This baby's parents are book worms. For the shower they asked only for books. Not just baby books but to please bring your favorite book. They started a lifetime library before they met their little one.
There are several fun book related quilt patterns out there but when I saw a few Tall Tales blocks popping up on my Instagram feed I went straight to Kate Basti's Craftsy shop and downloaded her free pattern.
Then I rummaged through my scrap bins finding fabrics that related to favorite books of mine and classics that everyone loves. (Baby's initials are on Little Red Riding Hood.)
Some of these books I can't think of an actual title to match but maybe they can. Or perhaps one hasn't been written yet but will be in Baby's lifetime. (Oh look, a Scouting Handbook!)
Can you read my quilting?
I thought long and hard about how to quilt these books. I originally decided to challenge myself and quilt classic first lines. I spent an evening Googling "first lines" and quickly realized determining spacing would overwhelm me.
I divided Invitation into 10 lines and quilted 2 lines per row.
I was going for a subtle look but I may have taken that a little too far. The quilting looks more like loops and lines than words but I'm okay with it. My quilting cursive didn't ruin the overall project (and I didn't have to un-sew any of it!)
These glasses have been sitting in my stash for a few years now. Aren't they perfect here? The binding is from Denyse Schmidt's Hope Valley collection. I picked it up in someone's destash awhile ago. I used Quilter's Dream Cotton Request loft batting and Aurifil 2021 50wt thread for piecing and quilting.
Here are just a few favorites from my book shelves. I'd love for you to leave a comment telling me yours!
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