I actually finished this one on Wednesday at around 3:30pm, mainly because I had to get it to the post office by 5pm that day! Talk about down to the wire....then again, that is usually how I roll. I try not to have it end up that way, but I am starting to except the fact that 9 times out of 10 it does. Anyway, I really don't want to bore you with too much text. I feel like the quilt speaks for itself. I will say that I can never do anything easy...so I quilted most of the books with their own design and a couple are very minimally quilted. I thought it gave the books unique texture and depth...so they looked more like actual books, or at least that is what I tell myself.
My favorite ones are the feathers.
The inspiration for the colors in this quilt came from Tula Pink's Arrowheads in Sugar. I ended up only using that particular fabric from the collection in the quilt, and then used others from my stash and I ended up buying a few because it turns out I didn't really have ANY purple...curious.
I also did an applique name on the spine of one of the books. I just made the bottom book of the horizontal stack extra thick (basically by combining two books) and used it for the name. I really like how it turned out, I just hope the recipient does as well!
My sister, Stefanie, chose the font and I really like how it looks. You might recognize it from the initials on the twin boy baby quilts, which I also finished recently and will blog about very soon. Speaking of my sister, she is an AMAZING graphic designer, and I had her make me the labels for the quilts. And, of course, they turned out awesome! (I did remove the baby's full name, so imagine the label with the middle and last name in the same font but smaller, centered below the first name.)
Lastly, I was super excited to use three of the colors from my new Alison Glass Essential Thread Collection from Aurifil. The colors were perfect!
I have one more of these thread boxes left in the shop if anyone is interested. Anyway, I think that is it for now. Thanks for stopping by. Now I need to get back to cleaning up my sewing area, I am also considering destashing....it might be getting a little out of control.
This post is linked up with Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.