Bookshelf Mini Quilt

Monday, June 15, 2015

After seeing a library quilt photo go viral on Facebook, several of my friends inquired about having one made. I decided to surprise my librarian friend, Melissa, with a mini version for her birthday!


Bookends Mini library bookshelf books quilt

I used colorful scraps from my stash for the books.

Bookends Mini library bookshelf books quilt

Bookends Mini library bookshelf books quilt

All the piecing and quilting was done with white Coats & Clark thread. I used polyester batting.

Bookends Mini library bookshelf books quilt

I stitched in the ditch around each book for the quilting, then sewed the binding on by machine (tutorial here).

Bookends Mini library bookshelf books quilt

The backing and binding fabric was purchased at the Ben Franklin store in Jasper, Indiana.


Bookends Mini library bookshelf books quilt

My absolute favorite part is the library pocket quilt label!! 


Bookends Mini library bookshelf books quilt

I printed the label with my inkjet printer. Since the card can be removed before the quilt is washed, I didn't even worry about whether or not it would hold up to washing.

The pocket is hand-sewn to the back of the quilt.


Bookends Mini library bookshelf books quilt

After posting photos of the finished quilt on Instagram, I had several requests for the pattern. So I began the long learning process of designing and writing my very first quilt pattern! The pattern was released in June 2016. The pattern can be purchased on Etsy in both paper and digital formats!

The Bookends mini quilt is perfect for using up fabric scraps! The beginner pattern comes with directions to make the library card and pocket label too!



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2 comments:

  1. Love it! (-: One of the best birthday presents I've ever received. Thanks again Laura for the beautiful gift!

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