We had ourselves a monster snowstorm up here in New England a week ago and while literally snowed it (but still with power - yay!), I managed to piece the back of my Little Bookworms quilt and do some of the detail stitching on it. When I was first putting all the ideas together for this quilt, I saw the cutest bookshelf fabric online and decided that it would make the most perfect backing for a quilt all about books...doesn't it fit to a tee?
But that alone wasn't quite enough...have you seen this amazing tutorial by Don't Call Me Betsy for a bookshelf mini quilt? I loved it and wanted to incorporate that as well - plus it would be my first time working with selvedges. I get the obsession now - it's fun!
So I laid out three shelves to divide the backing fabric. The top two are pretty much straight from Elizabeth's tutorial and here are the results:
For the bottom shelf, I made a vertical stack of books with a little mascot on top:
And a special little label for the girls:
So here's the big picture all ready to go...now off to finish the last 3 blocks and complete the top!