Thursday, June 14, 2018

A Good Read


Happy Friday! I've got another do. Good Stitches quilt for my finish this week. The NURTURE circle makes quilts for Covered in Love and January was my turn to be the "queen bee".


I asked the ladies to each make 2 bookshelf blocks, making a total to 20 blocks.  The books are made from all different fabrics and the spines are decorated with ribbon, decorative stitches, and selvedges.


I put the blocks together with brown sashing to make the shelves and was pleased I still remember how to FMQ wood grain when it came time to quilt!


There are lots of fun surprises on this bookshelf, starting with this sleepy cat curled up on a low shelf.



Book titles include classics like "The Lorax" and "Star Wars".  The quilt finished at about 55" x 72" and the chaplains will place it with the perfect book-worm.


I love my NURTURE circle ladies, thank you all so much for your consistently awesome blocks and quilts!


Covered in Love is taking a break from the block drives until July so I can catch up. If you find yourself with extra time consider donating to Jack's Blanket!


Linking to  Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Finished or Not Friday

14 comments:

  1. What a wonderful quilt you made with the help of the Nurture Circle!!!

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  2. Being a retired first grade teacher and knowing how important reading is, I love this quilt!

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  3. Truly amazing and it's great that you were able to swing this as a group project. You never cease to amaze me with your creativity and energy. Would you ever do this one as a CIL monthly block? Could it work for that? Thanks for sharing this whimsical and fun quilt.

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  4. P.S. The wood grain quilting is perfection!!

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  5. Oh. My. Goodness! This quilt is awesome, Kat!

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  6. Love it!! All the titles are so great, makes me wish that I saved selvedges. And that kitty is just perfection. HUGE thanks to your Nurture Circle folks :)

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  7. Wow!! This is amazing. It always surprises me to see such a cohesive finish when the blocks are made by different people. It is just beautiful.

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  8. Terrific quilt. I missed the kitty until I read Louise's comment. I love how you quilted in the wood grain look.

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  9. Very cute quilt!! Sew cute with the book titles.

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  10. That's one quilt I would have a very hard time parting with! It's delightful!

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  11. Fabulous quilt! I would be fun to make and fun to cuddle inside.

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  12. That is wonderful! I love how those bookshelf quilts turn out - someone you give it to is going to receive great comfort from it!

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  13. What a great quilt for a man or woman. This will be a very nice comfort quilt for someone. It's always amazing to me how so many people can put effort into one quilt & it all comes together as if it were totally planned by one person. I love your wood grain quilting & love the cute cat curled up on the books.

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