Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A Bookworm Block and Book Review...

I mentioned last time that the next post about the Bookworm quilt would only have one block and a book review.  Usually I like to do groups of blocks, but this block covers a pretty recent book and it's a good one.

I Had a Favorite Dress by Boni Ashburn is an adorable story about a girl with a favorite dress that she wears every Tuesday, her favorite day of the week.  But she grows, as all kids do, and soon her favorite dress doesn't fit anymore. 

It's pretty fortunate that she has an awesomely crafty mom who teaches her not to make molehills out of mountains and can remake her dress into different things for her for the rest of the year with a simple snip, snip and sew, sew! 

The illustrations are by Julia Denos and they are gorgeous.  The watercolors mixed with some collage elements really make the story pop.

This book is a big, big favorite over here.  It teaches days of the week, calming down in the face of wardrobe catastrophe, sewing appreciation and showing some love for your hard-working, crafty mom.  Seriously, what mom doesn't like a book that makes her feel like a superhero for sewing?

So here is my Favorite Dress block, and of course it had to have a pink corner. 

I couldn't believe it when I held up some leftover Pearl Bracelet fabric from my paper pieced sewing machine and it was a perfect match to the illustration!

Only 3 left to go, and then I can move onto the back!  Or maybe I'll just skip to the back to shake things up a bit...

Linking up with:
Fresh Poppy Design
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. This is adorable. I have a little girl that would love this book! Where did you get the center fabric?

  2. Adorable! I'm going to have to get that book!

  3. Oooh, I have to pick that one up... wardrobe malfunctions are a way of life over here with the 11 year old fashionista:-) This is going to be such a fabulous quilt!!!

  4. I love this book! And what a cute block to go along with it! :)

  5. I am green with jealousy over this whole quilt, but this pink-cornered block takes the cake. I will look up I Had A Favorite Dress--my girly girl loves to read, too. (So thanks for working in the review, too!) I can't wait to see this whole top.