Monday, January 16, 2012

Bookshelf mini

I figured a mini quilt would be the ideal project to put my new machine through its paces. I've been wanting to make Elizabeth's Bookshelf Mini for a long time, and I decided it was the perfect use for the strips of treasured scraps and selvedges I unearthed in my scrap bin.

Bookshelf mini
I had a few strips of my beloved Good Folks fabric left, so I put those to use along with some Innocent Crush and Loulouthi and a background of Essex linen. I didn't intend this to be an Anna Maria Horner tribute quilt, but that makes me love it more (there are a few bits of Hope Valley in there too). I didn't notice the book on the left was so wonky until I looked at this photo!


I picked out a few selvedges that seemed like they could be book titles and sewed those on there. I even got brave and tried out a little embroidery, and I think it's a fun addition. The new machine and I seem to be getting along pretty well so far (although it clearly doesn't make me any more likely to sew in a straight line. sheesh). This mini is now making my office a happier place.

{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations
I'm linking up to Sew Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations.

10 comments:

Heather D. said...

Katie, it's adorable! Love the titles you added. :)

Kirsten N said...

So cute Katie - the titles look great! This one is on my "to do" list also:)

Elizabeth Dackson said...

Oooh, fabulous!! Glad to hear you're getting on well with the new machine! You picked some awesome selvages for your titles!

traceyjay said...

cute quilt Katie! That machine does look like a good work horse. :)

Sue Daurio said...

great piece! My daughter is a kindergarten teacher and this would look awesome in her class. Thanaks for the link to the tutorial.

felicity said...

Absolutely ADORABLE!

Debbie said...

what fun! Glad your new machine is doing good!

audreypawdrey said...

I am so happy for you and your new machine!

M-R said...

This is great, Katie! I love that you used selvedges for the book titles!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

That is sew cute! Great job.