Dianne emailed me photos of her bookshelf quilts and I just had to share them here to inspire those of you thinking about making one too. They’re both gorgeous! She wrote:
Couldn’t figure out how to attach a photo to comments on your blog, so I thought I’d just email you. I’ve done two library quilts, and the recipients really loved them. This was years ago, and I used Christine Thresh’s pattern for some sample book blocks, but you don’t really need a pattern. (Sadly, Christine died some years ago, and I’ve lost the pattern she sent me.)
For my father-in-law, Geoff’s, Library Quilt, I printed out old family photos, “framed” with fabric to look like picture frames, along with the books. He was a publisher, and so the quilt was really special to him.
My son, Greg, is a big baseball fan, so I looked and looked for a paper-pieced pattern for a baseball cap to add to his Library Quilt, along with a big coffee mug. He loved that quilt, too, and I think he still has it somewhere. I decided to border his quilt with log cabin blocks, just for fun.
Thought you might enjoy seeing what I made all those years ago!