stories. So here’s mine!
This past year I undertook the most time intensive project I think I’ve made yet– the stacks of books quilt I made for my mom. She loves books more than anyone I know (seriously! I think she’s read everything). Also, since I started quilting she had been hinting that she wanted her own quilt.
I sketched out this pattern, and cut up what seemed like a million strips of Kona solids (with a few prints mixed in) to make the “books,” and to emphasize the design, I embroidered some of her favorite book titles on some of the book spines before finishing the quilt top.
For the back of the quilt, I used large squares of solid colors that coordinated with the front.
I was so happy (and relieved!) when this quilt was finished, and luckily she loved it as much as I had hoped she would!