I have a cousin who works for a big publishing company, and like me, loves to read. So when I saw the tutorial for this mini over at Don't Call Me Betsy, I just knew that I had to make her one! She's one of the few people in my personal life/family that would truly appreciate a mini quilt of books. I'm mailing it out to her this week as a little surprise gift :)
I followed Elizabeth's tutorial and raided my scrap basket for the book fabrics and for the selvage pieces for the titles on the spines. I did some straight line quilting around each of the books and titles and then bound it in the same green solid as the shelf. It finished at a nice mini 15" x 18".
This was the first time I've used selvages in a project and I really liked it! I used to just throw them away but now I save them in a jar to use for other projects.
I'm going to enter this in the Ellison Lane Modern Mini Challenge. Be sure to go check out everyone's entries!
Also linking up over at Sew.Happy.Geek. Manic Monday!
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