A Library Quilt…

Joan bought this quilt kit, online, at Connecting Threads because

her daughter loves books and works in a library.

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Isn’t it cool? The cream fabric has dates stamped all over it which

resembles the old fashioned way of taking books out of a library.

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books on the bookshelf

Joan wanted something swirly so we used the “Flirtatous” panto. It helps

give movement  to the quilt.

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I used a cream polyester thread for the top and a dark brown

polyester thread for the top.

If you look closely you can see some of Alex’s favorite authors and

book titles too. I thought that it would be appropriate to stitch

some of them into the spines of the books.

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The backing is made up of circular books and looks pretty funky.

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I had alot of fun with this one.

I am continuing to show you some more of the quilts that I worked on

for Northcott last month.

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This one was really bright when I received it. Patti mentioned using an

all over design (or panto) so I chose Quirky as my design. It is very

circular in design and I chose it to add some movement to the top

It has alot of straight lines and very bright colors so I wanted

something to soften it a little.

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border of the quilt

Here is a close up of the stitching on the top. I used a variegated

thread with lots of reds, oranges and yellows in it. If I remember

correctly, it had a cream backing. Yes, it was only a month ago but

alot has transpired within that time frame. There are still a few more

of the Northcott quilts to show but you will have to wait patiently

until next week.

Have a great week and happy quilting.

 

7 thoughts on “A Library Quilt…

  1. Susan McKenna says:

    Love the cream fabric with the “due dates” stamped on it! So cute! The backing fabric is pretty fabulous too. I hope Joan’s daughter loves it as much as I do!

    • ruthq2013 says:

      HI Melissa,
      I thought that the title and authors would add some interest, although you can not see them very well. I uesd a cream thread and didn’t want the authors and titles to be the first thing that you saw when you looked at the quilt. You have to look hard but they are there.

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