Friday, April 5, 2013

The "Book" Quilt - Step 1

In early March, I wrote this post about my latest and greatest quilt plan.  Although the inspiration quilt was designed to resemble the bass line on an equalizer, I naturally, saw it as bookshelves.
Quilt by Sarah @ The Last Piece
All I need now are 300+ 2 1/2" strips of assorted  fabrics. I have enough fabric on hand to accomplish that, but I think this project calls for as much variety as possible, so I asked some of my Farmgirl Sisters if they would swap scraps with me.  Four generous ladies responded, so I spent last evening sorting through my stash (which is really just a stash-let, compared to some of you big-time quilters) for pieces to cut into strips and pieces to share.  Here's what I have so far:
It's going to be a wild bookshelf!
Packages of my leftovers will soon be winging their way to Sisters in North Dakota, Maine and I forget where else, while mini-treasure chests of their leftovers are headed to Nebraska.  I can't wait! (Can you wait?  Ask my nephew, Todd - it's an inside joke.)


  1. That is really interesting. It's going to be an awesome quilt for sure!

  2. Oh, I'm seeing bookshelves too - this is fantastic!

  3. How exciting Tami! And fun swapping fabric!

  4. Can't wait to see this finished project! Thanks so much sis for coming this weekend and giving me my first taste of quilting. It was tons of fun!! What a treat to have you here for a couple of days! Looking forward to next time! More quilting! Coffee! Walks! Talks! Love ya!